Rough Love (Tannen Boys #1) by Lauren Landish
Second chances aren’t always easy.
Sometimes, it takes some Rough Love.
Bruce Tannen is better known by his nickname, Brutal, because once upon a time, he was a monster on the football field.
Now, he’s a farmhand on what used to be his family’s land, and change is all around him.
A new family, new expectations, and even new friends. It’s all just fine by him until he runs into the one woman to ever hold his heart. The past comes back with a wallop of a tackle that even he can’t take.
Allyson left him a lifetime ago, but she’s the only thing that’s ever felt right… in his arms, in his heart, in his life.
Something’s different, though. She’s a shadow of her former self, and he wonders what could’ve dulled her shine.
He can help fight her demons to bring back that sunny smile he used to bask in, but should he?
Allyson Meyers knew who she was and where she was going, but a wrong turn years ago took her on a journey she never imagined. Not even in her worst nightmares.
It was ugly, but she’s stronger now for the one person who matters… her son, Cooper.
Being a single mother is a burden she’s grateful to bear alone until she sees a pair of all-too-familiar broad shoulders and dark, knowing eyes that remind her of who she once was.
Bruce was the one she’d left behind, the path she should’ve taken. It’s too bad you can’t rewrite history. But if she’s brave enough, maybe they could create a new future?
Can Bruce open his heart to the one who shattered it?
And can Allyson blend who she is now with who she used to be and live the happily ever after she should’ve had?
Title: Rough Love (Tannen Boys Book 1)
Author: Lauren Landish
Publication Date: December 28th, 2019
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (344 pages)
I was in the mood of some cowboy romance and was thankfully to have purchase this book.
Bruce “Brutal” Tannen is one of the Tanner boys. While his days are spent around the farm his family had to sell to their neighbors / adopting family, he stumbled on a kid training football session.
Coaching them was as if he was made to do this, but when one of the kids’ mother turned out to be the one that got away, aka Allyson Meyers, his world was turn upside down.
I was happy that this book had in center the life of Al, this single mother who was so brave and fierce, because she had the courage to leave a life of hurt and decided to return to her hometown. Only, once here, as fate had it, her boy, Conner wanted to play football, and this is how she met Bruce again.
After 10 years of heartbreak and trying to move one, they find themselves still loving one another. Only Al has scars that young Bruce did not know them. Is this time apart too much? Or their love will revive again?