Wildflower Falls⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Author: Denise Hunter


7/1/20232 min read

Book Blurb: He’s here to train her horses and then skip town. She’s keeping her true identity a secret. But their spark complicates both of their plans.

When Charlotte Honeycutt, owner of Stillwater Ranch, discovered her deceased mother’s safety deposit box, she was not expecting life-changing news inside—the long-hidden identity of her biological father and the location of her two half brothers, Gavin and Cooper Robinson. While her father’s location is unknown, her brothers have grown up in Riverbend Gap, just as she did. Charlotte is determined to know them, but she is unsure how the revelation of a new sister might be received. Fortunately, her plans to build a new stable on her horse farm coincide with this dilemma since Robinson Construction is the only game in town, and she jumps at the chance.

Horse trainer Gunner Dawson is averse to the idea of settling down—or having lasting connections of any kind. His time at Stillwater Ranch is only meant to be temporary, but the young woman he finds there isn’t at all who he expected. Despite an inner warning that she might threaten his peace of mind, he accepts the task of getting her training program off the ground. Before long, he’s not only working at the stables—Charlotte has somehow dragged him into a search for her biological father. And Gunner soon discovers he was right about his peace of mind. Meanwhile, an abused horse tugs at his heart, Charlotte’s brother becomes a loyal friend, and the town of Riverbend Gap is getting some kind of strange hold over him. He’s always run from connections before, but this time leaving seems harder than ever before.

Both Charlotte and Gunner will have to be honest with others and themselves if they have any hope of the future they’re both starting to long for.

Review: I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

This is the first book I read from Denise Hunter. I did not know this was book 4 in a series and although you could perfectly read it as a stand-alone, I think reading the whole series will give you a bit more insight.

Charlotte and her sister Emmie inherit a horse farm after their mother passed away. Charlotte is very invested in the horse farm. Her hard work to keep the farm is admirable. Charlotte hires Gunner (a horse trainer ) on a temporary basis to get the training program up and running.
Charlotte had found out some family secrets and is on a journey to find out who her biological father is (and more, but no spoiler alert here).
When Gunner gets involved a friendship grows. Will Charlotte find the answers she is looking for? Will she and Gunner be together? These questions will get you stuck to the pages! It's so easy to relate to Charlotte and I love her development throughout the story. Gunner is incredible and after you learn about his childhood trauma, you can do nothing else than feel for him and hope with every word you read that they will end up together.

This was a beautiful read where all kinds of emotions will flow through you. I'm a big horse lover and adore small-town romance stories, so I will definitely read the rest of the series.