Every small town has that one family that’s more savage than civilized. The ones that are more myth and legend than man. In Old Settlers, Oklahoma that’s the Bomar boys. Wild, reckless and vicious, they skirt the line of criminal and trip over it more often than not. They are their own punchline: white trash but proud beyond compare. Dirty and dangerously sexy, it’s best to steer clear of them or else risk your life… and your heart. These are their stories.Jemma Buxton was running scared. She’s running home. But she had no idea she was running straight into his arms.
Fleeing an abusive relationship, she left everything behind. Her life. Her hopes. Her dreams. But not her heart. She wants to move on, start over and love again, but can she trust the first boy she ever loved with her bruised heart when he’s already broken it once?
Cash Bomar never thought he would see her again. Never thought she would come back to their tiny, backwoods town. Not after he cruelly and purposefully broke her heart and all but sent her away five years ago.
Seeing her again is the surprise of a lifetime and the fact that she needs his help is the second chance he never expected to make things right. All his life he’s been told he was nothing but bad, worthless and white trash, but she makes him want to be better. Can he convince the only girl he’s ever let close, ever loved, that she was always meant to be his?
They both have pasts they wish they could change. A history together they’ll have to overcome. Can they build a future together without a lifetime of regrets?
*No Regrets is the first book in the Bomar Boys series but can be read as a stand-alone. Each book features one couple and a HEA but will build on each other so they are best read in order.
**Warning** – This book contains explicit language, sexual scenes and violence. Though not depicted, mentions of domestic violence are key to the story and can be a trigger for some.
Cash Bomar is one of the Bomar boys, the town of Old Settlers bad boys. Along with his twin, Colt, and pretty much the rest of the family, they are the bad side of town. They earn no respect and most of them don’t merit it either.
Years ago, Cash Bomar broke the love of his life’s heart in a effort to protect her from him, his family and life. Jemma was that girl and now she’s back, she’s broken and she is holding a grudge.
This is one of the better second chance romances I’ve read. It isn’t forced, it isn’t a long and drawn out road back to each other. The book is long and a lot goes on, but the main focus, Cash and Jemma, is front and center throughout. The book is largely story driven, but that doesn’t mean the characters aren’t worthy, because they are. Cash is extremely complex, as is his brother, Colt. Jemma is less complex, but she is still a major driving force. Jess Bryant threw in a couple of gasp-worth twists that I didn’t see coming and that really worked.
I rarely say this, but this ending was pretty much perfect.
If you are a fan of second chance romances light on the angst and heavy on the emotional complications, you will love this book for sure.
Jess Bryant has always been a writer. As a little girl she spent hours in her room putting pen to paper and creating stories. She’s been reading and writing romance novels since she first stole a book from her aunt’s Harlequin collection when she was thirteen years old. She earned a degree in Public Relations from the University of Oklahoma. When she’s not writing, Jess can usually be found curled up with a glass of wine and a good book or yelling at the television during sporting events with friends and family. For more information on Jess and upcoming releases, contact her at JessBryantBooks@gmail.com.