As a little boy, Cody Gunner is abandoned by the father he adores. Driven by hate, Cody lives to take the edge off his rage by riding the toughest rodeo bulls on the circuit. Ali McDaniels, beautiful champion barrel racer, lives to ride—literally. The competition gives her a reason to go on despite her tragic secret—a secret that will never allow her to experience romance.

Neither figures on an attraction too powerful to resist. Is Cody ready to let love help him surrender the hate that rules him and forgive the one who shattered his life? Does Ali dare share her secret with another? Three years—a thousand tomorrows—gives them the chance to make the choices that tell them if love is worth any sacrifice.

In high form, Kingsbury delivers her trademark emotional sucker punches with elegant efficiency. A definite three-hanky read—no, make that four or five. (Apr., 256 pp., $18.95)
Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson