After June Meyer’s devastating divorce six years ago, she remained devoted to her children and their home in Ohio. Now her youngest child is off to college, and June faces her future with a mix of anxiety and excitement.

 The Walker Horse Ranch in isolated Peakview, Colorado, provides the perfect setting for Jeff Walker to hide from the pain of losing his wife to cancer eight years ago. He’s raised his sons and now his ranch and horses are his life. It’s just simpler that way.

 Avoiding making any long tern decisions about her life, June embarks on a cross country road trip to visit her son and grandchildren in California. After car trouble strands her in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, she lands at the Walker Ranch, where she encounters the handsome, rugged rancher, Jeff. While neither is looking for a relationship, they can’t deny the chemistry that draws them together.

 Can they drop their barriers and take a second chance at love?

Titles in the Peakview series include::  Colorado Sunset – Breakfast For Two – Colorado Cabin in the Pines –  Colorado Wrangler – Colorado Cowboy Christmas – Colorado Winter Moon – Colorado Summer Stars – Colorado Golden Sunrise –

Title:  Colorado Sunset
Series:  Peakview #1
Author:  Jill Haymaker
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  March 12, 2015
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Love and romance is ageless or it should be viewed that way.  The heart doesn’t see numbers, the heart feels the connection between people – and when I find an author who can give me a fantastic romance for a couple who now have grown children, well I’m on that one immediately.

When June sent her youngest daughter off to college she realized it was time for changes in her life.  What started as a road trip to visit her son’s family, instead also became a taste of what a fresh start could feel like.  And it was addicting, just like the man who has captured her imagination, her attention and perhaps already a piece of her heart.

Jeff believed he’d buried his heart along side of his wife, Susan.  For eight long years he’s raised his sons, worked his ranch and survived – but he knew he wasn’t living, not really.  When one sassy woman with an infectious smile and a heart as beautiful as the sunsets he watched from his front porch comes along only a fool would let her go.  So, he might have been a monetary fool but he’d fix that.

I loved this story so much.   Colorado Sunset shows us that love can come along at any stage of our lives, and we don’t have to say no to the possibilities it brings along with it.  June and Jeff were likable, realistic characters.  They weren’t perfect, who is?  But they were people with fears, concerns, worries that anyone could relate to – and I enjoyed them more for their human-ness.  This first story got me hooked on finishing the series which I’ll be catching up on over the coming weeks.

I would recommend Colorado Sunset to any Contemporary Romance reader who enjoys believable characters, a solid story and can imagine finding love at any age when the time is just right.

I own a Kindle copy of this story.

Available for the Kindle