When injured professional bull rider Luke Beckett returns to his hometown to recover, he doesn’t expect his B and B host and physical therapist to be his first and only love, Meg Brennan. He’s also unprepared for Meg’s adorable triplets to steal his heart. Luke’s past has him doubting he’s good enough for Meg and the children, but they might be just what the doctor ordered to help him heal…
Seventeen years had passed. The pain was still raw.
Standing in the foyer, his muscular frame was larger in person than on television. Not that she watched him on purpose. Sometimes she’d sneak a quick peek when a guest or the children had the sports channel on in the gathering room.
“He’s a professional bull rider, Tilly.” Meg stepped toward the door. The grandfather clock, in the family for years, sat in the corner and ticked off the seconds.
A smile parted his lips. “Meg—I wasn’t expecting to see you here.” Luke took off his cowboy hat, revealing close-cut dark hair.
Her breath slowed when she recalled how soft his hair had felt the first time they’d kissed during junior prom. “I don’t know why not. This is where I lived when you left me to chase your bull riding dream. What was it—the day after you turned eighteen?”
His steel-blue eyes scanned the room. “I remember the house, but not the bed-and-breakfast.”
Tia skipped into the room. Her chestnut curls skimmed her shoulders.
“Look, Tia! We’ve never had a cowboy stay here.”
Inching closer to her sister, Tia stole a glance at the guest.
Tilly tipped her chin up. “They really pay you to ride bulls? That’s so cool!”
From what Meg recalled, he got paid a lot of money. The last time she saw the standings, Luke was ranked as one of the top earners. Just like her father—until an injury stole his career and eventually his life.
“I used to think so,” Luke whispered.
Excerpted from Searching for Home by Jill Weatherholt, Copyright © 2021 by Jill Weatherholt. Published by Love Inspired.
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