Really, there is no better way to summarize my newest release, WADE: From The Shadows than what you will read in this 5-star review.
I adore a good cowboy book, by the looks of my kindle I love them a lot. This book by Cara Addison is one of the best I’ve read in a while. Not only is it sexy as hell and a cowboy romance, it is a wonderful redemption story. I love reading Ms. Addison’s books. They are all radically different from each other and never fail to pull a great story together.
Last year I read her book, Behind the Chute, and got a glimpse of Wade behaving badly. In his book, he no longer has to fight his rival Kody, who in an ironic turn of events is now his agent. Envy of Kody still bothers Wade. He is jealous of the “perfect” life Kody and his wife have made for themselves.
What Wade really wants is the family he never had. Haunted by his past, Wade had made one poor choice after another. Somehow even when he wins, he manages to sabotage himself into a losing proposition. Deep-seated anger and hurt have clouded his judgement all his life, now he is determined to turn his life around. Forgoing easy sex with buckle bunnies is the first step. With the help of his friend, Dustin, he manages to stay on the straight and narrow. When he meets a Cheyenne, his life turns down a new path. A single mom, who works hard to support her son, Cheyenne is not the usual woman that would catch Wade’s eye.
For the kind of man Wade started out as, his care and tenderness to Cheyenne and her son, Griffin surprised me. I think my favorite character may just be Griffin, the sweet young boy that reminds Wade of his childhood and the pain of growing up without adults who cared. Ms. Addison does a wonderful job of walking the couple through their trials and tribulations. The road for Wade is still not smooth but the passion and sensuality of the characters is palpable. The story flows well and the characters are well developed. As for the sex scenes they are HOT and sizzling. Wade does indeed come from out of the shadows and in the light of day he’s become a new man. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a good redemption story or a hot cowboy read.