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An inheritance she never expected…
After serving time for a crime she didn’t commit, Evangeline returns home to discover her father left her solely responsible for the family’s failing ranch, her mother blames her for her father’s death, and her brothers want her out of their way. With her family’s future squarely on her shoulders, she desperately searches for ways to save their home—before they lose everything.
A chance to right past mistakes…
Her only ally, Chris Chambers. The cop who sent her away is positive she took the fall for someone else. And if she helps him track down the real criminals, he’ll clear her record. But the closer Evangeline and Chris get to exposing the truth—and to each other—the deeper Evangeline is drawn into a dangerous sting that will finally bring her justice and pave the way for a bright future.
Love, Betrayal, Family and Second Chances have never been so good.
Jennifer Ryan’s The Me I Used to Beis a beautiful piece of storytelling. Ryan has not only given readers a wonderful romance but an emotional, complicated and thrilling ride throughout the pages of The Me I Used to Be. I wasn’t sure at first if this story was for me. It is not something I’m used to from Ms. Ryan but I’m so happy I had the opportunity to read it. I was enraptured from page one. There were times the emotion between the characters was so powerfully explosive I would find myself holding my breath.
Evangeline has been dealt a crappy hand so far. She’s been in prison for something she didn’t do and the key to her release is the man that put her there to begin with. She reluctantly agrees to Chris’ terms of her release. Unfortunately, Evangeline’s father has passed away and her family isn’t exactly receptive to her return and things don’t improve when they discover Evangeline is now in charge of the family farm. As if she didn’t have enough to deal with Evangeline must also help Chris.
Chris Chambers now believes Evangeline innocent and is determined to help her prove it whether she likes it or not. Their chemistry is absolutely explosive. They make an unlikely duo but as they say opposites attract. Can they prove her innocence without getting killed in the process?
The Me I Used to Beis a Joyfully Recommended Read. I couldn’t get enough of this immense drama. Evangeline and Chris are smart and strong characters. They have so many intense layers. It’s so entertaining discovering more about them. The Me I Used to Beis an excellent summer read.