A few miles away, at a local rodeo, a Wake Forest College senior’s life is about to change. Recovering from a recent break-up, Sophia Danko meets a young cowboy named Luke, who bears little resemblance to the privileged frat boys she has encountered at school. Through Luke, Sophia is introduced to a world in which the stakes of survival and success, ruin and reward -- even life and death – loom large in everyday life. As she and Luke fall in love, Sophia finds herself imagining a future far removed from her plans -- a future that Luke has the power to rewrite . . . if the secret he’s keeping doesn’t destroy it first.
Ira and Ruth. Sophia and Luke. Two couples who have little in common, and who are separated by years and experience. Yet their lives will converge with unexpected poignancy, reminding us all that even the most difficult decisions can yield extraordinary journeys: beyond despair, beyond death, to the farthest reaches of the human heart.
It's been awhile since I have read an NSparks book, and this one doesn't disappoint. NSparks did a great job of weaving two seemingly different stories together, although I had an easy time figuring out how the two stories would converge and the overall ending. I would have preferred a bit more drama to the story, but other than that, the story had everything that we have come to expect and love about an NSparks novel. In the end, it was a pleasant read and a fine way to spend an afternoon.