His life has been a constant carousel of tragedy and disappointment, including his love life. Of course, applying the term “love” to Garth’s conquests is a gross misuse of the word. Some people were made to give and accept love, and others weren’t. Garth Black redefines the “others” category. He’s made a vow that the day he meets a woman who could sucker him into falling in love will be the day he runs away.
Garth’s plan has one flaw. What happens when he’s already fallen hard for a girl before the warning signs and red flags go up? What happens when the love he’s avoided his entire life brings him to his knees? What happens when Garth Black lets the dirtiest four letter word he’s ever known into his dark, lonely life?
This cowboy’s about to find out he can control some things, and he can’t control others. Number one on the what he can’t control list?
I'll be the first to admit that Garth Black was not my favourite character after reading Lost & Found. In Near & Far we already got to see a little bit of this other side of him and this one was just the icing on the cake. There is definitely more than meets the eye when it comes to this tough Cowboy.
Garth hasn't had the easiest life so far. No mother and an abusive drunk father who never wanted him, made Garth choose for a lot of alcohol and women. The only thing he ever had was two best friends, but he screwed that up by sleeping with one and thus betraying the other. Though that slightly got better when Rowen entered town, so now he at least has Jesse back. Now he will need to convince Josie that the night they spend together wasn't a mistake.
Garth has never been wanted in his life, so he is convinced that Josie deserves better than him. Josie doesn't agree of course and when they give in to each other, it is only the beginning. Pretty much everyone is against what they have going on and will do anything to stop it. I really liked the way Garth started opening up and gave love a chance.
After reading all this, my heart really went out for this poor boy. The things he has gone through and endured are heartbreaking. I really loved the way Josie looked at him. When everyone one else saw trash, she saw a guy with the biggest heart and loyalty to envy. It was also very swoon worthy to know that Garth has loved Josie since he was five, though even then he believed she deserved more. I am just very glad that Garth got his happily ever after.