Real Men Don't Break Hearts - Coleen Kwan
"Real Men Don't Break Hearts" is a wonderful title ... but you know what? Nate nearly broke mine; he was trying so hard to be a good guy and to build a good life. A reformed bad boy is so attractive. Add in a heroine who is discovering her strength (Ally is lovely) and the romance was irresistible.

Beautifully written with a strong sense of place and community, of family. I really enjoyed the horse's tail -- read the book, you'll understand :)