How excessive money destroys a person’s character.
Being rich is not an easy burden to carry. Except for a few exceptions, it damages a person’s soul, for greed is never a good thing. When money becomes more important than people, you’ve stepped over the line.
In this story, even after the evil old grandfather Bellemonte dies from a heart attack, the evil spawns of the remaining family take up the call to torment Davy. One fellow poisons the bulls and Davy’s Aunt, who was once nice to him, bribes the Chairman of the WBR Board to fire both Leroy Stubbs and Davy.
However, the worst betrayal comes from Laurel’s family.
Davy’s Saga, Book 2
Country Western/ Bull Riding
Davy Hill is now married to his beloved, Laurel, and they have a baby on the way. He should be the happiest man on earth, only the slams keep coming. Despite riding like a seasoned pro, once he pays the WBR their share, pays his taxes, his health insurance, and his traveling costs, there’s little left to pay his mortgage on the farm and have food to eat.
When he hurts his hand while shingling the roof of his barn, he and Laurel both are frightened by how close to the edge they are, despite their largess from earlier. Being a bull-rider is a risky career, but it’s all he ever wanted to do. So, despite all the problems, and all the times he gets knocked down, Davy always gets back up, because that’s what a cowboy does!
Never has there been a bull-rider who has more bad and good luck than Davy Hill.
Protecting his family from the dangers of money, Laurel’s words haunted him over the next few days. He was still thinking about them while he repaired the old barn roof. Was it selfish of him to make Laurel worry about money when he could so easily remove that concern forever?
He wished his ma would come to him in a dream and tell him what to do. She’d understand his fear that so much money would change them, that Laurel would turn into Aunt Madeline.
“We have plenty,” he spoke aloud as he stared at his farmland from the barn roof. This high up, he could see Leroy’s bull, Stubborn, out in the cow pasture. He loved to ride that ornery bull, but he’d like the bull a lot more if he wasn’t so hard to get into the chute.
Davy set down his hammer and rubbed his neck. Was he being stubborn like that bull? Or was he smart for trying to protect his family from the dangers of money?
His cell phone rang and startled him. He jumped high enough to lose his seat and slid down the side of the steep roof. As he fell off, his fingers locked onto the roof edge. He held on for dear life. Glancing down, he realized the fall of twenty feet was the least of his problems. The tractor mower parked beneath him, with its spiral row of blades, looked downright deadly.
Determined not to fall, he inched towards the ladder resting against the roof, six feet to the left. He focused on moving one hand and then the other closer to the ladder. Halfway there, his arms were shaking, and his fingers were numb. Sheer will-power and stubbornness got him the last three feet to the ladder.
He remained on the ladder for almost a half hour before he had sufficient arm strength to climb down.
When he reached the house, his hand wouldn’t function to open the door, so he sat down on the porch swing and let his worst nightmares take root.
What if he had fallen off that roof into the mower blades? Chances are he’d have died, but if he survived, with all those blades, some limb would have gone missing…and then he would have bled out before Laurel found him. He closed his eyes. God. She might have had a miscarriage seeing such a gruesome sight.
He shook off the thought. That didn’t happen. He stared at his hand and tried to close it, but nothing happened. He focused harder, but only one finger moved.
“Davy, why are you sitting out here? I’ve been holding dinner for a half hour now.” She then came to him and knelt beside him. “What’s wrong?”
Davy was glad he didn’t have to be brave for Laurel, because all his bravery had left him. “I can’t move my fingers.”
Nurse Laurel took over and interrogated him until she had the full story. Or almost the full story. He didn’t tell her about the mower blades waiting for him if he let go of the barn roof.
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Liza O’Connor lives in Denville, NJ with her dog Jess. They hike in fabulous woods every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. Having an adventurous nature, she learned to fly small Cessnas in NJ, hang-glide in New Zealand, kayak in Pennsylvania, ski in New York, scuba dive with great white sharks in Australia, dig up dinosaur bones in Montana, sky dive in Indiana, and raft a class four river in Tasmania. She’s an avid gardener, amateur photographer, and dabbler in watercolors and graphic arts. Yet through her entire life, her first love has and always will be writing novels.
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Davy had overcome a lot of challenges to find his happily ever after in Slammed. Sadly, some of those challenges didn't go away. They simply hid their mean nature.
In an effort to make sure his wife and growing family are safe, Davy makes choices out of fear leading to dangerous situations. Only through the love of a good woman and the support of friends is he able to overcome the challenges.
I love reading a Liza O'Connor story. Her characters struggle but come out better. They provide readers with an uplifting tale of perseverance and love. And they often make me try to be a better person myself.
You don't have to be a rodeo fan to love Slammed Again, you just have to love great stories.
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