Every town needs a bad boy, and Wrangler’s Creek’s has been gone far too long
Getting his high school girlfriend pregnant was just one square in Roman Granger’s checkered past, but it changed him forever. When his son’s mother skipped town after the birth, Roman decided to do the same, baby Tate in tow, hoping for a fresh start.
Now Roman fears his teenage son is following in his wayward footsteps, so he returns home to Wrangler’s Creek, aiming to set him straight. It’s there he encounters Tate’s aunt, Mila Banchini, the good-girl opposite of Roman who’s had a crush on him since childhood. The old spark between them undeniably never died, though Roman worries it’ll only lead to heartache. But if falling for Mila is such a bad idea, why does everything about holding her feel so right?
Branded as Trouble by Delores Fossen is a story about family, opposites attract, and friends-to-lovers. The tale follows as one badass cowboy juggles business and raising a teenage son alone. His ex makes raising his son difficult. The son wants his mom to be there for him and love him. But neither his dad nor his mom get along well. Then, there’s her saying she will do something but is never there situation. That puts a strain on both the father and son.
As a father, Roman, doesn’t want his son to get hurt by his mom and he wants to build his relationship without making it worse. However, the boy’s mom, has a cousin who is like an aunt to the boy. She loves the boy fiercely. At times, I would give anything to see the sassy shy woman give her cousin a kick in the butt. The mother and son will need to figure things out on their own, if that happens. Until then, things get complicated, fun, and messy. This was an epic rollercoaster ride. The book was action-packed, amazing dialogue, and great characterization. These characters made this an emotionally charged read. Overall, I cannot wait to read the next cowboy contemporary romance from Delores Fossen!