The Prodigal Is Coming Home
It’s been a long time since Colt Stafford shrugged off his cowboy legacy for shiny Manhattan loafers and a promising career on Wall Street. But when stock market manipulations leave him financially strapped, the oldest son of legendary rancher Sam Stafford decides to return to the sprawling Double S ranch in Gray’s Glen, Washington. He’s broke, but not broken, and it’s time to check in with his ailing father, and get his legs back under him by climbing into the saddle again.
He doesn’t expect to come home to a stranger pointing a loaded gun at his chest— a tough yet beautiful woman that Sam hired as the house manager. Colt senses there’s more to Angelina Morales than meets the eye and he’s determined to find out what she’s hiding…and why.
Colt’s return brings new challenges. Younger brother Nick has been Sam’s right-hand man at the ranch for years and isn’t thrilled at having Colt insert himself into Double S affairs. And the ranch’s contentious relationship with the citizens of Gray’s Glen asks all the Stafford men to examine their hearts about what it truly means to be a neighbor. And as Wall Street recovers, will Colt succumb to the call of the financial district’s wealth and power—or finally the courage to stay in the saddle for good?
Back in the Saddle by Ruth Logan Herne is a clean romantic tale that swept me off my feet. I love anything featuring sexy cowboys, horses, and unexpected romances. This book has it all. Past that continues to haunt the charcaters, faith, and forgiveness. Anything impossible is possible after all.
Ruth Logan Herne brings readers Colt Stanford. A cowboy returning to his family’s ranch after his career in the city plunges. Returning home seems like a good idea until he finds himself between a gorgeous woman and her gun. Talk about surprises! Getting back in the saddle may prove harder than Colt thought. Then, there’s Angelina Morales who intrigues the cowboy. There is a lot more to her than she lets off…
Back in the Saddle is exciting, intriguing, and sweet. I loved reading it. Ruth Logan Herne created three-dimensional characters that pulled at my heart. I felt like I was transported straight into their world. Believable, engaging, and well-written. This writer, is indeed talented. I couldn’t stop reading this book. Overall, I highly recommend it to readers everywhere.
Complete Stand Alone/No Cliffhanger
I slept with the wrong twin.
And all I got for it in return was a broken heart.
Oh yeah, and a baby on the way–there’s that too.
But I’m determined to make it on my own. I don’t need a man, thank you very much. Not rich, charismatic, and decidedly flighty Rex Roosevelt, and especially not his twin brother, Justin.
No matter that the gorgeous former military doctor makes my heart beat a little faster . . . and all spots lower than that pay careful, careful attention.
None of that matters. The Roosevelt men are dangerous and I’m steering clear.
The trouble is, Justin refuses to leave me be.
And deep down, I don’t want to avoid him.
Deep down, I want to be even closer.
Disaster at Roosevelt Ranch by Elise Faber is hot, steamy, and exciting! I loved it. The characters are swoon worthy. Sexy, smart, and funny too. The leading male character is internally flawed but despite those flaws he’s the man every woman wants in her life. Meet Justin Roosevelt. The older brother of the man who knocked up an employee and left. Justin comes back to handle the family ranch. Once he’s back, he meets a woman who pulls at his heart. She does the unlikely and pukes all over his shoes and clothes. The most embarrassing moment but also the moment when Justin’s realizes her situation. Her love for horses has lead her back into Justin’s life. From there the shocking truth takes them on a beautiful journey. I loved the brickering between characters. Justin is the hero who is strong enough to handle any stubborn woman…and that one stubborn woman has him so tangled up inside he’s not sure to give into his heart or play it safe. The female character yer was easy to relate as well. Her situation was believable. Her spunky no sugar coated talk made her real. Readers with a fondness for animals and comedy will love this sweet romance. Disaster at Roosevelt Ranch is a must read for all. I highly recommend Elise Faber’s novel to readers everywhere.
Jade Cassidy, beach girl, always longed to live in the country. She had her next adventure all mapped out, or so she thought.
Sage Donovan, born a city boy, always longed to be a cowboy. And as soon as he got his chance, he slipped on his boots, put on his hat and saddled up for new adventures at the Bleu Moon Ranch.
When Sage finds a beautiful crayon-red haired woman who appears to be in need of help, he takes it upon himself to offer his assistance. Only she may be more than he can handle. But he can’t deny that Jade has brought a renewed brightness to his life that feels so right.
Could Jade’s dream of finding a cowboy be coming true?
Will Sage let her in or risk losing Jade, his crayon-red haired cowgirl forever?
Rating: 5 stars
Drawn to a Cowboy by Fifi Flowers is another brilliant masterpiece by this talented writer. I love her books. The characters are created with just the right amount or realism to make them believable. Sexy heroes and a strong heroine. A combination that I love.
Here, inside Drawn to a Cowboy, two characters meet by chance. Boy does fate have things in store for them. Neither character planned on it but both will be stuck like glue. Fiesty, addictive, and sweet. Who knew a cowboy would come to an artist’s recuse by offering her a job at his ranch. Once he makes the offer, he’s not sure how or what will transpire next. But the heat turns up higher with every page. The undeniable attraction will keep readers turning the pages. The sexy cowboy has just presented one woman a chance that she will have to risk. His good looks have her thoughts all jumbled but what happens next is amazing. Fifi Flowers has created a romance, readers can’t resist. Her writing is definitely out of this world…as well as an exciting plot that moves by quickly and tempting situations that readers love. Overall, I highly recommend this beautiful engaging romance to all.
After Alexis Maguire’s wedding day comes and goes without a groom, she decides that it’s time for a change. Tired of being the dependable, steady—and apparently boring—one, Alexis hopes that a cross-country road trip will help her loosen up and find her inner sparkle. Her first stop is the Whisper Creek Ranch, where the hot wranglers are sure to bring out her inner party girl. The trouble is, she can’t stand pretending to be someone she’s not—especially around the cowboy who tempts her to stay put.
Gunnar Peterson has spent six months working at Whisper Creek, and he’s never been happier. Having grown up an army brat, he’s ready to put down roots, and the only thing missing is a woman to share his life with. When Alexis blows into town, Gunnar thinks he may have met his match, despite the wild-child facade he sees right through. But Alexis swears she won’t settle down anytime soon—so it’s up to Gunnar to convince her that what she’s looking for . . . is right here.
Rating: 5 stars
Unlucky in Love by Maggie McGinnis is the best romance. I love the characters, the scenes and all. Maggie McGinnis has a way of showing a story to readers and leaving them in the story even after they have reached the last page. The emotions were real. The tension from both of the main characters was like a playing a tug of war with themselves and not winning. A sexy hot cowboy, who has had it rough in growing up…doesn’t want to be anything like his father. He keeps trying not to fall for the red headed beauty that walked into his life. But something keeps tugging him right back to her. Like an undeniable attraction of a magnet. Then, there’s the good girl nurse. She does everything to help her mother who can be a lot to handle at times. Her younger sister ends of leaving the majority of responsibility onto her shoulders. However, her sister is also, a good friend when it comes to her bad ex. Being left two weeks before one’s wedding is a raw enough scar…but only time will tell if both the cowboy and nurse can have a happily ever after or forever e cursed. Unlucky in Love is a new must read for all. I can’t think of one reason why readers wouldn’t love this contemporary sweet yet sexy romance. One that takes place in the West. Did I mention hot cowboys with a heart of gold? Overall, I highly recommend this novel to all.
When Cimarron ranch patriarch Chance Boden is caught in an avalanche, only the quick actions of hired hand Heath Kincaid save him. Before leaving by train to receive treatment to save his leg–and possibly his life–Chance demands that Heath read the patriarch’s will and see its conditions enforced immediately. If Chance’s three bickering adult children, Justin, Sadie, and Cole, don’t live and work at the home for an entire year, ownership of the ranch will pass to a despised distant relative.
Before long, however, Heath discovers that the avalanche may have been intentionally set–and that more danger lurks ominously. Finding his own future–and a desired future with Sadie–locked up in saving the Cimarron Ranch, Heath and the Boden siblings must work together against outside forces that threaten them all.
Rating: 5 stars
No Way Up by Mary Connealy is by far the most heated, intriguing and clean romance that I have read. The heat and chemistry send off enough sparks to light a fire. There’s enough sibling rivalry that left me laughing so hard. Danger is found on every page. The plot is fast-paced. I enjoyed following a story that involved a family being brought together again. Family, courage, love, and faith are all themes of this riveting novel. I found myself lost within the pages instantly.
This was the first novel, I have read by Mary Connealy. Her talent is raw and impressive to all. The characters are so different from each other but hold the same values. The life threatening situation of a father having been seriously injured and may not live…the siblings are now, left to full-fill their father’s wishes. If they don’t the land, money, and all will go to a much hated and despised family member. Then, there’s a ranch hand who has fallen in love with the boss’s daughter. But until the accident with her father, the woman hasn’t spent much thoughts on him. After all, he’s just a lowly cowhand. But once the danger has crept upon them all, the lowly cowhand stayed to help the family. A family that has grown to respect him. Learning how family life worked, the cowhand now thinks of trying to go back to see his brothers. But first, they must all live through the danger and even lay out their hearts. Will they survive or fall apart? Overall, I highly recommend No Way Up to all. A Christian romance that readers won’t want to miss.
As the daughter of a presidential candidate, Cassidy Hamilton left the Montana family ranch to escape notoriety and live her own life. But when someone tries to abduct her off a Houston sidewalk, Cassidy finds protection in the tall, dark and sexy form of cowboy Jack Durand. The gorgeous Texan doesn’t recognize her, wants nothing from her and is determined to keep her safe.
Jack hates keeping secrets from the beautiful Cassidy, but he knows more about her kidnapping attempt than he’s admitting. Forced on the run, Jack and Cassidy begin piecing together a jagged family puzzle, exposing a plot years in the making—one that will either tear them apart or bring them closer together than ever.
Rating: 5 stars
B.J. Daniels latest novel, Into the Dust, is by far a stunning read. Inside this exciting read, there are sparks, danger, and intrigue. The combination is lethal when written by B.J. Daniels. Her writing is superb. I felt like I was there on the run with both the characters. The instant gut feeling to help someone in need and the fear of being attacked was very real. My heart pounded as the I continued reading the fast-paced plot. Politics makes for an interesting tale especially when one adds a rugged sexy cowboy who is more than determined to keep a high profile young woman safe. It seems many people are after her and not sure who to call, it will be up to him to keep her safe. Plus, his father might just be involved with whatever is happening to the pretty blonde he saved.
Into the Dust is completed, dangerous, and well-written. B.J. Daniels always has a plot full of twists and fascinating characters that she dishes out to readers. What cowboy Jack and daughter of a politician, Cassidy don’t know is that there are now tangled up in a huge sticky web. Parents involved in something that involves a dangerous group called the Prophecy. Danger seems to be over but it has only started. As the story continues to unfold something hot and raw flows, begins to form between Jack and Cassidy. Their desire heats up every page. But the suspense builds up…and both characters may not remember the time they spent together. Will they come out alive and remember everything or will all be for nothing? Into the Dust is definitely a must read for all. I loved every moment. Never knew what to expect. B.J. Daniels’ talent is evident enough by the attachment readers will develop by the time they finish reading it. Overall, I highly recommend this brilliant novel to all.
When Daniel Gardner convinced the residents of his Kansas boomtown to advertise for mail-order brides, he never expected the woman he once loved to respond. But Leah Swann steps off the bride train…pregnant and widowed and in need of a husband. Drawn to protect his fragile childhood friend, Daniel proposes a marriage of convenience.
Seeing her onetime best friend waiting to meet the bride train is a wonderful shock for Leah. After her first rocky marriage, a practical partnership with Daniel sounds perfect—as long as her heart doesn’t get involved. But when she starts to fall for her husband, will her plans of a fresh start be ruined…or is a real marriage to Daniel exactly what she needs?
Cowboy Creek: Bringing mail order brides, and new beginnings, to a Kansas boomtown.
Rating: 5 stars
Want Ad Wedding by Cheryl St. John is a realistic portrayal of the old times in history when towns were just beginning to form. Some towns made it and others didn’t. Inside of this brilliantly told story, readers get a glimpse into the past of what a woman’s life was like and how one decision can change one’s future forever.
Cheryl St. John brings readers to a town started out by a group of men who met and became friends. They soon bought property and started getting more men to come to their newly built town. Now, that they had plenty of men, shops, and a hotel, they wanted to bring women for the men to marry in order to expand their town. Luckily for these friends, that a railroad decided to be built near their town. Thus, their plan of putting Want Ad Wedding, onto paper, to seek out women worked. Only one of the men wasn’t expecting to find a wife on the first train load…and she wasn’t expecting to find a man whom she could easily love as well as one that knew from her younger days. Then there’s another man whose new fiancee is wanting to marry him only for his money….only issue is that he doesn’t know that until a mutual friend informs him…but how will he accept it and will his friend who decides to marry, marry for love or out of mutual respect for a woman? I loved reading this historical fiction piece. The reality of the harsh life back then and the dangers it presented as well as the emotional attachments made this novel a must have for me. I love a good romance with an air of adventure, danger, and intrigue. The characters were believable and the plot kept me hooked. Overall, I would highly recommend Want Ad Wedding to readers everywhere.
Dang Near Dead is a fabulous exciting mystery read! The main character Aggie decides to do some sleuthing against her boyfriend Sam’s wishes. Their relationship gets rocky. Out in the West where the real cowboys live and among horses and snakes Aggie is on a vacation. But then a someone dies falling off a horse. Aggie doesn’t believe it was an accident. So, against her boyfriend’s wishes, she ends up stirring up a hive of angry cowboys. A lot of them wanting to go after Aggie for asking so many questions. Will she get into grave danger from her questioning? And will her boyfriend still be with her even though she went against him and decided to play detective? Or will Aggie be left alone to solve the mystery and handle whatever dangers come her way? I found this novel by Nancy G. West to be suspenseful, engaging, funny, and unique! I loved following Aggie as she asked questions and followed clues. I love a good mystery and a romance and this was both! I definitely would recommend readers to pick this stunning mystery up and read! You will fall in love with Nancy G. West writing just as I have! I rate this book a 5 out of 5 stars!
Tim Daniels was a hard, tough, young cowboy. He enjoyed farming and ranching. His parents left him their small white brick house, small land, and a small heard of angus cattle. Tim worked long hours fixing the fence to keep his cattle safe. What he didn’t know was that he was going to find a small,petite,red head laying in his hay stack. After a few moments staring at the woman’s figure, especially her ass, he nudges her foot gently. Not wanting to startle the woman. But then again she was tresspassing into his property.
Maria McCarn, wasn’t the type to tresspass, but she was exhausted. Having been in the run from a man in the city who wanted her dead, she could not walk anymore. Seeing the golden hay stack ,she takes some making a soft bed. Then laying down, she feel asleep instantly.
Having not sleep long she feels something hitting her foot. Looking up sees a man. No, a cowboy standing over her. He was tall, broad shoulder and cute. Her five o’clock shadow gave him a sexy tough guy look.
“Ma’am, I have to ask you why are you sleeping on my hay?”
Feeling her ached body and sensing she looked like a homeless person, she got up.
“I needed a place to rest for a moment.”
Looking at her state of wrinkled clothes and exhaustion in her eyes, he felt sympathy for the strange woman.
” If you follow me, I’ll make you some breakfast.”
Hearing the handsome cowboy’s offer, Maria heard her stomach grumble. It’s been days since she had a decent meal.
“If you insist, I would be grateful to you.”
“I definitely insist, Ma’am.”
Walking back to his house with the woman following behind him, Tim wonders why and how she got here? Was she in danger?