Luke Stone heads back to his family ranch to avenge his father and take up on the land that is rightfully his. On his way home, he comes upon Ruthy MacNeil, who had been swept away in a flood while her wagon train attempted a crossing.
Luke and Ruthy are such likeable characters. There is an attraction between the two of them that is easy to love. Both have had some rough times in their background and they desire to make things right for Luke, while also trying to save a woman and her children from a violent husband.
There are many great characters in this story, one of whom is Dare Riker. I look forward to reading his story in the next book, Fired Up. I also really enjoyed the deep friendship that The Regulators share in this story. (5 stars)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy with cowboys. She is a Carol Award winner and a Rita and Christy and IRCC Award Finalist.
The Lassoed in Texas Series, Petticoat Ranch, Calico Canyon and Gingham Mountain. Petticoat Ranch was a Carol Award Finalist. Calico Canyon was a Christy Award Finalist and a Carol Award Finalist. These three books are now contained in one large volume called Lassoed in Texas Trilogy.
The Montana Marriages Series, Montana Rose, The Husband Tree and Wildflower Bride. Montana Rose was a Carol Award Finalist.
Cowboy Christmas—the 2010 Carol Award for Best Long Historical Romance, and an Inspirational Readers Choice Contest Finalist.
The Sophie’s Daughters series. Doctor in Petticoats, Wrangler in Petticoats, Sharpshooter in Petticoats.
She is also the author of: Black Hills Blessing a 3-in-1 collection of sweet contemporary romances, Nosy in Nebraska, a 3-in-1 collection of cozy romantic mysteries and she’s one of the three authors contributing to Alaska Brides with her Carol Award Winning historical romance Golden Days.