I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It is the first in a series and the author did a great job of introducing the three brothers who will be the main characters in each of the stories. The setting of a large cattle ranch was great and provided a picturesque back drop for the return of the oldest son, Colt Stafford.
I liked Colt so much! I appreciated that he rose above painful events in his past to work hard and try to make a name for himself, yet when things fell apart and he was also needed at home, he didn’t hesitate to give his all on the ranch as well. He was such a strong and honorable man. Angelina was a wonderful character as well. She really brought the faith element alive in Back in the Saddle, plus she had a very interesting back story. Colt and Angelina’s romance was a beautiful one that I really enjoyed reading about.
I liked that I got to meet all three brothers and their father in Back in the Saddle, so that I will already have a connection to these characters in future stories. I really look forward to reading the other books in this series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, through Litfuse Publicity, in exchange for an honest review.
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?