"I ride alone," cowboy Lucas Taylor warns New Yorker Nicolette Kendall. But when she and her son, Sammy, settle into Holiday Ranch, things are about to change for the sexy straight-shooting loner. After a frightening kidnapping attempt, Lucas becomes six-year-old Sammy's beloved bodyguard…while trying—in vain—to resist white-hot sparks between him and the boy's gorgeous city-slicker mom.
Nicolette can't deny the attraction either. But she's been heartbroken once too often and won't hitch her star to a cowboy interested only in a fling. Until there's a real danger to her own life…and heart! Then will she trade her high heels for cowboy boots?
What a delightful story of cowboys, loyalty, family of heart, love, and mystery.
I enjoyed every aspect of this story. The ranch and the cowboys working on there have a deep sense of loyalty, family, and brotherhood. The idea, and force behind Cass's idea, rescuing the 'lost boys' and building the ranch after her husband died, is commendable and admirable.
Lucas is a good guy, who stands behind his word, considerate, caring, and true. The relationship he forms with Sammy is so adorable, valuable, and cute. The life lessons he packs into the 'real cowboy' sayings are priceless. Truly a swoon worthy hero.
Nicolette is tough, sweet and loving mother and woman. She is not afraid to go after what she wants, and together with Lucas they not only form a team, but they have a real connection, passion, and friendship.
The mystery, suspense keeps the whole ranch on their toes, as well as the reader. It has enough surprises to keep it intriguing, and twists and danger make it meaningful. The main focus is the relationships on the ranch, but there's just enough suspense mixed in as well.
The story has flow and is very well written, there are many different elements to keep the interest, and I will be looking for more stories in this series
~ Five Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me