Last hope or second chance?
Ranching was Angus Ketchum's first love -- until his last tour of duty shattered that dream.
The wounded ex-soldier gets his second chance when he's recruited to go undercover to protect a widowed ranch owner.
But from the moment he meets Reggie Davis, Angus can tell holding on to her land and keeping her young son safe is taking its toll.
Especially when someone threatens her livelihood and her life. As the attacks escalate, Angus must rely on his combat skills to keep Reggie and her boy alive.
And he must rely on his commitment to the mission to keep their powerful attraction in check.
Angus is a great hero, honorable, loyal, solid man, who doesn't use his disability to his advantage, but goes forward with his life despite it, with his dog, Ranger by his side.
Reggie is determined to keep the ranch going, to give the legacy to her son, the way her husband would have wanted it to be. She is stubborn, and independent, to the point she comes off a bit prickly at times.
The attraction between Reggie and Angus is immediate, but not necessarily welcomed, since Angus doesn't want to burden a woman with his disability, and Reggie is still mourning for her late husband who died only a year ago. But the chemistry and attraction is strong, and when left alone in peril, the pull for each other is too much to fight against.
There's not only danger from the series of escalating sabotage at the ranch, but the nature seems to be against them, as they are fighting to keep the ranch in working order against snow storms.
The story has a great deal of danger, and potentially deadly situation, a tense atmosphere, and several suspects for the crimes committed. The romance is fast, the attraction is believable, the commitment and devotion understandable in a such a short time when you look at the personality of the characters. The secondary characters in the story are interesting and often provide moments of humor in the tale. I liked the story, it is well built and engaging, mixed with different elements of ranch life, suspense, charming characters, and new chances in life
~ Four Spoons
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