The lost cowboy…
Thunder Mountain Ranch was the only place cowboy Cade Gallagher had ever called home. But after he and Lexi Simmons broke each other's hearts, he left it behind, along with his foster family. Since then, Cade has drifted, looking for something—anything—to call home. Until a call from Lexi changes everything…
Cade has been gone too long. His foster mother is hospitalized, and the ranch is in deep financial trouble. Yet even as his world crumbles, Cade's hunger for Lexi is almost as tangible as the taste of her lips and the way her body fits deliciously against his. It's bittersweet surrender. But Lexi isn't the girl she used to be, and she's determined to have the hot cowboy in her bed only if she keeps him out of her heart
There were so many elements I love about this story.
The ranch where they fostered the troubled boys, the love, care and guidance they have received at the Thunder Mountain Ranch was touching and admirable. The results were still showing in a way the former foster children rushed to the bedside at the hospital, respected the parents, and wanted to whatever they could for their benefit.
Cade is a true horse whisperer, how he treated the horse, and Ringo, the cat, was a true witness to his character.
Cade and Lexi have electricity, attraction, and the connection that was sizzling. They were so adorable, sexy, and charming together. I enjoyed the fact that they didn't go twenty rounds around each other, denying their feelings, but acted on them.
The decision Cade makes towards the end was respectable, and admirable, even more so, considering the burning hot relationship they had. I am aware of the category length requirements, but the ending seemed a bit rushed, so much time and events were just skimmed over.
But overall I enjoyed the story, and I am looking forward to more installments in this series.
~ Four Spoons