NO WAY UP
The fight for the Cimarron Ranch has just begun!
When Cimarron Ranch patriarch Chance Boden is caught in an avalanche, only the quick actions of hired hand Heath Kincaid can save him. Before leaving by train to receive treatment to save his leg -- and possibly his life -- Chance demands that Heath read the patriarch's will and see its conditions enforced immediately. If Chance's three bickering adult children, Justin, Sadie, and Cole, don't live and work at the ranch for an entire year, ownership of the ranch will pass to a despised relative.
Before long, however, Heath discovers that the avalanche may have been intentionally set -- and that more danger lurks ominously. Finding his own future -- and a desired future with Sadie -- locked up in saving the Cimarron Ranch, Heath and the Boden siblings must work together against outside forces that threaten them all.
I adore a good Connealy yarn and this one is a stupendous start to her new Cimarron Legacy series. Full of action and humour and sweet romance -- sometimes all three rolled up in the same paragraph! This author has an impeccable sense of comedic timing. From laugh out loud guffaws to a subtle turn of phrase, I was grinning from beginning to end. And, oh my goodness, I need a good laugh these days. Love a Connealy dose of bibliotherapy.
Heath is an honorable, tough-as-nails hero with a soft spot for a certain Boden female. Sadie is just as tough and enjoys defying the dominant males in her life. I do so love a strong-willed heroine. And there is nothing coy about her. She's refreshingly direct -- enough to give her brothers and Heath a few gray hairs before this story plays out.
There is great interaction between the Boden siblings and Heath. The author has set up the series beautifully, providing intriguing snippets I'm hoping will see fruition in future books.
A gripping suspense thread rounds out this cowboy romance. It's full of fascinating details and compelling twists and turns that will follow through into books two and three. No worries about a cliff hanger ending though. Heath and Sadie find resolution by the conclusion. It's just that the author has left her readers with the promise of more adventures to come. And I for one can't wait!
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