A COWBOY IN SHEPHERD'S CROSSING
From bachelor to daddy...Shepherd's Crossing is full of surprises.
Cowboy bachelor Jace Middleton was ready to leave Shepherd's Crossing for good -- until he learns his family's unspoken secrets. Now Jace finds himself not only caring for his twin baby nieces, but working with beautiful, strong-willed designer Melonie Fitzgerald to renovate his grandmother's run-down estate. Love wasn't part of the plan...but Jace soon finds himself wishing Melonie could become part of is unexpected family.
"If we need extra lumber we could always get it from that full-size chip on your shoulder." (p 89)
And that right there is why I love Ruth Logan Herne's novels -- heroines with a healthy dose of snark the way only Ruthy can write 'em. But though Melonie can hold her own in a difference of opinion and isn't shy about calling a spade a spade, she also has a soft heart and sweet faith to buffer some of those rough edges.
Jace can't help but admire her southern belle spunk even though it comes at a time when his world is turned completely upside down. A single guy who suddenly has his concept of family challenged, he's in no position to leap into a relationship. Love the sparring and banter that flows through Jace and Melonie's story. And the matter-of-fact faith talk peppered throughout.
"My parents didn't believe in worrying. They believed God would provide. And that the rough roads of life build character." ( p 77)
This is the second book in Herne's Shepherd's Crossing series and while it can be read as a standalone, I think you'll get more out of it if you read Her Cowboy Reunion first. The author does a magnificent job of setting up the background for this series in that book plus Lizzie and Heath have lots of page time in this one which kept a perpetual grin on my face the whole read long!
A family-centric romance -- full of heart and faith and the hope of second chances.
My thanks to the author for gifting me with a copy of this book.
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