“Kate Pearce” brings us into the second book in the Morgan Ranch series with “The Maverick Cowboy”. This book features Blue Morgan and Jenna McDonald. There are also several other wonderful characters that will keep you turning the pages. This book provides plenty of romance along with some real steamy hot sex scenes. Even though this is a series this novel can be read as a standalone. BUT I do recommend that you read the first book first. It will give you an even a better understanding of this series.
The author gives us a good story with Blue Morgan returning home from the Marines. He’s been gone twelve years. He’s now trying to find his way back as a civilian. He’s working together with his brother Chase and grandmother Ruth. Blue’s job is to care for the horses. That puts him into close situations with Jenna, the local vet. How will this closeness affect them? They are smoking hot.
Jenna is a veterinarian in her uncle's practice. She spends a lots of time at the Morgan Ranch taking care of their livestock. We find Jenna having had a hard life being adopted. She’s fighting with her family who are all over achievers. They don’t agree with her career choice. Even many of the locals, the older generation, think she’s incapable of doing the job because she’s a woman.
This book will have you asking lots of questions such as will Jenna begin to see Blue in a different light? What will happen as Blue becomes protective of Jenna? Well, before these two can get to an HEA they will have to trudge through the gray parts of their lives. They will have to survive Jenna's family. Secrets will be revealed and surprises from Blue's past. The crazy drunk rancher just doesn’t know when to stop.
This book has loads to take in. Get ready for the drama, mystery, suspense, secrets, hope, humor, friendship, redemption and love. There is so much going on in this story line with all of its twist and turns.
I loved the wonderful writing style of Kate Pearce. I’m definitely ready to get the next in the series. That book involves another brother, Ry who is a twin.
The heartbreak of their childhood drove the Morgan brothers far from their family’s California ranch—and one another. But as they face the wounds of the past, each feels the land calling him home . . .
Blue Morgan never thought he’d crave long days on horseback, working the cattle ranch where he grew up. But after a decade of getting shouted and shot at in the Marines, fresh air and hard work are just what he needs to settle his restless energy. Except no matter how hard he tries to focus, his mind wanders to the pretty, prickly new veterinarian instead.
There’s no denying the spark between Jenna McDonald and Blue. But with her job at risk and her own family’s expectations to wrangle, Jenna isn’t looking for another sparring partner. Blue needs her expertise on horses. And if she can help solve his mother’s disappearance, she’s willing to pitch in. But she’ll leave his ideas about how love should be scheduled to him. Jenna is tired of being told what she can’t have—and ready to reach for what she wants . . .