This book is part of a series where each book can stand alone but some of the same characters show up in each. Each chapter reflects someone else’s point of view or an entirely different part of the story as Lauren, the sheriff’s daughter, and her friends are still present in this book. The main characters of this book though are Charley and Jubilee. They are very different people and are described extremely well. It didn’t take me long before I was wrapped up in all of these lives and couldn’t wait to see where things lead. Life on a ranch came alive as did the strength of dreams. A secondary character is Thatcher but he soon becomes so endearing that you just want to hug him. As all the pieces come together you get an outstanding story. It is heartwarming and tender and caring and so much more. It’s a definite must read for anyone who loves a story with mystery and romance. I highly recommend this book and this series.
Jubilee has lived in DC for a while helping on 3 different political campaigns. Campaigns that every candidate have lost. In fact, during the last one she also lost her boyfriend. Now, there is nothing to hold her to DC and she has inherited a ranch in Texas. There she has happy memories. With dreams of starting over ranching, Jub heads to Texas. Charley is a single father who was thrown out of his family when he slept with the wrong woman. Now he works odd jobs to support his daughter and tries to save money to buy his own land. He never expected to be offered a full time job running a ranch when he went out to deliver some groceries. The deal he’s offered allows him to take care of his daughter and save more money towards his own place. Where these dreams go next is a surprise to everyone!
Where family bonds are made and broken, and where young love sparks as old flames grow dim, Ransom Canyon is ready to welcome—and shelter—those who need it
With a career and a relationship in ruins, Jubilee Hamilton is left reeling from a fast fall to the bottom. The run-down Texas farm she's inherited is a far cry from the second chance she hoped for, but it and the abrasive foreman she's forced to hire are all she's got.
Every time Charley Collins has let a woman get close, he's been burned. So Lone Heart ranch and the contrary woman who owns it are merely a means to an end, until Jubilee tempts him to take another risk—to stop resisting the attraction drawing them together despite all his hard-learned logic.
Desperation is all young Thatcher Jones knows. And when he finds himself mixed up in a murder investigation, his only protection is the shelter of a man and woman who—just like him—need someone to trust.