This is the first book in a new series by R.C. Ryan and it looks to be as good as previous ones. It quickly grabbed my attention and the complexity of the story added a depth that I didn’t expect. While I was pretty sure who the bad guy was, I still enjoyed the entire journey before the reveal. But, there is still another out there, and while I think I might know who, I’m not saying. If you haven’t already guessed, along with the romance there is a bit of mystery. Actually, there are a couple of mysteries which just makes the story better. It’s also full of sexy cowboys and a western feel that is undeniable. While some of the scenes are a bit over the top, for the most part this is a well written fun story that I really enjoyed. I liked all of the characters and can’t wait to read more about them. This is one western family that can’t be beat.
Can love last for years? Ash and Brenna have been best friends since they were young children. But, when Ash’s father yells at him one last time for something Ash didn’t do, he leaves home to make his own way without a word to Brenna. Brenna has had to deal with her mother dying and running her family ranch with little help. However, she hasn’t let life pass her by. She’s engaged to Chris. When Ash’s father is killed he returns home, just in time for several accidents to start happening when he’s around Brenna. And, an unknown brother makes his appearance. With everything going on, will Ash stay on the family ranch or return to his own in Wyoming? The attraction between Ash and Brenna is still there, but what about Chris?
First love always burns hotter . . .
Ash MacKenzie broke his share of hearts when he left Copper Creek all those years ago and struck out on his own. Tall, tough, and proud. That's how Brenna always remembered him, and from the looks of things, he hasn't changed much. Once, she thought he could save her-whisk her away from her rough childhood home and start fresh together. Now she knows better . . .
Ash isn't planning to stick around town long. As soon as he uncovers the truth about his father's death and makes sure the family ranch is safe, he'll be back out on his own. And then he runs into Brenna Crane. It broke his heart to leave her once-a herd of stampeding horses couldn't make him do it again. But Brenna has made a new life for herself, one that doesn't include him. Now he just has to convince her to give their first love a second chance.
"Found love, lost treasure and ever-present danger. R.C. Ryan delivers it all with page-turning romance." ---NORA ROBERTS, New York Times bestselling author.