Montana Series, Book 3
Hatchette Book Group
Rating: 3 cups
Riley Mason, single mom, has a secret that could be detrimental to her new job and her budding feelings for Zane McCord… if it does not risk her own life. To protect those around her, she hides it and tries to bury herself in numbers as the accountant at a ranch in Montana. In the beautiful new landscape she begins to believe in a new life until her past rears up, threatening to swallow all she has come to love.
Zane McCord is the co-owner of the Lost Nugget Ranch. When sexy Riley Mason is hired to work for him, things start to add up to attraction. In a slow burn that is as compelling as the drawl of a cowboy’s rumbling voice, he tries to win the affections of the unexpectedly spirited and courageous little mathematician. Will he get past her trust issues or is there more hidden than he can guess?
When her past is revealed in the heat of passion, the McCord family is swept away on a deadly path that threatens all that they have built together. Will Zane and Riley manage to find a love worth riding into the sunset for or will the past leave the ranch in ashes?
A treasure hunt, political intrigue, romance -- all three beautifully separate and entwine at the same time. Ryan has delivered an enrapturing spin on the age-old cowboy hero. Passion flares slowly between these lovers, but that does not keep the inferno from burning hot. A fun read with a somewhat disappointing ending because everything seemed to climax too closely together with little time for afterglow.
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