David Parsons was on a straight shot to the top of professional rodeo until one thoughtless moment lost him everything. Now that his beloved horse has been found on the Blackfeet Reservation, he can finally get his life back together again.

It should be the happiest day of his life, but the troubled teen who’s riding Muddy now has had more than his fair share of hard knocks, and his custodial aunt Mary Steele will do whatever it takes to make sure losing this horse isn’t the blow that levels him. David finds himself drawn to both woman and boy, and is soon faced with a soul-wrenching dilemma. Claim his horse and claw his way back into the spotlight or lose everything he ever thought he wanted…and gain everything he never thought he’d need?

Titles in the Blackfeet Nation series include — Last Chance Rodeo

**This title was originally published on February 3, 2015, under the title “The Long Road Home”.

Title:  Last Chance Rodeo
Series:  Blackfeet Nation #1
Author:  Kari Lynn Dell
Genre:  Modern Western Romance, Contemporary Romance
Published:  July 30, 2019
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  4 stars

LAST CHANCE RODEO is the first title in the Blackfeet Nation series.  It was originally published in February of 2015 under the title THE LONG ROAD HOME.  It is possible that you’ve read this one, so check your shelves.

I originally read this story in 2015, and have fond memories of the characters and the situations they found themselves in.  Doing a re-read was no chore as it reminded me of the enjoyment of Muddy being reunited with David but at a cost to the teen who so desperately needed Muddy in his life.

David, Mary, Kylan and especially Muddy (by any name) will capture your emotions in a story that goes beyond a romance into the heart of reservation life for Native Americans.  While David believes he lost his luck when Muddy went missing his bargain with Kylan rings true and heartfelt.  Mary is a fierce protector of her nephew and watching her fight for his rights to Muddy while falling for David is poignant and believable.

I enjoyed this story no matter the title’s name, and if you love a Romance that goes beyond the love story then I believe you will as well.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story.  It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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