Professional rodeo cowboy Billy Wyatt is in the prime of his career. He’s having a fantastic year on the circuit, earning big money and leading the standings. Too immersed in his success and enjoying bachelorhood, he’s not interested in getting serious. But when a woman he’s never seen before shows up with a baby she claims is his, Billy’s world is turned inside out.
Erika Baylor, a Ph.D. grad student, never planned to be a single mom, but when her cousin dies in a car accident, orphaning her infant son, Erika steps forward. She’ll help to care for her 4-month-old nephew until the baby can be reunited with his dad. She doesn’t expect the dad to be cocky, infuriating, and utterly irresistible.
Billy never thought he wanted to be a father, but looking into the eyes of the baby who is supposedly his—and whose blue eyes mirror his own—he’s hooked. But he’s hooked on the woman who’s holding the baby too…
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Title: Montana Cowboy Daddy
Series: Wyatt Brothers of Montana #3
Author: Jane Porter
Genre: Modern Western Romance
Published: April 1, 2021
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Any day that I can return to the Marietta, Montana universe is a very good day – Billy and Erika certainly were the icing on the cake for this particular visit. Montana Cowboy Daddy is the third title in the Wyatt Brothers of Montana series, and while you could read each as a standalone you’d probably enjoy all of the stories within this series for you’ll run into familiar faces from previous stories along the way. But you do what works best for you, I’m well aware that we cannot always go back to the beginning of a series to get caught up.
You’ll want to understand upfront that Montana Cowboy Daddy isn’t what I consider the usual secret (unknown) baby trope. Sweet little baby Beck’s mother was killed in an accident and the baby is now with a cousin who is determined to find Beck’s daddy and see the baby secure in a loving home – something Erika didn’t have growing up. She’s about as opposite as it’s possible to be from Billy… at least on the surface but when you get down to the core of these two, as they grow and let go of the past, you’ll find a couple that truly belongs together as a family.
I don’t want to say much beyond what you’d find in the cover description of this story for to understand their growth, the changes they have to make, and the people they will encounter you really need to experience all of that first hand. What I am comfortable saying is that this story is my favorite of the series so far (and I usually don’t announce that in reviews). Billy with his focus on living life large in his quest for the championship, Erika with her analytical mind, her past pain, her own quest to find a love that is just for her… they’ll eventually fit together in ways that enhance each other. But there are some potholes and roadblocks to get beyond before that happy ending has any chance of coming true for them. I enjoyed their journey to their own happily ever after future.
Montana Cowboy Daddy is intense in places, soft and sweet in others, always with a bit of laughter, tears, realistic situations, and a cast of secondary characters to bring it all to life. As always, I had a blast with this Marietta connection story and I’m definitely looking forward to the next visit in November 2021.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from Tule Publishing. 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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