Brand Merrick is a take-charge cowboy who considers relax a four-letter word. So when an injury lands him six weeks of physical therapy, he intends to keep right on working-until his grandmother hires a therapist to stay at their family ranch. He’s not used to following orders or slowing down, but Avery Grant has a way of getting him to do things he’d never thought he’d do . . .
Avery hates to admit it, but this super sexy rancher is testing her patience…and professionalism. She’s a born-and-bred city girl, yet she finds herself drawn to the rugged wilderness and the equally rugged cowboy she’s here to help. But when a threat from her past follows Avery to Wyoming, it’s Brand who rides to the rescue-if only she’ll put her trust in him, and the growing feelings in her heart.
Titles in the Wranglers of Wyoming series include — My Kind of Cowboy –
Title: My Kind of Cowboy
Series: Wranglers of Wyoming #1
Author: R.C. Ryan
Genre: Modern Western Romance
Published: April 28, 2020
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
My Rating: 4.5 stars
We all have our ‘go-to’ authors and when I’m in the mood to go back to my country roots, spend some time in the beauty of the wide-open spaces of the Western states then I’ll look to R.C. Ryan (or her alter-ego) for my “cowboy” fix. I love getting in on the start of a new series, and My Kind of Cowboy introduces us to the multi-generational Merrick family and their ranch in the Wranglers of Wyoming series. The type of family that built the Mid-west and West ranching communities. It is that sense of generations that begins this series with a look to the past and how it has shaped the Merrick family in so many vital ways.
Worldbuilding is important in any first story of a series, and we get a very strong, emotional feel for the Merricks as we learn how they became a multi-generation family working one ranch. It’s a strong look at how Brand became the man he is today, stubborn, proud, and always so determined to do things his way or no way. I fell in love with Brand rather quickly, in spite of his stubborn nature… and could that man ever be bullheaded. Avery is a delight and the perfect match for Brand. Equally stubborn in her own ways, she’s a city girl who has serious trouble following her no matter how far away she tries to run from it. Watching these two stubborn, strong people banter, challenge, reassess each other, and slowly let the attraction between them go somewhere was an emotional, engaging journey.
You’ll find fun family interactions, more than a few laughs, some serious sizzle, secondary characters who cry out for their own stories to be told, danger, and a love worth fighting for. I had a blast with My Kind of Cowboy, and I’m already anticipating the next chapter of the Merrick family in the next book.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) 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.*
Available in paperback, audio, and e-reader (mine is the Kindle)