Rescued By The Perfect Cowboy by Melinda Curtis

She came to Second Chance

…he took a chance on love

Art curator Sophie Monroe is overwhelmed with starting a new business and raising four-year-old twins. Needing help, the divorced mom hires cowboy Zeke Roosevelt as her interim nanny!

French lessons and bookish pursuits give way to riding and roping. And scholarly Sophie falls hard for the strong, practical cowboy.

Until Zeke reveals a secret that may prevent this temporary posse from becoming a permanent family.

Titles in The Mountain Monroes series include — The Secrets to My Success (prequel) – Kissed By The Country Doc – Snowed In With The Single DadRescued by the Perfect Cowboy – Lassoed by the Would-Be Rancher – Enchanted by the Rodeo Queen – Charmed by the Cook’s Kids

Title:  Rescued by the Perfect Cowboy
Series:  The Mountain Monroes #3
Author:  Melinda Curtis
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  October 1, 2019
Publisher:  Harlequin Heartwarming
My Rating:  4 stars

The Mountain Monroes‘ is the next series on my list to get caught up on, and ‘Rescued by the Perfect Cowboy‘ transported me back to Second Chance, Idaho with ease.

Zeke and Sophie have been secondary characters so far, but ‘Rescued by the Perfect Cowboy‘ gives them a chance to shine… maybe, once they get past their differences.  Zeke’s inability to see how a broke and right now, a broken cowboy could possibly have anything to offer to Sophie who is a Monroe, recently divorced with rambunctious 4-year-old twin boys and, even she will eventually admit that she is, without completely realizing it for most of their story, a bit of a snob.  Zeke’s truck accident which happened in the first story, ‘Kissed by the Country Doc‘ left him with a badly broken leg which has now almost healed.  Well, enough that he feels cooped up, useless, and ready to do something to earn the cash to get his truck repaired.  Sophie is opening a business from the various boxed items left in storage or around the town.

As an art curator, Sophie knows art but what she has to work with right now isn’t up to her usual standards.  Still, one person’s junk is another’s treasure is her new business motto so she’s opening a ‘treasure’ store business in Second Chance.  Normally she took her boys with her to search through tons of stored boxes, but it’s reaching the point where she needs help, someone to watch over them as she works… and Zeke makes an offer she cannot refuse, although she does have concerns, lots of rules and concerns.  Most of which Zeke just ignores and treats her kids like the little boys they are, needing a distraction, some common sense learning, and herding them away from disasters… which isn’t always easy nor successful, his bruised body a testament to that fact.

Zeke is holding tight to a secret, and only one other person knows of it.  That secret will haunt him throughout this romance, it will interfere with his ability to see any future for himself and Sophie – and eventually become a huge sticking point between them when it’s revealed (against his wishes).  Understanding how Zeke grew up, and the differences between this couple is important only as something to be dealt with, accepted, and moved on from.  I’ll admit, there were times when I questioned if Sophie was up to that challenge, so I loved it when she finally sees herself in reality and begins to shed some of that wealthy Monroe attitude.  I adored Zeke, and you’ll fall in love with his grand gesture toward the ending of their story – it just made me fall for this guy a little deeper.

I had fun, had a reconnect with characters I’ve enjoyed, and am definitely looking forward to diving into the next story in this series, ‘Lassoed by the Would-Be Rancher‘ (which should be fun knowing now just who that couple will be).  If you love a good, clean, enjoyable romance then this series and this story should be on your reading radar.

I own a Kindle edition of this title.

Available in paperback or for your favorite e-reader. Mine is the Kindle.

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