Never say never. When meek and mild Posey Davies calls it quits on her toxic marriage, she grabs her two-year-old daughter and runs. Her flight lands her in Grand, Montana, a community happy to take her in and even happier to nose about in her life and her unfortunate past.
The cowboy next door, Zack McGregor, has “good time,” written all over him. He’s only home for a year to help out his older brother, who’s the guardian of their sister’s children. Zack is kind, funny and oh-so-easy on the eyes. He’d be perfect, but the practical Posey predicts Zac will disappear as soon as winter sets in.
Zack’s not as laid back and fun-loving as he seems. He’s all about family and doing what’s right. When Posey’s deadbeat ex-husband begins making demands, Zack insists on playing protector.
Posey’s never had anyone stand up for her before and soon realizes that perhaps relying on this man and trusting in love is well worth the risk.
Title: The Rancher’s Proposal
Series: The Montana McGregor Brothers #3
Author: Paula Altenburg
Genre: Modern Western Romance
Published: September 12, 2019
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
It seems that THE RANCHER’S PROPOSAL is bringing The Montana McGregor Brothers series to a conclusion. I had hoped for one more… but I never say never when it comes to series. *hopeful grin*
I’ve been a bit in book love with Zach since first meeting this handsome cowboy who has no intentions of settling down. Even in the background, it’s been a pleasure to run into Zach through his brothers’ stories. Now, Zack has the chance to shine, to show his true colors as one quiet, abused woman moves in next door with her adorable little girl. It’s obvious that she’s running from trouble, and just as obvious that she doesn’t want to broadcast that fact – difficult to do in a small town where everyone knows just about everything about their residents, especially the new ones.
When Posey’s troubles show up it’s Zach that comes to her rescue and stands by her and little Trixie to not only protect and defend but to show her he’s in for the long haul if she’d just take the risk of trusting in him.
I loved Posey and Zach together. They fit, his charm, easy-going ways go straight for the heart of a proud, stubborn, strong woman who has faced down terrors that no woman should have to face. Their bantering, sizzling conversations often gave me laugh out loud moments, and I love when a story can make me really care about the characters. I’ve enjoyed this series so very much, and I’m sad to see it come to a close — but who knows, maybe one day we’ll be reading about the next generation’s love lives (now wouldn’t that be sweet).
If you love a Romance that shows reality in the caring and kindness of strangers, falling in love when scared to, and characters who will steal your heart throughout their stories then THE RANCHER’S PROPOSAL and the entire The Montana McGregor Brothers series is one you’ll want to pick up – like right now. I’d highly recommend this story and series to any Romance reader without hesitation.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, 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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