PART SOLDIER. PART SURVIVOR. ALL COWBOY.
Nash Sullivan doesn’t need help from anyone. Not his father, not his brothers and sure as heck not from a physical therapist—even a darn feisty one like Kelsey Summers. He lost his leg during his overseas deployment and he just wants to be left alone. Besides, the last thing a woman like Kelsey needs is half a man.
Single mom Kelsey knows all too well that the scars on the inside run the deepest. She needs to move on from her own tragic past, but the Sullivan ranch is starting to feel a little too much like home. And she can’t stop thinking about her wounded—and gorgeous—patient. Could Nash be the cure for her own broken heart?
Titles in the Cowboys to Grooms series include: A Family for the Rancher – Falling for the Rebel Cowboy – Home on the Range: The Montana Cowboy’s Triplets –
Title: A Family for the Rancher
Series: Cowboys to Grooms #1
Author: Allison B. Collins
Genre: Modern Western Romance
Published: February 1, 2018
My Rating:: 4.5 stars
I read a lot… really, a lot. There are those special moments when a story, the characters and the situation are so real, so heartbreaking, maddening, and hopeful that the story just takes my breath away and I’m speechless. That’s how I’m feeling after just finishing Allison B. Collins’ A Family for the Rancher. Just at a loss for the right words to share this novel without saying too much.
We ask so much of the men and women in our armed forces. So very much. And Nash Sullivan has paid a price – the loss of a major part of his leg, the nightmares that plague him every single night and the never ending guilt that he should have been able to do more to save his men. Add to that the pride that won’t let him admit to his father or brothers the extent of his injuries, his insistence on keeping the loss of his leg a secret and you have a volcano about to erupt.
Kelsey Summers knows the heartache of loving and losing a husband. A widow with a young daughter, Kelsey has been hired by Nash’s father to be his physical therapist, to help him heal from his war injury. She is as stubborn as Nash, feisty, takes no crap from anyone and can stand toe to toe with him in an argument… Yep, Nash just met his match, in more ways than one.
There is light world building in A Family for the Rancher, there has to be in the first story of a series. We meet Nash’s father and brothers, as well as Kelsey’s daughter and mother quite naturally in the course of the story. Learn a bit about each brother that will factor into their own stories down the line, but all very much a part of this story. I appreciate world building as part of the story and not as an information dump.
I enjoyed Nash’s and Kelsey’s romance so very much. It’s realistic. It’s heartbreaking at times, and heartwarming at others. It will pull you into this couple’s lives and not let you go easily. Every single secondary characters fit perfectly within the story, and knowing that most will have their own tale told soon only made them more interesting. If you’re in the mood for a really good Romance with believable people, realistic situations then you’ll want to pick up A Family for the Rancher. I loved it and have the second story, Falling for the Rebel Cowboy, ready to dive into.
*This review first appeared on my Lovin’ A Cowboy Romance blog.*
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