Kirby Regan isn’t opposed to living on the edge. After all, she just quit her career in Washington, D.C, so she could move back to Wyoming and buy her family’s ranch. But hiking the Tetons after dark during a snowstorm goes beyond being adventurous, especially when Kirby’s boss warns her that an escaped convict is at large. Sheltering in a cave seems the safest option to ride out the blizzard-until Kirby realizes it’s already occupied . . . by a ruggedly handsome cowboy.
Like the mustangs he treats, veterinarian and rancher Casey Merrick prefers to live wild and free, which is why a relationship is not in the cards for him. He doesn’t mind sharing his space with a gorgeous stranger, as long as they can both keep their distance-a task that begins to seem impossible as the attraction between them heats up. But before they can worry about the spark smoldering between them, Casey must find a way to protect Kirby from nature’s most ruthless conditions . . . and a convicted killer on the loose.
Title: This Cowboy of Mine
Series: Wranglers of Wyoming #2
Author: R.C. Ryan
Genre: Modern Western Romance
Published: December 15, 2020
Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
My Rating: 4.5 stars
This Cowboy of Mine is the second title in the Wranglers of Wyoming series and brings us Casey and Kirby’s story – one full of suspense, discovery, and of course, that happy ending we all crave.
I fell in love with the large, rambunctious Merrick family at the start of this series, and my enjoyment of their close bonds and general shenanigans continue. This time around we get up close and personal with Casey who not only tends to the ranch but is a veterinarian as well. He’s taken a break from the ranch to head to the quiet solitude of the high country, and while roaming the hillsides comes across a badly injured horse who he cannot leave behind. A snowstorm is heading in so Casey takes shelter in a nearby cave until the storm passes… but this injured horse soon won’t be his only company.
Kirby has left behind the madness of Washington, D.C. in exchange for the hard work and beauty of her deceased uncle’s ranch in Wyoming. She’s figuring out a way to buy the ranch from her cousin but for now, her day job will have to do. She’s out counting wild horses when she gets a message from her boss to head back with caution – there is an escaped convict in the area. As she’s heading back she injures her ankle and has to take shelter… in a cave already occupied, but by who is the question. Well, the long end of a rifle should answer that question.
I was easily caught up in This Cowboy of Mine. I enjoyed Kirby’s and Casey’s romance, loved getting involved with the Merrick family once again, had a bit of excitement as the bad guy is brought down… and loved watching two people who are exactly right for each other fall in love and find a way to make it all work for them.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Forever 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 or for your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle.