Luke Stone has returned to Texas after the Civil War to reclaim his family's ranch that was stolen from his father. When he finds a woman unconscious in a nearby river, he can't help but to stop and help her. Ruthy McNeil became separated from her wagon train at a river crossing and isn't too upset to be on her own. As Luke draws Ruthy into his quest for justice, she starts to fall for the handsome cowboy. Together with Luke's friends, the pair must figure out a way to reclaim his ranch. But will the cost be too high?
This book is connected, slightly, to the Kincaid Brides series. The main character is the brother of Callie Kincaid. This book stands on its own and the Kincaid Brides series does not have to be read to fully enjoy this one. While it is full of action and some humorous moments, I found I didn't connect to the main characters of Ruthy and Luke like I did with some of the author's previous couples. I absolutely loved Luke's Regulator friends. I think my favorite was Dare Riker, and I look forward to reading his story soon.
It's not my favorite of Mary Connealy's books, but it was still good. Fans of hers will enjoy this quick read.
I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers for the purpose of reviewing. My thoughts and opinions are my own.
Recommended to fans of Mary Connealy, Karen Witemeyer, cowboy romances
Rating - 4 stars
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