Her Renegade RancherSeries: Montana Men #5
by Jennifer Ryan
Published by HarperCollins, Avon on September 20th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
With their hearts' desires on the line, nothing can stop the Montana Men
No one knows better than Colt Kendrick that life can change in an instant. He lives without regrets except for one: not making the gorgeous woman he sees every time he walks into the local diner his.
Luna Hill is haunted by the heart-stopping kiss she and Colt never should have shared. Their timing has always been off. Just as sparks begin to ignite again, she is offered a job that will take her far from their ranching town. But when a dear friend dies unexpectedly, leaving Luna a staggering gift, she has a chance to stay and finally make her long buried wishes come true—even ones that involve the sexiest cowboy she’s ever known.
Not everyone is happy with Luna’s good fortune, and as they make their feelings dangerously and abundantly clear when she falls in their crosshairs, Colt will do anything he can, risk everything he has, to keep her safe. Because Luna showed him he has a heart...and it belongs to her.
Did I ever tell y’all I kissed a cowboy once? He was a real, honest to God cowboy who worked a ranch down in Okeechobee, FL. He was soooo cute…
I won’t even explain what the heck I was doin’ in Okeechobee. It was a looooonnng time ago 😉
But that is where my LOVE of cowboys and stories with cowboys in them started. I love stories with the soft spoken, hard working, tough guy who is nothing but a gentleman to the ladies. Yep, I like a strong guy 🙂
Surprisingly, Her Renegade Rancher gave us that plus a little bit more… feelings. Jennifer Ryan gave us a cowboy who knows his way around the ranch and can hold his own. But Colt Kendrick, the youngest of three brothers, feels the loss of his parents but doesn’t remember their presence. Colt has this hole, or emptiness, inside him that he just doesn’t quite know how to fill. He certainly doesn’t imagine a girl would do it. Especially someone he doesn’t think he should have a thing for, like Luna Hill.
Luna and Colt have a bit of a past that was alluded to in the previous book, Stone Cold Cowboy. We finally find out why these two silly kids are “dancing” around each and not exactly speaking. Once Colt and Luna get their “business” settled and appear to be on the road to…. something, a wrench gets thrown in to gum up the works, per se. There’s a mystery, sabotage, mayhem, and all kinds of romance in this pretty fast paced romance. And I LOVED IT!!!
But what I loved the most? Our heroine, Luna, was one smart lady! I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this in Ms. Ryan’s other Montana Men books I’ve read, because Ms. Ryan does NOT write dumb romance. Neither her characters nor the plots are stupid or full of holes. Granted, the “bad guys” WILL do dumb things, that kind of has to happen because villains are commonly driven by stupid emotions. But as I was reading this story, I was just so pleasantly surprised to find Luna doing smart stuff and ∗gasp∗ helping herself!
I’m surprised that this book is listed as 400 pages long because it really didn’t feel like it was that long. I think the story flew for me because of the type of story it was. You knew there was a small mystery to solve, some characters that needed their asses kicked, and as a reader, I wanted to savor the entire process.
Mega happy ending dance!
The next book, His Cowboy Heart, features the middle Kendrick brother, Ford. It’s due out next February 🙂
Contemporary romance readers who like small town / country settings and appreciate the dynamics that come with living in a small town.