Everything's bigger in Big Sky country, including the hearts of the Montana Men
After years on the rodeo circuit, Gabe Bowden wants nothing more than land of his own and a woman who will claim his heart for more than one night. When he has the chance to buy the enormous Wolf Ranch spread, he snaps up the incredible deal. Everything is set, until Gabe rescues a woman on the deserted, snowy road leading to the property, and the half-frozen beauty changes everything.
Ella Wolf rushes to her family's abandoned Montana ranch after her twin sister is murdered. She knows she's next…unless she can uncover a secret hidden somewhere at Wolf Ranch. The last thing Ella expects is to be rescued by a rugged rancher with his own agenda. A man who almost makes her forget how dangerous love can be…
As an unlikely partnership sparks into something so much more, and a killer closes in, can Ella and Gabe learn to trust one another before it's too late?
Ryan's Montana Men series launch, a follow-up to the Hunted series, precisely balances romance and suspense. Heiress Ella Wolf overhears the murder of her twin sister, Lela, by their uncle, Phillip. She escapes to the family ranch in Montana, hoping to find whatever Lela had that was worth killing for. After she's stranded in a snowstorm on the country roads, rancher Gabe Bowden rescues her. Gabe had planned his future around buying Wolf Ranch from Phillip, but he's shocked to learn about the murder, and he admires Ella's grit and determination to take Phillip down in the midst of her grief. As the city girl and the country boy get closer, they explore both their growing feelings and Ella's past, searching for a way to rescue both of their lives from Phillip's machinations. However, the realistic dangers of a Montana winter and the intensity of Ella's quest are let down by unnecessary, manufactured romantic tension and an absurdly cartoonish villain.
Liked it a lot
Read the book in one day. Very easy read. It was a little slow at points and did not have that big dynamic moment I was waiting for. Also the dialog in the first few pages was had for me to follow.
Cowboys and suspense
Hold on tight here. Just fall in love with the strength of the characters, add suspense and you never know what is happening until close to the end. Trust and happily ever after exist in this first of the series of books.
The author has done it again. Family story and how they love and live. I can't wait to read book2