Come home to Topaz Falls, Colorado where a down-on-her-luck bull rider falls for the cowboy she can't resist in this heart-warming western romance!
As a champion barrel racer, Charity Stone has learned to hold her own in the male-dominated rodeo world. There's no cowboy she can't handle...except for one. Officer Dev Jenkins has made it clear he doesn't look at her like one of the guys. He's caught her attention but Charity doesn't do relationships--especially not with a cowboy. When she suddenly finds herself in charge of her thirteen-year-old nephew, who's had a few brushes with the law, Charity has no choice but to ask for the deputy's help.
Dev hasn't stopped fantasizing about Charity since she moved to Topaz Falls, but she's been hell bent on keeping her distance. When she comes to him for help with her nephew, he finally has the chance to make his move. Winning her over won't be easy, though--especially when her nephew's mistakes start to threaten his town. How can he do his job and still convince Charity he's the cowboy for her?
Includes the bonus story "Unbroken" by Jay Crownover!
Richardson's Rocky Mountain Riders series (True-Blue Cowboy) gains a worthy addition with the expertly characterized and emotionally satisfying story of a barrel racer determined to guard her heart and the small-town cop who hopes to win it. Working in a male-dominated sport has made Charity Stone cautious about relationships, but Dev Jenkins, a Topaz Falls, Colo., police officer, has long nursed a crush on her and aims to draw her out. Then Charity's long-estranged sister, Melody, drops her 13-year-old son, Bodie, on Charity's doorstep and disappears, leaving Charity at a loss. After her own crappy childhood, she has no idea how to be a positive role model for her nephew. Dev has his own inner demons as an adoptee who has always felt unworthy of love (a premise that may discomfit some readers). As Charity and Dev grow closer, together they provide the stability Bodie's never had but then Melody returns to Topaz Falls. Readers who love tear-jerking small-town romances with minimal sex scenes and maximum emotional intimacy will quickly devour this charming installment.