A WOMAN NEVER FORGETS HER FIRST COWBOY . . .
As a single mother, Naomi Sullivan is used to doing things on her own. She's finally saved enough from working at the Cortez Ranch to buy a lovely home for her and her little girl. Life is going as planned. But when her high school sweetheart comes riding back to town, this self-sufficient woman feels something she hasn't felt in years: red-hot, unbridled need for the handsome cowboy who left her behind.
Lucas Cortez doesn't plan on being in town long. Yet when he sees Naomi again-the gorgeous girl he never stopped loving-he's tempted to hang up his hat and stay awhile. He's already charmed his way into her daughter's heart, but he'll need more than sweet talk and roses to convince Naomi to give them a second chance-especially when she's hiding a secret that could change their lives forever . . .
Richardson shines in the emotionally rich second Rocky Mountain Riders contemporary romantic thriller (after Hometown Cowboy). Lucas Cortez left tiny Topaz Falls, Colo., in disgrace after he was convicted of setting a fire that destroyed the rodeo center and served time in jail. His former lover, Naomi Sullivan, stayed behind, and her brief marriage with one of Lucas's friends left her a single mother to adorable Gracie. Ten years after Lucas's departure, he returns to be with his family after his father's diagnosis of Parkinson's disease. Lucas has long since paid his debt to society and made a name for himself as a successful ranch employee. At first Naomi tries to stay away from him and when they do rekindle their relationship, it soon becomes apparent that not everyone is as forgiving of past crimes as she is. Both their lives and Gracie's could be in jeopardy. Richardson beautifully illustrates the rocky road of love and the power of redemption in this emotionally charged tale. With a tight, compelling plot and expert characterization, she creates a warm, comfortable world readers will want to visit again and again.
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Comeback Cowboy is the second in Sara Richardson’s Rocky Mountain Riders series; in it, she explores the idea that one decision made for all the right reasons has long lasting consequences. When Lucas Cortez agrees to go to jail for a fire his younger brother set, he knew he would lose everything. He just didn’t know how hard it was going to be to get it all back. When he comes back to Topaz Falls and his high school sweetheart Naomi, he learns really how hard it can be. Lucas and Naomi don’t have things easy, but Richardson ties it all together well and the story flows quickly. More on the sweet side, this novel is a much read for rodeo fans, and those who love a second chance.
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