World's most eligible bachelor?
Gotta be a joke. Sure, he’s heir to a Montana ranching empire, but Rance Phillips has no intention of perpetuating the dynasty just because a lifestyle magazine and his meddling father are pushing brides-to-be down his throat. But when his path unexpectedly crosses Ellie O’Connor’s, he pulls up short.
Once his college sweetheart, strong-willed, stubborn Ellie is now a widowed mother of four. Four? Rance should be running for the hills. Instead he lingers, then settles in, determined to help save her family’s ranch for Josh, her eldest son.
Ellie doesn’t want help. She doesn’t want Rance! Well, actually she does. But he won't stay. Not forever.
So he needs to leave now. Before she falls for him again. Before her willpower crumbles. But mostly before Rance notices that Josh looks far too much like him!
Perseverance and love
Cowboy on the Run, the second book in The Cowboy’s Code series by Anne McAllister, demonstrates just what a talented writer Ms McAllister is…it’s rife with emotions and tenderness, yet juxtaposed by tension and conflict. The family dynamics at the heart of the story spans two very different families and with underlying messages of perseverance and love.
Though the story is effectively a second chance romance, because it also involves a family with children a decidedly new perspective on the trope is laid out very emotionally and dynamically. The story, moving quickly and succinctly, conveys the wants, needs, and desires of the characters…adults and children alike…the children’s personalities are most assuredly endearing and heartwarming.
This ARC book was complimentary, provided by the Publisher. I am voluntarily providing my honest review.