Three cousins become cowboys when an unexpected inheritance leaves them with a ranch—and a future as wide open as the California sky . . .
Sawyer Dalton may be an investigative journalist, but he has no interest in the story of the sexy stranger who has invaded his barn’s loft apartment on Dry Creek Ranch. After months on the road, he just wants to settle in. But according to his mother, publicist for the beautiful celebrity chef sleeping in Sawyer’s bed, Gina DeRose needs a place to hide out until a scandal dies down. And Sawyer can never say no to his mother . . .
Gina is devastated that her hard-won career is about to collapse. Someone is stirring up sabotage. And when a hoaxter blows up the internet with incriminating photos, even brooding—gorgeous—Sawyer is convinced she needs his help. Once they join forces, there’s no escaping each other—and with the heat simmering between them, soon neither wants to try . . .
“Stacy Finz delivers a fantastic tale of cowboys, cattle rustling and the power of love and family in the California gold country.” –Kate Pearce, New York Times bestselling author on Cowboy Up
Dry Creek Ranch Cowboy Strong
This is the third in a series and can be read as a standalone book. Stacy Finz writes her books in such a way I can’t wait for the next one! I just hope there is a fourth book in the Dry Creek Ranch series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
This was another well written story of the Dalton cousins. This time it is Sawyer's turn. (Here is to hoping that his sister Angela gets a story!!!!) My emotions were all over this one. I laughed, cried, sighed with happiness and felt frustrated at times. Gina comes to stay at Dry Creek Ranch as her life implodes. She is a celebrity chef that is named in the break-up of another famous chef couple's marriage! She can't wait to get back to L.A. and her life. Dry Creek Ranch is out in "Timbuktu". She has too much to do and her crisis manager told her to lay low.
Sawyer Dalton is a journalist. He is just getting home from a convention/assignment when he stumbles over someone's luggage in his loft apartment which is located over the barn on his and his cousins' ranch, Dry Creek Ranch. From the look of the designer label, it is no one he knows. He finds a beautiful young woman in his bedroom on her computer. Boy these two just strike jambs right off each other. Sawyer discovers his parents represent her in her time of need. He doesn't want to share his loft so he manages to take her to his cousin's former cabin that she dubs the "Unabomber" cabin.
The witty repertoire just gets better and better as the story goes on! I just loved these two. I also adored the reappearances of the first two couples. It was like catching up with old friends here. Also this story was written in my favorite dual POV. Seeing how they thought in a given scene really made them seem more human. It really helped me to relate to Gina as well. She was hilariously funny when she goes to the diner in town and dealt with Laney the waitress/owner! She was so uppity and came off snobbish (at least to me at first but was someone that I grew to love!)
There was a great deal that was going on in this story. I was glued to my e-reader to try and figure out how the author was going to bring it all together. She managed to do it with great skill.
This was a story that had a few sexy scenes. It was written in a way that was not overly graphic or comadered the story. That being said, I would only recommend this to someone over the age of 18. Also while this is a part of a series, really it can be read as a stand-alone.