Five hundred acres of gorgeous California land is a life-changer for cousins Cash, Jace, and Sawyer—and a surprising chance for each of them to find a game-changing love . . .
Sheriff Jace Dalton’s plate is piled high even before he discovers a stranded motorist just a few miles from his home. With two lively young boys to raise, a challenging reelection to win, and a hefty tax bill due on the ranch, all he wants at the end of the day is a shower and a cold beer. But the woman in the packed SUV clearly needs his help—and though she’s a stranger, Jace finds himself wanting to turn her haunted look into a smile . . .
Fleeing her abusive boyfriend, Charlotte Holcomb thought she’d escaped before she lost everything, but more heartache was to come. Now, sidetracked by a brewing storm, Charlotte has to trust the handsome sheriff. Just one night, she tells herself, before she’s on her way again. But when gentle Jace and his kids offer the kind of sanctuary she never imagined possible, it’s hard to say goodbye. Soon the two wary strangers are becoming friends, and longing to open their hearts to more—if they can move beyond the pain of their pasts . . .
PRAISE FOR COWBOY UP
“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
I would seriously give this more stars if I could. I adored this series. Now I did read them out of order as they could be stand-alone reads. There is an underlying theme of unpaid taxes on the ranch and Sawyer's missing sister, Angie but they really can be stand-alone. Each one is fantastic. I am really hoping that Sawyer's sister, Angie get a story also.
Charlie Rogers is on the found on the side of the road by the County Sheriff, Jace Dalton. At first Jace thinks she is homeless as her small SUV is loaded down with boxes, clothes and other miscellaneous items. Jace tells Charlie that she can't stay there and where the nearest places are for her to go. She barely moves and clutches her middle. Jace opens the passenger door and notices blood. Charlie is pregnant and is about to miscarrying her baby. Jace rushes her to the nearest hospital for help. The doctor informs Jace that Charlie had been assaulted hence the loss of the baby that was in the second trimester. Jace takes Charlie home as it is late evening and she had been given painkillers. What happens is just a griping tale of how much these two go through to get to their HEA.
I just adored both of the main characters. Even though I have never been in either of their situations, they were so relatable. The plot is one that flowed beautifully. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. I had to see what the author had in store for these two. There were some great scenes that made chuckle, laugh, sigh and almost cry. I felt like I was right there in the midst of the scenes. I could really picture the action in my mind.
The story was written in a multiple POV format. Not only was there the POV of the two main characters but we also see Sawyer's. His story is the third book of this series.
There were some sexy scenes. The author gave some light detail but nothing of a graphic detail. I would HIGHLY recommend this story and the entire series to anyone over the age of 18.