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“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

Cash, Jace, and Sawyer: Three cousins sharing an inheritance of five hundred acres of prime California ranch land—and a whole lot of surprises . . .

Cash Dalton is no rancher. He’s an FBI agent—or at least he was, until he left a haunting case behind him and a load of guilt in front of him. Now it turns out he’s also a father—to a twelve-year-old girl he didn’t know he had. Clearly, it’s no time for a new romance, especially not with Aubrey McAlister, who’s renting the cottage on Dry Creek Ranch. She doesn’t even seem to like him. Still, there’s nothing wrong with looking . . .

After calling off her wedding, Aubrey is trying to focus on her interior design career and avoid the fact that she’s the center of small-town gossip. Clearly, it’s no time for a new romance, especially not with brooding Cash. Though she does find him sexy as hell. And he has softened since his daughter arrived—enough for Aubrey to help decorate her room—and even try to get Cash to open up about the chip on his shoulder. Once he does, both their hearts might just follow—but will their futures sync up as well? . . .

“Sweet humor, well-defined and appealing characters, and just enough adventure sports and fashion detail make Finz’s print debut, and series launch, a delightful read.”
—Library Journal on Need You

July 23
Lyrical Press
Kensington Publishing Corp.

Customer Reviews

777sails ,

Cowboy Up

received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.

This is a fantastic book to read. I adored Cash and Aubrey (along with his 12 year old daughter Ellie). The plot was well written and a such that it felt like I was right there in the middle of the scene. There was a lot going on with these characters and it kept me guessing. I look forward to more of Dry Creek Ranch Series. The two remaining cousins Jace and Sawyer are such wonderful men that I look forward to reading them.

I loved that the book was written in a multiple POV format. Not only getting Cash and Aubrey, we get Ellie's as well. This twelve year old recently lost her mother, the only parent that she has known. Cash is notified that he has a young daughter and the struggle that father and daughter go through is heartfelt. I really felt for Cash. He is a former FBI agent that is haunted by his last case. This man has so much going on but he was so well-centered that he just handles everything beautifully. Aubrey breaks up with her fiance weeks before the wedding and goes to live on Dry Creek Ranch in the cabin next to Cash's cabin. The town is split in their loyalty as the ex-fiance is a much loved man of the town. Aubrey takes the brunt of the town's people spite and malice. She is a wonderful person who doesn't inform the town of the true nature of the split to protect another beloved member of town. Cash and Aubrey two immediately spark off of each other and not in a good way. It was a joy to see these two go through so much on their journey to a HEA.

If you love a well written romance, then this one is for you. I couldn't read this one fast enough. The only problem with that though, is I hated to see it end.

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