“Dell takes you on a fun, wild ride!” —B.J. DANIELS, New York Times Bestselling Author
He came to Blackfeet Nation looking for his missing horse
And found the heart he’d lost along the way.
One thoughtless moment cost David Parsons everything—his irreplaceable horse, his rodeo career, and his fiancée. After four long years he’s finally tracked his horse to the Blackfeet Reservation and is ready to reclaim his pride.
It should be the happiest day of his life. But the troubled young boy who’s riding Muddy now has had more than his fair share of hard knocks, and his fierce guardian Mary Steele will do whatever it takes to make sure losing this horse isn’t the blow that levels him. David finds himself drawn to both woman and child, and is faced with a soul-wrenching dilemma: take his lost shot at rodeo glory…or claim what could be his last chance to make his shattered heart whole?
Author Kari Lynn Dell is a Blackfeet descendant who lives with her family on the reservation and brings a lifetime of rodeo experience to this touching family drama.
What People Are Saying about Kari Lynn Dell:
“Look out, world! There’s a new cowboy in town.” —CAROLYN BROWN, New York Times Bestselling Author
“An extraordinarily gifted writer.”—KAREN TEMPLETON, author of Wed in the West series
“Real Ranches. Real Rodeo. Real Romance.”—LAURA DRAKE, author of Sweet on a Cowboy series
“A sexy, engaging romance set in the captivating world of rodeo.”—Kirkus
“Illuminating...a standout in western romance.”—Publishers Weekly
Dell brings her knowledge of rodeo riding and Blackfeet Indian life to this gripping, emotional contemporary western. While calf roper David Parsons was distracted, his beloved horse, Muddy, was startled by fireworks and ran away. Devastated, David spiraled into misery, broke up with his fianc e, and lost his rodeo career. Four years later, when he learns Muddy's been spotted on the Montana Blackfeet Reservation, he rushes to retrieve his temperamental best bud, only to learn that Muddy is now owned by a troubled, disabled teen whose guardian is just as hard-headed as the horse. Mary Steele has worked hard to keep her nephew, Kylan, on the right path, and she believes Muddy is central to his healing, so she plays hardball with David. The law of the reservation is on her side, even though Muddy legally belongs to David. Not wanting to crush Kylan's dreams, David agrees to stick around, train Kylan to ride, and find a replacement for Muddy and soon he falls for Mary. But he's sworn off romantic involvements, and Mary's overprotective nature threatens her relationships with both David and Kylan. The story is more focused on David and Kylan's connection than the budding romance with Mary, but the character development is strong and readers will rejoice at Kylan overcoming his obstacles. This original western boasts strong writing and characters to cheer for.