Not a Family Man

Prequel to The Forgotten Prince

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Publisher Description

When a cowboy gets a city girl boss…

The full-length novel prequel to THE FORGOTTEN PRINCE

To Wyoming ranch foreman Tucker Gates, the only good owner for the Double Bar X is an absentee one. That's how it had been for 10 years. And now here comes divorcee Jenny Peters. Bringing her two whining, spoiled kids and her city-bred fairy-tale views of life – and love – in Wyoming.

Jenny isn't going to let Tucker scare her away from the new life she wants to build for herself and her kids. No matter that he can be as hard as the mountains around them. No matter that she finds totally unexpected comfort from his rough strength.

But what next? Because Tucker Gates iss a lot of things, but he's absolutely clear that he is not a family man.

Not a Family Man is a full-length novel prequel to The Forgotten Prince, Book 9 in USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn's The Wedding Series -- moving, passionate contemporary romances that will captivate you. In The Forgotten Prince, Karl Wethers has grown into a strong man who’s had experiences around the world, but most enjoys his Wyoming ranch … and then he’s told he’s heir to a throne.

Praise for Not a Family Man

"This is the kind of book you read more than once just for the nice, warm feeling it leaves with you.” -- Rendezvous

"You don't want to miss this one"..."I felt like I knew the characters and didn't want to say goodbye"..."All around great book!"..."I recommend this book highly."

“Well-fleshed-out characters, true-to-life adventure and sensuous love scenes.

“The story pleases on all levels. The characters grow, change, explore and finally recognize the rightness of their choices. Highly recommend!” - 5-star review

“You won't want to miss this one.” - 5-star review

“The characters seem like people you'd want to be friends with. I recommend the whole series.” - 5-star review

More 5-star praise for The Wedding Series

“A wonderful series that will make you laugh and cry. Each page is filled with love that will eventually come to the people who so need it. A must read!”


“Fun and serious all at the same time. ... Really enjoyed this series!”

"Great love stories! … Must read all books in the series! … I laughed and cried!”

“McLinn made each character become your friend. You feel as if you are traveling with them on their journey of discovery.”

“These are very enjoyable and astute tales of love with persons imperfect. They have realistic problems of communication, albeit with humor, and satisfying conclusions!”

“Love it...Love it..... very real. Do I recommend it? Without a doubt, 100%.”

“This is just a great series to read, learn, love, laugh and cry sad and happy tears and look for more.”

Get all The Wedding Series today!

1. Prelude to a Wedding

2. Wedding Party

3. Grady’s Wedding

4. The Runaway Bride

5. The Christmas Princess

6. Hoops (prequel to The Surprise Princess)

7. The Surprise Princess

8. Not a Family Man (prequel to The Forgotten Prince)

9. The Forgotten Prince


More western romance from Patricia McLinn

A Place Called Home series

Lost and Found Groom

At the Heart's Command

Hidden in a Heartbeat

Bardville, Wyoming series

A Stranger in the Family

A Stranger to Love

The Rancher Meets His Match

Small-town romance your favorite?

Try Seasons in a Small Town!

What Are Friends For? (Spring)

The Right Brother (Summer)

Falling for Her (Autumn)

Warm Front (Winter)

About the Author

Patricia McLinn is the USA Today bestselling author of nearly 60 published novels cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical romance and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.

McLinn has spoken about writing from London to Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest speaker at the Smithsonian. She spent more than 20 years as an editor at The Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.).

September 24
Craig Place Books
Patricia McLinn

Customer Reviews

Mandys granny ,

Not A Family Man

I throughly enjoyed this book the growth of the characters and the wonder of the ranch land!

Nightread ,


Very enjoyable read. Interesting well written characters. The story flowed and wrapped me in a cocoon of comfort.

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