By Elle James
April 12, 2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Last hope or second chance?
Ranching was Angus Ketchum’s first love—until his last tour of duty shattered that dream. The wounded ex-soldier gets his second chance when he’s recruited to go undercover to protect a widowed ranch owner. But from the moment he meets Reggie Davis, Angus can tell holding on to her land and keeping her young son safe is taking its toll. Especially when someone threatens her livelihood and her life. As the attacks escalate, Angus must rely on his combat skills to keep Reggie and her boy alive. And he must rely on his commitment to the mission to keep their powerful attraction in check.
The storyline offered plenty of suspense and an endearing romance between Reggie, the ranch owner who lost her husband to a tragic accident a year ago, and Angus, the former soldier hired to help guard the ranch and figure out who is trying to take the ranch from her. The chemistry between Reggie and Angus sizzled, and her son clicks with Angus and brings out the cowboy’s kind nature. Simply put, you want Reggie to realize what a catch Angus is and lay claim to the man. And vice versa. Together they are the balm for the other’s souls and battered spirits. Their interaction is natural; the entire cast of characters are genuine and realistically developed. The suspense gradually builds until it explodes into a surprising finale…and a HEA. It’s a book that’s hard to put down.
Loved the romance scenes between the couple and how well their chemistry played out – it seemed almost tangible and about to boil over off the page.