About the book:
Back in the Saddle (Multnomah, March 2016)
The prodigal is coming home.
It's been a long time since Colt Stafford shrugged off his cowboy legacy for shiny Manhattan loafers and a promising career on Wall Street. But when stock market manipulations leave him financially strapped, the oldest son of legendary rancher Sam Stafford decides to return to the sprawling Double S ranch in Gray's Glen, Washington. He's broke, but not broken, and it's time to check in with his ailing father, and get his legs back under him by climbing into the saddle again.
He doesn't expect to come home to a stranger pointing a loaded gun at his chest---a tough yet beautiful woman that Sam hired as the house manager. Colt senses there's more to Angelina Morales than meets the eye and he's determined to find out what she's hiding . . . and why.
Colt's return brings new challenges. Younger brother Nick has been Sam's right-hand man at the ranch for years and isn't thrilled at having Colt insert himself into Double S affairs. And the ranch's contentious relationship with the citizens of Gray's Glen asks all the Stafford men to examine their hearts about what it truly means to be a neighbor. And as Wall Street recovers, will Colt succumb to the call of the financial district's wealth and power---or finally the courage to stay in the saddle for good?
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About the author:
Ruth Logan Herne has more than half a million books in print, including fifteen Love Inspired contemporary novels. Back in the Saddle is the first book in her new western romance series. Ruth is a founding member of Seekerville, a popular writing collective blog. A country girl who loves the big city, Ruth and her husband live on a farm in upstate New York.
I really enjoyed "Back in the Saddle" as it was a well-written romance and an excellent start to a series leaving me wanting more! Ruth dives right into the story and the action with Colt hearing a clicking of a gun being pointed at him. That alone would have me questioning my choice to return to the ranch from the city. Living in the country but loving aspects of city life, I felt as if I could feel Colt's struggle at times with choices in his life and the two very different types of living that are pulling at him. I also felt that the story was realistic and dealt with issues that people face, especially changes - changes within families, changes in homes and changes in society in order to "keep up with the times." Colt needed to readjust to life on the ranch and handle the changes as did Nick and Angelina. This book held my attention and really drew me into the drama of the town, the home and the characters' lives.
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*Thanks to the Litfuse Publicity Group for including me on this blog tour and for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*