Back in The Saddle by Ruth Logan Herne

 

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Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko

About the Book:

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?

My Review:

I liked this book, but didn’t love it. Without giving away the story line, I just found some things didn’t add up at all.

The love story, I didn’t feel it so much, and I was confused about Nick’s issues with his family. But I did enjoy the realistic family struggles, the arguments, the conflict and resolution. Nothing is ever easy when it comes to family. I enjoyed how the hard parts of family were portrayed in manner that you could relate to.

There were some really fun moments in the book, but just a few too many loose ends for me to completely find it enjoyable.

This book was provided for me for review. The opinions contained herein are my own.

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