With a career and a relationship in ruins, Jubilee Hamilton is left reeling from a fast fall to the bottom. The run-down Texas farm she's inherited is a far cry from the second chance she hoped for, but it and the abrasive foreman she's forced to hire are all she's got.
Every time Charley Collins has let a woman get close, he's been burned. So Lone Heart ranch and the contrary woman who owns it are merely a means to an end, until Jubilee tempts him to take another risk—to stop resisting the attraction drawing them together despite all his hard-learned logic.
Desperation is all young Thatcher Jones knows. And when he finds himself mixed up in a murder investigation, his only protection is the shelter of a man and woman who—just like him—need someone to trust.
Published: 26th April 2016
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Series or Stand-Alone: Book 3, Ransom Canyon
OK, so now I am officially addicted to this series and to this place, Ransom Canyon. Can I live there please? Now that I am in book 3 in the series, I feel like I know this place as much as if I would have visited them myself and all the characters I have known forever! Please please please can this series go on forever?!
First off you have Jubilee who used to work in politics until a few failures had left her with no choice but to move to a ranch in Ransom Canyon that she had inherited and make a go of it. Luckily for her she meets Charley Collins who moves onto the ranch, in his own house, and helps set up and run the ranch. Of course, there is a will they won't they type of situation here with Jubilee and Charley. That is something I am discovering the author knows how to write really well...
You then have Charley Collins with his own story of being left by his girlfriend so now he is a single father to a younger daughter and having to make hard life choices to do what is best for his family.
Next you have Thatcher Jones, who is a young kid (presumably a teenager) whose mother has abandoned him to go off with her new trucker boyfriend. Charley takes him under his wing and teaches Thatcher hard work and gives him a safe place to come to if he needs it.
Lastly you have the mystery of a dead body being found in the canyon. The Sheriff, with the help of Thatcher and others, have to investigate to find out who this person was and why he was killed.
The best story of the lot for me was the one between Jubilee and Charley. I can't help loving the romance parts of books and and this one was just beautiful...