Written by: Jennifer Ryan
Series: Montana Men
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publication Date: February 23, 2016
Genre: Romantic Suspense
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With their hearts' desires on the line, nothing can stop the Montana Men
Sadie Higgins has a bad habit of bailing her brother out of trouble. But when he rustles a herd of cattle from the tough, honorable Kendrick brothers, it's Sadie who's in for it. Because the cowboy tracking them down is big, silent, and forbidding as hell.
Rory Kendrick is on the hunt to find out who's been stealing from him. When he stumbles upon Sadie in the woods, he barely recognizes the quiet, vulnerable beauty who has always taken his breath away. His mission shifts in an instant: He will do anything it takes to keep her safe . . . and make her his.
Sadie has always protected her family—no matter the price. But when Rory ropes her heart, she's forced to take a look at her life and make a dangerous choice—one that could cost, or gain, her everything.
Stone Cold Cowboy by Jennifer Ryan
Let’s just say, I got way more than I expected from Stone Cold Cowboy.
I was expecting a sweet and endearing cowboy romance with maybe a little cattle and horse play…but the raw intensity, brutal and sadistic attacks and heart felt emotion was a complete shock to my system.
Ryan tells a story of a young woman, Sadie, struggling to keep her family together even when its ravaged by addictions, death and illness. The lengths Sadie will go to save those she loves only to be betrayed and left for dead made for amazing storyline.
Rory becomes her rescuer, but a woman who has given so much does she have any more to give? For all she's given, Rory and his family finally give her back what she's been giving her entire life.
This story was jarring; I didn’t expect it. That’s not to say it wasn’t a welcome shake up, it just totally took me by surprise.
I really became entrenched in Sadie’s struggles and by that alone, I highly enjoyed Stone Cold Cowboy. I did have a little trouble justifying a few of Sadie’s choices, especially after the all she endured. Beyond Sadie’s lack of rational thought towards certain individuals, Stone Cold Cowboy was unique, unexpected and quite riveting.
I received this ARC copy of Stone Cold Cowboy from Avon in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication Feb. 23, 2016.