Tuesday 23 February 2016

Review - Stone Cold Cowboy by Jennifer Ryan

Title: Stone Cold Cowboy
Series: Montana Men #4
Author: Jennifer Ryan
Release Date: February 23, 2016

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. 

I just love this series. Now on book four, and moving onto the Kendrick brothers after the Bowden boys found their true loves, the Montana Men continue to make me smile, swoon and search for my very own cowboy. 

Sadie Higgins has always looked out for her brother—even as he spiraled into more and more trouble. But this time, he's gone too far…and Sadie is the one to pay the price. 

When Rory Kendrick finds a herd of cattle missing from his ranch, he attempts to track the rustlers down, but what he discovers instead changes everything. 

Rory has always admired Sadie, but never pursued her. Now, with their lives colliding, it becomes impossible to deny their connection. Except something—or someone—still stands in the way of their happiness…and it could cost them their lives. 

As far as suspenseful romance goes, I've become a big fan of Jennifer Ryan’s. This series, which features handsome cowboys and beautiful, troubled women, always brings the mystery—along with a healthy dose of sexy. But this particular book? It also brought the feels along for the ride. Sadie’s family life, which is far from ideal, was a little bit shattering, and when she experienced a loss, I felt it with her. And by that, I mean I cried. 

But that's okay, because I also smiled a chunk—especially whenever Rory’s younger brother, Colt made an appearance—and found myself clenching my thighs as this couple overcame their obstacles to find their HEA. Oh, and sighing at the gruff but caring Rory. He's the heart-and-panty melting epitome of strong and silent—and I loved him. 

Stone Cold Cowboy was fun, heart-pounding, and yes, perhaps a touch cliché, but it was written so well, and featured a handful of likeable secondary characters (including a couple of Bowden cameos that made me a very happy camper), that I found myself swiping pages like the book addict I am. I simply can't wait to continue with this series; Ms. Ryan, that tease, left some things up in the air between Colt and Luna that I'm going to need to get answers for. Plus, Ford, the other Kendrick boy, clearly has a story that needs telling. A story that needs reading…by me. I'm still searching for my own cowboy, after all. 
~ Review by Beth

Jennifer Ryan is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of The Hunted series and the McBride series. She writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances featuring strong men and equally resilient women. Her stories are filled with love, friendship, and the happily-ever-after we all hope to find. Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she isn't writing a book, she's reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home and in how late dinner is to the table. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you'll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.

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