Part Time Cowboy
Harlequin HQN, Mar 31 2015, $7.99
A decade ago, as an out of control teen with a record Sadie Miller left Copper Ridge, Oregon for good. Now ten years later, Sadie returns home hoping to start over. On her first day back in town, Sadie runs into the one person she planned to avoid at least until she settles in; Deputy Sheriff Eli Garrett, the rigid rancher who arrested her just before she fled Copper Ridge.
Having enough tsuris to last several lifetimes from his siblings, Eli has no doubt the bad seed remain the same felonious troublemaker she was as a teen; but frustrated by his attraction to Sadie in spite of his upper head warning him not to. Making matters more difficult on his already out of control libido is Sadie has taken over the B&B on his family ranch. Likewise Sadie loathes her yearning for the by the book cop to kiss her.
This Copper Ridge Oregonian romance (see e-novella Should Have Been A Cowboy) is an entertaining contemporary gender war between two amiable opposites in love. The storyline starts leisurely enabling readers to meet the key series players and the rustic locale, but once we learn who’s who, the pace accelerates into a warm humorous drama.