Harlequin HQN, Aug 25 2015, $7.99
In Crossroads, Texas fortyish widower rancher Staten Kirkland knows firsthand how much tragedy hurts and lingers since the deaths of his wife and son; so he keeps his heart protected by never allowing anyone to get to close to him. His best friend reticent farmer Quinn O’Grady is a highly regarded pianist who studied music in New York two decades ago. When she makes a request of him, a stunned Staten reconsiders their relationship.
Former convict Yancy Grey settles in Crossroads with plans for his second chance based on exploiting local vulnerabilities. When he meets several retirees at a senior’s home, Yancy feels he hit the jackpot until he begins to care what happens to his elderly pigeons especially with the return of his felonious past.
Ranch-hand’s son teenager Lucas Reyes attends school and works on Staten’s spread to help pay for his future plans to attend college. On a trek with other teens into an abandoned house, he rescues the sheriff’s daughter Lauren Brigham.
Leaving behind A Place Called Harmony, Jodi Thomas begins a new engrossing series starring an appealing ensemble cast who brings the aptly named small town of Crossroads to life. Rotating leads between the three males, Ransom Canyon provides readers with diverse relationships that focus on different types of love at dissimilar ages.