About the Book:
Brody McQuaid is a broken man, and he knows it. While his body survived the war, his soul did not. Besides loving his little niece, his only sense of purpose comes from saving the wild horses that roam South Park. Ranchers in the area have taken to killing the horses, which are competing with their cattle to feed on the open grass.
Savannah Marshall is a veterinarian on her family’s Colorado ranch. She longs to keep her father happy following the tragic death of her older brother, including marrying a man of his choosing. But days before her wedding, she gets cold feet and disappears to South Park. As she learns more about the destruction of the horses, she joins Brody in an attempt to save the wild creatures. But when Savannah’s family and the resentments of the area cattlemen catch up with them both, Brody and Savannah will have to tame their fears if they’ve any hope to let love run free.
This is the third book in the Colorado Cowboys series and it would help if you read the first two books before this one, though you could probably jump in here if you want to.
Stories of redemption and self discovery are always some of my favorites so I enjoyed Brody and Savannah’s story as Brody began to find a reason to live after the war and Savannah discovered more and more of her own heart and desires. (I’d recommend anyone with war/battle/prison PTSD skip this book, because though the war descriptions were carefully written they were there and the loss and trauma Brody experienced is described).
Also, I have to say that there was a lot of flaunting of propriety that I’m not sure was true to the time period, even in Colorado, and physical attraction and desire played heavily in the story, even if the author kept it PG.
Since the author ended the book with a final chapter about another character entirely, I assume there is another book to come. And I’ll likely read it too.
This series is fairly easy reading with a moderate amount of tension and a bit of happily ever after.
I received a free digital galley of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.