The Blaine brothers learned how to survive at a young age the hard way. But after a life of working odd jobs, Colby thinks he might just be ready to settle down. Until his fiancé jilts him for a man with more money.
Naomi Kessling is already plagued by nightmares and a violent past when her wagon train is attacked. Colby saves her life, but Naomi is convinced he's been sent by the army to arrest her for a crime she can't remember.
Colby will help her face her nightmares, but will her love be enough to break down the wall he's built around his heart?
This was truly a western. They were on the trail west and all the dangers that that meant.
Naomi and her family are heading west (but are the entire town running from something? *insert music of almost doom*.) First we have weather that does what it wants and not what the travelers want. Dangerous rivers, killer snakes and do not forget Indians. The whole caravan is also very tense cos of something that must have happened for them to leave it all behind. Which was a bit extreme but hey their choice.
In comes Colby, all around nice guy who knows about the land and agrees to help these poor lost travelers. Like I said he was a good guy, but he has some issues from his past that makes a romance not in the cards.
Romance. Of course there is romance! Just cos the heroine do not trust Colby and Colby is all arghh issues from my past, does not mean there will not be romance ;) I liked that it happened slow. They became friends and sparks slowly started to form. But they had some things to work through first.
All in all a nice western romance that shows the hard life and how everyone had to work together to survive.
Would I read more?
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 5th 2013 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Cactus Creek Cowboys #1
Historical romance /western romance