Series: Sweetwater Ranch #1
Author: Delores Fossen
Published: Aug 19/14 by Harlequin
Genre: romantic suspense
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Saving a little boy's life reopens painful wounds for Texas sheriff Cooper McKinnon. This could be his son, whose loss has haunted him for two years. But Cooper has a formidable adversary in Jessa Wells. She's the adoptive mother and she'll do anything to hold on to Liam.
It's cruel justice that the man who shares Liam's rare blood type has an unsolved murder in his own family. And the danger's far from over. Fighting her desire for Cooper, Jessa has no choice but to join forces with the maverick cowboy. Jessa knows working together is their best shot at keeping the child safe. But it's the possibility of a future alone that breaks Jessa's heart.
The cast of characters for this novel really drew me in. I loved the sheriff who wasn`t the perfect sheriff. He was oh-so-real and easy to understand. Combine that with a female lead who feels the need to prove herself in a male dominated world and you have quite the steamy collision of personalities. These two are surrounded by family throughout, some of which are only family by blood, others are family for the long haul. That distinction really makes you stop and think and adds a great deal to the story itself.
This was a thrilling story on its own and a great intro to Fossen’s new series. I can’t wait for the next instalment.