After countless attempts to speak with the owner of the retreat for troubled teens she runs on the outskirts of Lone Tree, Montana, Caitlin Myers resorts to kidnapping Brandon ‘The Ogre of Lone Tree’ Barnes in a desperate attempt to change his mind about turning Stoney Brook into a vacation resort for the wealthy.
Retired rodeo star, Dalton Barnes, gets the surprise of his life when he’s abducted by a soft-spoken female with a ‘gun’ and taken to the retreat his family owns. He soon learns she’s kidnapped the wrong cowboy by mistake. She wanted his brother. Things go from bad to worse when a late spring snowstorm strands them together at the cabin. But it’s during their snow-in that Dalton learns why Caitlin has gone to such lengths to save Stoney Brook. Having had issues with his older brother himself and a not so happy past, Dalton promises to do what he can to help her.
When confronted Brandon tells Dalton he’ll hold off on his plans for the retreat, but only if Dalton agrees to stick around and help run it. Keeping his promise to Caitlin, Dalton agrees and what starts out as a common goal to turn the troubled teens’ lives around that summer ends up turning theirs around as well. Can a man who has always avoided putting down roots and a woman with a deep-seated fear of abandonment hang on to the happiness they’ve found together? Or will the past return to threaten their newfound love?
Love, laughter and a heartwarming read…
Caitlin was desperate to save the camp, which is why she kidnapped Dalton to begin with. The series that events that happened after the kidnapping just kind of happened. To be fair, I think it was just me and that contemporary romance thing bogging me down. Brandon was the bad guy in Kidnapped Cowboy, but he really wasn’t all that bad. His business associate was someone easy to hate, but then that conflict was also taken care of easily….hmmm…
I think I just wanted more. More romance, more conflict, more real interaction with the kids at the retreat, just more. There were sweet moments and funny moments and even a couple of heart breaking and tension filled moments but they were fleeting. And… I just may not have been in the mood for a easy, no conflict romance.
So, if you’re in the mood for a sweet cowboy story that is a quick read that comes to a satisfying end with a very comfortable HEA, then Kidnapped Cowboy would make a great summer read. 😉