Sidelined by a career-ending injury, rodeo cowboy Ridge Cooper is desperate to find an outlet for the energy he devoted to his sport. He decides to teach rodeo skills to the kids at the Phoenix House, a local group home for foster children. Here he falls for a big-city girl who just might make him the perfect wife.
Inner-city social worker Sierra Dunn has been exiled to a last-chance home for foster kids in a remote Wyoming town for blowing the whistle on her boss. Her only goal is to prove herself and move back to the city, but the town's rodeo hero is going after her heart.
I really enjoyed this book. The characters were easy to connect with. Ridge has a tough exterior, but underneath it he is as tortured as the kids in the story are. It was nice to hear how he made an impression on everyone he came into contact with.
Sierra seemed like she wanted to fix the world. She just wanted to have a little say in what was happening with the boys in her charge. There were some scenes in the book that brought out the emotions in me. There was suspense surrounding the children. When I started reading the book, I realized that she truly loved each one of the boys. The further into the book I got the harder it was to put down. When I was finished I was a little sad that it was over. Well recommended!
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. April M