Mary Connealy is one of my most favorite authors. She writes historical fiction without overwhelming detail but with tons of action and a bit of spunk and humor that keep me engrossed in the story. I love the relationship between the brothers and Heath in this book. It’s authentic and quite humorous. Sadie has just enough lady-ness to satisfy them much of the time but also enough spunk to cause them concern and bring out their protective natures. With the mystery and danger at hand, it’s a winning combination.
DESCRIPTION FROM GOODREADS
When Cimarron ranch patriarch Chance Boden is caught in an avalanche, the quick actions of hired hand Heath Kincaid save him. Badly injured, Chance demands that his will be read and its conditions be enforced immediately.
Without anyone else to serve as a witness, Heath is pressed into reading the will. If Justin, Sadie, and Cole Boden don’t live and work at home for the entire year, the ranch will go to their low-down cousin Mike.
Then Heath discovers the avalanche was a murder attempt, and more danger might follow. Deeply involved with the family, Heath’s desire to protect Sadie goes far beyond friendship. The danger keeps them close together, and their feelings grow until being apart is the last thing on their minds.