Series: Cahill Ranch #2.5
Published by Harlequin Books on October 1st 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery
FINAL DECISION: I liked these characters and their interaction. I just wish the story was longer because I found these characters very interesting.
THE STORY: Billie Dee Rhodes has come to Montana from Texas running from her past and looking for a new start (and maybe a cowboy). Taking the job as the cook for the Stagecoach Saloon, Billie Dee has enjoyed her daily talks with Henry Larson, a retired rancher. When danger from Billie Dee’s past comes to town, it is a question whether they will have time to have anything else develop between them.
OPINION: I loved these characters. It is rare for there to be a good romance with more mature characters. My biggest disappointment with this story is that it is too short. I could have read an entire full length book with these two. They are sweet and funny together.
Henry is a widower with three grown children and the scene where he is getting ready for his first date with Billie Dee was so funny. I loved seeing them get to know one another and also begin to reveal their secrets.
There is a short suspense plot incorporated in this story which worked very well. I really liked how Billie Dee and Henry start out their romance. I only wish we had some heat in the story and for things to go further than it did in this book.
I would definitely read another “part two” novella about these two and I wish there had been more pages to read.
WORTH MENTIONING: This is a short novella.
CONNECTED BOOKS: COWBOY’S RECKONING is book 2.5 in the Cahill Ranch series. While there are small appearances by characters from the series, this novella can be read on its own.
STAR RATING: I give this book 3.5 stars.