Friday, April 6, 2018

Stryder: The Second Chance Billionaire (Billionaire Cowboys of Clearwater County), by Bonnie R. Paulson

Captiva Publishing, April 2018

Ever since Stryder Flint left the small town of Two Rides, Montana, Melody Steel has been working to keep the Steel ranch functioning, or at least keep the bills paid, despite her father's drinking and indifference. She has long since stopped believing that Stryder will ever come back, especially now that he's a famous billionaire and not the poor boy who left to go to college.

Stryder, meanwhile, still harbors hopes of winning Melody back, even though she has never responded to any of his letters over the years.

When Clint Steel dies, and Melody simply can't even keep the lights on, much less pay the mortgage, Stryder decides it's time to take his chances and go home.

This is a novella- length story, and it's not long before the reader has a better understanding of what's really been happening than either of the principals. Stryder and Melody are both likable, decent, hardworking people, and with compatible values, and it would be hard not to root for them to get together.

Light but enjoyable.

I received a free electronic galley of the book from the author, and am reviewing it voluntarily.