"The folks in Ransom Canyon welcome a new stage singer"
Reviewed by Clare O'Beara
Posted February 12, 2017
Romance Western | Romance
Fifth in the 'Ransom Canyon' series by popular author Jodi
Thomas, comes the Cinderella story of a sheriff. Sheriff
Dan Brigman, a mature divorced father, finds a woman's boot
in the road one night. A blue boot with rhinestones and a
tall heel. He brings it to the nearest Texas bar, since
the evening is quiet, but nobody can recall who the owner
WILD HORSE SPRINGS is packed with lively and friendly
folks, so if you have not previously made the trip to
Ransom Canyon you don't need to worry. You'll be able to
fit in quickly. Brandi Malone is also a newcomer, as she's
a travelling singer who has stopped off to perform at the
new club outside town. Dan turns up here with the boot and
she's thrilled to have it returned to her. The two chat
over a meal, and Brandi decides she could make an exception
to her no-men rule. Life on the road isn't as much fun as
it used to be ten years ago.
Life in the small town of Crossroads isn't entirely quiet,
and Dan has to arrest a local teenager for rowdiness. A
former Texas Ranger out at Wild Horse Springs comes off his
horse in open country and has to be helicoptered to help.
Not alone that, but half the drunks in town are convinced
they are going to go home with Brandi after her stage set
each night. Dan decides he has to keep her safe. It's his
duty. Then matters start getting more complicated.
By the end of the book quite a lot of troubles have
developed and the mixture of characters and plots will
amuse and entertain you. I like that the different stories
will appeal to a variety of age groups. The main romance
smoulders along between Dan and Brandi but it's by no means
the only one as various people meet and get on well, or
discover how much someone means to them. What seemed like
a quiet town turns out to be a lively one, just in a
relaxed way most of the time.
Jodi Thomas has previously written several other series
like Harmony, Whispering Mountain and Wife Lottery, all
romances featuring larger than life Texans. I recommend
WILD HORSE SPRINGS for adult romance readers who enjoy an
ongoing story about a small town.
In the heart of Ransom Canyon, sometimes the right
match for a lonely soul is the one you least expect
Dan Brigman may not lead the most exciting life, but he's
proud of what he's achieved: he's a respected lawman, and
he's raised a bright, talented daughter on his own. But
finding a lone, sparkly blue boot in the middle of a
deserted highway gets him thinking maybe the cowgirl who
lost it is exactly the shake-up he needs.
After losing her baby girl, Brandi Malone felt like her soul
died along with her daughter. Now singing in small-town bars
to make ends meet, she's fine being a drifter—until a
handsome sheriff makes her believe that parking her boots
under his bed is a better option.
College grad Lauren Brigman has just struck out on her own
in downtown Dallas when a troubling phone call leads her
back home to Crossroads. Her hometown represents her family,
friends and deepest hopes, but also her first love, Lucas
Reyes. Will Lauren's homecoming be another heartbreak, or a
second chance for her and Lucas?
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