"Montana Strong series begins with a fabulous story."
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted June 26, 2018
Sometimes life just needs a bit of luck thrown in for good
measure. There always seems to be times when we question
just how we got to a certain point in our lives. Maybe fate
-- who knows. Welcome to COWBOY ON MY MIND first in the Montana
Strong series by R.C. Ryan.
But R.C. Ryan has an answer of her own in COWBOY ON MY MIND.
Ben and his young siblings are runaways from the system
designed to help and protect orphaned kids like them but
once again failed miserably. These three are the product of
physical and emotional abuse by that foster system and in
the middle of a blizzard found Mac Monroe and his ranch.
Mac who was at the end of his rope with grief over the death
of his son and wife was actually contemplating a harsh
solution. But once this trio happened upon his doorstep --
actually in his barn -- Mac rediscovered who he was perhaps
through this newly discovered purpose. Mac actually refers
to his family as a strange assortment of men that the world
would consider misfits. Yes, they are a unique eclectic
group but each one has so much class and integrity it's
hard to imagine any of them feeling left out. They had come
together almost by accident -- but if you believe in fate --
well it could have been in play getting all these men under
If I had to choose one particular scene that was my favorite
in COWBOY ON MY MIND it would have to be around the kitchen
table. During those meals and ensuing conversations R.C.
Ryan provides a wondrous glimpse into the lives of the
It was a group effort raising Ben, Finn and Sam. The family
unit also included three men from very diverse backgrounds
Otis Green, Roscoe Flute and Zachariah York. I don't
usually list supporting characters so that should give you a
good idea of how important these three gentlemen were to the
Monroe family. They had done an excellent job.
Now Ben was working with the sheriff which would have
surprised many a folk reminiscing about his teen years. And
it was his reputation that was going to be a hurdle if he
ever hoped to have a chance with the girl he had crushed on
as a teen. Rebecca was back in town working with her father.
Ben had become Rebecca's sort of knight in armor when they
were in school. But Rebecca's father hadn't really changed
his opinion of Ben even after all these years. So you would
say Ben definitely had his work cut out for himself.
There's a bit of everything in COWBOY ON MY MIND. Soul
searching, harsh reality check all softened with the love of
a good family by an excellent writer like R.C. Ryan. I've
had the privilege of reading and reviewing quite a few works
by this talented writer who leads with her heart and invites
you to join a little journey that has you biting at the bit
A heartwarming western romance about a cowboy who gets
a second chance with his first love in the rugged beauty
of the Montana mountains. . .
Ben Monroe was the ultimate bad boy - and everyone in
Haller Creek knew it. But now as a sheriff's deputy, Ben
spends his time breaking up bar fights rather than
starting them, and staying away from trouble...until Becca
Henderson comes back into town. She's just as beautiful as
Ben remembers - and just as far out of his reach.
Coming home is exactly what Becca Henderson needed. A
place of her own, a successful new business, and a chance
to reconnect with the sexy cowboy she had a crush on in
school. Ben has always blazed his own path and never let
anyone stand in his way. It excites-and scares-her. But
when an unexpected threat surfaces, Becca will see just
how far Ben will go to protect the woman he loves-and
fight for their chance at forever.
Also includes the bonus novella Rocky Mountain Cowboy by
Every reporter in the country wants an exclusive interview
with chiseled Olympic heartthrob Jaden Alexander -
nicknamed the "Snowboarding Cowboy." But only one of them
has the easygoing charm - and breathtaking beauty - to
knock Jaden off balance . . .
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