"how Can he resist this sexy freckled redhead"
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted September 6, 2012
Tina Leonard lets us know we are in for a treat right from
page one. Her talent for developing a fast moving
storyline with genuinely likeable characters is evident in
THE RENEGADE COWBOY RETURNS.
Gage Phillips is looking for a simple life and his plan is
just that -- simple -- avoid husband seeking women and the
rest will follow. So he takes on a project that will give
him some peace and quiet and time alone. Jonas Callahan
comes up with a construction job that affords Gage all
he was seeking. Or at least that's what he thinks. His
relationship with his ex-wife is complicated with
the announcement that they have a teenage daughter that is
the product of their short lived marriage. Gage is pretty
sure he is only let in on this secret because said
daughter is becoming a bit much for his ex to handle.
However upon arriving at the Dark Diablo ranch he is
greeted by a rather curt and surprised female who quickly
steers him toward the bunkhouse for his lodgings. For some
reason Gage makes a quick decision that here is a woman he
would enjoy -- and not for the obvious -- but for having some
sport with. So for an opening line he verbally compares
this redhead with a stick of dynamite admitting that both
are things he readily avoids.
With Chelsea and her mother staying at the house things
are going to be very interesting. Chelsea has been engaged
to Jonas for a short time but it isn't a real engagement.
Jonas is going to marry Chelsea so she can attain
citizenship. But that all changes when Jonas meets Sabrina,
falls in love and gets married. Jonas still wants to
help Chelsea and Gage picking up on the irony of his being
hired to do repair work at the same ranch where Jonas has
put up the mother and daughter from Ireland. Gage has to
admit it was a pretty neat set up -- one he has no intention
of falling for.
Gage has to honor his promise to Jonas but even more
important he is awaiting the arrival of his thirteen year
old daughter Cat who is going to be spending her summer
with the father she doesn't even know. This is going to be
their chance to get to know each other. But now Gage
realizes the house is going to be a little crowded what
with Chelsea, her mother, Gage and Cat all living under one
roof. But it is just for the summer. They can and will
The thing is he just can't help smiling and laughing
when in the company of the Irish redheaded spitfire. She
gives as good as he does. Even with her edict that they keep
out of each other's way Gage has to admit he is beginning
to like spending time with her. Chelsea and her mother are
good for Cat. The summer arrangement just might work out to
everyone's advantage. Now all Gage has to do is remind
himself of his plans to stay away from marriageable women.
If you like characters that spice up every page with
hilarious banter than look no further. Tina Leonard has
created a delicious story that gets better at each turn of
the page. I couldn't help laughing aloud and at the same
time deeply caring for this odd group. Make sure to put
THE RENEGADE COWBOY RETURNS on your list.
The Renegade Cowboy Returns
"If You're Selling
Something, I'm Not Buying, Cowboy."
the warmest words of welcome for Gage Phillips, who's just
been named overseer of Dark Diablo ranch. On top of that,
the Texas rover recently found out he's a father. The last
thing he needs is a woman ordering him around, not to
mention driving him crazy with desire...especially now that
he's thinking about mending his footloose
Ireland seems a long way from Chelsea's
new life on the Callahans' New Mexico spread-which now
includes a teenage girl and her father: a raffish Texas
cowboy with a slow, easy grin who's throwing temptation
squarely in Chelsea's path!
But a proposal? Gage
surprises even himself with that one. It's strictly
business-so Chelsea can get her citizenship. Or maybe not.
Because as far as Gage is concerned she's already hooked one
ready and willing renegade!
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