Shy computer specialist and amateur chef Tina Hayes travels to Circle Bar K ranch to scatter her father’s ashes in the Tetons of Wyoming. Once there, her father’s old army buddy and his cast of cowboy ranch hands persuade her to stay on as the ranch’s cook for a while. It’s not a hard decision, especially when she meets Wyatt McCabe, a man who makes her heart gallop like no one else. But with so many cowboys to choose from, can Wyatt show Tina that he’s the only one for her?
Tina Hayes was asked by her grandfather via his will to spread his ashes in the Tetons. Then she was to bring some boxes to his old Army buddy Calvin Douglas. They were in boot camp together and continued to active duty. Calvin was a cook and her grandpa a combat soldier. It was during Vietnam and Agent Orange, leaving a marking on her granddad that never ever went away. Her grandma was pregnant with her mom when he left, an only child, they only lasted as a couple for five years he came back with what we know now as PTSD. They just didn’t know it then. Her grandma couldn’t deal with who he had become when he came back.
In all that time though she came to find out later after his passing that Calvin was the one constant in his life beside her. They continued to write to each other often. On an old typewriter that her had forever. And she was carrying back to him all the love and memories these two friends had for one another as friends and family but most of all brothers in arms.
Being shy beyond words her whole life she didn’t know what to expect. Especially being from Kentucky and driving all that way with her dog, his ashes and those letters to Wyoming. So, when she arrives after a very long emotional day and the first person she comes in contact with is a big, tall, good looking, surly cowboy who doesn’t even crack a smile, well she wanted to run. Nobody ever called Wyatt McCabe cuddly and friendly that is for sure. But when asked where Calvin is he gave good Intel.
When she found Calvin he was more than excited to see her and he seemed to know way more about her and her granddad than she did about him. He was so friendly and appeared to be the cook. So he asked her to dinner. She was not okay with that she said she was just there to drop off the boxes. He said he would not take no for an answer. That her granddad would skin him alive if he knew he didn’t make her stay. He said he was shy just like she is and he understood but not to worry that the guys would love her.
So thankfully he let her help get things ready to be served up because the only other option was go into the mess hall alone and wait. No Way! Was her thought. When all the ranch hands come through to eat they are all very friendly except guess who? There is Joe, the foreman, Bull the one who never stops talking and has a foul mouth, Sonny the second to the youngest, Nick the youngest, and Dean the charmer. But all, every last one, with a kind heart. She knew this because they did everything they could do to get her to stay. When she said yes they were all so excited. Company must be in short supply way out where they are she thought.
Being there for dinner she was able to see the men in a different light and realize she could let her guard down around men a little. No matter how she looked at it she was still inexperienced when it comes to men. She had never dated one let alone kissed one. But that night after fixing Nick’s computer boy did he kiss her. And Dean was not happy because he was saying he was too young and he was the one flirting openly with her at the time. Yet, she kept stealing looks at Wyatt and caught him looking at her too. Her fantasies had never been about cowboys more like firemen but found out by accident that is what Wyatt used to do was he was a fireman. Her life just got interesting.
This was a very cute story full of plot twist to make it fun. And most of all raining men, not just any men, cowboys. Men that will make you laugh, that is for sure. There is an attempted murder, a love twist, and a marriage proposal. All the things to keep you interested and wanting more. I give this 5 stars. Provided by netgalley.com. Follow us at:
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