cover image Wind River Wrangler

Wind River Wrangler

Lindsay McKenna. Zebra, $7.99 mass market (352p) ISBN 978-1-4201-4174-0

McKenna’s captivating first Wind River contemporary shows that opposites do attract as a war-weary cowboy meets a New York City author. Shiloh Gallagher has had writer’s block for the past six months, ever since she was spooked by a stalker. She decides to visit a friend of her mother’s at her Wyoming ranch, Wind River. There is just one catch: Shiloh must reside in an employee’s cabin with Roan Taggart, the hunky, stoic cowboy who picked her up at the airport. Roan, a former Special Forces sergeant, exudes power, and his gentleness and caring toward Shiloh surprises and appeals to her. As she opens up to him about her past, which includes seeing her stepfather murder her mother, Roan begins to care for her even more, but they’re both uncertain about the possibility of their mutual attraction evolving into a life-changing relationship. When Shiloh’s stalker tracks her to Wyoming, Roan promises to do everything he can to keep her safe. The ever-present sensuality is a magnetic force that propels the novel forward amid simmering suspense. Agent: Ethan Ellenberg, Ethan Ellenberg Literary Agency. (Nov.)