cover image A Nice Day for a Cowboy Wedding: Mile High, Book 4

A Nice Day for a Cowboy Wedding: Mile High, Book 4

Nicole Helm. Zebra, $7.99 mass market (312p) ISBN 978-1-4201-4694-3

Helm’s winning fourth Mile High contemporary (after Want You More) shows that love and romance can occur in the most unexpected situations. Cora Preston leaves her abusive ex in Denver and takes her 12-year-old son, Micah, to the small Colorado town of Gracely, where Cora joins her sister’s wedding planning business. Nervous but fiercely determined to be successful, Cora meets with prospective bride Deb Tyler, matriarch of the Tyler ranching family. The beauty of the ranch is only matched by the allure of Shane Tyler, Deb’s handsome son, who is determined to prevent his mother from marrying ranch hand Ben Donahue. Cora becomes more than just a wedding planner to the Tyler family as Deb invites Micah to learn about horses and ranch work from Shane and his brother, and sparks fly between Cora and Shane. The wounds from Shane and Cora’s pasts add emotional angst and realism to their sizzling romance, which is complicated by Cora’s habit of ignoring her own need for happiness. Witty repartee, strong familial bonds, sensual romance, and the backdrop of the Colorado Rockies add allure to this satisfying story. Agent: Helen Breitwieser, Cornerstone Literary. (Sept.)