cover image True-Blue Cowboy: Rocky Mountain Riders, Book 4

True-Blue Cowboy: Rocky Mountain Riders, Book 4

Sara Richardson. Forever, $5.99 mass market (312p) ISBN 978-1-5387-1225-2

Richardson takes readers on an emotionally satisfying, sometimes wrenching journey in her fourth Rocky Mountain Riders contemporary western (after Renegade Cowboy). Plucky former lawyer Everly Brooks flees San Francisco after her ex-fiancé gets her disbarred for something he did. She winds up in tiny Topaz Falls, Colo., running a farm and small café—and greatly preferring it to her former lifestyle, much to her parents’ chagrin. Honorable and handsome bronc rider Mateo Torres has always been determined to financially support his struggling family back in Mexico. He buys the land on which Everly’s farm is located, planning to raze it and put up luxury condos so his family will never want for anything. But after his temporary trailer home is flooded, he moves into Everly’s farmhouse—and into her heart. Readers will fall hard for multilayered Mateo and caring, empathetic Everly. This well-plotted and expertly characterized trip to small-town Colorado, which includes glimpses of happily-ever-afters from past books, is a sweet, refreshing summer treat. Agent: Suzie Townsend, New Leaf Literary & Media. (Aug.)