It’s been a long time since Colt Stafford shrugged off his cowboy legacy for shiny Manhattan loafers and a promising career on Wall Street. But when stock market manipulations leave him financially strapped, the oldest son of legendary rancher Sam Stafford decides to return to the sprawling Double S ranch in Gray’s Glen, Washington. He’s broke, but not broken, and it’s time to check in with his ailing father, and get his legs back under him by climbing into the saddle again.
He doesn’t expect to come home to a stranger pointing a loaded gun at his chest— a tough yet beautiful woman that Sam hired as the house manager. Colt senses there’s more to Angelina Morales than meets the eye and he’s determined to find out what she’s hiding…and why.
Colt’s return brings new challenges. Younger brother Nick has been Sam’s right-hand man at the ranch for years and isn’t thrilled at having Colt insert himself into Double S affairs. And the ranch’s contentious relationship with the citizens of Gray’s Glen asks all the Stafford men to examine their hearts about what it truly means to be a neighbor. And as Wall Street recovers, will Colt succumb to the call of the financial district’s wealth and power—or finally the courage to stay in the saddle for good?
Back in the Saddle is the first Novel in the Double S Ranch Series and it won't be the last one I read by Ruth Logan Herne. I loved the giving, kind heart that Colt had in this story. This is one of those books you fall in love with not only the plot, but also the characters and Colt is no exception. Of course, if you are the type of person that likes to read books in a series without waiting for cliff hangers, then wait for the second book to come out because this book leaves us waiting for book two with questions as a story brews with Angelina. She has a question to answer and will it be her honest answer. AHH!! This book is one of forgiveness and old wounds are healed. I give this book 5/5 stars and highly recommend you picking this up. Thank you to Litfuse for providing me a complimentary copy for giving my honest review, which I have provided.
About the Author:
Ruth Logan Herne has more than half a million books in print, including fifteen "Love Inspired" contemporary novels. "Back in the Saddle" is the first book in her new western romance series. Ruth is a founding member of Seekerville, a popular writing collective blog. A country girl who loves the big city, Ruth and her husband live on a farm in upstate New York.