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Luke
     

Luke

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by R. C. Ryan
 

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Wild at Heart. . .

Wild. Reckless. Stubborn. That's Luke Malloy in a nutshell. The solitary life of a rancher and the untamed Montana wilderness make him feel alive-and nothing will ever change that. Not even being thrown from his horse and forced to accept a stranger's help. The fact that this stranger is a beautiful blonde with a passion for

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Wild at Heart. . .

Wild. Reckless. Stubborn. That's Luke Malloy in a nutshell. The solitary life of a rancher and the untamed Montana wilderness make him feel alive-and nothing will ever change that. Not even being thrown from his horse and forced to accept a stranger's help. The fact that this stranger is a beautiful blonde with a passion for ranching that rivals his own doesn't hurt. But there's a secret she's hiding, and Luke won't rest until he uncovers it...

Ingrid Larsen doesn't need anyone's help. Not with managing her family's ranch. Not with raising her little sister. And certainly not with the mysterious incidents occurring on her property. When this too-sexy-for-his-own-good cowboy needs a place to recover, she hopes he'll be in and out in no time flat. But just as she's beginning to trust Luke's promise of protection, Ingrid's secret threatens to tear them apart.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
10/31/2016
Ryan’s fine second Malloys of Montana contemporary (after Matt) delivers on all expectations. Luke Malloy is the middle son, a wild child with a heart of gold. Ingrid Larsen is a struggling rancher with a spine of steel. When Luke learns of threats to the Larsen ranch, he doesn’t hesitate to step in. Ingrid’s cautious, dutiful nature makes her reluctant to trust Luke’s gallantry, but she can’t deny how much she needs a strong friend. With help from the community and Luke’s loving family, they stand together to face every peril. Their relationship starts with danger, and the suspense and romantic tension never flag. Ryan creates vivid characters against the lovingly rendered backdrop of sweeping Montana ranchlands. The passion between Ryan’s protagonists, which they keep discreet, is tender and heartwarming. The plot is drawn in broad strokes, but Ryan expertly brings it to a satisfying conclusion. (Dec.)
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"Ryan creates vivid characters against the lovingly rendered backdrop of sweeping Montana ranchlands. The passion between Ryan's protagonists, which they keep discreet, is tender and heartwarming. The plot is drawn in broad strokes, but Ryan expertly brings it to a satisfying conclusion."—Publishers Weekly on Luke

"Once again we are invited to share in an amazing tale of love, strength, pride and gutsiness...undoubtedly one of the best stories written by R.C. Ryan."—Fresh Fiction on Luke

"Rich, layered, vulnerable characters...coupled with strong chemistry and intense heat between them, proves Ryan does the contemporary Western love story well."
--RT Book Reviews on The Legacy of Copper Creek

"There's plenty of hot cowboys, action, and romance in this heady mix of a series that will leave you breathless."
--Parkersburg News and Sentinel on Josh

"Engaging...Ryan paints a picturesque image of the rugged landscape and the boisterous, loving, close-knit Conway family."
--Publishers Weekly on Quinn

"These not-to-be-missed books are guaranteed to warm your heart!"
--Fresh Fiction on Montana Glory

"Found love, lost treasure and ever-present danger. R.C. Ryan delivers it all with page-turning romance."
-Nora Roberts, New York Times bestselling author on Montana Legacy

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455591633
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
11/29/2016
Series:
Malloys of Montana Series , #2
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
85,968
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author R.C. Ryan has written more than ninety novels, both contemporary and historical. Quite an accomplishment for someone who, after her fifth child started school, gave herself the gift of an hour a day to follow her dream to become a writer.

In a career spanning more than twenty years, Ms. Ryan has given dozens of radio, television, and print interviews across the country and Canada, and has been quoted in such diverse publications as the Wall Street Journal and Cosmopolitan. She has also appeared on CNN News, and Good Morning America.

R.C. Ryan is a pseudonym of New York Times bestselling author Ruth Ryan Langan.

You can learn more about R. C. Ryan and her alter ego Ruth Ryan Langan at:
RyanLangan.com
Twitter, @RuthRyanLangan
Facebook.com

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Luke 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 27 days ago
## Good read. Kept my interest for the most part. Some of the family dialogue was a little lengthy, but not too bad. It was definitely a little PG for my taste. But if you like clean family cowboy stories, this will be perfect for you.
Rhodes123 3 months ago
This book is #2 in the The Malloys of Montana Series and they can be read as a stand alone issue but they are best read in order. Luke Malloy is the middle child of 3 boys and he has always been wild and reckless but he has a heart of gold and would go above and beyond for those that he loves. His parents died in a car crash when he was young so his grandparents took the boys in. Luke chooses to live a solitary life of a rancher in the Montana wilderness, it's where he finds the most happiness. While on his way back from being up in the hills he is thrown from his horse and is rescued by a fellow rancher. This fellow rancher is a beautiful blonde whose passion is to revive her fathers ranch and make it well known. But it's apparent she has secrets. Ingrid Larsen inherited the cattle on her fathers ranch is trying to buy back the ranch from her mother before she sells it to a neighboring rancher. Ingrid is independent and doesn't want anyone's help managing her family's ranch, raising her little sister and most certainly not with the mysterious incidents happening on or around her ranch. She takes in the sexy stranger while he is recovering from his wounds and tries to stay aloof and not trust the sweet talker. But just as her sister has done, she begins to trust Luke, rely on his promise of protection and keeping her heart out of the equation is a bigger battle than finding out who is out to get her.
alterlisa 4 months ago
Thoroughly fell in love with the characters in this series. While Luke had definitely been a wild child, once meeting Ingrid and her little sister, he had already began the process of maturing and becoming the man that he was destined to be. I loved his manners and his thoughtful way of helping the Marrow family. If you love cowboy romances (and who doesn't) this is the next read for you. There's a mixture of romance and mystery that will enthrall you and have you sitting up till you read the last page.
judiOH 4 months ago
a wonderful suspenseful romance. luke is a wild child of the west, ingrid is not. a very well written story that will intrigue you from page one. i love this one!!
Lashea677 4 months ago
I have yet to meet a Malloy, I didn't like. Rugged, loyal, with a mile long wild streak and a big heart to match Luke is less of a loner and more of a nurturer. When he cares, he does it completely and that is both a strength and a weakness. His soft heart lands him some tough situations that build character but can also prove dangerous. Ingrid is his equal in every way except one. She works hard, cares deeply, but doesn't trust easily. How could these two strangers know that a simple act of kindness, would lead them down a path of danger, treachery, and love. There is never a dull moment with the Malloys. Adventure, suspense and romance are always on the agenda when you love a Malloy.