A quirky modern romance about a cowboy who has given up horses and the introverted girl who helps get him back in the saddle.
Jordan spent the happiest parts of her childhood at a ranch camp in Tucson. But then the ranch was sold and the loss of it broke her heart.
Having survived being raised by an abusive mother, Jordan thinks she's doing pretty well. She's holding down a job and getting herself through the day-to-day slog of modern living. But her only social outlet is a game—an MMPORG called Heroes of the Totem Spirit, or HotTS for short—where her totem partner is a warhorse, Buttercup, who's named after the horse she lost as a kid.
Jordan is well aware that racking up so many hours in a fantasy world isn't exactly healthy. So when an ad pops up in her work queue about a ranch offering riding lessons, she decides to give it a go. She heads to the Tipped Z, where she meets her instructor, Erin, and a rather sexy ranch hand named Grant.
Grant proves to be interesting, and not just because he seems potentially interested in her. He mysteriously refuses to get on a horse. When Jordan sets out to figure out why, she realizes she's going to have to deal with some of her own unaddressed trauma if she wants things with Grant to evolve.
A Man Who Heals can be read as a stand-alone novel, but it is the third book in the Tipped Z series. These book combine love, horsemanship, family, and the Tucson desert into easy-reading stories. For the richest experience, read them all!
About the Author
Growing up in Tucson, Arizona, Stefani always hoped to marry a cowboy. She did not. (Instead she married a man who turned into a cowboy, but that's a story for another day.) She has always loved to write stories and ride horses, and now frequently writes stories about riding horses (and falling in love.)
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a wonderful story with many layers that you have to peel back to get to the meat of it. Jordan comes from a troublesome background and as a result she shies away from people. She is an online gamer but also like horseback riding where an ad leads her to a ranch where she meets Grant. This story is intriguing as it inspiring as it takes you through Jordan's and Grant's journey's of overcoming their past and developing a bond between them. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.