A heartwarming western romance about a cowboy who gets a second chance with his first love in the rugged beauty of the Montana mountains. . .
Ben Monroe was the ultimate bad boy - and everyone in Haller Creek knew it. But now as a sheriff's deputy, Ben spends his time breaking up bar fights rather than starting them, and staying away from trouble...until Becca Henderson comes back into town. She's just as beautiful as Ben remembers - and just as far out of his reach.
Coming home is exactly what Becca Henderson needed. A place of her own, a successful new business, and a chance to reconnect with the sexy cowboy she had a crush on in school. Ben has always blazed his own path and never let anyone stand in his way. It excites-and scares-her. But when an unexpected threat surfaces, Becca will see just how far Ben will go to protect the woman he loves-and fight for their chance at forever.
Also includes the bonus novella Rocky Mountain Cowboy by Sara Richardson!
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About 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:
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Good...just wish that i could have read about Becca confronting her father, Hank, about the way he treated Ben when she recuperated at his house. After all she is an adult. Love the story tho.. PJ
I liked this story even if I didn't fall in love with it. I decided to give this book a try since it was the start of a new series and an author that is new to me. I really liked the sound of the book and found it to be an enjoyable read overall. This was a fairly quick read that I am glad I took a chance on. This book started out really strong for me. I loved that the book started with Ben was just a boy and first crossed paths with Mac who would eventually become his family. Ben's brothers, Mac, and the other men on the ranch were definitely high points of the story for me and I was pleased that they played a large role in the story. Ben's past is important to this story because it really shaped his view of the world and how others perceive him. Becca has just moved back to town after finishing college. Becca's parents would like her to stay with them in town but she decides to get her own place instead. Her father really would like to control most of the aspects of Becca's life and does his best to do just that. Her father does not like Ben at all and makes no secret of it. I liked Ben and Becca. They were both really nice with each other and I did like how Ben wanted to protect Becca. These two do some pretty big obstacles to deal with between the shooter that seems to be following Becca and Becca's father. The romance definitely had a sweeter feel to it but I think that it worked well for this story even though I have to admit that I would have liked to see just a bit more chemistry between the characters. I would recommend this book to others. It was a nice romance with enough mystery to keep things really interesting. I am looking forward to watching Ben's brothers find their happily ever after in future books. I received a review copy of this book from Forever (Grand Central Publishing).
Ben Monroe is a reformed bad boy turned town sheriff deputy, he went from being the one breaking the rules to being the one enforcing them and it suits him quite nicely. He enjoys his quiet little life in Haller Creek, has all he needs... well, almost all he needs, some might say he needs the love of a good woman too, but unfortunately for him she just hasn't came along yet. That is until the woman who had a starring role in all of his teenage fantasies blows back into town... seeing Becca again quickly awakens the crush he use to have on her, and this time he plans to make his fantasies a reality! Becca Henderson is returning home in hopes of finding the quiet, comfortable life she has wanted for so long, and maybe even land the cowboy she has wanted for a long time too! She has harbored a serious crush on Ben Monroe since high school, but back then she never seem to be able to slow him down long enough to catch his eye, he was always to busy sewing his oats and reeking havoc on their little town. This time though she plans on making sure he knows just how she feels, and has high hopes that he feels the same way. Catching his attention this time though might just have become a whole lot easier with the danger that followed her home! Cowboy on My Mind is a delightful tale of second chances, reuniting with an old friend, and finding forever in a place it's least expected. This heartfelt tale will pull you in, have your emotions swirling, have your pulse rising, and is sure to inspire a serious case of the feels... it was such a joy to read this one! It was impossible not to fall for these wonderful characters, their story came with a relatable feel to it, and with each page I turned the deeper I was pulled into their world, and when that last page came the harder it was for me to leave them! I cannot wait to revisit this wonderful new series from Ms. Ryan, and see what she has in store for these wonderful folks! If you like small town romance that is heavy on the feels, and comes with a touch of suspense then I highly recommend you pick this one up, you will love what you find!! I requested an advanced copy of this title from NetGalley, and voluntarily read and reviewed.