New York Times Bestselling Author Lori Wilde returns to Cupid, Texas with a heartwarming story of a cowboy who comes home to the family ranch for a wedding filled with surprises…
The illegitimate son of a Texas ranching dynasty, Ridge Lockhart left home ten years ago with one goal: to become more successful than the father who never accepted him.
Mission accomplished, but now he’s back at the Silver Feather Ranch for a wedding—three days of best man duty until he can hightail it out. Then he spies Kaia Alzate, and suddenly leaving isn’t quite so appealing.
Kaia Alzate grew up the daughter of the ranch foreman, servants to the mighty Lockharts in the mansion. Back then, she followed Ridge around like a puppy. Now, she’s fighting the attraction she feels for this sexy CEO. She’s determined not to make a big mistake—but when Ridge takes her in his arms she’s stunned…could he be the man she’s waited for all along?
About the Author
Lori Wilde is the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers’ Weekly bestselling author of 87 works of romantic fiction. She’s a three-time Romance Writers’ of America RITA finalist and has four times been nominated for Romantic Times Readers’ Choice Award. She has won numerous other awards as well. Her books have been translated into 26 languages, with more than four million copies of her books sold worldwide. Her breakout novel, The First Love Cookie Club, has been optioned for a TV movie.
Lori is a registered nurse with a BSN from Texas Christian University. She holds a certificate in forensics and is also a certified yoga instructor.
A fifth-generation Texan, Lori lives with her husband, Bill, in the Cutting Horse Capital of the World; where they run Epiphany Orchards, a writing/creativity retreat for the care and enrichment of the artistic soul.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The author drug this story oooooouuuuutttttt too long. Could have been told quite well in have the pages. Too much filler.
Kaia and Ridge were electric. When Ridge returns home for a wedding, he wants to do his duty for his best friend and then disappear. But his plan goes awry when he spies a gorgeous gal as he’s landing his plane. Wouldn’t you know, it was the girl from next door (well, kind of). Kaia spent her childhood following Ridge and the others around like a puppy dog. She’s a sweet girl. Ridge might have a lot of money, but he doesn’t seem to throw it in people’s faces. He was left on his father’s porch as a young child. He left town when he caught his dad sleeping with his girlfriend. He always knew he wasn’t really wanted in his family, yet he yearns for his father’s approval. But despite it all, he wasn’t whiny. He was really the perfect cowboy to fall in love with. If you love rich cowboys and a falling-for-the-best-friend’s-sibling romance, this is an entertaining story. Highly recommend this author. I received a copy via Edelweiss
Million Dollar Cowboy is book 5 in the Cupid, Texas series. I love reading cowboy books as a break from Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy so this was a perfect fit for me. Even better that this is a best friend's little sister trope. It's not all about the romance though there is a ton of drama between Ridge Lockhart and some of his family and it made this book oh so entertaining. We start off meeting Ridge Lockhart, the illegitimate eldest son of a wealthy Texan rancher. He's back in Cupid, Texas for his best friend's wedding and is dreading seeing his family. We quickly find out the relationship between him and his father is troubled, to say the least. It doesn't get any better that his father stole his girlfriend and is now married to her. The only positive is being around his friends and their family. This is where his best friend's little sister, Kaia Alzate enters the picture. She's a down to earth gal that wants Ridge to stop and smell the roses instead of working non-stop. They really balance each other out and Kaia helps Ridge deal with all the drama that unfolds. The only issue is if Ridge can stop working long enough to stay in an actual relationship. Million Dollar Cowboy is a yummy cowboy read I couldn't put down. It had a bit of everything I could ask for in a romance, cowboys, best friend's little sister trope and enjoyable characters. The drama mixed in made me feel bad for Ridge and everything he's had to deal with in the past. He's grown a strong shell around him and I'm glad he was paired with Kaia who has been there for him from the start. All in all, this was a lovely read and I highly suggest it if you're a fan of cowboy romances or best friend's little sister tropes.