The Reluctant Wrangler
Harlequin American Romance, Oct 12 2010, $4.99
Nikki Johannson accepts a position as a housemother to troubled boys ranging in age from eight to fifteen at the Bent Tree in Oklahoma. She will also provide riding lesions to her charges. However, Nikki has a secret agenda for wanting to come to the ranch; her brother Tanner O’Brien, who never knew he has a sister, owns the spread.
She conceals her secret for now though she is welcomed warmly by her sister in law Jules and is attracted to aloof wrangler William “Mac” MacGregor. Although he wants nothing to do with the newcomer as he has his own agenda, Mac knows he wants Nikki. As they fall in love, Mac learns the secret of who Nikki is. Her deception is the one thing that breaks them apart.
The sequel to The Rodeo Rider (Jules and Tanner’s tale) is a warm ranch romance starring a fabulous lead pair and a strong wonderful cast especially the kids and the extended family. Mac and Nikki are a fine pairing as each has secrets, but it is her concealment that drives them apart and her from the ranch. Readers will enjoy this entertaining Oklahoma tale as Roxann Delaney provides a fine family drama.