Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Rancher and Protector-Pamela Britton

Rancher and Protector

Pamela Britton

Harlequin American, Oct 4 2011, $5.25

ISBN: 9780373753772

His friend Logan asks Colton Sheridan to find his son Rudy hidden from him by the kid’s nasty aunt. Logan further explains when his wife Sharron died he had legal problems with her death so his sister-in-law gained custody and refuses to tell him what boarding school his son attends. If he gets him back his son, Logan will reward Colt with a prized horse.

Country Colt assumes Aunt Amber is a city snake. However, he is taken aback when he meets the city slicker at Camp Cowboy in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. She has taken a job there as a speech therapist for special needs children while he obtains work with the horses. She also conceals her autistic son from his dad who went to jail for the involuntary manslaughter killing of his wife. Amber would die before she lets this murderer near her “Dee”. As he gets to know her, Colt not just falls in love but realizes she is best for what Dee needs.

Dee and Colt’s dog Mac own the entertaining family drama as they affirm E.C. Field’s wry comment about never starring with kids or animals by stealing the top gun relationship from the adults. The lead couple is a fascinating pairing of a child’s ferocious champion protector who sees the good in everyone except Logan and the rancher who sees the bad and ugly in everyone even himself. Filled with angst, perhaps too much si as the three adults have issues; fans will relish this warm tale.

Harriet Klausner

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