Mel Shaw is determined to keep her family ranch from going under, so she takes on a job helping some city slicker get his old ranch up and running. And if that means being in tight quarters with the hot NHL-star-turned-cowboy? Well, she did say she’d do anything for family.

After leaving his NHL career behind, Dan never expected to find a home on his rundown Montana ranch, but with Mel guiding the way, he finds that and so much more…


I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I checked this book out because it was a first in a new series. I always love being able to start the series from the very beginning. Also, the premise was promising. I always love a good cowboy story. I just think that cowboys are a man’s kind of man. They’re not the glamorous metrosexuals or the stoic billionaires with kinky preferences. Cowboys are simply great country males with honest to goodness kind of loving.

This book was a sweet story. I really liked the hero. For someone with his achievements, he found a good place somewhere that would not have been expected for an athlete like him. However, the male main character that he was went through a very good development throughout the book. The heroine was also okay, and I like her, but I’ve already met so many other heroines like her, the ones who say they will do anything for their family. So I can’t say she was unique or special in any way.

I liked this book. I will be honest and say it’s not one of my favorites, but it definitely is a good enough book to keep me hooked to the series. I will be following the next books, for sure.


Nicole Helm grew up with her nose in a book and a dream of becoming a writer. Luckily, after a few failed career choices, a husband, and two kids, she gets to pursue that dream.

Nicole lives in Missouri with her husband and two sons, and writes her novels one baby’s nap at a time. She’s slightly (okay, totally) addicted to Twitter, loves watching the St. Louis Cardinals, and her dream is to someday own a barn.

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