THE COWBOY'S WAY – Kathie DeNosky
The Good, The Bad and The Texan , Book 4
Billionaire and Babies Series
Harlequin Desire #2347
ISBN: 978-0-373-73360-6
January 2015
Contemporary Series Romance

Texas – Present Day

Rancher T.J. Malloy has had numerous run-ins with next door ranch owner Heather Wilson, and to say they don't like each other is an understatement. But one day as he's driving home, he comes across a vehicle stranded in a nearby rising river. To his surprise, it's Heather, so rather than feel guilt over leaving her there, he invites her to stay at his house until the water recedes. Then she pulls a child out of the backseat and he realizes she's also a single mother. An expected few hours together soon turns to a few nights. T.J. begins to become attracted to Heather, but getting involved with her isn't something he's planned. Not only because she's his neighbor, but because she reeks of a wedding ring and a father for her child. This is something he can't promise her.

Heather's son, Seth, and T.J. hit it off immediately, and even she soon warms up to T.J. While they grow closer and begin to care for each other, she doesn't tell him everything going on with her life, specifically that she is about to lose her ranch. She doesn't want anyone to feel sorry for her because she's proud. Yet it doesn't take long for T.J. to wonder why she doesn't have help on the ranch and he does some digging. Can he help her without ticking her off?

T.J. is a good hearted man and doesn't normally get into arguments with people, but when Heather's horse jumped the fence and had his way with his mares, he saw red, thus beginning their feud. But in THE COWBOY'S WAY, he gets to know Heather and her son, and he starts to see her in a different light. They become attracted to each other and soon T.J.'s thinking of making her his wife. But in order to achieve his goal, he's going to have to win her trust, which is hard to do with a proud woman. Yet there's no denying the sensuality that makes their coupling sizzling hot. Heather needs to lean on someone, but is she going to allow T.J. to be that someone?

T.J. ended up in a foster care home and raised by a man who provided tough love for him and the other “boys” brought into the home, which was a ranch. The boys grew into men who loved ranching and rodeoing, and all have become successful and remain close to one another. In the fourth installment in The Good, The Bad and The Texan series, readers catch up on the guys and their ever burgeoning families. However, THE COWBOY'S WAY can be read alone without having read the other three books.

It's cowboys, babies, and a couple who mend the fences after being at odds in THE COWBOY'S WAY. It's an entertaining tale as T.J. and Heather fall in love.

Patti Fischer