THE COWBOY'S SECRET SON
Finding rancher Nick Logan on her doorstep is an unwelcome surprise for Abby Stafford. Livid because Abby's kept their son, Robbie, a secret for years, Nick now wants custody. Abby refuses but takes Robbie to the ranch so he can get to know Nick. She finds a job as a waitress and makes the best of things -- on top of everything else, Nick's engaged to another woman. But there's still something between them, something that has Nick reconsidering the situation. Judy Christenberry's The Cowboy's Secret Son (1) has one huge problem -- its overbearing, ultra-controlling hero. The plot also strangles any trace of romance out of the story.