Sculptor Josie Quinn wants so badly to compete in a fundraising rodeo organized by the charitable organization she runs with her friends that she'll do anything—even learn to "ride 'n' rope" from cowboy Tommy Ray Bartel, the man she had a one-night-stand with en route to her friend's ranch. Though he's attracted to Josie, Tommy Ray is stubborn, and he doesn't want a relationship. He's focused on making a million dollars so that he can compete with his son's wealthy stepfather. It takes him a while to admit he's wrong—about a lot of things. Despite the big coincidence at the heart of its plot, Judith Lyons' The Million Dollar Cowboy (3) has several touching moments and a very satisfying ending.
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer