This third and final chapter in the McCord saga has a hero who comes reluctantly to love. The child adds a lovely emotional element to the story, the secondary romance is enjoyable and all loose ends are nicely tied up.
Zane McCord never wanted to leave his grandfather’s Lost Nugget Ranch, but as a 12-year-old he had no choice. Now, though, he’s an adult and happy to be back, along with his two cousins, to run the ranch. Though his cousins have both recently met the women of their dreams, Zane has no plans of settling down, until accountant Riley Mason comes to work at the ranch. For Riley, it’s the perfect job — an isolated ranch where she can keep her 4-year-old daughter, Summer, with her and safe from the men from Summer’s deceased father’s past. They are after Riley and the information she has. When they find her, she’s determined to keep them away from the McCord family, while Zane’s just as determined to keep the woman and child he has come to love safe. (FOREVER, Nov., 384 pp., $7.99)