TEXAS RANGER TAKES A BRIDE
While visiting her father's ranch, horse broker Mallory Hagan's son, Ryan, is kidnapped by fugitives. The man who saves Ryan's life is Mallory's ex-lover, Texas Ranger Chase Landon -- who's also the boy's father. Chase is furious at Mallory for keeping Ryan from him, but he admits her reasons might be valid. Mallory agrees to let Chase get to know Ryan, but she isn't looking to take a chance on love -- or him -- again. Patricia Thayer's Texas Ranger Takes a Bride (2) starts off dramatically but suffers from a terribly overused plot and conflict.