Here is excerpt from the book:
Annie Wilkerson is Moose Creek’s premiere horse trainer and equine columnist for Montana Living. Money is tight as she tries to put her kid-sister through college and provide for her young nephew. When Annie’s column is cancelled, she’s given first shot at a new lovelorn column—and she can’t afford to turn it down. Only problem is . . . Annie’s never been in love.
Always resourceful, she reluctantly strikes a deal with the town’s smooth-talking ladies’ man Dylan Taylor: She’ll work with his ailing horse, Braveheart, if he’ll help her answer the reader letters.
Working closely with Dylan is harder than Annie imagined, and she quickly realizes she may have misjudged him. But her unwavering conviction that cowboys are nothing but trouble has kept her heart safe for years. And she can’t risk getting hurt now.
The more Annie tries to control things, the more they fall apart. Her feelings are spinning out of control, and her sister’s antics are making life increasingly more difficult. Annie knows she needs to turn the reins over to God, but surrender has never come easily.
When Dylan reveals his feelings for her, Annie doesn’t know what to trust—her head or her heart. The trouble with this cowboy is that he might just be exactly what she needs.Annie's sister, Sierra is living with her and her son, Ryder, whom Sierra has never told anyone who is father is. Annie is the one supporting all of them basically.
Dylan is a cowboy whom Annie thinks nothing of other than he is a great flirt and she thinks he is after every woman in town. But the truth of the matter is, a woman named Merilee had broken his heart. He poured his love into his horse, Braveheart, who is going blind and no one can seem to do anything about it.
They make an agreement in which Annie will help him with Braveheart in exchange for his help writing a new love column that she has agreed to write to keep money coming in.
Dylan did not think he could fall in love again and when he told Annie about his feelings, all she could say was I never knew a cowboy I could trust. He told her that he was a Christian man and trustworthy.
When Dylan's brother comes to town to visit, Annie takes one look at him and knows right away that he is Ryder's father! He admits it to Annie but before anything can be resolved, Sierra takes off with Ryder! Sierra had never told Luke that she was pregnant and he did not know he had a son.
Together, the brothers pitch in to find her and Ryder and from there, things take a whole different journey for all of them.
I am going to stop there so that you will have some surprises to look forward to. I skipped over alot of the details to make the story come alive for you also. It is what I said in the beginning. A love story with twists and turns. I have never understood why stories are written with the assumption that women don't tell men that they are pregnant and then keep it a secret.
Does that really happen that much? I don't know but it sure seems silly to me! If you make up your mind to be single and raise the child yourself, fine, then if this man rejects you when you tell him, it shouldn't matter, should it? He should know he has a child and help financially and emotionally. So, I don't understand that train of thought. Maybe I am old school, but I would never not tell someone who my child's father is. But, that is just my opinion.