He's the middle of the three Carson brothers and is as stubborn as they comeâ€”and he won't thank a beautiful stranger for getting in his way!
Drake Carson is the quintessential cowboy. In charge of the family ranch, he knows the realities of this life, its pleasures and heartbreaks. Lately, managing the wild stallions on his property is wearing him down. When an interfering so-called expert arrives and starts offering her opinion, Drake is wary, but he can't deny the longingâ€”and the challengeâ€”she stirs in him.
Luce Hale is researching how wild horses interact with ranch animalsâ€”and with ranchers. The Carson matriarch invites her to stay with the family, which guarantees frequent encounters with Drake, her ruggedly handsome and decidedly unwelcoming son. Luce and Drake are at odds from the very beginning, especially when it comes to the rogue stallion who's stealing the ranch mares. But when Drake believes Luce is in danger, that changes everythingâ€”for both of them.
Donâ€™t miss Country Proud, the second book in Linda Lael Millerâ€™s Painted Pony Creek series about three best buddies whose strength, honor and independence exemplify the Montana land they love.