His long and winding road has brought him to a legendary western ranchâ€”to the brothers he calls friends . . . and a woman who could change his roving ways . . .
Turning his back on his American fatherâ€™s business empire was the smartest decision Rio Martinez ever made. Now, after a high-flying career on the rodeo circuit, the world champion bull rider is ready for a change of pace. A summer hiatus working the Morgan brothersâ€™ California ranch turns into the hope of forever when Rio meets a beautiful French baker who makes him realize whatâ€™s missing from his restless life.
After her husband abandoned her, Yvonne Payet threw herself into running the cafĂ© that was her dream. In the welcoming community of Morgantown, she found a place to call home. She cherishes her hard-won independence, and doesnâ€™t need another handsome heartbreaker calling the shots. But Rio isnâ€™t just the sexiest, most arrogant cowboy she ever metâ€”heâ€™s got great ideas for expanding her business. With a reality TV show on the horizon and her ex demanding a second chance, Yvonne has to decide which sunset she wants to ride off into . . .
Praise for The Reluctant Cowboy
â€śPearce sets up solid main-character arcs and creates good chemistry in a realistic western. While Pearce's descriptions of the ranch will inspire dreams of visiting one, the family secrets are alluring enough to make readers eager for the next book.â€ť