Following her father’s unexpected death, successful New York City plastic Surgeon Devra MacKay is summoned to Culdee Creek, her memory-laden childhood home. As Logan MacKay’s only child, Devra is now heir to the family’s prosperous cattle ranch – if she can meet the terms of her father’s will. If she doesn’t, the ranch will be given to Logan’s friend and foreman, Ross Blackstone, a man Devra abhors. Torn between rapidly fading dreams and her determination not to let Ross “win,” Devra fights to overcome her emotions and maintain her comfortable way of life. As winter settels on the Colorado plains, she and Ross come head-to-head in a fight for Culdee creek – and much more.
This was a good modern romance set in the charming Colorado rockies. The premise is one that is easily believable and the reader is readily drawn into the drama between the main characters, Devra and Ross. The chemistry between the two characters is moderate. I would have enjoyed more between them, something was just a little off. Perhaps Devra’s feelings changed a bit too quick to be entirely believable and there didn’t seem to be quite enough interaction or enough history between the two for such an intense relationship to erupt once Devra returns home. I’m a big fan of Kathleen Morgan’s historical romances, but not as thrilled about this modern romance. Even the cover seems nondescript. It was a nice entertaining read, but nothing to write home about.