Release Date: June 19th 2012
Can a city boy make good in the Wild West? After Wall Street collapses, investment banker Griff McPherson trades in his suits and ties for Stetsons and cowboy boots. He returns to the Wyoming ranch he co-owns with his brother, but it’s not exactly a happy homecoming. So to prove to everyone, including himself, that he belongs back in Jackson Hole, he takes a post as a wrangler on another ranch. Air force lieutenant Val Hunter has just returned to the Bar H ranch to help her ailing grandmother run the property. While it is full of unhappy memories, Val is determined to do right by her home. Her new hire is easy on the eyes and a tough wrangler to boot, yet her instincts make it hard for her to trust him. When a nefarious neighbor endangers her land, Val is forced to accept Griff’s help-but will she finally be able to open her heart?
As a long time fan of Lindsay McKenna’s books, I knew when starting The Wrangler that I would like it. What I didn’t expect was how at home I felt reading it. Even though the story takes place in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and I live in Texas I could still relate to the home town feeling that The Wrangler gave me.
When I first started reading The Wrangler I did not realize that it was #5 in the series. I never once felt like anything was missing or became lost in what was going on in Jackson Hole. It is just fine as a standalone but I will be going back to read the rest in this series!
This is a story of family, home and working the land. If you like small town, cowboy stories with some romance, then you should pick up The Wrangler!
I give The Wrangler 5 Smiles: