Monday, April 20, 2015

The Rebel of Copper Creek by R.C. Ryan

A love worth fighting for . . .
The last thing widow Juliet Grayson needs is a man in her life. Between caring for her two young sons and maintaining her husband's ranch, her hands are more than full. Then she meets Griff Warren. With his quiet strength and his easy way with her boys, she's tempted to trust him. But if there's anything she's learned, it's that love only leads to heartbreak.
Former Marine Griff Warren never thought he'd settle down. Rebellious and proud, he's always been on his own . . . until the father he never knew he had died, leaving him with land that is his legacy and brothers to share the load. He doesn't need more than that. But Juliet touches something deep inside him-and he wants nothing more than to protect her and her sons. Now if only he can convince her to take a second chance at true love.

The Rebel of Copper Creek was a cute little romance with a hint of suspense peppered in.
Juliet Grayson is a widow caring for her two young sons—one who hasn’t spoken since the death of his father—and trying to run her husband’s ranch. She knows she’s failing the ranch. Some of her hired hands are running wild and the place is falling down around her.
Griff Warren is a former Marine who had a bit of a troubled childhood. After his mother’s death, he thought he was alone but a legacy left to him by his father allowed him to connect with his half-brothers. When he meets Juliet and her two young boys, he knows what it’s like going up against things on your own and he’s determined to do what he can to help her.
I was a huge fan of R.C. Ryan’s Fools Gold series then for some reason, I stopped reading her so I completely missed the start of the Copper Creek series. I really need to remedy that situation and read book one.
Juliet was such a strong heroine. I suppose, given all that she’s been through—she would have to be to survive. She also has this suborn streak that makes her interactions with Griff so intense.
Griff had his broody moments. He’s trying to fit in with his new found family while trying to start a relationship with Juliet and keep her and her boys safe. There is a lot going on in Griff’s life and he’s struggling a bit to cope but he refuses to give in.
The romance between Griff and Juliet was a bit delayed but that only made their chemistry so much more intense. I was truly rooting for these two to get together.
The suspense aspect was intriguing. Someone’s been causing havoc around the ranch which causes Griff’s protective instinct to go into overdrive. I had an inkling of who it was at the start, but a few twists and turns had me second guessing myself.
Overall, I liked The Rebel of Copper Creek. It was a fast-paced, well-rounded romance that I finished in a few hours.


Book Details
Title: The Rebel of Copper Creek
Copper Creek Cowboys #2
Author: R.C. Ryan
Publisher: Forever
An imprint of Grand Central
ISBN: 937-1-455-57226-7
Source: Mass Market Arc from Publisher
Rating: 4


Sophia Rose said...

A romantic suspense set on a ranch sounds great.

Anna@herding cats&burning soup said...

I enjoyed this one as well and was glad things went a bit slower. Glad you enjoyed it too!

Angela @ Simply Angela said...

It was, Sophia!