Release Date: Jul 28, 2020
Series: The Millers of Morgan Valley
Heat Level: Hot
Imprint: Zebra Books
Ben is feeling out of sorts since his father left the ranch to his older brother. He is asked to do a ten-day trail with a client who would pay him a good sum of money. He needs to step away from the ranch for a moment to get his resentment and feelings together. He just doesn’t anticipate the client being a famous actress.
Silver is an actress whose entire career has been spearheaded by her meddling father. Her entire family relies on her providing for them so Silver feels some sort of pressure. She wants to take the reins of her career but her father’s controlling ways are hindering her. I went into this novel completely ready to get hate Silver but found myself admiring her strength. I really disliked her father and his antics. There is self discovery for Silver on this trail and growth.
Of course the sex scenes are steamy. I didn’t expect anything less from Ms. Pearce as I have read some of her steamier books. The connection between Silver and Ben is undeniably.
The one thing that I disliked was the manufactured drama where the couple got together and separated more than once. I wanted Silver to put her foot down much earlier in the story. She had shown so much growth. She took care of Ben when he got hurt on the trail and even took the lead to make sure they got to safety. She listened to the poison her father spewed once she returned back to Hollywood instead of trusting her gut. It almost as if she regressed.
Overall, this is a cute cowboy story that is well written. I look forward to reading the other books in the series. I highly recommended for fans of contemporary western stories.