It should have been simple and straightforward—business, and nothing but business. A quick trip to Colorado to scout out a location for my newest real estate development acquisition. Fly in, drive to the location, talk the owners into selling, sign some papers, and go home.
A business trip like any other, something I’ve done hundreds of times without issue.
This time, however, I was waylaid. First by a runaway horse—and then by an angry, stormy pair of vivid blue eyes, a massive, mountainous set of brawny shoulders, a strong, powerful pair of hands, and a voice like thunder over the horizon.
Will is a man out of another era, a man of stillness and action in equal measure—a man in complete possession of himself and his world in a way I’ve never experienced. And suddenly, somehow, he comes to possess me, my mind, my heart, and and my body, in a way neither of us are ready for, and neither of us know how to resist.
What should have been a simple business deal quickly spirals out of control, becoming a struggle of life and death, a battle of hearts and passion.
Cowboy in Colorado, the second book in Jasinda Wilder’s Fifty States of Love Series, tells Brooklyn Ballenger and Will Auden’s story, and while these two characters are from polar opposite worlds – she’s a confident city slicker and he’s a small town rancher – they’re more alike than they originally think, but it’s also those similarities that make things tense and electric between them, forcing them both to acquire a fairly new perspective when it comes to life and to love.
Brooklyn is quite the head strong and driven business woman, and she’s ready to prove herself to her father and make the real estate development acquisition division of her father’s company profitable, and it’s with that goal in mind that she heads to Auden Town, Colorado and comes face-to-face with an arrogant and closed-off alpha rancher.
Will’s a guy who is absolutely set in his ways; he has no desire to change anything about his ranch and he most certainly doesn’t want some well-dressed, uppity woman to talk to him about a proposition for his land that he has no desire to listen to or agree to, regardless of how attractive he finds her or the fact that there seems to be something sizzling beneath the surface when they’re in the same vicinity.
But Fate and Mother Nature refuse to allow these two to forget about each other, so as much as Brooklyn and Will want to move on from their tense interactions and get on with their lives, they’re brought together, once again, and this time around, things are even more tenuous and also headed in a direction that will either lead them to want to murder each other or to give into the sexual tension and chemistry that’s surrounded them from day one.
Man, are these two characters something else! They can’t get out of their own damn way enough to realize how good they could be together if they both got over themselves and opened their eyes and their hearts. I do have to say that some readers might take issue with Will’s jerkish behavior because it does feel a bit over-the-top at times, but it’s clear that who he is under his arrogant demeanor is someone worth getting to know and that can only occur if he’s given a pass for some of his earliest bad behavior.
I love the idea of this series, and I’m beyond excited for Married in Michigan; it’s my home state and I can’t wait to see what parts of the state Jasinda Wilder writes about in her cross country romance story.
4 Poison Apples
New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and internationally bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. Her bestselling titles include Alpha, Stripped, Wounded, and the #1 Amazon.com and international bestsellerFalling into You. You can find her on her farm in northern Michigan with her husband, author Jack Wilder, her six children, and a menagerie of animals.