Jane Day rolls into North Texas on a Greyhound bus and ends up getting a job at a local ranch. Nellie Luckadeau takes Jane in to be a cook and helper at the Luckadeau ranch. Her grandson, Slade, is sure that his grandmother Nellie has made a big mistake in hiring Jane. He’s afraid that Jane is a drifter, thief, or just a dishonest person. Jane is really running away from her ex-fiance and stepfather who had a devious plan that was uncovered literally right before the wedding. Now Jane has to stay in hiding and can’t divulge anything from her past, no matter what. I really enjoyed the first half of the book but I got a little tired of the bantering between Jane and Slade and their crazy scheme to put her in hiding. Good story that really was weakened at the end.
One Lucky Cowboy by Carolyn Brown will be available March 6, 2018 by Sourcebooks, Casablanca. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.