Ben Blackwell wants to make it right. The last time Ben saw Rachel Thompson was when her best friend left him at the altar. Now Rachel's suing the Blackwells over river water rights. Rachel's a triple threat--rancher, fellow attorney and single mom--and Ben's plan to win in court hits a snag when mutual attraction blooms. If he divulges a long-held secret, will his family forgive him? Will Rachel?
This is the third installment in the Return of the Blackwell Brothers series. I am really loving how each book is written by a different author so each brother has a distinct voice and personality. The books have cross over appeal with familiar characters and a continuing story line. I think these books should be read in order but I think each book can stand on it's own. You will just enjoy them more if you read them in order.
Ben is a man who feels the weight of guilt from past decisions. He wants to own up to his mistakes and make things right for everyone involved, especially Rachel as they reconnect. I could feel Ben's desires to be honorable and I could definitely feel Rachel's frazzled emotions as she tries to balance everything on her plate. What I had a harder time feeling was the romantic connection between Ben and Rachel. But, having said that, I still feel like both Ben and Rachel were believable characters with motives and desires that I cared about too. I loved the addition of the sweet baby and how Ben was a champion with her. That's enough to melt any mother's heart!
This is a great addition to this series and I'm really looking forward to the next book. Things are building for quite the ending with these Blackwell brothers and their grandfather!
- I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.