The Bull Rider’s Brother by Lynn Cahoon

 

 

Rodeo weekend is the start of the summer for the entire town of Shawnee, Idaho. On a girl’s night out, Lizzie Hudson finds herself comparing her life as a single mom with her best friend’s successful career when James Sullivan, the cowboy who got away, walks his Justin Ropers back into her life.

Seeing him shakes Lizzie’s world but James is in for an even more eventful weekend: he learns he has a son. James has enough on his plate trying to manage his brother’s bull riding career. Can he learn to redefine family and become part of Lizzie’s life before she gives up on him and marries another?

Lizzie wants to keep her life just the way it is, thank you. The problems you know are less scary than the problems you don’t. But she must decide if safety and certainty are worth giving up for a chance at love.

 

My thoughts:

Lizzie’s heart jumps in her throat when she sees James again after a long time between them.  She’s scared to death he will find out the truth about her son.  James left one day without saying a word to Lizzie he was leaving.  He always took care of his little brother and put him above everyone else including himself.  Now that he knows he has a son and wants a life again with Lizzie he has to make some tough decisions.  Will Lizzie be the winner this time?

A cute story about a couple who learns that love doesn’t always fade away.  They even grow up a bit during the story and learn a few things about each other.  The characters work well and the setting was good.