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Dancing With A Cowboy by Sandi K. Whipple
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it was amazing

Lucy is a partner in her father’s Philadelphia law firm. A confirmed workaholic, she routinely puts in twelve hour days, six day weeks, and never takes a vacation. Worried about her health, her father orders her out of the office. He changes the lock on her door, distributes all of her cases to other attorneys, and books a two-week stay at an Arizona ranch. Lucy goes under protest.

She arrives to find that, rather than being booked into what she had believed was a spa resort, her vacation is set at a dude ranch, an hour’s flight from Phoenix in a small bush plane. It is a working ranch, and she faces two weeks of cleaning stables and pig pens, mending fences and herding cattle. There are twelve guests, and she is the only woman. When she demands to be returned to civilization, she is informed that the airplane will not return for two weeks, and that the ranch has no way to communicate with the outside world.

Lucy attacks work at the ranch with the same drive and determination with which she practiced law. Wearing borrowed clothes−she had packed for a spa, after all− she jumps into all of the activities with the intent to show that she can master anything thrown her way.

Stace is the owner of the ranch. Lucy initially believes him to be an arrogant jerk. After working with him, walking on the prairie with him, dancing with him to the sounds of night animals, and kissing him under the stars, though, she is in love.

All is not right at the ranch however. Two of the other guests are acting strangely, wandering off alone, and there is a law suit over stolen property…

This is the author’s third novel and it is far and away the best of the three. The story is wonderful and the writing is very good. I could feel Lucy’s anger when she found herself stranded at the ranch for two weeks, and, had I been in her place, her father would have had an earful when I returned home. Lucy and Stace are both sympathetic characters and you quickly want them to fall in love, although it is difficult to see how that might happen or how they will be happy together if it does.

The book is an easy read, a perfect light romance with a touch of suspense thrown in just when you think you know where the plot is going.
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