He's tough. He's a loner. His life is all about ranching. She's a socialite. She's soft. She's the new owner. NOT A FAMILY MAN by Patricia McLinn #cowboy #western #romance #amreading
NOT A FAMILY MAN is a 5-STAR MUST READ!
"I have never read a book by this author that I didn't love and want to read again. This story pits a crusty cowboy against a socialite who has escaped a stifling marriage and wants a better life for her children. The story pleases on all levels. The characters grow, change, explore and finally recognize the rightness of their choices. Highly recommend!" - Amazon 5-Star review
“… Well-fleshed-out characters, true-to-life adventure and sensuous love scenes. This is the kind of book you read more than once just for the nice, warm feeling it leaves with you.” — Rendezvous
“… Well-fleshed-out characters, true-to-life adventure and sensuous love scenes. This is the kind of book you read more than once just for the nice, warm feeling it leaves with you.”
“I’ve become a huge Patricia McLinn fan.”
— 5-Star review
With one exception, the rooms Jenny glimpsed as their ragged procession trailed Tucker Gates’ long strides were clear of all extraneous decoration. In fact they were lifeless. Sheets covered large shapes that could be a sofa, a chair, a dining-room table, but in the dim light they resembled huge, wily beasts — or an overcrowded graveyard with blank headstones. The drapes were closed, the walls bare.
With no offer of help with their luggage from either Tucker Gates or Deaver Smith, they’d each grabbed the overnight case Jenny had insisted they carry on-board “in case.”
She’d been thinking along the lines of lost luggage, not a sojourn in the Addams Family mansion.
NOT A FAMILY MAN
Not a Family Man, the story of Wyoming ranch foreman Tucker Gates and the new owner for the Double Bar X, divorcee Jenny Peters, is the prequel to The Forgotten Prince, the upcoming Book 7 in USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn's acclaimed Wedding Series.
Tucker was skeptical of Jenny's city-bred fairy-tale views of life – and love – in the West. But she wasn’t going to let him scare her away from the new life she wanted to build for herself and her kids. No matter that he could be as hard as the mountains around them. No matter that Jenny found totally unexpected comfort from his rough strength.
But what next? Because Tucker Gates was a lot of things, but he was absolutely clear that he was not a family man.
“… Such true-to-life characters that you might find yourself saying ‘Hey, I know someone just like that.'” – Under the Covers Book Reviews
“Wonderful … I cheered them on all the way.”— Rendezvous
“Another lovely story well up to Patricia McLinn’s high standards.” – 5-Star review
“I would certainly recommend this title to anyone who loves a great romance with great characters.” –5-Star review
“Powerful, moving … Vibrant, compelling characters and fresh, innovative plot.” – Rendezvous
ABOUT PATRICIA McLINN:
USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s novels -- cited by reviewers for warmth, wit and vivid characterization – have won numerous regional and national awards and been on national bestseller lists.
In addition to her romance and women’s fiction books, Patricia is the author of the Caught Dead in Wyoming mystery series, which adds a touch of humor and romance to figuring out whodunit.
Patricia received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University. She was a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.), assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.) and -- for 20-plus years -- an editor at The Washington Post. She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institution.
She is now living in Northern Kentucky, and writing full-time. Patricia loves to hear from readers through her website, Facebook and Twitter.
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