Author B.J. Daniels begins her new Cahill Ranch contemporary Western series with a tense homecoming, a cowboy looking for a second chance at love and a cold case that’s starting to heat up.
Lillian “Lillie” Cahill has her hands full with five brothers and a father who always seems to find his way into trouble. But she loves the life she’s built in Gilt Edge, Montana, where she runs a saloon with plenty of Western charm. Unfortunately for her, Trask Beaumont has returned to Gilt Edge to win back his first love.
Trask knows he’s a wanted man. Nearly a decade earlier, he thought it was best to leave town rather than have Lillie think of him as a murderer. But nine years have left Trask with an awful lot of time to think. He knows the only way he can have Lillie back in his arms is if he confronts his past and clears his name. To complicate matters, Lillie’s older brother is now the town sheriff, and he wants Trask behind bars and away from his sister.
The addition of an unsolved murder case elevates a small-town, second-chance romance into a race against time. Will Lillie and Trask overcome their nine years apart before the sheriff realizes Trask is back? What really happened years ago that resulted in murder?
With a surprising villain, a mystery full of twists and turns and engaging characters, Renegade’s Pride is an addictive page-turner. The love Trask and Lillie share is touching and unblemished by their time apart, and it’s a testament to the lasting effects of first love and how far people will go to preserve it. A good redemption story and a romance with plenty of passion and action, Renegade’s Pride is a sizzling start to the Cahill Ranch series.