The Prodigal Cowboy is part of the Double D Wild Horse Sanctuary series.
They are having wild horses that trainers take in short time train the horses for different things, then have a big show where the trainers and horses compete and the trainer wins a money prize and the horses are adopted out providing money for the sanctuary.
I have not read all of the series but I have read a few of them and have enjoyed watching the different trainers following what they do as they fall in love with the horses and smart women in thier lives.
Bella Primeaux works for a small t.v. station and takes the assignments she is given. Bella wants to do more so she writes a blog called Warrior Women. She is always looking for more in depth stories. She is at a bar and two cowboys won't leave her alone when Ethan Wolf Track steps in pretending he was late.
Ethan was captain of a lot of things in thier high school his senior year. Bella was a freshman and they had one class together. They both remember each other but its been years.
Ethan had spent two years in jail for car theft courtsy of a Senator's daughter who gave him the keys after a party when she went home with a different guy. She did not stand up for Ethan and tell the truth.
Now Ethan is training a horse and working at a boy's home for troubled teens. He likes the freedom of the job and teaching the boys different things.
Bella is looking for different stories that are surrounding Ethan,the boys home,wild horse sanctuary auction and winner of trainer,indian tribal property that the Double D Wild Horse is going to get they won the lease, but the last lease owner is a friend with a senator and things are looking fishy.
The more Bella and Ethan get to know about each other the more they fall in love.
I liked the story but I want some of the questions they raised answered. Thier were a couple of love scenes I skipped over. Had lots of characters back that were in previous Double D Wild Horse Sanctuary books. Plus a lot of new characters. Had some action but mostly character driven relationships.
I like how Bella was not just satisfied to be a t.v. reporter doing what she is given but going out to find different stories to make a difference. She was brave about some things and scared of others.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
09/03/2012 PUB Harlequin Imprint Harlequin Special Edition 218 pages