I recently came across this book on a blog somewhere. The cover intrigued me first and the fact that i like Montana stories. That was enough for me to read the excerpt and then i was in Walmart a day or two later and saw it on the shelf so i picked it up to look it over. I wasn't in the market to buy any books that day so i still didn't buy it until a few days ago. I picked it up again and saw it was a 3 part series. Love those as well. It's similar to a series by Linda Lael Miller but since i love those i had faith i might like this series just as much. This book is part of a 3 part "fools gold" series. The second and third books are called "Montana Destiny" (May 2010) and "Montana Glory" (November 2010). Below is a little explanation and back story on the 3 cousin in these books.
He was called a crazy old coot by the folks of Gold Fever, Montana, because he'd spent a lifetime searching for the sack of gold nuggets discovered by his ancestor, and stolen by a greedy prospector who was later found dead, the gold missing. The name stuck, and Coot McCord passed on his legacy to his three grandsons, challenging them in his will to carry on the treasure hunt.
Cousins Jesse, Wyatt and Zane McCord had grown up under the same roof, not only blood related, but best friends, until the fabric of their family began to unravel, and their parents chose separate paths. Now adults, they are drawn into their grandfather's obsession, but they will have to overcome many obstacles on their path to regain the easy friendship they had once enjoyed.
Now a excerpt from Montana legacy:
There’s nothing hotter than first love . . .
They’re the last of the McCord men . . . three rugged, restless cousins. They will inherit their family’s vast Montana rangelands — only if they seek the glittering treasure buried somewhere on the McCord land. But what these sexy cowboys will never see coming is . . .the women who can tame their wild hearts.
She was the one person who shook Jesse McCord’s quiet determination. She was the only one he ever let in, body and soul. Then suddenly Amy Parrish left without warning — or a word — and the oldest McCord cousin devoted his life to the family ranch. Now Amy is back, caring for her ailing father and offering Jesse help in finding the legendary McCord gold. With luck, his pride will keep him safe from her irresistible charms — and his own unexpected desire . . .
Amy isn’t about to give Jesse a second chance. She’s keeping her assistance strictly business, even if the hungry look in Jesse’s eyes is getting harder and harder to resist. But under the wide prairie skies an unseen enemy is fast closing in, threatening Amy and Jesse’s very lives and the promise of their . . .
Please note that R.C. Ryan is a pen name for Ruth Ryan Langan
This was one of those books i didn't want to put down. This being the first in the series you have to get a little back story and the cousins have to get back together and so a good portion at the first of the book is dedicated to that. Which means the story between Jesse and Amy takes a while to get going but once it does it off and running and hot! I thought this was your basic romance but there is actually some danger in intrigue involved when someone seems to be trying to Kill Amy. Or is it really Amy they are after??? I can't tell you what would be the fun in that. Read the book! Of course it has to do with that supposed treasure Coot spent his life looking for. This is set in Montana on a massive ranch so if that's your kind of thing you should check this book out. I'll give it 3 and 3/4 out of 5 Modokker book pick stars. I think the next 2 will be better only because they have gotten the back story mostly out of the way on the 3 cousins pasts and their getting back together in this first book. More room for story now. I'm betting the next is a 5!