Kidnapped Cowboy by Lindsey Brookes

kidnapped cowboy

Caitlin Myers is desperate to save the retreat for troubled teens where she works. Having firsthand knowledge of how important the place is for the teens, she is determined to save it from being sold. Caitlin has been trying to reach the owner of the property, Brandon Barnes. When Brandon again ignores her calls, she realizes that she has to do something extreme. Caitlin decides to kidnap him so she can talk him into not selling the property. But instead of Brandon, she kidnaps Dalton; Brandon’s younger brother. Dalton only intended to go to the local bar for a drink; he ends up being kidnapped by Caitlin in a case of mistaken identity. Dalton is a retired rodeo star and has been avoiding responsibility his whole life. He is happy with his carefree life.  What happens next is the story of Caitlin and Dalton as they discover each other while working to save the retreat.

I found that I really enjoyed this story. It was a sweet romance. Caitlin was too funny, she is such an inept kidnapper it was comical. But I really liked her, she is a determined woman who will stand up and fight for what she wants. She cares so much for the teens she works with she will go to great lengths to help them. I found that Dalton needed the retreat as much as the kids did. I really thought he found himself so to speak.  For so many years he only needed to think about himself, now he has Caitlin and the retreat. He begins to take responsibility and he comes to realize that he actually enjoys it. Together they Dalton and Caitlin make a really sweet couple.  Kidnapped Cowboy is a sweet story and I was glad that I read it.

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From the Publisher:

After countless attempts to speak with the owner of the retreat for troubled teens she runs on the outskirts of Lone Tree, Montana, Caitlin Myers resorts to kidnapping Brandon ‘The Ogre of Lone Tree’ Barnes in a desperate attempt to change his mind about turning Stoney Brook into a vacation resort for the wealthy. Retired rodeo star, Dalton Barnes, gets the surprise of his life when he’s abducted by a soft-spoken female with a ‘gun’ and taken to the retreat his family owns. He soon learns she’s kidnapped the wrong cowboy by mistake. She wanted his brother. Things go from bad to worse when a late spring snowstorm strands them together at the cabin. But it’s during their snow-in that Dalton learns why Caitlin has gone to such lengths to save Stoney Brook. Having had issues with his older brother himself and a not so happy past, Dalton promises to do what he can to help her. When confronted Brandon tells Dalton he’ll hold off on his plans for the retreat, but only if Dalton agrees to stick around and help run it. Keeping his promise to Caitlin, Dalton agrees and what starts out as a common goal to turn the troubled teens’ lives around that summer ends up turning theirs around as well. Can a man who has always avoided putting down roots and a woman with a deep-seated fear of abandonment hang on to the happiness they’ve found together? Or will the past return to threaten their newfound love?


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