She vowed to make peace with her past.
Now she’s having her ex’s baby…
After her parents’ messy divorce—and her own bad breakup with rancher Ryder Wakefield—Jessamyn Barclay cut all ties to Catamount, Colorado.
But the New York real estate guru is back, reuniting with her estranged siblings to claim their inheritance—and reuniting with Ryder to rekindle their undeniable fire.
Now Jess is expecting his child. Will she give their relationship a real second chance, especially once she learns the secret he’s been keeping about her father?
Titles in the Return to Catamount series include — Rocky Mountain Rivals -♥- One Colorado Night -♥- A Colorado Claim -♥-
This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: One Colorado Night
Series: Return to Catamount #2
Author: Joanne Rock
Genre: Modern Western Romance
Published: June 28, 2022
Publisher: Harlequin Desire
My Rating: 4.5 stars
One Colorado Night continues the Return to Catamount series with one returning sister, lots of secrets, and a second chance to let love survive with the man she’s always loved, even when he hurt her so badly. Jess fell on her father’s side of the messy divorce and is somewhat estranged from her sisters. Coming back to her grandmother’s estate is bringing back so many memories, good and bad. Yet it’s also opening up questions that up to now have had no answers… and it’s time she was told the truth about so many secrets that surround her.
This story is one of those that I feel the need to be very careful in what I say. There are so many secrets and, frankly, I don’t know how people kept their mouths shut or the cover-ups straight. And that is all I’m going to be saying because those secrets are spoilers and you should discover what’s happening firsthand.
I can say that as prickly, rude, and full of attitude Jess is when we first encounter her, I like this girl a lot. She’s been put through the wringer by life, and the people she loves, and now she’s about to go through even more emotional situations before hard-won happiness can be hers. I adored Ryder. He’s been put in a distasteful position for years, holding onto a secret that needs to be told… but the telling is going to cause a lot of pain for the woman he still loves.
I loved watching this couple overcome the issues of their past, and even the ones that carried over into the present. Theirs was an emotional journey, steamy and sexy, of course, but hearts needed to be broken before they could heal. There are villains here, to me the vilest kind – people who are supposed to love and nurture not steal, scheme, and lie. I enjoyed watching the sisters come back together, deal with what’s gone before yet stand united in the now. Ryder and Jess are a lovely couple who deserves happiness, it’s a bumpy pothole-filled road to get there… but eventually their happy future, together, becomes a reality.
One Colorado Night is an enjoyable, solid romance full of emotions, secrets, sizzling chemistry, forgiveness, and family. If any of that makes you sit up and take notice then pick up this series, you’ll love it.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author or author’s team via Booksprout. The opinions expressed in this review are my own – good, bad, or indifferent. I was not financially compensated for this review and no expectation of a positive review was promised.*
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