He’s hoping to bury the past. She’s ready to settle the score.
The Sterling Ranch’s season opening isn’t going so smoothly. With the ranch’s lodge full of guests and a Montana blizzard threatening, Will Sterling needs help—and he needs it fast. So when his childhood friend Poppy Carmichael agrees to lend a hand, he’s grateful for a second chance…and more enticed by the woman she’s become than he cares to admit.
For Poppy, it was supposed to be a retreat full of horse rides and hoedowns—with a side of showing Will what he’s been missing all these years. But as the snow deepens outside, the guests’ suspicion and mistrust turn sinister inside, catching Will and Poppy in the crosshairs.
Weathering the storm in each other’s arms is all too easy for Will and Poppy, but will a confrontation with a killer mean their reunion is short-lived?
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author B.J. Daniels starts her Sterling’s Ranch series off with a bang in this suspenseful story of romance and revenge.
|Com uma boa mistura de romance e suspense, Stroke of Luck the deixa dividido entre torcer pelo romance acontecendo, ou decobrir sobre todas as coisas estranhas acontecendo no rancho da família. Will é o típico cowboy charmoso e Poppy é a heroína decidida em fazer vingança. Essa história te deixará adivinhando o rumo o tempo todo! Boa leitura!||With a great mix of Romance and Suspense, Stroke of Luck let you at the same time wanting to cheer for Will and Poppy romance and discover about all the weird thing that are happening on the story. Will is your typical charming cowboy and Poppy is the feisty heroine bend on revenge. It’ll keep you guessing what comes next!|
|Near the front of the van, Big Jack Hanson stood talking to his brother Shade. Jack, too, wore the coat and hat with the fly-fishing company logo like the rest of his crew. Will shook his head. Big Jack never did anything halfway, he thought, and was reminded of his own father. Big Jack and Wyatt Sterling had that in common. He bet the man had bought the gear as a surprise for his employees to wear on this trip and that wearing it had been mandatory. It was something his father would have done.
He pushed thoughts of his father away, feeling guilty. The two of them had disagreed about most everything, but especially running the ranch. It had been like pulling teeth to get his father to make any changes over the years.
“It’s always worked fine doing it this way,” Wyatt Sterling would say. “Worked for my father, worked for me.” He’d been a stubborn man who’d had to be dragged into the twenty-first century. “As long as I’m alive, there won’t be any Wi-Fi up here at the ranch. Our guests come here for what they don’t have at home,” his father had said even as guest numbers had declined over the past few years.
“Times have changed, Dad,” Will had argued. Not that it had done any good.
He shook away the memories. The day was cool but beautiful. The Montana sky was clear blue against the dark green of the pines. A light breeze stirred the boughs with that mountain spring smell Will loved. He would be making a lot of changes to the guest ranch over the next few months and couldn’t wait to get started. Big Jack’s retreat would pay for a lot of those improvements. It was another reason he’d agreed to it.
He could only hope that the weather cooperated. The retreat was only four days. But he’d heard about a storm coming out of Canada in a few days. The On the Fly crew should be gone by then, Will told himself. Not that weather wasn’t unpredictable anytime in Montana—let alone in March. But this one was supposed to miss them and go east before it dropped much snow.
Will had made a point of mentioning the storm when Big Jack had called at the last minute about opening the guest ranch for four days right away.
Big Jack had laughed it off. “Not worried about a little weather.”
Will had started to argue that the weatherman wasn’t talking about a shower. This could turn into a late-winter storm. But the man cut him off.
“I’d consider this a huge favor. Like I said, I’m willing to pay extra. I have some big decisions to make about the future of the company and your ranch is the perfect place to do it. We’ll need all the cabins you have available.”
“Cabin nine is out of commission, but I can give you eight cabins, if that will work,” Will had said, reminding himself again that his father and Jack had been good friends growing up. Big Jack had spent a lot of time at the ranch back when he was called Jackie.
“Great,” Big Jack had said as if it was all settled. “I’ll take cabin eight.” He rattled off which cabin he wanted for each of his employees. Will had taken it all down, not surprised at how hands-on the man was being. “See you soon.”
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About B.J. Daniels:
NYT and USA Today Bestselling author B.J. Daniels was born in Texas but moved with her family to Montana at the age of five. Her first home was a cabin in the Gallatin Canyon and later a lake house on Hebgen Lake outside of West Yellowstone.
Most of her books are set in Montana, a place she loves. She lives now in a unique part of the state with her husband and three Springer Spaniels.
When she isn’t writing, she loves to play tennis, boat, camp, quilt and snowboard. There is nothing she enjoys more than curling up with a good book.
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