A fresh start. That's exactly what Ally Shaw needs and what she's found in Glacier Ridge, Montana. Creating a simpler life with her young son and reconnecting with her only remaining family-it's all part of Ally's plan to chase away the pain of her past. But when a dangerously irresistible cowboy rescues her little boy, Ally can't deny she's excited about what else the future might bring.
Reed Malloy was a wild horse who wouldn't be broken. Devoted to his work on the land at the expense of everything else, he'd never met a woman who could hold his interest... until Ally. And now, beautiful Ally and her fearless, freckled child have this cowboy wanting more. This isn't Ally's first time at the rodeo, though, and convincing her to trust him isn't easy. But there isn't anything he won't do to keep her safe... and make her, his.
I received a copy of Reed from the publisher in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. This is the first book that I have read from R.C. Ryan and also the first I have read in the Malloy series. Having never read any of R.C.'s books in the past I was not sure what her style of writing was going to be like and how it would work with me starting by reading book three.
In regards to writing style I found that R.C.'s was a mix of romance and suspense. She had the love story that I enjoy but also had the suspense that has you on the edge of your seat wanting to know what happens next. I think having these two styles in the book helped keep you hooked as reader because you want to know how the book would end.
As for jumping in to this series on the third book instead of with the first one it didn't hurt at all. R.C. does a good job having them connect a little but also make them stand alone so it doesn't matter what book you start reading in the series. I definitely do want to go back and read the first two now that i have read about the first two brothers.
I think that R.C. did a great job developing the main characters in this book, Ally and Reed. There was enough back story on them to understand how they ticked but not overboard where it didn't make sense. I found it very interesting to see the character development through the book of Ally's uncle as well. At first he seems like a cranky old man, but deep down there was more to him that later comes out.
My favorite part of the book how ever wasn't the romance or the suspense. It was the connection that Reed and Kyle had. It was awesome to see how Reed was able to connect with Ally's son and help him come out of his shell. I enjoyed R.C. showing that it is not only important to connect with the mother/father in a relationship but also their children as it can define whether or not the relationship will last.