by Kathie DeNosky

December 2003
ISBN: 0-373-76551-7
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Kathie DeNosky takes us back to the Lonestar Ranch for Colt Wakefield’s story this time. Boy what a story it is - it has all the elements we come to expect from Ms. DeNosky.

Colt was once again injured in the bull riders ring. This time he broke his collarbone and who happens to be in the training room when he is brought in unconscious? None other than Kaylee Simpson. Colt hasn’t seen her in three long years.

Kaylee Simpson was shocked and a little terrified when Colt was brought into the training room. Kaylee thought she was over Colt but knew that she wasn't when she saw him again. She realized that she still loved Colt - that she never stopped no matter what she thought.

Colt and Kaylee had been friends for years ever since Colt and Mitch became friends, but Colt only thought of Kaylee as Mitch’s little sister. Kaylee had loved Colt since the first time she saw him but she didn’t think anything would ever come of it, especially after what happened three years ago.

Kaylee had been keeping a secret from Colt. They had a daughter from their one night together after Mitch’s death. Colt was happy and wanted to get to know his daughter, so off they go to the Lonestar. Oh it wasn’t that easy to get Kaylee to agree but she did nonetheless. Colt and Kaylee both go through some struggles to get to know each other again and try to figure out some kind of arrangement that will work for them.

Pretty much from the moment they saw each other again the same feelings they had always felt rushed to the surface. Kaylee tried hard to keep her feelings under control but with Colt it was difficult. It had always been that way but she knew that Colt didn’t love her. Colt knew he liked Kaylee but he didn’t know just how deep his feelings went. He thought he was just attracted to her but thought it was wrong since it was Mitch’s little sister.

Kaylee and Colt are perfect for one another; Kaylee knows this and wants to try to make a family with Colt and Amber. Colt, on the other hand, knows he would like to get the easy friendship back that he once had with Kaylee and he would like it to be more than just friendship - he would like to become a family with Kaylee and Amber

Lonetree Ranchers: Colt is another great story by Ms. DeNosky. We go back to the Lonetree Ranch and we get to meet Brant and Morgan and their families and learn what has happened in the intervening three years. Kaylee learns a few things from Brant and Morgan’s wives and takes back what she learns and tries them on Colt. It is wonderful how Colt comes to realize that he loves Kaylee and always had and how he goes about letting her know. Amber is just the cutest little girl and knows how to win over her daddy’s heart.

Lonetree Ranchers: Colt is the last in the series about these strong, stubborn and handsome Wakefield men. I, for one, am sorry to see the end of the Lonetree Ranch. Even though this is the third and last story, it can stand alone but be sure you find Brant and Morgan I’m sure you will enjoy the stories as much as I do.

Reviewed in November 2003 by Pam.

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