Release Date: July 2023
Series: Sagebrush #4
Julie Shelley stood at the door of her clinic, watching the old River Ranch truck coast to a stop and the driver emerge.
When Zach called ahead to tell her his brother and Cade were on their way with an injured dog, she had expected Shawn. When did Adam get back in town? With all their leaving and returning to Sagebrush, she hadn’t seen him since high school graduation.
There were changes.
Adam sprinted to the passenger side of the truck, then, ever so carefully, took a coat-wrapped bundle from Cade's arms.
"Good morning," she called out, "Merry Christmas", but her cheerfulness was out of place in this emergency.
Still, Adam gave her a nod back, acknowledging her effort.
"Level Two, emergency. She has come back from level one, resuscitation. She is shocky and she has an undetermined injury on her left front leg," he reported.
If Julie hadn't known he was in ER, she would have figured it out.
"Bring her in here." Julie led the way to an exam room.
With critical scrutiny, she watched Adam lay the injured dog on her exam table. Since the man was wearing only a T-shirt with his worn jeans and boots, it must be Adams' Carhartt wrapped around the dog. The Adam she knew wouldn't have given her the time of day, much less the coat off his own back. But two dozen years tended to change a person. She wasn't the awkward, self-conscious girl she'd been back then, at least not very often.
But all this analysis would have to wait. She had a dog to save.
About This Book:
Can you ever truly come home again?
Adam Rivers left Sagebrush a broken man, leaving his teenage son in the care of his brothers. After almost two years as a missionary doctor, Adam is back, hoping to repair the shattered pieces of his life that he left behind. The last thing he needs is a new relationship.
When Julie Shelley returned to her hometown of Sagebrush eight months ago to help her aging parents cope with her mom's Alzheimer's disease, she was prepared to make the adjustment from being a Specialist Veterinarian who was renowned in the zoology world for her rehabilitation work to being a small town country vet who inseminated cows and patched up pet rabbits. What she didn't expect was to be attracted to Adam Rivers, who she has despised since high school when he and his father finagled the valedictorian position that robbed her of scholarships she had well and truly earned. She has no intention of following up on that attraction, not when she has waited so long for just the right man to love.
But when they both needed a friend and found one in each other, they both found much more than mutual attraction.
In "A Cowboy to Trust Again," embark on a poignant journey of second chances and healing as two wounded souls navigate the complexities of trust, forgiveness, and the power of love. Will Adam and Julie find the strength to let go of the past and embrace the unexpected? Find out in this captivating tale of hope, redemption, and the transformative power of love in the unlikeliest of places.
This book completes the subseries River Ranch Second Chance Romance. But that doesn't mean you've seen the last of the Rivers families. Watch for them to make cameo appearances in other Sagebrush books!
Sagebrush River Ranch Second Chance Romance
- A Cowboy To Love Again (Zach’s story)
- A Cowboy To Need Again (Shawn’s story)
- A Cowboy To Celebrate Again (three short stories about Lydia & her mysterious gentleman caller; Zach & Gina; and Shawn & Sylvia, all intertwined, with a glimpse of Adam, too)
- A Cowboy To Trust Again (Adam’s story)
Also in this series: