Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Expected publication: April 1st 2017 by HQN Books
Mace Carson is no hero. Back in college, he came upon a woman in trouble and intervened—but he was just one irate Wyoming cowboy with his boots planted firmly on the side of right. Now a successful vintner, Mace is shocked to be reunited with the woman he saved. But it turns out she's in Wyoming on business…a corporate executive representing the company that wants to buy his winery. Only, he's not selling.
Kelly Wright has never forgotten that horrible night ten years ago when Mace came to her rescue, has never forgotten him. The surprising success of a winery in the middle of ranch country has brought her to Mustang Creek, and she's secretly thrilled to discover Mace at the helm. Reluctant to mix business with pleasure, Kelly vows to keep things professional, until her attacker is released from prison and comes for vengeance…against both of them.
Kelly and Mace have a history, one they have both never forgotten, and now they have a present and a future. I enjoyed seeing them circle around each other and try to figure out where their friendship/relationship would head. There wasn’t really any doubt as to how or where it would go for me but it was fun to see them reconnect.
The story is about Mace and Kelly discovering their feelings for each other and working toward their happy ending. Yet, the real story is the family. Both characters have a wonderful supporting family. Mace’s brothers manage to share all his embarrassing stories while growing up and still show him the support and love he needs to figure out what he needs for his future with Kelly. Kelly’s sisters do the same when Mace meets them. The family love is one of my most favorite things about Forever a Hero.
The Carsons of Mustang Creek is a series but each book can be read all alone. I recommend checking them all out.