I absolutely LOVE this cover! My exceptionally talented sister, Sharon Wilson-Dupuis, outdid herself this time. I am amazed at the detail.
The Hudson Ranch series is a new venture for us. We, my sister and I, always said that one day, I’d write the books and she’d do the illustrations. Well, that started last month with the release of The Inheritance. I hope you enjoyed it and are ready to dive into Book 2, Benjamin, a rough and rugged ex rodeo rider.
Rodeo cowboy Benjamin Hudson is one of four brothers set to inherit their father’s ranch in northern Alberta. The only problem is, the three oldest have been estranged from Zackary Hudson for years. Their father’s will states they have to live on the ranch for one year, show a profit, and care for their baby brother. The main problems…none of them know anything about running a working ranch or caring for an infant. They decide to hire domestic help for the primary care of Jeremiah.
Halifax native, Danielle Madison, wants to escape the pain of an abusive marriage and the resultant stillborn child. She sees the ad for a nanny on a ranch in Alberta, applies, and flies west without a second thought. For Dani it’s work only, with no intention of becoming involved until she meets Benjamin, the tough-as-nails ex rodeo rider, who handles his baby brother with great gentleness and compassion. Little Jeremiah pulls at her heartstrings, and she’s drawn to him, despite her resolve to remain aloof.
Love is not in Ben’s vocabulary, except as it applies to his lost siblings. When things start disappearing and going wrong, Dani is Ben’s initial suspect. He’s attracted to her, despite her withdrawn persona, and tries to believe in her innocence as they work together to solve the mysterious happenings. Will love win out, or will the fear of commitment drive a permanent wedge between them?
The Hudson brothers. Three of them. Cowboys. What if they were rowdy and mean? She literally had no experience with cowboys but prayed these men were nothing like her ex. Why hadn’t she found out more about them before coming all the way out here? Nate’s messages were brief and to the point, but he’d seemed nice enough, polite, and he’d sounded relieved to find someone to work for them. I can do this!
Her first sight of the ranch house and outbuildings calmed her nerves, replacing her doubts and fears with a feeling of coming home. Strange, that. Weird, really, but she couldn’t shake the thought. She parked beside the house and, after grabbing her purse, walked to the front door and rang the bell.
A few moments later, the door opened and there in front of her stood three gorgeous men, identical men, one of whom held a toddler. His smile reached his brown eyes, making them sparkle. He appeared more muscular than the other two and her body reacted to his nearness. Weak at the knees—which she tried to blame on the hours spent traveling—she stuck out a hand in greeting. “Hello, I’m Dani.”
When the man holding the baby shook her outstretched hand, delightful shivers of awareness skittered up her spine. Oh, no! This can’t be happening. I’m here to work. Damn it!
“Hi, I’m Ben. This guy beside me is Gabe, next to him is Nate, and this little guy is our baby brother, Jerry. Come on in and make yourself at home.”
“Thank you.” Dani entered the house and the feeling of belonging returned. She felt slightly vulnerable, intimidated really, with the men all towering over her five-foot, eight-inch frame. “If it’s all right, I’d like to bring my things in. Can you show me to my room?”
The men looked at her strangely, as if she’d suddenly grown two heads. “What? Is there a problem?”
“We’ll bring your stuff in, but we, uh, haven’t exactly figured out sleeping arrangements yet,” said Ben. “Be right back.”
He passed her the baby and they hightailed it out the door, leaving her staring, open-mouthed, at their retreating backs.
What on Earth have I gotten myself into?
Benjamin, available now on Amazon. Only $3.99!