Ex-cop Charley Easton is almost completely sure that she doesn’t miss her old job. Much. OK, maybe a little. But she IS happy running the security detail at River’s End Ranch, because for the first time ever, she’s got her own beat and people relying on her. Which is why the bad boy who’s been hanging around is really rubbing her the wrong way…what’s he doing on the ranch, anyhow? 

Ex-con Tristan Quarles is perfectly content to keep a low profile, and not screw up the best chance at employment he’s had since he got out. But there’s this feisty little not-a-cop who’s just so easy to tease, and he finds himself thinking about River’s End Ranch more than he probably should. 

Tristan knows he was locked up for a reason, and that breaking the law is in his blood. But so is loyalty. And when the same crimes begin again—with him as the prime suspect—Tristan and Charley are going to have to figure out where their loyalties lie. To their pasts…or to each other? 

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Title:  Trusting Tristan
Series:  River’s End Ranch #24
Author:  Caroline Lee
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  July 30, 2017
My Rating:  4.5 stars

If you’ve been following the River’s End Ranch series, I believe you’re going to find that Trusting Tristan is more gritty, more intense and more emotional than what we usually find at the Resort.  This story revolves around Charley, our resident security chief and Sheriff in Old West Town at the Resort, and Tristan, an ex-con moving his life in a different, better direction – one that crosses with Charley’s.

I’ll let you discover their story for yourself.  It is intense, emotional on so many levels and while we do run into some characters we know from the Resort and previous stories… this one is mainly Tristan and Charley’s show and it is a powerful story.  Both are dealing with their pasts, family issues and loyalty and the perception that people have of them because of who they were and are now.  Although there are lighthearted moments, it’s not a light romance.  This couple will stick with me for a while, they’re strong, courageous and stubborn.  And their romance is a trip well worth taking with them.

I’ve enjoyed every single story in the River’s End Ranch series.  Trusting Tristan hit my emotions a little bit deeper and I would not hesitate to recommend this story or this series to any Romance reader.

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