Each time Dylan Frick was featured in the previous Coltons of Wyoming novels, he came across as someone to respect because of his admirable behavior. In his own book, Dylan proves he is even more of a hero than thought and I came to truly love this wonderful person. The heroine is also a well-liked individual, and all scenes are consistently captivating after the lives of these two become entwined. Colleen Thompson cleverly interweaves her own facts with information revealed in earlier stories of the continuity series, and the result is a first-rate romance packed with suspense. THE COLTON HEIR has powerful emotions and a constantly action-packed plot that keeps you totally engrossed.
Dylan Frick has enjoyed his rewarding life as a wrangler who has a special ability to calm horses and cattle. All had gone well for him until the recent murder of his mother by an unknown person, and now a number of other incidents taking place at Dead River Ranch are causing everyone to speculate on what is going on. Adding to his stress is the fact he has taken a DNA test to determine whether he is actually the missing kidnapped son of the ranch’s wealthy owner.
Though Hope Woods had assumed taking a new identity would keep her safe from those who want her dead, she sadly learned that was not the case. Now on the run once again, she has come to Dead River Ranch to work as an inconspicuous maid. When she comes in contact with Dylan in the barn, he questions her motives until she divulges her reason for being on the ranch. His compassionate nature immediately kicks into high gear and makes him want to aid her. When additional threats occur, Dylan and Hope will have to decide if the danger is related to her past or happening because of someone living at the ranch.
With riveting action and genuine emotional responses, Colleen Thompson makes THE COLTON HEIR positively mesmerizing. Every detail seems conceivable and drew me more into the complicated lives of the various characters. The author gives enough in-depth information to understand what has occurred in case any of The Coltons of Wyoming books have been missed. There are a myriad of secrets in this series, and a whole lot of them are brought up in THE COLTON HEIR. Several are answered, some still unresolved and other questions arise that will be settled in the upcoming final installment.
Ms. Thompson expertly brought every scene in the book to life with a realism not usually portrayed, as I fully accepted each aspect as being factual. The peril is often nail-biting, any feelings are particularly genuine and passion is honestly expressed. While the suspenseful danger certainly kept me on edge, the interaction between Dylan and Hope is just as attention-grabbing. I absolutely enjoyed every moment in the story, and those involving emotions were some of my favorites. This spirited couple had plenty of adversity to overcome before a relationship could be formed. Brought together by shared personal tragedies, these two made me care and I was moved time and again for what they had to go through. Ms. Thompson often does not hold back when they converse, and their openness made them all the more human. Profoundly intense desire between Dylan and Hope makes any sexual encounters hotly heated yet much tenderness is also displayed. The story written for this hero met my expectations and then some, as Colleen Thompson made him very courageous yet sometimes also vulnerable. THE COLTON HEIR is intriguing plus extremely emotional.