Troy Ledger had a loving marriage and five sons, but he lost everything when he was wrongfully accused of brutally murdering his wife. After being released from prison, he returns to his Texas ranch, determined to find the real killer.
One by one, his grown sons return home. Although their mother's relatives taught them that their father is a monster, they each realize the great injustice their father has suffered. As each son makes peace with his past, the Ledgers bond to form a Texas ranch family unlike any other.
Cowboy Fever is the story of Troy's youngest son. Dakota has made a living as a professional bull rider, traveling from one rodeo to another, always on the move, always running from commitment. But his plans for a life free of obligations take a tumble when he reunites with Dr. Viviana Mancini. Dakota is stunned to learn that his one-week affair with the gorgeous emergency room doctor has resulted in a beautiful baby daughter.
Dakota can ride a bull, but he can't imagine himself as a father. He's been taught that he inherited his father's violent tendencies, and he's afraid he'll endanger the baby and woman he loves. But someone else is threatening Viviana, and that's something Dakota cannot tolerate.
Cowboy Fever is the fourth book of the "Sons of Troy Ledger" series. Throughout the series, Joanna Wayne has been dropping hints about the real killer, but Troy hasn't found him (or her) yet. I hope the next book will bring home the last son and uncover the person who tore apart the Ledger family. So far, each son has fought for the love of his life and successfully reunited with his father, but Troy is still haunted by his wife's murder.
I know Joanna Wayne will tie up all the loose ends, and I can't wait to find out how she'll do it.