Montana Gold by Genell Dellin is pure gold. Ripped from this horse-loving girl's dreams, Chase Lomax is a hard-riding, sexy rough-stock rider working towards more of those championship buckles to which the buckle bunnies on the pro rodeo circuit seem to be drawn. Ellie Hawthorne is a young, tough bullfighter, and it's her job to keep cowboys like Chase safe. But when a bull gets the best of them both, and Chase has to take a long look at his career as a rodeo cowboy, and Ellie has to face her demons, these two characters are thrown together in a drama far more exciting than a night at the rodeo.
With vivid characters, descriptions that place the reader in the heart of the action, and a depth of emotion that is staggering, Ms. Dellin's story tugs at the heart strings. Add in a down-on-his-luck dog named Kodiak, and a teenage boy trying to live up to his image of his hero father, and you have a story that's worthy of the big screen.
Reading this book was pure pleasure. I found myself rooting for the characters and falling in love with Chase as he came to his own realizations. Ellie's past, including a visit from her brother Jake, whom I hope we read about, make her a heroine with whom this reader could sympathize. It's rare for me to be swept off my feet by a book, but swept I was, and I will certainly be looking for this author's other stories as soon as possible. Thank you, Ms. Dellin, for one heck of a read!