One ex-convict, one detective, one ranch, one hell of a ride.
When twenty-four-year-old Mickey Mercer walked out of the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility she had two things on her mind: the friends she left behind and the rough road ahead.
She had a failing ranch, a rundown home, and an angry ex-boyfriend determined to crush her. That was until a stranger appointed himself her personal savior.
Detective McKinley’s job was to protect and serve. His life was consumed by work until he found Mickey walking down a dusty road. She was a mess and in trouble, and t. There was nothing sexier than trouble. Mickey was everything he wanted, but nothing he needed. That was the lie he told himself.
Set Free is a story about love, hope, and redemption. Sometimes,
people aren’t what they seem. Sometimes, they’re better.
Whoa Nellie... Talk about a helluva ride. Woot!
I want to thank author Kelly Collins for allowing me a copy of Set Free to read in exchange for an honest review.
Now, here is what we have. An ex-con, a describe and a rodeo rider walk into a bar... no wait, wrong place for that.. but we do have an ex-con, Mickey, who went to jail for a year after she sliced the tires on her now exes tires when she found him riding some bimbo on the hood of his car in HER front yard. Best be glad that's all she sliced. Ya know?
Why did she do it? You mean besides he's a C U Next Tuesday? Well he'd already used her as a punching bag. What did she have to lose? Nothing at the time but in the end thanks to crappy cops and knowing the right people she was the one in cuffs and in jail. She lost a year of her life but the one thing she learned over that year in prison was "Don't back done!"
When she gets out of jail the only thing she can do is start walking. What she doesn't expect is to be "picked up" by a stranger. Not just any stranger, a police detective. A very hot, muscled detective who happens to be a cowboy... (Drools) You know the kind. The ones that can fill out their Levi's... (Waggles brows)
When Kerrick finds out her circumstances he steps in to help. Making sure Mickey steps up and doesn't let the negative take her over. She has to focus on herself and getting her ranch, her legacy back up and running. She needs that to focus on and she needs the money. Can't live on looks alone, ya know?
Mickey and Kerrick are a pair. Made of strangers but grow in a lust filled haze that grows into more. But that doesn't mean it's easy. Not by a long shot. Kerrick calls in two of his brothers to help Mickey out. They're both real horseman and with the help of McKinley brothers, her friend and the ranches veterinarian they have a growing new horse ranch, money coming in and a bright future ahead of them... until something happens that turns Mickey and Kerrick inside out. The struggle to overcome the hard times is what saves them all. Winning a battle that could break you only makes you stronger.
About the Author:
Kelly Collins writes with the intention of keeping the love alive.
Always a romantic, she is inspired by real time events mixed with a dose of fiction. She encourages her readers to reach the happily ever after but bask in the afterglow of the perfectly imperfect love.
Kelly lives in Colorado with her husband of twenty-five years. She loves hockey, shiny objects and has a new found appreciation for green smoothies.