Match Made in Wyoming - Patricia McLinn

Match Made in Wyoming

By Patricia McLinn

  • Release Date: 2012-09-24
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 639 Ratings


He fiercely protects his secrets. She's wary of his distance...
A puppy, snowstorm, and matchmaking boss have other ideas.
When fire ravages Wyoming land, fireweed is among the first plants to return, brightening the blighted area with the joy of its blooms. Small-town lawyer Taylor Anne Larsen faces the challenge of doing the same for the pain-ravaged heart and disbelieving soul of ranch foreman Cal Ruskoff. Armed with the same grace and grit as the wildflower fireweed, Taylor also has allies – a matchmaking friend, a harsh western blizzard, high-octane mutual attraction, and a rescued puppy who slips past the defenses of this tough cowboy.
While they're snowbound together, Cal might give in to passion temporarily, but from behind the wall he's built around his past and his secrets, he's certain Taylor is everything he can't let himself have. And he'll use all his weapons to keep her out. 


What fellow readers say:
"These characters -- their dialogue, their fears, their complex personalities -- are very real. As a reader, I couldn't help fall under Cal's spell -- a good, troubled, mixed-up man who forces Taylor to confront some of her own demons, even as he refuses to face his own . . . There's a lot of subtle -- and not so subtle -- humor here, the love scenes are at once tender and sizzling, and the emotions and fears of both characters wrap themselves around the reader's heart and don't let go." – Karen Templeton, Amazon review
"Page turner, cute, funny. Can't wait to get the next in line" - 5*
"This is a great western story and would recommend you to read it. The author has great stories and I haven't found one of her books I don't like." - 5*

Wildflowers have to be strong and resilient to bloom amid the rugged western beauty of Wyoming - and so do the women.

Wyoming Wildflowers series
Prequel -- Wyoming Wildflowers: The Beginning (Snowberry)
Almost a Bride (Indian Paintbrush)
Match Made in Wyoming (Fireweed)
My Heart Remembers (Bur Marigold)
-- A New World (prequel to Jack’s Heart)
Jack’s Heart (Yellow Monkeyflower)
-- Rodeo Nights (prequel to Where Love Lives)
Where Love Lives (Threadleaf Phacelia),
A Cowboy Wedding
Making Christmas (Pasque Flower) -- new!
Box Sets
Wyoming Wildflowers Trilogy Boxed Set (Books 2-4)
Wyoming Wildflowers Box Set Two: A New World (prequel) and Jack’s Heart
Wyoming Wildflowers Box Set Three: Rodeo Nights (prequel) and Where Love Lives
Or buy a Wyoming Wildflowers bouquet (Books 1-6, plus prequels) for one great price .... Wyoming Wildflowers: The Collection 

"Melt your heart romance" -- Old Book Barn Gazette

Author's note: The collie puppy in Match Made in Wyoming is the alter ego of my much-loved rescue collie Riley ... right down to the inconvenient penchant for opening doors at the wrong moment. Although for Taylor and Cal, it turns out to be the right moment. :- )

If you especially enjoy western romance series, also try these other collections by Patricia:
A Place Called Home series
Lost and Found Groom
At the Heart's Command
Hidden in a Heartbeat

Bardville, Wyoming series
A Stranger in the Family
A Stranger to Love
The Rancher Meets His Match

Historical western romance
Widow Woman
Courting a Cowboy

Romantic suspense
Ride the River: Rodeo Knights (includes cameos by Wyoming Wildflowers characters)

About the Author
Patricia McLinn is the USA Today bestselling author of nearly 60 published novels cited by readers and reviewers for wit and vivid characterization. Her books include mysteries, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, historical romance and women’s fiction. They have topped bestseller lists and won numerous awards.
She has spoken about writing from London, to Melbourne, Australia, to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian.
McLinn spent more than 20 years as an editor at the Washington Post after stints as a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.) and assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.). She received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University.
Now living in Northern Kentucky, McLinn loves to hear from readers through her website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.


  • Woe is me

    By SoFlo-Yo
    I could not finish this book. The “Hero” (Cal) is so friggin whiny and petulant that he actually makes you hope that his world permanently falls apart. The way the author structures her dialogue makes you wonder what the hell the characters are talking about. Kind of gives the impression that the author is trying to dazzle with “writing brilliance “ but comes across more as a student trying to impress the English Literature Professor at the local community college.
  • Great Quarantine Read

    By Kveann
    There is nothing better than a well told tale to get your mind off day to day worries. This book is a perfect antidote to the stress and boredom of today’s current issues.
  • Match Made in Wyoming

    By 112950
    Loved the book could not put it down. Five stars I’ve read a lot and this story captured me. I Recommend 100%
  • An Match Made in Wyoming

    By jane2053
  • 4 stars

    By NewEarthorBust
    Romance with depth.