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Maddie Jo


She’s highly organized. He never takes anything seriously. When disaster strikes the ranch, teaming up for a cross-country horse race may be the only chance they have to save her family heritage.


Maddie Jo Cross keeps her life in perfect order.

With her boarding stable running smoothly and training program well underway, Maddie is confident she’ll make the next big balloon payment due on the ranch. But when all her well-crafted plans go up in smoke, Maddie is left sifting through the wreckage of her carefully planned strategy.


Colter Evans is in love with his best friend’s twin sister.

He’d give anything to have a future with her–anything but live the same back-breaking existence his dad did. His dad’s obsession with hard work left no room for fun and sent him to an early grave. Colt has no intentions of taking life so seriously. So, how can he offer Maddie the life she deserves without giving up his fun-loving ways?


When Maddie needs help and agrees to one of Colt’s crazy ideas, he has to set the jokes aside. This wild scheme may be more adventure than even he can handle. Can Colt and Maddie overcome their opposite ways and depend on each other when the race takes a deadly detour?


Jodi Basye's Cross Creek Ranch series is perfect for readers who love faith-filled Western romances full of heart-pounding adventure and toe-curling kisses that will keep them up reading all night.

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