Strapping Ash (A Crow Creek Novel)

by Nya Rawlyns

The reappearance of Ash MacBryde’s old lover has sent Oak flying back to Vermont and into the employ of a man determined to win a chance to race at the World Endurance Cup in Dubai. To Oak’s delight and dismay, Ben Kincaid, the man who brought him out of the padlocked closet is there too. They will be partners on horseback and, if Oak’s former lover has any say in it, in real life as well.

Someone holds a grudge against Oak’s new employer and, as the race approaches, the dirty tricks escalate until no one is safe. Oak and Ben are in danger, and when Ash shows up to bring his man back home, there’s more at stake than just a shot at a million dollar purse. MacBryde’s got his work cut out for him because keeping Oak safe might mean shattering all chances at mending their broken marriage.

Three men set out on a perilous journey through traps set not just by their enemies but by their own tangled emotions. And the only way the domineering possessive man and the gentle reclusive soul can find their way back to Crow Creek Ranch means learning that…

Sometimes it takes two wrongs to make it right.

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Reviews:Kirsty on GGR-Review wrote:

Strapping Ash is the third book in the Crow Creek series and it is effectively the end of Ash and Oak’s story. Pulling Leather saw the couple face their demons and we begin this novel unsure of how the couple will move past their issues. Nya Rawlyns also uses Strapping Ash to introduce the often insufferable Ben Kincaid, who features in the next three Crow Creek stories.

Strapping Ash also differs from the previous installments in that the plot is not simply focused upon the relationships between the characters. Nya Rawlyns allows Ash to become the White Knight on a dirt-bike as he sets out to uncover the mystery of who has a vendetta against Sugar Ranch, and particularly Ben and Oak.

Strapping Ash is a satisfying addition to the Crow Creek series and I think that Nya Rawlyns ties the stories of the MacBryde couple and Ben Kincaid together in an intriguing way, leaving us with an urge to begin Sorting Will.

About the Author

Crossing boundaries, taking no prisoners.
Write what’s in your soul.
It’s the bass beat, the heartbeat, the lyrics rude and true.


Nya Rawlyns has been writing for over fifteen years across a variety of genres – suspense/mystery, contemporary western, romance, romantic comedy, women’s fiction, literary fiction and contemporary young adult fantasy.

A lifelong equestrienne, she has competed in dressage and distance riding. Her love affair with words began as a young child and continues unabated. She lives in Pennsylvania with her daughter, horses, cats, chickens and a family of friends and supporters who provide not just inspiration but absolute belief in her characters and stories.

Most days she can be found daydreaming and listening to the voices in her head.

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