The Final Ride

The Final Ride coverShe wants to begin her new life in Texas, but her family wants her back in New York.

He wants to return to the rodeo circuit, but he promised her he wouldn’t.

When their promises, desires, and expectations clash, which one will take The Final Ride?


With her duties for her best friend’s wedding finally behind her, Patricia Talbert looks forward to discovering what “normal” will look like at her new home in Texas. She owns a ranch, is in love with its foreman, and is ready to assume her duties. Discovering what those duties entail isn’t an easy feat for a displaced socialite from Manhattan. But when her aunt Adele arrives on a mission to bring her back to New York, Patricia’s primary duty is to deflect the bumbling and bullish attempts–until one of Adele’s tricks takes her by surprise.

All of Talon Carlson’s dreams for the Circle Bar Ranch are coming true, along with another dream he never expected to be fulfilled–a chance to love again. Patricia is everything he ever wanted and more, but he made a promise to her not to ride bulls again, a promise he may have to break. His desire for a better end to his riding career is intensified by vicious rumors about why he quit. If he rides again, he will provide the ammunition Adele needs to make Patricia leave. If he doesn’t, he’ll prove the gossips right.

Patricia or Talon. Which one will take The Final Ride?


Praise for The Final Ride:

“If you like Texas, romance and cowboys — and who doesn’t?! — then you will love The Final Ride. From the first page to the last, Linda Yezak had me wondering what would happen next. With the fabulous interaction between the characters—sparks did fly!—and the make-you-smile ending, I couldn’t get enough!”
Kathleen Y’Barbo, best-selling author of Firefly Summer, from the Pies, Books & Jesus Book Club series, and Sadie’s Secret, from The Secret Lives of Will Tucker series.

“Not only is Linda Yezak a creative and thoughtful writer, she’s also a gem of a person who brings a combination of spunk and savvy to The Final Ride!”
Laura Drake, author of The Sweet Spot 2014 Rita Award winner

“How great is it to be back in the saddle with everyone’s favorite bull rider and ranch owner? Try Texas-sized great! Yezak delivers again, with warmth, humor, and wonderful Texan charm.”
K.M. Weiland, best-selling author of Structuring Your Novel,
Outlining Your Novel, and the exciting DieselPunk adventure, Storming

“Linda Yezak has done it again in providing hunky cowboys and the struggle to love each other in spite of our differences. The Final Ride is a sweet romance filled with tension and best of all—love.”
Susan M. Baganz, author of Pesto & Potholes, Salsa & Speed Bumps, and Fragile Blessings.



“Anyone who enjoys good western stories with a lot of action, solid Christian values, and a bit of romance will love this book.” David Wendel

“humor, excitement, and romance” June Chapko

“I’ve read all of Linda’s books. I like her writing and stories and this one turned out to be my favorite. And, in my opinion, her best.” NC 209

“Linda’s writing style & descriptions give you a sense that you’re right there, in the story! I’ve read it twice and thoroughly enjoyed it each time.” JH Smith

“Loved Give the Lady a Ride, but I loved The Final Ride even more!” Kindle customer

“Yezak’s characterizations and descriptions of ranch life made me feel as though I was right there, wearin’ my cowboy boots and ridin’ my horse around the ranch with Talon, the handsome bull-riding hero.” Pamela S. Meyers