Letter to a Lonesome Cowboy is a romance novel by Jackie Merritt in the Montana Mavericks series. In Baltimore, Suzanne Paxton, divorced, unemployed and running dangerously low on funds, is surprised to receive a letter from a lonesome cowboy, a man she has never met. Montana rancher, Rand Harding put a want ad in a western magazine for a wife and, unbeknownst to Suzanne, her fourteen-year-old brother, Mack answered on her behalf, hoping to live on a cowboy ranch. But Suzanne is furious! So Mack runs off to the Kincaid ranch in Montana, forcing Suzanne to follow. When Suzanne meets Rand, the sparks fly. But a blizzard prevents her from stalking off home with Mack in tow. Suzanne and Rand find that their mutual attraction soon overcomes their animosity. While as a romance this instalment in the Montana Mavericks easily stands alone (with an appealing hero, a likeable heroine and some sexy romantic encounters), the troubles at the Kincaid ranch are not resolved so readers will want to seek out more books in the series. Quite enjoyable.