When her dying friend pleads for help to finish a renovation project, Ava Howell can’t refuse, even though her promise means leaving her new career and familiar life in New York to travel to a remote ranch in Texas. She’s good at what she does, and the ghost town vacation resort would look great on her resume, but it means tangling with the ex-military cowboy who is determined to stop her as soon as she arrives.
Beau Paxton needs to sell the land and ghost town to save his family’s struggling ranch. He’s a formidable enemy to Ava’s determination, but the harder she works, the more his attraction for her grows. He doesn’t want to set aside his plans so she can succeed at hers, yet he finds himself doing just that…
Will a promise bring a city girl and a sexy cowboy together? Or will a broken one drive them apart?
Titles in The Blackstone Ranch series include — A Cowboy and A Promise –
Title: A Cowboy and A Promise
Series: The Blackstone Ranch #1
Author: Pam Crooks
Genre: Modern Western Romance, Romance
Published: January 24, 2019
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
A COWBOY AND A PROMISE kicks off Pam Crooks’ new series, The Blackstone Ranch with an enjoyable story that will draw you into family dynamics, promises made, and interesting people to sort out.
While Ava has arrived in Texas to keep a promise to her best friend, Beau is more concerned with saving the family ranch than creating a resort out of the old mining ghost town on their property. Each just as stubborn and determined as the other that their way is the right way there is definitely butting of heads going on between this couple.
I enjoyed my time in A COWBOY AND A PROMISE very much. It’s a great beginning to the series with some danger, a little mystery, interesting secondary characters some who will have their tales told later in the series, and one adorable dog. If you enjoy a love story between stubborn people who know when to bend and when to stand firm in their beliefs, then you’ll enjoy this one. I’m definitely keeping an eye out for the next book in this series.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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