Danny Oldman, the handsome Lone Star sheriff, is still single. He tells himself, and anyone who asks, that he is married to his job—and what matters most is keeping the people of his beloved Texas hometown safe. The truth? Danny still hasn’t gotten over his high school crush. She moved away after graduation and took Danny’s heart with her.
Skylar Long never thought she would have to flee Houston and return home—where it all began for her. But that’s what happened after the man of her dreams turned out to be an actual nightmare. Now, Skylar is desperate to escape her obsessive boyfriend. Nothing shocks her more than seeing Danny again and realizing that their long-ago attraction is more powerful than ever. But can she and Danny find a way to fight against Skylar’s wealthy, powerful ex who is dead set on tearing them apart?
Title: A Cowboy Like You
Series: Heart of Texas #4
Author: Donna Grant
Genre: Modern Western Romance, Romantic Suspense
Published: November 26, 2019
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
My Rating: 4.5 stars
A COWBOY LIKE YOU continues the Heart of Texas series with one devoted and lonely sheriff who never expected to see his high school crush again, let alone help keep her safe from an obsessive, abusive ex-boyfriend. Skylar moved away after high school, and maybe the reason Danny’s been single and lonely all this time is that no woman has been able to take Skylar’s place in this cowboy’s heart. The timing was wrong for them, perhaps, but now she’s back and needing protection, now that Danny can provide.
Danny and Skylar’s story is fast-paced, intense, and full of danger. It brings the reality of domestic violence front and center proving once again that anger problems, entitlement issues, and just plain nastiness know no boundaries like rich or poor, powerful or helpless, it only knows the power that comes from rage, immaturity and the need to have their own way even if that way is violence or death to another. As the danger to Skylar and Danny escalates so does the growing attraction between them, feelings that never truly went away only lingered in place waiting for the right timing.
We’ll run into old book friends once again and get a taste of how life is moving on for previous couples – and maybe a glimpse of stories waiting to be told later in the series. I enjoyed A COWBOY LIKE YOU very much. The emotions are high on many levels, the romance touching and sexy, and the danger very real. If you love a good story, Romantic Suspense, and likable, believable characters then you’d love this one or the entire 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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