Claim Me, Cowboy by Charlene Sands

Claim Me, CowboyTitle:  Claim Me, Cowboy
Series:  Montana Born Rodew (2015) #1
Author:  Charlene Sands
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  September 18, 2015
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

When Summer Nichols inherited half of the Circle W Ranch, she didn’t know her rodeo-riding, bad boy ex-boyfriend came with the deal. But sure enough, Tyler Warren, the man who broke her heart and left her in Marietta years ago, is back and living on the ranch again, claiming he wants no trouble. He’s certainly not back to rekindle their decade ago romance.

Ty only wants what’s rightfully his, and then he’s gone, but not even family secrets and Summer’s seemingly deep betrayal can keep him from remembering the good times he had with the preacher’s sweet, beautiful daughter, once upon a time. Summer is more woman than he expected…

Will Ty seize his second chance, uncover the real truths of the past, and claim Summer’s love again?

Read on for my thoughts on Claim me, Cowboy.  No true spoilers, promise.

Summer and Tyler were first loves, not first lovers.  After high school, Tyler was ready for a new life somewhere else.  When Tyler wanted to leave Marietta instead of staying on his father’s ranch he’d asked Summer to come with him.  She asked him to stay.  Neither could do what the other wanted.  And young love died as each moved on to another life.

Today, more than a decade later, Tyler is back in Marietta.  His father has passed away and left Summer and Tyler each half of the ranch that had fallen on bad times.  Tyler has no intention of staying.  His intention is to sell his half and move on.

But there are secrets buried here.  Things that Tyler doesn’t know, secrets that may change how he sees so many things.  Summer hadn’t intended to ball back in love again, if she even had ever truly fallen out of love with Tyler.  But if he wouldn’t stay again – what choice did she have?

Claim Me, Cowboy takes us back to Marietta, Montana.  Always a small town I’m happy to visit once again.  Tyler and Summer once had a love worth fighting for.  Then secrets, lies and deception forced its way into that love.  When Summer couldn’t understand why Tyler had to leave, and when she refused to go with him that love shattered.  Now they have a second chance, if they are willing to get beyond the past.

I enjoyed Summer and Tyler’s romance very much.  That spark never died and now with an unusual situation facing them it has blossomed again.  Now they just have to decide what’s more important – pride and getting their own way, or the love of a lifetime.

I would recommend Claim Me, Cowboy for anyone who has followed the Marietta line of series, for readers who enjoy a down to earth, old fashioned love that lasts. and a couple you will be rooting for from the start.

*I received an e-ARC of Claim Me, Cowboy from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*

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