Can he find his way back home?
According to his record label, Travis King’s drinking and partying have to stop. Or else… Image rebranding means joining AA and singing opposite one of the industry’s rising stars at an upcoming awards show. It wouldn’t be so bad if Loretta Gram wasn’t cold as ice. No matter how hard he turns on the charm, she won’t give him a break. It looks like this cowboy has finally met his match.
Loretta is still grieving the death of her original singing partner, and she doesn’t have it in her to deal with playboy Travis King. But her career is all she has, so if singing with the Three Kings is what she needs, she’ll do it. Loretta isn’t as cold as she lets on, but she’s had more than her share of heartache. When she finally shows Travis who she is, he knows he’ll do anything to be her forever cowboy.
This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: Country Music Cowboy
Series: Kings of Country #3
Author: Sasha Summers
Genre: Modern Western Romance
Published: August 31, 2021
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Country Music Cowboy is the third title in the Kings of Country series, and it appears to be the conclusion as well. I’ll admit that I was certainly hoping to see one particular character get taken down a few pegs but… a series ends where the author says it does, so I’ll just imagine that she got what she deserved eventually.
I have enjoyed the series and looked forward to Travis’ story, and he got a lady that he deserves… well, eventually, first there are some enemies-to-lovers moments to get through and some very rocky roads before Loretta and Travis can wander off into the sunset with their happy ever after ending.
Travis is a recovering alcoholic and it has been a downward spiral that took him back to rehab, the time that finally took for him. Every person in recovery is different, and Travis had to walk his journey until this moment. Now he has an upward climb to prove to himself, and to others that he’s sober and intends to stay that way for the rest of his life… it’s been a year, but there are times when each day is a battle to get through without going backward.
Loretta has been part of a popular country duo and is now facing a solo career when her partner dies. She has a rough road ahead of her as well, and she certainly isn’t as trusting of others as she once was …Johnny made sure of that. She will be singing with Travis at an award show to honor her deceased partner, and she certainly doesn’t want any part of Travis for she sees him as another playboy cowboy who makes promises and breaks them left and right, as his many stints in rehab have proven. She’ll get through this, somehow, but doesn’t expect the King family to gather her up and tend to her wounds or for the spark of attraction for Travis that she’s doing her best to ignore.
Both Loretta and Travis have baggage, and it shows. Watching them move from enemies that even Travis couldn’t seem to charm, to so much more was an emotional journey. They fit, even though wounded they fit together so well, they balanced each other but they had to get past some serious misconceptions about each other. We’ll get to meet up with the rest of the King family, see some familiar faces, and watch a love song come true for Travis and Loretta. I enjoyed myself and I’ll miss this world but look forward to what this author brings us next.
*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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