Cowboy Wilde by Michelle Beattie

She’s trading in city life for open-air and wide-open spaces

Kara Montgomery didn’t plan on being a runaway bride but even years of bowing to her parents’ expectations can’t bring her to marry a man she doesn’t love. Choosing to take her planned vacation doing things she’s always dreamed of, Kara heads to the closest rodeo.

Finding a woman in his stock trailer isn’t uncommon for tie-down roper Cam Granger. Finding one holding a wedding dress is. When Cam learns of Kara’s desire to experience life on a ranch, he does something he’s never done before; he takes a woman home.

Working with Cam feeds her soul in the way her career never did; Kara feels like she truly belongs.

Hot kisses and passionate lovemaking dispel the doubts crowding in Cam’s head, but, when their worlds collide, he wonders if a woman of her class and means could ever be happy with a cowboy. While Cam fears tying Kara down might not be a possibility after all, when Kara is faced with a heart-wrenching ultimatum that is sure to leave her shattered.

Titles in the Tangled up in Texas series include — Cowboy Up – Cowboy TrueCowboy Wild

(This series is part of the Last Stand, Texas group of connecting series.  (think Marietta, Montana– Tule Publishing’s other large set of somewhat connecting series set in a fictional town.  A listing of the connecting series and their stories can be found on our Last Stand, Texas page)

Title:  Cowboy Wild
Series:  Tangled Up in Texas #3
Author:  Michelle Beattie
Genre:  Modern Western Romance
Published:  May 28, 2020
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars

Cowboy Wild‘ is the third story in the ‘Tangled Up in Texas‘ series set in Last Stand, Texas.  This time around one brother is going to get the surprise of his life when he does the unexpected and offers sanctuary to a runaway bride – and perhaps finds love for himself along the way.

I adored Kara and was so angry on her behalf toward her parents.  I get that they were grieving their son’s death, but to force their daughter to basically replace him in the company… and in marrying a man she doesn’t love within that company is just so wrong on so many levels.  No, I had nothing but contempt and anger for Kara’s parents.

Cam surprises himself and his family when he brings Kara home to the ranch for some time to reflect, enjoy the ranching life, and make her future plans beyond the reach of her manipulative parents.  He didn’t expect to fall in love with her, not with all the other things going on in his life right now – but when it’s right you just know it.

There are potholes on the road to a happy ending for Cam and Kara, yet the journey to get to that point was completely enjoyable.  One full of laughter, angst, tears, anger, confusion, and resolution.  Watching these two people fall in love was pure joy.  I had such fun with ‘Cowboy Wild‘ and can’t wait for the next story.  If you love a really good love story with a backdrop of runaway brides and ranching life then you’d enjoy this one.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from Tule Publishing. 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.*

Available for your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle

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