Title: Love Me, Cowgirl
Series: The 78th Copper Mountain Rodeo #4 AND The Gallaghers of Montana #2
Author: Eve Gaddy
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: September 29, 2016
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Disillusioned with love, Dr. Sean Gallagher returns to Marietta to join its expanding medical facility. Marietta’s newest, most eligible bachelor isn’t looking for long-term involvement – especially not with his brother’s much-younger former girlfriend, Honey Jordan. But short term? That’s another matter.
Escaping a toxic relationship with her father, barrel racer Honey spends as little time as possible in Marietta. Home for the 78th Annual Copper Mountain Rodeo, a brief fling with the town’s hottest new doc might be just the thing to distract her until she can leave again.
But when a riding accident strands Honey in Marietta, an affair meant to last a few nights turns into something much deeper, leaving both Sean and Honey torn between the safety of saying goodbye and the heartache of losing what they dare not admit they’ve found — one true and lasting love.
Titles in the 78th Copper Mountain Rodeo include: Catch Me, Cowboy by Jeannie Moon – Protect Me, Cowboy by Shelli Stevens – Want Me, Cowboy by Sinclair Jayne – Love Me, Cowgirl by Eve Gaddy AND in The Gallaghers of Montana series by Eve Gaddy: Sing Me Back Home – Love Me, Cowgirl – The Doctor’s Christmas Proposal (Tule Publishing often has one title in more than one series, crossovers that enhance each series)
There’s nothing quite like actually falling into a handsome man’s arms to get a relationship off to a stunning start. Sean may have rescued the beauty hanging from the side of the building when her ladder tipped while stringing Christmas lights, but he didn’t yet know that it was she who would shortly capture his heart. It was obvious she knew who he was but while she was familiar he hadn’t a clue. When asked she simply laughed and said to ask his brother… oh, boy. What has he gotten himself into.
Honey found it amusing that the stunning handsome Dr Sean Gallagher had no clue who she was. True it had been many years since she’d dated one of his brothers, but she’d let him discover that little fact. Right now she was seriously considering a fling with Sean, they certainly set off sparks between them. Honey never stayed in Marietta long, she was home for the rodeo and when it was completed she’d be on the road to the next competition. She had her reasons for not staying in town and letting her father get drunk everyday knowing she’d pick up his jobs for him. No, it was better all around that she basically lived on the road., she didn’t have to deal with dear old drunk dad – and any relationship she might have picked up had a definite expiration date. This was her life, maybe she didn’t want it to be this way but she survived, made enough money from the rodeo and her bags designs to meet her needs. If watching her friends pair up with happy ever afters set her to wishing, well she’d get over it fast.
Little did Honey know that one barrel riding accident, a serious injury, a traumatized beloved horse and one sexy, handsome, stubborn doctor were all about to change the path of her life forever.
I enjoyed Love Me, Cowgirl so much. Sean has just come out of a relationship that was nothing but lies and he’s feeling quite angry and played. Honey doesn’t do relationships because she’s never going to be in one place long enough to let it grow into something permanent. But, hey, they can both get behind a fling, one steamy, sexy fling that lasted only as long as she was in town. Yeah, right. Emotions wouldn’t play a part at all in this perfect setup – until they did and choices had to be made.
Honey has been enabling her alcoholic father for a long time. When she’s in town he goes on a bender asking her to do him “favors” like completing jobs that he’s too drunk to do. Her brothers have wiped their hands of their father, after a few stints in rehab and nothing changed, they had moved on opening their business away from Marietta. When she’s seriously injured and could not possibly do any “favors” he still asks like broken bones are nothing to stop her from doing his jobs for him. It will take awhile, but Honey will finally say no, and that decision becomes freedom in many ways.
Sean is not only a talented doctor – he’s also a horse whisperer, but never, ever call him that. He has the touch, that special something that can speak to a troubled horse and change them. He works his magic on Honey’s horse Halo after the accident when Halo becomes traumatized and almost out of control. Sean’s ability is something he tries to keep under wraps as he feels he failed a horse as a younger man. Honey and Halo will help him to see that what he has is a gift to be cherished and shared.
Sean and Honey will have some rough moments in their romance. Not everything will be smooth sailing but with determination and a huge bunch of flowers anything is possible. I enjoyed this couple, both are somewhat broken in some ways, and their healing requires them to acknowledge their feelings for each other and to let go of the past.
I would definitely recommend Love Me, Cowgirl and both series as well. If you love cowboys, hot doctors, and that special something that makes one couple perfect for each other… then you’ll enjoy this romance.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this novel. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this story.*
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