When Sierra Carmody lands a temporary job as a private helicopter pilot for Garret Tate, it’s a dream come true. The last thing she expects or wants is to fight a powerful attraction to her new boss when their families share a painful history. But Garret draws her like no other, and she can’t stop thinking about him.
His world is sinking but she feels like solid ground…
Garret Tate is determined to be nothing like his father, which means keeping his hands strictly to himself around the hired help. But Sierra tempts him far more than just physically. She’s smart, funny, capable, and honest, and everything he never knew he wanted. It’s not long before they give in to their off-the-charts chemistry. But just as they start to think it’s real love, Garret’s father’s dark past catches up with them, threatening to bring everything crashing down.
Torn between family loyalty and love, can there be a safe landing?
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Title: More Than A Cowboy
Series: The Carmody Family #3
Author: Sarah Mayberry
Published: April 30, 2020
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Just when I think I couldn’t love the Marietta, Montana world any more than I already do – or that it could get even better – along comes More Than A Cowboy, the third title in The Carmody Family series. If you’ve followed the many series in the Marietta, Montana universe then you’re aware of the harsh feelings and the tragedy that affected the Tate and the Carmody families. Sierra Carmody and Garret Tate should be an unlikely couple given their families’ history – but they work, oh, they more than work well together, they soar to new heights. And just as easily could crash when new information about Garret’s parents come to light.
More Than A Cowboy drew me in from the beginning and never let go. When Garret’s father suffered a stroke, and his personal pilot injured his back those strange coincidences lead to this couple meeting, working together, and fighting a strong attraction right up until they couldn’t fight anymore. There are layers to this story, unexpected surprises, most definitely danger, and an intriguing puzzle to work through as Garret takes over his father’s place, temporarily, in his business, and makes some shocking discoveries – ones that go beyond just his father.
I’ve enjoyed Sierra in the earlier stories, but here her personality shines as she fights against a strong attraction to a man she shouldn’t want, for several reasons, but loving him isn’t a choice, it just is. Part of my enjoyment of More Than A Cowboy was that this couple talks to each other. Yeah, imagine that. Oh, sure, Garret makes one dumb move but aside from that they communicate and that is not only refreshing but sexy as well. I’d much rather know where someone stands than constantly be guessing and getting it wrong – so talking through what is going on within those many layers added an extra special touch for me.
I loved this story. And although I’m always re-reading series within the Marietta, Montana world – this one is a definite re-read, and often. It’s just that good. If you love a likable, believable couple facing down family history, solving a puzzle, and seeing that the wrongs are made right – then you’ll want to pick up More Than A Cowboy as soon as possible.
*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.*
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