Must Love CowboysTitle:  Must Love Cowboys
Series:  Cowboy Heaven #2
Author:  Cheryl Brooks
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Cowboy Romance
Published:  April 5, 2016
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating:  3 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Shy computer specialist and amateur chef Tina Hayes travels to Circle Bar K ranch to scatter her grandfather’s ashes in the Tetons of Wyoming. Once there, her father’s old army buddy and his cast of cowboy ranch hands persuade her to stay on as the ranch’s cook for a while.

It’s not a hard decision, especially when she meets Wyatt McCabe, a man who makes her heart gallop like no one else. But with so many cowboys to choose from, can Wyatt show Tina that he’s the only one for her?

Read on for my thoughts on Must Love Cowboys.  No true spoilers, promise.

There are so many things about Must Love Cowboys that I could have loved – but they simply didn’t come together for me.  It was tiny details (like it was her grandfather’s ashes not her father’s like the cover description said – I corrected it on my review page) or for someone who’s only had sex once before Wyatt sure knew his way around with some pretty fine moves.  The point of view threw me, a lot.  Not that I cannot enjoy first person POV, it simply felt awkward here – I really needed to hear, feel what Wyatt was experiencing, thinking even hoping for from Tina.  That might have made a difference for me.

It sounds like I’m tearing down the book and honestly I’m not.  I enjoyed my time spent with these characters, the secondary characters were such fun and I’m looking forward to their stories in the future.  The mystery was well done and I enjoyed searching for clues as to what was happening.  It is a good solid story – but I think it could have been more with some details better tended to.  But I’m not the author, and she presented us with the book that was in her mind and heart (plus changes by editors and publishers) … I don’t want to rewrite the story, I do feel that sometimes the little details matter so much more in building a world that I’ll believe.  I’ll overlook one or two things, but I could not fall into the story and just experience it with Tina because those pesky details just kept popping up to change the flow.

So for me, 3 stars = a good story rating for Must Love Cowboys and I’ll follow the series to see how things develop.

*I received an e-ARC of Must Love Cowboys 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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