Audrey Martinez is a veterinarian who has devoted her whole life to the care and protection of horses―even if doing so leaves her little time for meeting a man. Who would have thought that a strange case of criminal horseplay would lead her to fall deeply, wildly in love? If only the man who makes her heart race faster than a wild mustang would let his guard down, that is. . .
Caleb Harper is no ordinary cowboy. Sure, he wears his hat, boots, and jeans like a second skin, and displays an easygoing charm that comes from years of working on the ranch. But with his military background, and Army buddies at his side, he is tried-and-true Texas tough. Audrey knows she can trust a man like Caleb to help her save horses. But can Caleb trust himself to resist his attraction to Audrey―or will the sparks of their desire end up getting them burned?
Title: My Favorite Cowboy
Series: Heart of Texas #3
Author: Donna Grant
Genre: Modern Western Romance
Published: February 26, 2019
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
My Rating: 4.5 stars
I so enjoyed stepping back into the Heart of Texas series again, and I’ve been waiting for Caleb’s story which was most definitely worth the wait.
With horses mysteriously dying while under her care Audrey is at her wits end trying to figure out who and why while keeping the rest of the horses as safe as possible. She soon has help from a friend of the owners, one quiet, sexy cowboy who draws her in so easily to trust and care for him – even if he is putting up walls between them.
Caleb has had no interest in a long term relationship for he knows full well that they don’t last. His own abandonment by his mother is all the proof that he’ll ever need of that fact. So his reaction to Audrey is surprising to him. Oh, sure, she’s sexy, competent and dedicated to her horses, but she’s so much more – and that could get him in waters too deep for his comfort zone.
MY FAVORITE COWBOY is a story of richly defined characters, a definite thread of suspense woven throughout, two people falling in love even when one doesn’t believe in that emotion – at first. Caleb has to deal with his issues before he can move forward with Audrey, and watching this couple banter, get steamy, and so emotional was a delightful journey. I really liked Audrey, she’s a perfect match for Caleb in every sense – she takes no nonsense, but she also knows when the man she loves needs her even if he doesn’t. As I said before, I’ve been waiting for this one and I loved every second of Caleb’s and Audrey’s romance.
If you’re in the mood for some special cowboy lovin’ then you’ll want to check out MY FAVORITE COWBOY, I’d not hesitate to recommend this story or the entire series – it’s that good.
*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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