Rodeo cowboy Wes Harding left his family ranch after one reckless mistake cost his loved ones everything. But when his sister needs help, Wes agrees to come home and take the reins of their ranch’s big charity event. However, he didn’t plan for his distracting, stubborn co-hostess. One kiss with Thea throws his world off-balance . . . and has Wes craving the family he’s never dared dream of.
Single mom Thea Davis doesn’t have time for an inexplicable, toe-curling attraction to Wes Harding—no matter how well he listens or how sweetly he treats her children. Her focus needs to be on holding her fragile family together. But the more time she spends with Wes, the more attached she—and her kids—become. With the week drawing to a close, can Wes convince her to give love a chance before she leaves Silverado Lake—and him—behind for good?
Includes the bonus novella It’s All About that Cowboy by Carly Bloom.
Title: One Night with a Cowboy
Series: Silverado Lake #2
Author: Sara Richardson
Genre: Modern Western Romance
Published: March 9, 2021
My Rating: 4.5 stars
One Night with a Cowboy continues the Silverado Lake series as Wes takes center stage… or he might have if that spot hadn’t been stolen from this handsome cowboy by two little kids, and one little boy who just stole my heart on every level possible. Thea and Wes make a delightful couple, even as they’re holding back because… things, like trust and even fear often get in the way. It’s time for this widowed mom to trust her heart once again, and one cowboy who doesn’t trust his emotions but is learning fast to come together and take the risk that falling in love requires.
Sometimes there comes along a story that simply works for me on every level. One Night with a Cowboy is that kind of story. A grieving mom devoting her life to raising her kids without their father. A man who made a costly mistake once and now can no longer trust in the future that he believes he doesn’t deserve. Tight friendships that stand the test of time. And children who have lost their father yet are open enough to let another man into their lives and their hearts. Oh, to them it’s not that complex, but these matchmakers are definitely the scene-stealers, and the melting hearts of this romance – at least, for me they definitely were.
One stubborn man and one equally stubborn woman are about to fall in love, and the odd thing is that neither seems to mind all that much. One Night with a Cowboy was full of the intense emotional draw that I expect from this author. A world with natural dangers but beauty and peace as well. With laughter, even a few tears, Wes and Thea find their way to their own happiness with the help and shenanigans of two youngsters who know exactly who they want in their lives. I had a blast back in this world with a story that is sizzling in places, heartfelt in others, and overall just right for this couple. If you love a good story that will bring a smile to your face and a sigh to your lips… then you’ll want to pick this story up right now.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Forever 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.*
Available in paperback or for your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle.