Title: To Love A Texas Cowboy
Series: Wishing, Texas #1
Author: Julie Benson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: July 1, 2015
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 5 stars
New York artist Cassie Reynolds moves to Wishing, Texas to raise her orphaned niece, and discovers she’s in way over her head. Then she meets Ella’s financial guardian, Ty Barnett, a handsome hardworking rancher, with his own ideas on child rearing.
Ty and Cassie clash over almost everything, especially Ella, but when two people have the welfare of one child at heart, suddenly they find themselves looking at each other in a whole new light…
Will Ty make room for another lady in his life? And will Cassie allow herself to love a Texas cowboy?
Read on for my thoughts on To Love A Texas Cowboy. No true spoilers, promise.
Cassis was scared, overwhelmed with grief and fear that she just couldn’t do this. She was Ella’s guardian now, she could no longer be the adoring, spoiling aunt of the past – she had to set rules and schedules and so many things that she never thought she’d have to do. Like put up with an overbearing, proud, handsome cowboy who didn’t think she could do a thing right, ever. And to think she’d be paired with Ty for a dozen years as Ella’s co-guardians. Oh sure, Ty was to look after her niece’s financial future but when had that line ever stopped this opinionated cowboy?
Ty knew how to take control and get the job done. He’d done that his entire life. Although how in the world was he supposed to look after his goddaughter, Ella when her flighty, artist and completely clueless on child raising aunt would be a major part of his life until Ella turned 18. Okay, so she was cute in a willowy artsy way, but she had no idea how to live an east Texas life that Ella was born and raised in. So what if he found her attractive, he wouldn’t act on it – maybe.
The Wishing, Texas series has a fantastic start with To Love A Texas Cowboy. Two people who love a little girl who has lost both of her parents in a tragic plane crash have to find a way to live in close contact. They have been given the loving task of seeing Ella grow into adulthood, emotionally and financially secure. And they also have to find a way to combat Cassie’s worries about not knowing what to do with Ty’s opinionated, strict by the book attitude toward just about everything. Opposites attract? Oh, definitely.
It was a pleasure to watch Cassie grow into her own confidence. And I have to admit to being quite gleeful seeing Ty taken down a peg or two along the way. The chemistry between them works so well. These three will make a new family – and it is a fun adventure watching that journey take place in To Love A Texas Cowboy. I highly recommend this novel and encourage you to get in on the beginning of what promised to be a sexy, lively and entertaining series. Sit back and indulge yourself.
*I received an e-ARC of To Love A Cowboy from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
This novel is available for the Kindle