Too much temptation…

Chelsea Collier wants nothing more than to save the old depot built by her railway baron ancestor and turn it into a museum—until it’s sold out from under her!

Jasper Flint made himself filthy rich in the Texas oil business by the age of 35. Now he wants a quieter life and building a microbrewery in Marietta, Montana is the perfect project.

Neither one of them knows what to do with the passion that explodes between them! But Chelsea knows a man like Jasper will never stay in one place for too long. Can he convince her that this time, he means to stay?

Titles in The 75th Copper Mountain Rodeo series include –#0.5  Rodeo Sweethearts by Lilian Darcy— Tempt Me, Cowboy by Megan Crane – Marry Me, Cowboy by Lilian Darcy –  Promise Me, Cowboy by CJ Carmichael –Take Me, Cowboy by Jane Porter –  Steal Me, Cowboy by Kim Boykin (Copper Mountain Rodeo spinoff)

Love any story that involves Marietta, Montana?  Then you’ll want to check out two pages here that focus on this small town (and some neighboring ones as well) for titles, series, authors, and links to reviews done here at Keeper Bookshelf.  Please visit our Marietta, Montana pages.

Title:  Tempt Me, Cowboy
Series:  The 75th Copper Mountain Rodeo #1
Author:  Megan Crane
Genre:  Modern Western Romance
Published:  September 8, 2013
Publisher:  Tule
My Rating:  4.5 stars

I came into this fictional town of Marietta, Montana sort of mid-stream, and I’m slowly going back to the earlier series that I haven’t read or completed as of yet. Which brings us to The 75th Copper Mountain Rodeo series, and TEMPT ME, COWBOY.

I’m sorely tempted to gush right now… but I’ll restrain myself as much as I can. The one bit of waxing poetic that I’m going to allow myself is this: Chelsea and Jasper’s romance reminded me of a rosebud, not yet in bloom but slowly over time unfolding into a beautiful, stunning rose. Watching Chelsea discover her true self, and seeing Jasper come to realize just what he’s found in this small town was priceless. And this is a story that is going to stay with me for a long time.

Jasper has more money than a man could possibly spend in a lifetime. What he’s looking for can be found in this small town, starting a brewery and simply enjoying a slower-paced life. He wasn’t looking to be struck with a lightning bolt, but then who really is. Chelsea is a small-town history teacher, a woman who has had her family’s history as one of the founding families of Marietta pounded into her head her entire life. Her mother lives by and through that ancestral connection and has tried, in many ways, to form Chelsea after herself. It’s partially worked for Chelsea dresses the part and acts the part of a woman ten years or older than she actually is. When she must confront the new owner of the railroad depot she has no idea of how freeing this man will make her feel, how much her life is about to change or the possibility that a happy forevermore is in reach.

I completely enjoyed TEMPT ME, COWBOY. It was a unique reading experience, in that I think I smiled throughout most of this book. And even at the few rough patches, I didn’t lose hope for one second. If you’re looking for a story that will touch your heart – try this one on for size. I think you’ll find it’s a perfect fit.

This review was originally posted on a website that no longer exists due to circumstances beyond my control  It has been reduced in size a bit but my thoughts remain the same as when this was first posted in July of 2018.

I own a Kindle edition of TEMPT ME, COWBOY.

Available for the Kindle