Julianna Norrell’s dream of leaving Montana for big city life in NYC was wonderful—until it all went bust. She’d tempted fate by getting a fine arts degree in photography, and believing one brilliant show would make her career take off. But three years later she’s a borderline starving artist, making a living off of stock art photography. Plus, she’s just been on the wrong side of a copyright infringement case and no gallery in New York will touch her. So when her mother seriously breaks her leg at the same time Julianna gives up her lease, it seems fate is pulling her back to where she started: Cooper Ranch. 

Wright Cooper has come home to lick his wounds. After being a major fundraiser in a failed political run, most of America has started to hate his guts, and Wright himself is beginning to wonder when he’d stopped vetting his politician’s ideas and simply started funding them. Now, he’s home to dust off his boots and finds himself again in the beautiful land that had made him want to enact change for his country in the first place. 

When the two childhood sweethearts suddenly find themselves living under the same roof, they’ll need to decide if they’re coming home for good, or simply stopping over before losing each other once again. 

Titles in the Brothers of the Cooper Ranch series include — The Cowboy’s Forgetful Bride The Rancher’s Unexpected BabyThe Cowboy’s Stubborn Sweetheart

Title:  The Cowboy’s Stubborn Sweetheart
Series:  Brothers of the Cooper Ranch #3
Author:  Leslie North
Genre:  Modern Western Romance
Published:  January 16, 2019
Publisher:  Relay Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars

THE COWBOY’S STUBBORN SWEETHEART is the third story in Leslie North’s the Brothers of Cooper Ranch series… and it is a bittersweet reunion of former sweethearts who moved away from each other to their dreams only to have them fall apart and return to the ranch once again.

While both Wright and Julianna have been dealt unfair blows to their respective careers both are stubborn and determined to pull their lives together again.  Wright returned home to the ranch, Julianna returned home to help out when her mother was injured and couldn’t work.

At one time they had loved each other, but their dreams took them in far different directions.  Julianna to New York City to pursue her dream career as a photographer, Wright to stay in Montana and help his state by becoming a political fundraiser.  When they both had their dreams ripped from them, through no fault of their own, it’s time to come home and regroup… they hadn’t expected to see each other again or for the love, they believed buried to be brought back to life.

THE COWBOY’S STUBBORN SWEETHEART is an emotional story of accepting what life tosses at you and rebuilding, even when that means changing your path.  I liked both Julianna and Wright, they are both stubborn and that plays into their story quite well.  If you enjoy a second chance romance with a few twists, intriguing characters and a message of hope no matter how bad life looks… then you’d enjoy this story.  I’d not hesitate to recommend any story in this series.

*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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