To Marry a Texas Cowboy by Julie Benson

She lives by a set of rules. He aims to break each one.

When Zane Logan returns to Wishing, Texas, he’s shocked to learn that his grandmother has hired an assistant to manage her wedding planning business as she heals from surgery. With five marriages between his parents, just the thought of weddings breaks him out in hives. To look out for his grandmother’s financial interests, Zane takes charge. He doesn’t trust easily, especially when the assistant is prettier than a Texas spring day.

Childhood taught McKenna Stinson an important rule: never count on anyone but yourself. She dreams of working hard to have her own business. Stepping in for a successful wedding planner in a small town known for big weddings is the perfect opportunity…until her employer’s grandson announces he’s the new boss. He’s cynical about love and knows nothing about weddings—so why is she falling for him?

Even worse, Zane’s so hot McKenna has to make up two new rules: don’t date a man more attractive than you and never, ever, date a man you work with.

Titles in the Wishing, Texas series include – To Love A Texas Cowboy – To Catch A Texas Cowboy – To Tame A Texas Cowboy – To Marry A Texas Cowboy

Title:  To Marry A Texas Cowboy
Series:  Wishing, Texas #4
Author:  Julie Benson
Genre:  Modern Western Romance
Published:  September 28, 2020
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars

To Marry A Texas Cowboy is the fourth title in the Wishing, Texas series, and brings together two unlikely to fall in love people with humourous, and loving success.

Zane doesn’t believe in love, happily ever afters, or any of that romantic mumbo-jumbo.  He’s seen firsthand through this parents’ many marriages that love (whatever that is) doesn’t last long and ends up hurting everyone involved.  So why is he taking over a wedding planning business?  Because he can, it’s his grandmother’s business and she’s temporarily out of commission… and he doesn’t really trust the woman who’d been hired to tend to the business until his grandmother’s return.  The fact that Zane doesn’t know a wedding favor from a bride’s garter should have been the first clue that he was in way over his head – but he’s a stubborn man who won’t change his mind easily… until he starts to fall in love himself.

McKenna wants her own business one day, she’s got the drive, the passion, and right now she’s getting some great experience by stepping in to manage and work for one of the biggest wedding planning businesses around while the owner is out recovering from surgery.  Everything was perfect… until he showed up.  A cynical, rude, and non-happy ending believer, Zane has no clue what he’s doing but he’s not going anywhere soon.  Too bad the handsome cowboy is making her rethink that don’t trust anyone rule of hers… because he would be so easy to love if she can trust him.

It was such fun to watch McKenna and Zane bicker, banter, and annoy each other on their way to falling in love.  They each have emotional baggage from dealing with broken families in their youth.  Watching Zane go from a rude, know-it-all to a man willing to admit that he might have been wrong was a challenging experience.  Yes, challenging, for there were times I wanted to hug him and then smack him upside the head in the next moment.  McKenna was the one I enjoyed watching grow the most.  The woman she is when they meet is not the woman she’ll be by the time they declare their love for each other… warts and all.  I liked Zane (eventually), I adored McKenna from the start.

I’ve always enjoyed visiting in Wishing, Texas, and To Marry A Cowboy was no exception.  I had a very good time back in this world again with a couple who really deserve their hard-fought-for happy ending.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Tule Publishing. 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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