Her perfectly controlled life falls apart when a kitchen fire lands young widow Elle Brooks in the muscled arms of handsome rancher and veterinarian Brody Tate. The fire forces Elle to move in with her friend Bryn and her motley collection of rescue horses and other animals on the Heaven Can Wait Horse Rescue ranch, where she volunteers. Spending time with the hunky cowboy and his spunky 10-year-old daughter, Mandy, as they rehabilitate the beautiful horses, reminds Elle of all she lost in a car crash years ago. She can’t deny the feelings that being close to Brody is stirring in her.
As a widower himself, Brody puts all he has into being a good dad for his spirited daughter. He hasn’t let women and romance even enter his mind until he meets Elle. And now, this woman is all he thinks about. Spending time with her is shaking up the calm stasis he had worked so hard to achieve, but he can’t seem to stay away.
Brody and Elle both know the pain of losing someone they loved, and neither planned ever to let themselves fall in love again. But fate has a way of stepping in, and what started with a small fire now burns hotter than either one could have imagined. Can these two wounded souls take a chance on each other and risk their hearts again?
Title: When A Cowboy Loves A Woman
Series: Creedence Horse Rescue #2
Author: Jennie Marts
Genre: Modern Western Romance
Published: March 30, 2021
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 4 stars
*possible trigger: miscarriage*
When A Cowboy Loves A Woman is the second title in the Creedence Horse Rescue series and brings us a romance between two people who have lost so much, aren’t looking for romance, yet when fate and that certain spark hits it’s impossible to deny their attraction.
Most of what you’d really need to know before picking up Elle and Brody’s story can be found in the Cover Description Blurb. But that doesn’t tell you about the emotions flying through this story or the antics of some pretty special, unique animals either.
Both Elle and Brody have experienced the crushing emotions of losing their life partners to death, Elle knows what it’s like to endure the emotional pain of miscarriage as well. Neither ever expected to pick up the emotional reins of a relationship again yet fate often puts the right people in our paths when we need them most.
I enjoyed When A Cowboy Loves A Woman very much. Watching this couple open themselves up to the possibility of finding love again was an emotional journey that was highly seasoned with laughter and snort-giggles at the antics of some of the animals that make their home at the ranch. Add a tween into the mix and you have a story full of emotions, laughter, tears, some angst but always possibilities. I had a delightful time back in the Creedence Horse Rescue world and look forward to the next visit in December 2021.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Sourcebooks Casablanca 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, audio, or your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle.