Jade Mitchell’s life changes forever when a concussion activates “the gift”—a psychic ability passed down from her grandmother. As a massage therapist with a thriving practice, Jade needs to protect her professional reputation in her small Texas town. She’s wary of her new talent, but also wants to use it to help her friends and neighbors.
Cash Burleson, a no-nonsense former bull rider, now runs his family’s successful cattle ranch. With no children of his own, Cash treasures his young nephew, AJ, who is battling serious kidney disease. But when Jade’s massage services are prescribed, Cash is leery. He’s used to being guided by facts and logic, not lavender and meditation music.
As Jade and Cash are drawn closer, the search heats up for a kidney donor. Jade knows she needs to use her gift to save AJ, but she risks outing her secret in the process. Will she lose Cash’s trust, or can she count on him to see what’s truly in her heart?
Titles in The Burlesons of Texas include — The Cowboy Comes Undone – A Family for Christmas –
This series is part of the Last Stand, Texas group of connecting series. (think Marietta, Montana– Tule Publishing’s other large group of series set in a fictional town) For a list of the various titles and series in this connected town please visit our Last Stand, Texas page.
Title: The Cowboy Comes Undone
Series: The Burlesons of Texas #1
Author: Nola Cross
Published: July 1, 2020
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4 stars
‘The Cowboy Comes Undone‘ is the first title in the ‘Burlesons of Texas‘ series set in Last Stand, Texas – one amazing little Texas town full of interesting, sexy, quirky residents and lots of love floating around. This is my first introduction to Nola Cross and I like her style, that touch of ‘extra’ that makes Cash and Jade’s romance just a touch unexpected.
Most of what you’d want to know can be found in the Cover Description. I was easily and quickly drawn into this story where Jade’s gift plays a major part, although not always acknowledged by Jade, for to try to explain what she can do would certainly send some folks running in the opposite direction – not what she’s looking for in a business or in life, and certainly not in a developing romantic interest that she’s hoping will stick for the long haul.
My heart was stolen by AJ, loved that little guy so much – just as Cash does, and Jade will. His health is at the forefront of what Jade is willing to risk, even if it means losing the man she’s come to love if he cannot accept her gift as valid and true.
Sometimes we just have to accept that something we cannot see or touch is in fact real – that’s what Cash needs to do, to trust in Jade and her gift even if he doesn’t understand it. Watching his struggle to fit the unexpected into his world while worrying over his nephew and falling in love was an enjoyable journey for me. Jade and Cash simply worked well together, I enjoyed them individually and definitely as a couple. I had fun with ‘The Cowboy Comes Undone‘ and would recommend it to any Romance reader. You’ll find a likable, believable couple, an adorable kid, and the magic called love that ties them all together. Take a chance, pick this one up, and discover this part of Last Stand, Texas for yourself. This is the first story in a three-book series, and I cannot wait for the next one to release.
*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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