The moment Amanda Rodrigues placed her hand over his heart to break up a fight, rancher Liam Neisson knew he was in trouble. He may have watched Amanda grow up next door and run in and out of his house indulging in wild escapades with his sister, but at this year’s rodeo, he suddenly can no longer think of her as the dark-haired little orphan girl running wild. She’s now a stubborn brown-eyed beauty who needs his help.
Her best friend’s big brother…
Sure she’s crushed on Liam all her life, but can she trust him? Barrel racer Amanda inherited her parents’ small dream ranch years ago and has learned to run it with little help, but when a letter arrives from an attorney saying his client has a promissory note now due, Amanda knows even her will and hard work ethic won’t be enough. Liam’s family offers to help, but his offer to buy her prized stallion raises her suspicions. What if Amanda is risking more than her heart?
Title: Wrangling The Cowboy’s Heart
Series: Rodeo Romeos #2
Author: Leah Vale
Genre: Modern Western Romance
Published: June 23, 2020
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4 stars
‘Wrangling The Cowboy’s Heart‘, the second title in the ‘Rodeo Romeos‘ series is not only a delightful romance but a suspenseful tale as well with an unknown element causing chaos in Amanda’s life while bringing her closer to the man she’s always been attracted to… even if he was her best friend’s brother.
Liam and Amanda may have grown up on neighboring ranches and have Liam’s sister as a constant connection but recent events will have Liam looking at this woman he’s always known in a brand new light. Seems Amanda’s done some growing up and turning into quite a formidable barrel racer, rancher, and an amazing woman. Yet, someone is threatening her home, her legacy, and while Liam’s grandfather is willing to help it’s up to Amanda to decide if she wants that help. While she makes her decision there is a growing danger to her ranch as a suspicious fire starts that could have been disastrous, random damage is done to the ranch, and her much-loved horse is stolen.
I enjoyed the bantering between two people who have known each other for such a long time yet are seeing each other in a new light, for having a crush is one thing – falling in love is so much more with a happy future together at stake. The threats to Amanda’s home and property keep the story on the suspenseful side with a whole lot of romance as the mysteries are dealt with. I liked Amanda and Liam both individually and definitely together. You gotta love that “aha” moment when a guy realizes that the person who is just right for him has been right in front of him for most of their life. The secondary characters keep digging themselves deeper into my heart, and I cannot wait for the next adventure with the Neisson family to arrive. If you love a good romance, interesting characters, a bit of a mystery, and a love that can last forever when two people take a chance then you’ll want to pick up ‘Wrangling The Cowboy’s Heart‘ real soon… like right now.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from 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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