Title: Once Upon a Cowboy
Series: Whisper Creek #3
Author: Maggie McGinnis
Release Date: June 30th, 2015
I received an advanced copy of this book for free from the Publisher in exchange of an honest review. This in no way affects my opinion or the content of my review.
Not what I expected, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I only wished the love scenes weren’t fade to black, but it was what it was and the writing was solid so there’s no major complaints. Just a preference thing is all.
Our heroine Jess, a yoga instructor in the city, travels to the country for her friend’s wedding. The timing couldn’t be more perfect as it seems as if her past is about to catch up with her. She didn’t have the best childhood, in fact it was horrible. Her only saving grave was her elderly grandfather who tried his best but was unable to do much until things went from bad to worst. Now she’s an adult with a past that none of her college friends know about and a name that isn’t even really hers.
Cole is the cowboy at the ranch that she’s grown to love and think of as a safe haven. She’s also become rather fond of Cole but is understandably wary of men. But Cole is a total sweetheart and for that I, the reader, was glad. He was a little hesitant to pursue her as he was dealing with his what his future held and what path he should or should not take, but once he did decide that Jess was what he wanted and they would be happy together, he didn’t hold back.
All in all a very sweet and very clean romance. I admit I expected a little more detail in that regard, but the story was well written and angst was something that I liked (even though I say that I don’t). I may have even shed a tear or two for the heroine. Along with our main characters there’s a host of other secondary characters that really help to bring the story to life and make it a very comforting, sweet and solid read.