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Only a Cowboy Will Do: Includes a Bonus Novella (Meadow Valley Book 3) Kindle Edition
Forty candles, and one for luck. Jenna Owens wants one thing for her birthday this year: a fairy-tale ending of her own and a little relaxation at a quaint California ranch. What she didn’t want was to get caught in a storm on her way to Meadow Valley. Or to get stuck with a ridiculously hot, too-charming-for-his-own-good cowboy—one who makes Jenna reconsider her “I don't date younger guys” rule. But a little vacation flirtation might be just what she needs.
Colt Morgan isn’t interested in long-term relationships. Not since his last one crashed and burned after his fiancée found out he wanted a big family. So when he learns that Jenna has a list of items to accomplish on her trip—including having fling—Colt is all too happy to oblige. Yet the more he and Jenna get to know each other, the more Colt starts to wonder if maybe they have a chance at a real future. But when Jenna’s past upends everything Colt thought he wanted, are all bets off? Or will they find a way to make both their dreams come true?
Includes the bonus novella Sealed with a Kiss by Melinda Curtis!
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- ASIN : B08CDWMVTZ
- Publisher : Forever (March 30, 2021)
- Publication date : March 30, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 5753 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 385 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1538749866
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #297,001 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As the novel opens, Jenna Owens is at her surprise 40th birthday party. Those who have been following this series, know that at a young age, she was the only one left to raise her 3 nephews, and she's done a wonderful job, raising them into good, kind and responsible adults. Having no children of her own, there are many things Jenna didn't get to experience because she was so busy raising her nephews. Her birthday gift from her nephews is an all expenses paid two-week vacation at the Meadow Valley Guest Ranch, her first vacation, ever, and Jenna makes a list of 7 Happy-for-Now things she wants to check off during this vacation, one of which is to have a no-strings attached fling, and when Colt Morgan, who is one of the owners of the ranch, arrives to pick her up for the 6-hour drive to the ranch, the attraction between these two characters is immediate. However, Colt is 10 years younger than Jenna, and she quickly informs him that she doesn't date younger men, and Colt, whose failed previous relationship ended in heartbreak, and has prevented him from seeking another relationship in the 5 years since, that is, until he sets eyes on Jenna.
In the previous novels, we learned that Colt grew up in foster care, while he and his younger sister were separated. Everyone around him seems to be pairing up, marrying, living together and/or starting a family. All Colt wants is a family and children of his own, but he's been cautious since the woman he planned to marry ended their relationship by telling him she didn't want children, yet she soon married someone else and is now pregnant with their third child. Jenna too, has had a previous relationship go bad. When she was in that relationship, as soon as she told the man she was seeing that she was unable to have children, he beat her. To say she's leery of getting involved in another relationship is putting it mildly, especially a relationship with a man 10 years her junior, but despite their protestations, and their eventual agreement to a no-strings fling, their chemistry is off the charts.
Eventually, their 2-week fling turns into more than either of these two characters anticipated. Colt and Jenna are so well-drawn, so funny, and so charming, that it was impossible not to fall in love with both of them. Heck, I even fell in love with Jenna's crazy psychic chicken, a recurring character in this series. Every time Colt mentions wanting a family of his own, Jenna realizes that she has to tell him that is something she can never give him, but she freezes, hoping to avoid ever letting him know why, but it's a secret he's eventually going to uncover, and when he does, it's gut-wrenching, for them and for this reader as well.
I cannot recall two characters in any novel whom I've enjoyed getting to know more than these two. Their growing relationship drew me in from the start, and I stayed up all night reading it from start to finish because I simply could not put it down. What started out as a light, fun read, turned into far more--it's a novel about family relationships, kindness, caring, emotional maturity, and, of course, love, and the sacrifices people are willing to make for that love to blossom. It was, quite simply, a great, heartwarming and emotion-filled read, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this novel. The opinions expressed are my own.
Again, so happy to see Jenna get her book, especially since she's a 40 year old heroine. You don't find that in romance books too often, and given I'm just one year away from that number, so kudos to Ms. Pine for daring to write an older female, younger male, romance book. Colt wasn't too much younger than her though, just 10 years and while that doesn't always work with someone closer to their 20s, it worked for Colt since he was very mature and responsible for his age.
Colt had a really hard life, growing up in foster care and without any real family. But Ben's dad gave him a chance when he was an unruly teen and now he's a partner in the Meadow Valley ranch and helping run things. He agrees to pick up someone who he thinks is an old woman and transport her back to the ranch while he's in town visiting his sister. Only that 'old woman' ends up being the very beautiful Jenna.
If you've read the Crossroads Ranch series, then you know that Jenna is the aunt who cared for her 3 teenaged nephews after their mother (her sister) died and eventually their abusive dad as well. She raised them as if they were her own and they all grew up to be remarkable young men once they healed from their past. But she's been content to be that auntly presence in their life, until now. She wants something more and she truly deserves it after giving up so much of her younger adult years to raise them.
I loved the banter between Jenna and Colt. They were simply adorable together. And Colt, boy was he swoonworthy with his charm and great manners. He was a true gentleman and cowboy who had the biggest heart, despite all he went through growing up in foster care. For someone who lacked the love he deserved as a kid, he sure did have a lot to give others in his life. Jenna surprised me with her boldness at times, but I still thoroughly enjoyed her character and was rooting for her the whole time, especially learning of all she had given up to protect herself years ago.
There were some loose ends that I felt were left out of the story. What ever happened to the skinny dipping on the list that Jenna kept making such a big deal about? Did they go back to visit the older couple that welcomed them into their home after they promised to return (with Willow)? I mean that's all relatively minor in the grand scheme of things, but my mind didn't forget them. Oh well.
So is Eli's book next??? I sure hope so since he was a mystery that obviously suffered a lot in the last couple of years and needed some happy in his life. Or maybe Willow?