Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Kissed by a Cowboy by Debra Clopton

Kissed by a CowboyBook Description:
Having lived through her parents’ endless string of “matrimonial bliss gone wrong,” Cassidy Starr knows when the odds are not in her favor. Divorced and humiliated, her faith on rocky ground, Cassidy is through with love. She’s been bucked o_ that horse far too many times. Instead, she returns to Wishing Springs, Texas, and the rundown farm she’s inherited from her great aunt Roxie. She’ll reopen the strawberry farm and a bed & breakfast and follow in her aunt’s footsteps, remaining forever-independent, happy . . . and single.
Rancher Jarrod Monahan’s hands are full running the ranch, looking after his ailing grandfather, and chasing down a group of rustlers on the loose. He’s pushed his longing for a family to the bottom of his list of priorities. Besides, he was in love once but ran scared and lost his shot at happiness. But suddenly, the biggest regret of his life has moved in next door with a wounded heart, determined to become a spinster . . . and that’s a challenge that Jarrod can’t pass up.
Jarrod sets his mind to breaking down the walls around Cassidy’s stubborn heart. How can he show her that a cowboy’s kiss lasts forever? For the good folks of Wishing Springs, falling in love has never been so much fun to witness.

My Thoughts:
I enjoyed this book.  It is the 3rd in a series, but reads well as a stand alone.  Cassidy is done with love.  Her parent's marriage should have given her enough warning but then her own marriage/divorce makes her determined to stay single.  She moved home to Texas and is going to restore aunt Roxie's farm.  Jarrod runs his farm, takes care of his grandfather and is trying to catch rustlers.  There is no time for love in his schedule.  That is until Cassidy moves back to town and he is set on changing her mind about love.
I liked Cassidy.  She is a spunky, good-hearted woman.  Being burned as badly as she was by love, I can understand wanting to live life the way she chooses.  Jarrod is a cowboy.  Yep, a good Texas boy who wants the woman next door just like he always has.  His family is an interesting mix and I plan to read the previous 2 books in this series.  Overall it is a good, fun book to read.
It is a 4/5 for me.  
Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book (via Litfuse).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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