Genres: Historical Romance, Western Romance, Cowboys, Virgin Heroine
Published: February 16, 2017
Read: February 17, 2017
My Rating: 5
Standalone – ebook 227 pages
Told in third person alternating perspectives.
Series: Frontier Montana: #1 A Rancher’s Surrender; #2 A Cowboys Temptation; #3 A Sheriff’s Passion (coming soon)
With a thirst for adventure and a new life, Katie Matthews heads west to Marietta, Montana to reconcile with her estranged sister and prove she’s matured. But during her journey, her stagecoach is robbed leaving her destitute and on foot and later framed for theft, which lands her in jail. Not the ideal beginning to prove she’s turned over a new leaf.
Scott Taylor hitches horse and wagon to rescue his partner’s sister-in-law from jail. But what he’s not prepared for is the force of attraction towards this beautiful, fiery woman. When a hard rain sends them ducking for cover, his usual steadfastness is no match for Katie’s charm and their mutual passion. Determined to make an honest woman of her, Scott insists they marry.
Scott’s devoted his life to being a strong, responsible, hard working cowboy who does the right thing no matter how tough, but when he comes face to face with his ugly past, he fears he’ll lose what he’s just discovered he can’t live without.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this novel from Tule Publishing via Net Galley*
Scott Taylor and Katie Matthews…..
If you are a fan of the Montana Born novels from Tule Publishing; specifically those set in Marietta, you will love this historical romance. A Cowboy’s Temptation takes us back to the beginning of our favorite Montana town. Marietta, Montana territory 1884.
When I first started reading romance novels back in the eighties, I started with historical. For some reason, I just didn’t like contemporary romances back then. Of course that is no longer the case. I love most genres of romance nowadays. However, I admit I haven’t read many historical romances in the past few years. So A Cowboy’s Temptation is the first western historical I have read in a long time. That said, I loved i! I loved it so much for so many reasons.
Scott Taylor is a cowboy on a cattle/horse ranch. Not only does he work on the ranch, he recently become a partner and owns an equal share. All Scott’s dreams are slowly coming true. Except for one. Falling in love. And he has no hopes of that happening. Scott’s past is tainted and so sad. He believes he doesn’t deserve a wife even though he longs for that and a family. But things change real fast. And unfortunately not how Scott envisioned it.
Katie Matthews is on her way to Montana territory to start a new life and hopefully mend a strained relationship with her older sister, Jillian. Jillian and her husband are all the family Katie has now. On the way to Montana, Katie’s stagecoach is robbed and all her money stolen. That robbery begins a chain of events that not only change her life but end up being the best thing that could have happened.
Scott and Katie start of being attracted to each other right away. Of course Scott keeps a respectable distance, at first, but that changes pretty quickly. The way their relationship starts off is nothing less than passionate but then escalates very fast to stress, angst and anger. I loved how their story developed. I loved both Scott and Katie as characters. Of course they both frustrated me at times with their stubbornness, especially Scott. He handled the situation with Katie, right from the start, poorly. But Scott had past fears he had to deal with. I will say his past gutted me. Completely.
Although Katie came to Montana to start over, it was Scott who needed love and healing the most. I’m so glad he found that in Katie.
The first book in this series, A Rancher’s Surrender, which I haven’t read yet>/b> features the story of Katie’s sister, Jillian and her hero, Wade. I want to go back and read that before book three comes out, A Sheriff’s Passion which will feature Shane and Silver. They were all secondary characters in Katie and Scott’s story. Can’t wait to read more.
Award-winning author Michelle Beattie has been writing since 1995. She sold her first book, What a Pirate Desires, in 2007.
Since recently wrapping up her 5 book pirate series, Michelle is currently working on a new historical western series.
When she’s not writing she enjoys reading, playing golf, spending time with family and friends and enjoying the outdoors.