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📝REVIEW📝: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟 to “Wrapped Up in Christmas Hope” by Author Janice Lynn ~ Genre: Christmas Romance, Release Date: October 26th 2021

WRAPPED UP IN CHRISTMAS HOPE

By

Author Janice Lynn

Genre/Trope: #ContemporaryRomance #SmalltownRomance #ChristmasRomance #HolidayRomance #HallmarkRomance

Purchase: Wrapped Up in Christmas Hope

My Rating: 4

Cover: 4

POV: Third-person alternating perspective

Publication: October 26th 2021

Read: September 17th 2021. *Review copy provided by NetGalley via Hallmark Publishing

Add to Goodreads: Wrapped Up in Christmas Hope

Other Books in the series: Wrapped Up in Christmas & Wrapped Up in Christmas Joy

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Synopsis:

He’s willing to risk his life to save others.
Is she willing to risk her heart on him?

 


Morgan’s late husband was a daredevil…and now she’s a widowed single mom. All she wants now is to set up a stable life for herself and her son in the small town of Pine Hill, Kentucky.

Andrew’s a firefighter who thrives on the rush of saving others. His secret dream is to become a smokejumper and fight raging wildfires across the country. But it’ll mean leaving his hometown and the people who rely on him.

Morgan and Andrew are drawn together as they both volunteer to make quilts for veterans at the local quilt shop. Morgan’s son looks up to Andrew, and Morgan can’t help but notice how good Andrew is with him. Meanwhile, Andrew’s torn between his ambition and his growing attraction to Morgan. They both have choices to make about their future…and about each other. 

My 📝Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

I enjoyed this book so much that after I finished reading it, I purchased the previous two books in the series. I enjoyed those books as well. Give me a warmhearted, all-the-feels, emotional Christmas romance set in a small town and you’ll find me first in line. I know I’ve said this in so many of my reviews but I’ll say it again….Christmas doesn’t last long enough for me to read all the holiday romances released for the season so I start reading them in September. There are so many wonderful Christmas romances available, it’s impossible to read all the ones I want in one season. But I try anyway.

Wrapped Up in Christmas Hope was the first book I read from this author. The story has a good reading pace and a slow development of the H/h relationship. When you meet the two protagonists in this book you’ll understand why they each were so careful with protecting their hearts. Hence the reason for keeping a distance. Or at least trying to.

Both Andrew and Morgan were strong characters and while I liked them both, Morgan was a touch standoffish at first. I couldn’t blame her for that, though.

The premise of the story is one that I found interesting however, because of the angsty plot, I wasn’t able to predict what would happen in the end. The ending was good although, I wished there was an epilogue. I wanted to see for myself how things worked out. I hope I’ll get a glimpse of their lives when/if there is another book in the series. And I can promise you that I will be looking out for that in the future.

While I received an advanced reading copy of Wrapped Up in Christmas Hope, this is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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📝Review📝: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 to “The Closer” by Author Kristy Marie, Genre: Romantic Comedy, Release Date: October 14th 2021

THE CLOSER

By
Author Kristy Marie

Genre/Trope: #ContemporaryRomance #RomanticComedy #FakeMarriage

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My Rating: 5

Cover: 5

POV: First-person alternating perspectives

Kindle: 276 pages

Publication: October 14th 2021

Read: October 11th 2021 *Review copy provided by Wordsmith Publicity

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The Author on Goodreads: Kristy Marie

Synopsis:

What happens when you strike a deal with baseball’s most talented pitcher? You slip a plastic ring on his finger and say, “I do.”  
Quirky meets broody in this laugh-out-loud, romantic comedy from bestselling author, Kristy Marie.

The tattoo down his forearm reads: My power is perfected in weakness.
It inspires bad decisions in everyone who crosses his path.
Not me though, I’ve made worse decisions before breakfast.
Marrying baseball phenom Cooper Lexington for his health insurance… doesn’t even rank Top 5.
But I can’t afford to lose this marriage by falling in love.
You see, I made a promise to myself—one I plan on keeping… even if it ruins us.

The Closer is a full-length stand-alone romantic comedy. It features crossover characters from the bestselling novel, IOU.

My 📝Review📝: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I really wish I can give this book more than five stars. While I read so many books that I truly enjoy, The Closer was extra special. Unique and original with characters that are flawed but so, so lovable. Cooper is unsurprisingly sitting at the top of my book boyfriend list. McKinley’s character traits unravel as you read on. At the beginning, I didn’t think I would love her as much as I eventually did. She is something else! She makes you wonder what it would be like to be in her shoes. Mac is strong and independent to a fault. But she was no match for Cooper and his determination to be her hero, even if she ended up being his. 

There is so much to love about this book. The writing is perfect in every way. The pace is pretty fast and you will be at the end before you know it. I wanted more. You will cry and be frustrated. You will probably be mad at some point as well. But the best emotion you will experience is laughter. Not only from Mac and Cooper but Pops will have you in stitches. And let’s not get started with that amazing epilogue. 

If you only consider one book recommendation from me, this is the book you must read! I promise you won’t be disappointed. This author has gotten better with every book she has written and I anticipate what she’ll write next with eagerness.

While I was given an advanced reading copy of this book, this is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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Review: 5 stars to “Twelve Dates of Christmas” Northhampton Hearts #1 by Author Charles James, Genre/Trope: Contemporary Christmas Romance, Release Date: November 1st 2021

TWELVE DATES OF CHRISTMAS
A Northhampton Hearts Novel

By
Author Charles James

Purchase: Twelve Dates od Christmas

Genre/Trope: #ContemporaryRomance #ChristmasRomance

My Rating: 5

Cover: 5

Publication: November 1st 2021

Read: October 5th 2021. *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing Group

POV: Third person Alternating perspectives

Add to Goodreads: Twelve Dates of Christmas https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17284594.Charlee_James

Synopsis:

She’s fallen for her own fantasy…will a real future with him be enough?

Bored by years of underwhelming dating experiences, copywriter Grace McGovern combines her love of Christmas and her longing for romance into the ultimate romance novel—where the heroine is swept off her feet one Christmas by tender, thoughtful, romantic…and utterly unrealistic dates. When Grace has a chance meeting with an attractive man, she’s charmed by their conversation and fun dates…until warning bells jingle. He couldn’t be taking cues from her book, could he?

Engineer Owen Ellis has always been more comfortable with computers and coding than with women. After claiming he was boring and unromantic, his last girlfriend’s bitter parting gift was a cheesy romance book hurled at his head. When he meets a woman whose warm smile and conversation intrigue him, Owen is ready to try again but knows he needs to up his game. What’s the harm in borrowing a few ideas?

Can the Christmas magic last forever, or will their relationship dissolve into another ho-hum holiday fling? 

My 📝Review📝: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Do you know how every once in a while that one book comes along that you know will stay with you for a long time? For me that “book” doesn’t come often enough. Please don’t misunderstand that I am not satisfied with the books I read. Yes, there are some that I could’ve passed on but for the most part I enjoy the majority. That said, that one one special, memorable book is indeed rare. For me, Twelve Dates of Christmas hit that mark. This book was brilliant. Everything I look for in the perfect novel was there within the pages of this book. If you read the blurb, you don’t need me to summarize it for you.

While I did indeed love the premise, it was the characters that completely won me over; especially Owen. Oh. My. Goodness! Where has Owen been my whole life? Why can’t authors write more imperfect, shy, considerate heroes into their stories. We all love the adonis but reading about Owen was a true breath of fresh air. I want more. I fell completely in love with his character. The only disappointment I had with this book was that I wished there was an epilogue. I wanted to see more of Owen and Grace.

Twelve Dates of Christmas is a sweet, endearing, heartwarming and humorous Christmas romance and I highly recommend it! This author is a brilliant storyteller!

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📝Review📝: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟to “Christmas Ever After” by Author Clare Connelly ~ A Cape Hope Series Novel ~ Genre: Contemporary Romance ~ Release Date: October 6th 2021

Christmas Ever After
A Cape Hope Series Novel

By
Author Clare Connelly

Purchase: Christmas Ever After

Genre/Trope: #ContemporaryRomance #Smalltown #Christmas #SecondChance

My Rating: 4

Cover: 4

POV: Third-person alternating perspectives

Release Date: October 6th 2021

Read: September 1st 2021. *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing Group

Blurb:

He once chose her happiness over his. Can this Christmas be their second chance?

Cassidy Hanna never felt like she belonged in Cape Hope, so she fled town and heartbreak ten years ago for a new life in Manhattan and everything she ever dreamed of—a great job and the perfect boyfriend. Only she’s never felt emptier and more alone. When her beloved grandfather falls ill, she knows she must push aside the past and return home to help.

Letting Cassidy go without a fight was the hardest thing Cape Hope doctor Phoenix Walker had ever done. Even as his own life fell apart, he lied and encouraged her to fly far from home to live out her dreams. Now Cassidy’s back—just for Christmas—and Phoenix wonders if they can have a second chance at a happy ever after…even if it’s just for the holiday.

📝My Review📝: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟

I enjoyed this novel very much despite that I found it to be sad for nearly the entire length. This is one of those books where I am being extra careful with my review. How can I articulate my feelings without giving away the plot? I can’t. Christmas Ever After spans years. The author goes back to the past on several occasions which makes the premise even more complex and filled with character depth and development. I read the first book in this series and enjoyed that as well. I found that I have a connection with this author’s writing. While I did not experience what the characters did, she engaged me from the very beginning and I refused to put this book down until I got my happily-ever-after. I wasn’t at all sure of how this book would end due to the angst and behavior of certain characters. Phoenix was a hero I had to love despite his choices that I did not agree with. I’ve never been a fan of a man making decisions in the relationship that HE thinks is best without talking about it with the heroine. People should be able to make their own choices. And here is where I won’t comment about that further. Cassidy is amazing, strong, caring and independent. I admired her a great deal.

I can tell you that this book was beautifully written bringing the characters and town to life where you could feel the presence strongly; you are there in Cape Hope. Lots of twists and turns. A book that is not forgettable. 

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📝Review📝: 4 🌟🌟🌟🌟 to “The Sheriff and The Cowgirl” Tremaynes of Texas Book #4 by Author Debra Holt ~ Contemporary Romance ~ Release Date: September 21st 2021

The Sheriff and The Cowgirl
Tremayne of Texas

By
Author Debra Holt

Purchase: The Sheriff and The Cowgirl

Genre/Trope: #ContemporaryRomance #CowgirlRomance #BestfriendstoLovers

My Rating: 4

Cover: 5

Release Date: September 21st 2021

Read: August 23rd 2021. *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing

POV: Third-person alternating perspectives

Blurb:

What happens when a tenacious sheriff takes on a determined cowgirl and her champion bull?

It’s never easy to make it in a man’s world, and cowgirl Tori Tremayne has chased the same dream most of her life—producing a champion bucking bull on the pro rodeo circuit. With her prize bull Maximus, she’s so close to winning top prize in the finals this year she can taste it. She can’t afford any distractions, especially not the tall, dark and swoony sheriff she’s admired all her life.

Sheriff Gray Dalton has been in love with Tori since they were kids. He doesn’t want to change Tori or derail her goals, but he does want to combine their dreams—build a life and family with her while she continues to pursue her career and passion. Gray knows he has to shake Tori up so that he can step out of the friend zone she’s so determined to keep him in.

Can Gray prove to Tori that with him she can have it all—career, love and a family? 

My 📝Review📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Gray and Tori’s book is finally here! I must say I did appreciate how the author released this series with a short wait in between. From the very first book, I wanted to know what was going on between Gray and Tori. And with each book that followed my curiosity only grew. Lifetime friends since childhood, Gray always loved Tori. He fell in love with her as soon as he understood what that truly meant. And while Tori also loved Gray, she was slow to catch up. In fact, for so many years, Gray put her feelings first. He was so generous of heart and selfless when it came to Tori. That said, Tori was a likable character but I did not like how she took Gray for granted, over and over. And it took nearly losing him for her to realize her true feelings and how selfish she has been.

This was not and easy relationship. Gray had finally come to the conclusion that he needed to let her go. She was too focused on her career and Gray didn’t want to be taken for granted any longer. I loved him from the first three books so I understood it might be time to let Tori go. However what I didn’t connect with was the back and forth; that despite his resolve to stay away he kept showing up. That gave the story more angst than I like. In addition, I felt that Tori and Gray were not the people I thought I knew from the previous books. I guess I was just expecting a sweeter story.

The Tremayne family was a constant and that helped break up a bit of the angst. I loved all the family members and it was rewarding to catch up with their lives. In the end, Gray and Tori got their act together and I was satisfied how things turned out. They became the couple I always believed they would be albeit the few bumps in their road to forever-after. I loved this series and definitely recommend it. This is an author that I have read and enjoyed for a long time.

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Review: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 to “The Cowboy’s Challenge” Rodeo Brides Book #2 by Author Sinclair Jayne ~ Contemporary Romance is Available Now!

The Cowboy’s Challenge
Rodeo Brides #2

By
Sinclair Jayne

Purchase: The Cowboy’s Challenge

Genre/Trope: #ContemporaryRomance #Cowboy #FakeRelationship #RodeoCowboy

My Rating: 5

Cover: 5

Release Date: September 2nd 2021

Read: August 21st 2021. *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing

POV: Third-person alternating perspectives

Kindle: 180 pages

Blurb:

She needs a favor. He needs a bride.

Langston Carr is back in her hometown Marietta as the temporary event planner for the Graff Hotel. The first event on the calendar is the society wedding that should have been her big day with her loving groom, so when rodeo cowboy Bowen Ballantyne swaggers into the hotel, all hard-bodied and chivalrous, she thanks him the way any single woman needing to salve her pride would—she kisses him.

Bull rider Bowen Ballantyne thrives on competition, but this time his cowboy cousins have taken their one-upmanship challenge too far. He needs to find a bride by the end of the Copper Mountain Rodeo. Bowen’s never backed down from anything, so when former barrel racer Langston Carr, his tormentor from their teen years, propositions him, Bowen rockets up the heat.

A game of pretend between rivals…what could go wrong?

My Review: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

This was such a delightful novel to read. The Cowboy’s Challenge is the second book in the Montana Rodeo Brides series. I haven’t read the first book yet but will be doing that very soon. I had no trouble following along having begun the series with book two. In fact, I’d like to mention while these three books represent a different couple and can be read on their own, the stories are definitely inter-connected. From what I easily inferred, all three books take place over the exact same time frame. 

Langston and Bowen may have appeared from the start, opposites, however they were alike in many ways. I felt their connection from the very moment they met again. I want to say, that moment was entertaining. Yes, these two knew each other from their teen years, maybe earlier. They do have history but not the kind Langston always wished for. Bowen was enough years older at the time that he wouldn’t even consider a relationship with Langston other than platonic. I won’t go into details because you should unravel their pasts on your own. 

Both Bowen and Langston will have decisions to make as far as how they move forward together in their future. Their relationship started out for convenience but it was easy to see they were meant for much more than a ruse. I also want to mention that there is a bit of a mystery going on with Bowen’s grandfather and I suspect the resolution of that will be revealed in the next book, which I am very much looking forward to reading. This is not my first novel from this author. I have read numerous books from her and enjoyed them all. I definitely recommend this series.

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Review: 3.5 stars to “When Sparks Fly” by Author Helena Hunting, Genre: Contemporary Romance, #BestFriendstoLoversRomance ~ Release Date: September 21st 2021

When Sparks Fly by Author Helena Hunting

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Genre/Trope: #ContemporaryRomance #BestFriendstoLovers

My Rating: 3.5

Cover: 3.5

Release Date: September 21st 2021

Read: May 27th 2021 *Review copy provided by NetGalley

POV: First-person alternating perspectives

Kindle: 288 pages

Blurb:

Charming, hilarious, and emotional…When Sparks Fly is Helena Hunting at her very best!

Avery Spark is living her best life. Between her friends, her sisters, and Spark House, the event hotel her family owns, she doesn’t have much time for anything else, especially relationships. She’d rather hang out with her best friend and roommate, Declan McCormick, than deal with the dating scene. But everything changes when she is in a car accident and needs someone to care for her as she heals.

Declan avoids relationships, giving him a playboy reputation that he lives up to when he puts a one-night stand ahead of a promise he made to Avery. While he may not have been the one driving the car, he feels responsible for Avery’s injuries and is determined to make it up to her by stepping into the role of caretaker.

Little did they know that the more time they spend in compromising positions, the attraction they’ve been refusing to acknowledge becomes impossible to ignore. When they finally give in to the spark between them, neither is prepared for the consequences. Their love is fragile and all it will take is a blow from the past to shatter it all.

My Review: 3.5 stars

3.5 stars
I have mixed feelings about this book. There were moments I liked but unfortunately there were parts of this book that fell flat for me. The pace and plot just didn’t hit the mark. I have read this author plenty of times and enjoyed all those other books which is why I didn’t hesitate to read this one. But it almost felt like a different author wrote it. Both the H/h frustrated me too often. And don’t even let me get started on my true feelings about Declan. To be honest, if I had this man in my life, I’d be concerned whether or not he was all in. I should tell you that there were enough moments with secondary characters that helped me to overall give this book a 3.5 rating. So, I didn’t hate it; I just wish the author was able let me experience the connection I expected.

One aspect of romance for me that is a hard no is when there are other woman/other men intimacy on the pages before our MCs get together. I don’t want to hear about that. And in this case, I wasn’t a fan of Declan as a result. Even at the very end, I didn’t have that sigh-worthy moment. Something was missing.

To sum it up, this review is what it is because of my reading preferences; you should decide on your own, especially if you are a Helena Hunting fan, if you’ll read it. Not every book I read is a five or even a four star. As I said, I didn’t hate this book but I will admit that I’m still considering if I will read the rest of the Spark sister’s books when they become available. At some point, because I am a fan of this author, I think I’d like to do a reread and see if my feelings change. 

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📝REVIEW📝: “Grumpy Cowboy” Single Dad Collection #3 by Author: Max Monroe ~ My Rating: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Stars! ~ #SingleFather #EnemiestoLovers #Romance #PreOrderAvailable ~ Release Date: May 22nd 2021

Grumpy Cowboy
Single Dad Collection #3

By
Author Duo Max Monroe

Purchase: Grumby Cowboy

Genre/Trope: #Romance #SingleFatherRomance #EnemiestoLoversRomance #Bookboyfriend

My Rating: 5

Cover: 5

Publication: May 22nd 2021

Read: May 17th 2021 *Review copy provided by That’s What She Said Publishing

POV: First-person alternating perspectives (Leah, Rhett, Tex)

Kindle: 346 pages

Add to TBR: Grumpy Cowboy

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SYNOPSIS:

ATTENTION: If you have been a victim of false advertising, you may be entitled to compensation. If you were ever hired to take care of a fourteen-year-old boy’s knee injury on a luxury ranch in the Middle of Nowhere, Utah, but that fourteen-year-old boy ended up being a tall, rough-and-tumble, muscular, one-hundred-percent all-man cowboy by the name of Rhett Jameson, you may have been put at risk for falling in love. Please seek counsel immediately.

Dear Counselor,

It was supposed to be simple favor for my very important boss, Frank Kaminsky of the Salt Lake Slammers professional basketball team—go to his good friend Tex Jameson’s luxury ranch and provide personal medical care for his recently injured teenage son.

I thought it’d be a working vacation of sorts—a chance for my city-girl self to experience something I would never otherwise do—but everything is upside down, and absolutely nothing is as I thought it would be.

For one, this patient is not a teenage boy.
He’s a real-life, blue-eyed, tough-as-nails, thirtysomething cowboy who is so darn strong he looks like he could lift a car just for the heck of it.

He’s also stubborn, rude, and we don’t get along…at all.

Add in the heart-melting vision of him as a single father to the cutest little girl on the planet, and I’ve found myself in a whole different dimension of trouble.

Lust. Feelings. A whole lot of enemies-to-lovers-style complication.

Please help me. My name is Dr. Leah Levee, I am a victim of false advertising, and if I’m not careful, this Grumpy Cowboy might just be the death of me.

MY 📝REVIEW📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Wow! This book has it all! I was engaged from the very first pages and could not put this book down. I have never read this author before but you can be sure that I will be changing that after having read this gem. What an amazing, passionate novel! This book is heavy on family and loyalty. I loved the equal bullheadedness between both the hero and heroine. Even the secondary characters such as Tex, made the story more poignant. I just can’t say enough. I don’t want to give any of the story away but I can tell you a few things you already inferred from the blurb.

Rhett’s pride and loyalty to his friend gets him injured. The injury is pretty bad but that won’t keep Rhett from doing his job even despite the obvious fact his stubbornness is only hindering his recovery. Tex, who is Rhett’s father, takes it upon himself to bring in a medical professional to help move along Rhett’s recovery without him hurting himself further. Of course when the beautiful Leah arrives on the ranch, Rhett is not happy with his father’s interference. To say he is beyond accepting of the doctor’s help is an underestimation.

The story moves along in a perfect pace as Rhett and Leah navigate their doctor/patient relationship. Rhett was a real jerk at times to Leah but because she is just as stubborn, they made it work and as a result, there are some pretty humorous moments. As they got to know each other, their feelings changed and grew. Some of the best moments in this book was watching that unfold. Oh, and the humor was tear-worthy. I have to say, Leah was hysterical. This is definitely a book I would re-read over and over. There is a perfect balance of seriousness and humor. And if those attributes aren’t enough, you can be sure to fall in love with the scene stealer of the story which is Rhett’s adorable daughter Joey.

I loved this book so much and truly believe you will as well. While I received and advanced reading copy of Grumpy Cowboy, this is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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📝Review📝: 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Stars to “Cowboy Honor” Tangled Up in Texas Book Five, by Author Michelle Beattie, #PreOrderAvailble Release Date: June 10th 2021

COWBOY HONOR
Tangled Up in Texas Book Five

By: Author Michelle Beattie

Purchase: Cowboy Honor

Genre/Trope: #ContemporaryRomance #ExMilitary #SecretBaby

My Rating: 5

Cover: 5

POV: Third-person alternating perspectives

Publication: June 10th 2021

Read: May 11th 2021 *Review copy provided by Tule Publishing

Add to Goodreads TBR: Cowboy Honor

Check out the Tangled Up in Texas series on Goodreads

SYNOPSIS

This time he wants it all…

Hudson Granger’s family has been estranged since he was a boy. Sixteen years later, not much is different. Or so he thought. After an eighteen-month deployment, he arrives home to his family’s Texas ranch and is shocked by how much life has changed. His brothers are mending fences and have found love. Their father is slowly recovering from a massive heart attack. The kick to Hudson’s chest—learning he has an infant daughter.

Nurse Avery Collins never planned on telling Hudson their vacation fling had resulted in a child. He’d made it clear he wasn’t looking for anything serious, and after her dad ran out on her and her family, she didn’t want to rely on a man for anything. But when her daughter has a serious health scare, Avery’s hand is forced.

Despite their sizzling attraction, Avery is determined to keep Hudson at arm’s length, co-parenting only. But Hudson wants everything—a wife and a family. And he’s determined to get it.

MY 📝REVIEW📝: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Written beautifully leaving my heart light and my face smiling when it was over, this book had a good, steady pace so I barely noticed how quickly I was reading. The sad part? It was over too soon.

Cowboy Honor is the last book in this series, the latest Granger brother to find his happily-ever-after. And if any group of siblings deserved a happy ending, it was definitely the Granger brothers. This was Hudson and Avery’s story. Let me also say that Avery was desperately in need of a happy ending as well. I’m so happy they found it in each other.

This is the fifth and final book of the Tangled in Texas series. I read book one some time ago. In that book we are introduced to the dynamic of the Grangers, and it is not a good one. These siblings, thanks to their own father and his inability to deal with his wife’s terminal illness, have grown into solemn, angry men. There is a mystery revolving around the Granger patriarch that resolves at the end of book four and as a result of that deceit has Hudson dealing with finding out he is a father. A secret that was kept from him.

Since I have only read book one, and now book five, it was apparent I missed out on a lot. While Cowboy Honor can be read as a standalone, there were many references to something that happened in book four that I wish I was privy to beforehand. Having met all the Grangers in the first book, I feel like I missed out on their character developments. I was curious about them then and even more so now so needless to say, I will be back reading the other books.

This book is filled with emotions; angst, anger, frustration and betrayal being front and center. But quickly, Hudson finds himself a father and love and joy slowly shadow his other emotions. I won’t go into the specifics but I will tell you this book is about trusting and forgiveness and a love that is realistic. The main protagonists did not have an easy road. Both having issues other than their co-parenting. Avery and Hudson had their own doses of father issues that were not so easily resolved. I think I can honestly say that the romance wasn’t my favorite aspect in this particular book. I found myself invested with everything all at the same time.

This book was a pleasure to read and I definitely recommend it! While I did receive an advanced reading copy of Cowboy Honor, this is my honest and unbiased review and I thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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