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Type: Cowboy Romance
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Reviewed by Pat
Rating: 4 Stars
NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH A COWBOY
Jessa Mae Love is done with relationships. No matter how tempting he might be, she cannot–will not–fall for a man like Lance Cortez. The outrageously handsome cowboy is practically a living legend in Colorado, as famous for riding bulls as he is for breaking hearts. What would a big-time rodeo star like him see in a small-town veterinarian who wears glasses, rescues animals, and cries when watching rom-coms? Turns out, plenty.
Raising bulls, riding the circuit, and looking after his ailing father–Lance never stands still for long. Yet Jessa catches his attention, and the more she tries to resist him, the more he wants her. When she agrees to move to the ranch to keep an eye on Lance’s dad, Jessa tells him they have to keep it professional: no flirting, no sweet talk, and definitely no kissing. But with Jessa now living under his roof, that’s easier said than done . . .
This novel has everything! A hunky bull rider, an animal activist, amazing characters and some adorable animals. It showcases some serious subjects also. A Mom leaves her young family of three boys. A Dad who can’t function and the oldest son must keep his family together. Plus, what every adult feels, the fear of what’s to come with an aging parent.
Lance Cortez is working every moment he can to get ready for the World Finals in bull riding. Many of his fans think he should have retired, but this is his one chance to prove he is still a champion. He is estranged from his brothers Lucas and Lance. Lance lives with his father Luis who was a former rodeo champion as well. Now he volunteers at the Helping Paws Animal Rescue and Shelter, run by his best friends daughter, and taking off on overnight hikes in the mountains.
Jessa Mae Love is the owner of the animal rescue and feels like she would be lost without Luis’s help. She has the dubious honor around town for being “almost engaged” multiple times. The last loser broke up with her via text. No More Men. That is till Lance asks for her help taking care of his father so he can train. Luis has a tendency to wander off lately, and worrying them all. She is hesitant until Lance offers to share his winnings from the finals with her and the shelter, and funds have been a constant worry lately. So she agrees. She loves Luis like a father, keeping watch over him is a no-brainer she is with him most of the time anyway. She gets way more than she bargained for.
In the second chapter there is a scene that made me cry I was laughing so hard! I’ve read it over and over, and still end up laughing. No spoilers, but it involves Lance making a surprise visit to Jessa at home. A very big surprise! I enjoyed this book from cover to cover. If you like Cowboy Romance grab it!