Meant To Be (A Whisper Creek Novel)

Author: Maggie McGinnis

Book From Loveswept and NetGalley

Type: Contemporary Romance

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Release Date March 14, 2017

Reviewed by 2shay

Rating: 4 Stars

Book Blurb:

Hailed by Christie Craig as “a witty new voice in contemporary romance,” Maggie McGinnis takes readers back to Montana’s sexiest dude ranch, where anyone can start over, and falling in love is just a beautiful twist of fate.

At twenty-eight, Shelby Quinn’s already a has-been. Scooped off a country stage at sixteen and remolded into glittery pop princess Tara Gibson, she toured the country for a decade, playing to sold-out stadiums while slowly losing her soul. Now her sales are waning, and when her beloved father dies in a fiery plane crash, she finally comes apart at the seams. Alone and brokenhearted, she hides away at Whisper Creek Ranch, never expecting to meet a man who understands her in a way no one else ever has.

Cooper Davis was one of Boston’s top detectives—until a bogus investigation cost him his badge, his family, and almost his life. Now he’s wrangling horses and guests at Whisper Creek Ranch, while keeping one eye firmly on a super-secret VIP holed up in a private cabin—a beautiful, soulful singer who knows what it’s like to lose everything. Cooper and Shelby both have ample reason to guard their hearts. But if they can learn to trust each other, something magical awaits them under the big skies and bright stars.


💞💞💞💞💞Pure pleasure!!💞💞💞💞💞

Deep, heartfelt pleasure in every page. I fell in love with Shelby from page one, and I fell in love with Cooper long before Shelby did. Shelby had so much grief to deal with and almost insurmountable financial problems, and a sincere doubt about the motives of everyone trying to befriend her, so guarded that the hot cowboy next door was barely a blip on her radar. Then…spaghetti! Poor Shelby couldn’t cook for herself, there were incidents! Cooper just wanted the lovely, lonely girl, the unknown VIP, to have a decent meal.

Cooper had far too many problems of his own to get involved with a high maintenance, entitled, spoiled VIP trying to hide out for a few weeks. It didn’t take him long to realize that she was nothing like his preconceived ideas…she was just sad and lonely. He put aside his problems to befriend Shelby, and when he got to know her, his heart just had to get tangled up with hers.

This is a beautifully written, beautifully told story. Ms. McGinnis put me right in the middle of Whisper Creek with blue skies, blue water and green fields so vividly written that I was there as Shelby and Cooper rode trails or ate burgers from the grill. I cried with Shelby when she and Cooper had to part. My heart ached with them both as they went their separate ways, trying to find a way back to each other.

This is a perfect romance, guaranteed to keep you deep in the story. Psst…there’s a baby pig that sleeps in a fuzzy slipper!




  1. I loved the piglet!!! The scene when Cooper finds her in Shelby’s bed had me laughing out loud. 🙂


    1. There were several of those laugh out loud moments! Thanks for commenting.


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