After losing everything she held dear, Abby never wants to love again. But a certain cowboy may just spur her to wonder if love might be worth the risk. As Abby throws herself into helping Bo navigate fatherhood, hope sparks between them, revealing that maybe, just maybe, they can navigate their dark pasts and emerge together into a future as bright as the Texas sun itself.Saddle up with Debra and her new book and enter to win her Love at the Reins prize pack!
To be honest I branched out when I signed up to review Counting on a Cowboy. After so many of my typical dark fantasy books I wanted something more light hearted. While the characters in this book face some serious issues, Debra does a wonderful job keeping the overall mood lifted even in the face of sadness. That is not to say that there are not a few tear-jerker moments.
The story mainly jumps between Abby and Bo in third person. They are both such strong characters I fell in love with them. Abby is trying to overcome a tragic loss and moves to Wishing Springs, Texas for a fresh start. I felt so much for Abby and cheered her on. Abby meets Bo Monahan, a southern cowboy. Bo is my favorite character, he is very well written. Debra did a wonderful job conveying his gentlemanly southern cowboy dialect, and since I was born and raised in the South it is very hard to impress me with southern accents. Bo is facing an hardship of his own when a baby he didn’t know he had shows up on his doorstep. Abby and Bo seem to keeping be in the “wrong place” and end up helping each other out. Are they in the “wrong place” or is this all part of a bigger plan for them? Can they overcome the baggage in their lives? You will have to read it to find out.
I loved this book and found myself thinking about the story and characters numerous times after I finished it. Counting on a Cowboy is the second book in the Four of Hearts Ranch Romance Series, but the stories can stand alone. They feature the same characters but follow a different Monohan brother’s romance. I have not read the first book and did not feel lost at all, but I cannot wait to read it.
This book inspired me to create some cowboy themed book marks and you can download them here.
I was provided this book to review as part of the LitFuse Book Tour, however all opinions are my own.
One grand prize winner will receive:
- A copy of Counting on a Cowboy
- A $25 gift card to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or Starbucks
- A western-inspired bracelet
- A horseshoe heart