Heart of a Cowboy By Kristin Vayden Release Date: December 19, 2017 Publisher: Lyrical Caress Standalone* Number of pages: 188 Kindle Edition Source: ARC from Net Galley Contemporary Romance/Western M/F Rating: R Read 12/14/17 to 12/16/17
This is a new-to-me author and I have to say I was impressed. The story pulled me in from the very beginning. And as much as I wanted to take sides between Cyler and his father, Jack, the writing was as such that I had sympathy for both.
Laken is a perfect mix of soft heart and tough cookie, as a good nurse should be. She was in the unenviable position of keeping the waters calm between Cyler and Jack and somehow not taking sides. The way she pulled it off was wonderful and, more importantly, it worked for the story.
Watching Cyler and Jack slowly find their way to forgiveness was the sweetest thing in this story…even sweeter than the love that develops between Cyler and Laken. All of the relationships in this story were charming and engrossing. Although the evil foil of the story was a terrible person, things didn’t happen the I would have predicted and it made me happy that the author didn’t fall into a stale trap with her storyline.
When I checked out this author’s website I see she has some very interesting books out there that I will be adding to my TBR list. I also loved Laken’s BFF Kessed and would love to see a story with her and Laken’s military brother so I will cross my fingers and hope that comes to fruition.
*This book is listed on Goodreads as Heart of a Cowboy (Elk Heights Ranch) as if it’s part of a series. I couldn’t find any further information from this author’s website showing if it will be the first of a series or not.
**I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review**