Renegade Cowboy – book review

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Renegade Cowboy
by Sara Richardson
Release Date:  December 19, 2017
Publisher:  Forever
Book #3 in the Rocky Mountain Riders series
Number of pages:  335
Kindle Edition
Source:  MCL
Contemporary Romance/Western M/F
Rating: NC-17
Read 11/15/18 to 11/16/18

Cassidy Greer knows that cowboys are nothing but trouble. But when her childhood crush comes riding into town, she starts to have second thoughts. Levi’s a world-class bull rider now, and more handsome than ever. It’s a good thing she’s headed out of town soon or she just might be tempted…. 

As a famous rodeo star, Levi Cortez could have his pick of any woman on the circuit. But when he reconnects with Cassidy, sweet memories come rushing back. Levi knows Cass doesn’t want to get roped into a relationship. Not with a cowboy. The only question is, can he convince her he’s more than just a renegade cowboy before the summer’s over?

Cassidy and Levi have such a sweet and sad past.  It’s no wonder they found their way back to each other.  But first, Levi has to tear down all the walls Cass has erected over the years.  To be fair, Cassidy had to deal with a lot since Levi left town.  That doesn’t make it any easier, though.

The ladies in Cassidy’s inner circle are truly the nicest women ever.  I know the things they do to help Cass out are for her and not her mother, but really.  As much as the narrative shows us that LuLu was a wonderful and caring mom for most of Cassidy’s life, the things she’s been putting her daughter through over the last 6 years are beyond unfair.  And I have major issues with her father, although he’s not brought up too much.  What this family went through all those years ago that changed them and tore them apart is terrible. It’s still hard to be sympathetic to Cassidy’s parents.

If you’ve read the previous books you know Levi’s backstory…which is no less heartbreaking.  But you’ll also know that Levi has grown up a lot over the years that he’s been gone from Topaz Falls.  And what he’s grown into is a sweet, caring, sexy, sympathetic, and scorching hot cowboy.

Cassidy’s push and pull with Levi’s emotions got a bit repetitive but were also understandable.  The patience Levi showed with her really stole my heart. Especially the things he did for her, and how we went about doing them, toward the end.  He’s a dream man.

I really love the people in this town.  From all of the Cortez family to their friends and neighbors.  I’m looking forward to learning more about all of them.

4 stars

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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