How to Catch a Cowboy
by Karen Foley
Release Date: June 18, 2020
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Book #3 in the Riverrun Ranch series
Number of pages: approx. 150 (no page count given)
Source: ARC from publisher
Contemporary Romance M/F
Read 6/13/20 to 6/14/20
Jessie Montero has had it bad for Holt Claiborne for as long as she can remember. She just wishes he would see her as something more than the girl who serves up his favorite carne asada at Rosa’s Cantina, the restaurant she helps her family run. When her grandmother, Rosa-Maria, retires, Jessie steps in to take over the duties of housekeeper and cook at the Claiborne ranch. For her, working in such close proximity to Holt is both heaven and hell.
After a messy divorce, Holt Claiborne has thrown himself into working the family ranch. He has no time or desire for a wife, especially when most women seem to look at him as a handsome paycheck. So when the temporary housekeeper starts tempting him with every look, there’s only one thing to do – get her into his bed and out of his system. He’s not about to forget what he lost before and can’t afford to lose again…his heart.
Too bad Jessie isn’t about to take no for an answer…
There were definitely times in this story where things moved slow and I was impatient with the characters, mostly Holt, to open their eyes and speak up to each other. But the last 1/3 or so if this book flew by for me. There was wonderful chemistry throughout (even the slow spots) and plenty of times I got warm-fuzzies from these two.
As I’m sure we all suspected (so I don’t consider this a spoiler), there’s a bit of a side story with Jessie’s grandma and Holt’s dad. I do wish it had been fleshed out a bit more. Yet I also understand that this is not meant to be their story. It’s just a fun and interesting sub-story that helps when the going gets tough for Jessie and Holt.
Now, I know that happy-go-lucky brother (the last man standing!) is covering up his inner truth and I’m certainly looking forward to meeting the woman who will see through his light-hearted teasing. I happy I was offered to try this author out because I’m finding her stories to be fun, sexy, and interesting and I’m always looking forward to more.
**I received an ARC of this book courtesy of the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and given freely**