One Night with a Cowboy
by Sara Richardson
Release Date: March 9, 2021
Book #2 in the Silverado Lake series
Number of pages: 365
Source: NetGalley ARC
Contemporary Romance M/F
Sparks fly when a handsome cowboy and a strong-willed widow must work together, in this charming contemporary western romance from a national bestselling author — with a bonus story by Carly Bloom!
Rodeo cowboy Wes Harding left his family ranch after one reckless mistake cost his loved ones everything. But when his sister needs help, Wes agrees to come home and take the reins of their ranch’s big charity event. However, he didn’t plan for his distracting, stubborn co-hostess. One kiss with Thea throws his world off balance . . . and has Wes craving the family he’s never dared dreamed of.
Single mom Thea Davis doesn’t have time for an inexplicable, toe-curling attraction to Wes Harding—no matter how well he listens or how sweetly he treats her children. Her focus needs to be on holding her fragile family together. But the more time she spends with Wes, the more attached she—and her kids—become. With the week drawing to a close, can Wes convince her to give love a chance before she leaves Silverado Lake—and him—behind for good?
I’m beginning to see a pattern with Sara Richardson’s books. No matter how busy I am, I seem to find a way to read them in one day. Although I’m a somewhat fast reader, I don’t have to time to just sit and read as often as I’d like. With this author’s books, I tend to let things slide in the real world in order to keep returning to the book world.
My husband was military the first 10 years of our marriage and Ms. Richardson really gets the feel right. Many people understand the hardship military families go through during deployments. Not everyone really understands that often there are bigger issues when the service member comes home, the family re-learning who they all are. I appreciate the care given to some of these issues.
Wes and Thea have instant and amazing chemistry. And even better, Wes has such a natural rapport with Thea’s kids. He never tries stepping into their father’s shoes, but Ryan and Liv both really need the steady, loving, and calm presence he brings to their lives.
There are events in this story where a lot of authors would have had Thea react in a more stereotypical way than she does in this book. I love that the author thought outside the box of a+b=c when it comes to moms, kids, and mom’s reactions to the mistakes kids make. Things that could have been a catalyst for strife between Thea and Wes instead became Wes learning to take a look at his past from a different angle.
As much as I love this author’s stories, I must remember to start the next book I get from her on a day I have nothing else planned.
**I received an ARC of this book courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and given freely**