Gotta Love a Cowboy by Sandy Sullivan
Publisher: Secret Cravings Publisher
Source: I received a copy from the author to read and review
Release: March 2011
Ann Marie needs a horse trainer to ready her prized stallion to run for the money. When hunky horseman Travis Brooks answers her ad, she knows he’s the man for the job. But is she willing to let go of her husband’s memory and open up her heart to Travis?
Travis Brooks knows horses. But women? He can take ‘em or leave ‘em—mostly leave ‘em—especially since his divorce. Ann Marie pushes all his buttons and he’s not quite sure what to do with her.
Can a stubborn horseman and one feisty rancher find love in the heat of the
Ann Marie is a widow with a son, trying to run a horse ranch by herself. With her husband dead, Ann Marie has no one to break the most promising horse she has. In comes Travis Brooks – the man who could solve all her problems – but he claims he won’t work for a woman! Well, this comment certainly got Ann Marie’s dander up! This comment starts a chemistry laden relationship between Travis and Ann Marie. Travis is scarred by his marriage and vows never to marry again. Because he lost his young son, he doesn’t want to get close to Ann Marie’s son and risk becoming attached to another child. Since Ann Marie’s first marriage was a marriage of convenience more than a love match, she doesn’t want to rush into another marriage, but a hunky man in her bed she can certainly handle!
Gotta Love a Cowboy is a great read that has so many interesting elements to it. The relationship between Ann Marie and Travis sizzles along the pages! The chemistry between them simply sparks. Although Travis tries to treat Ann Marie like the little woman, she asserts her authority and he eventually treats her like an equal. The story of Travis’s son’s death is heartbreaking. On the flip side, his growing relationship with Ann Marie’s son is heartwarming.
The vandalism, the stolen stock and the accidents add an interesting mystery element. Although this story isn’t long, it captures the reader’s interest right from the start and keeps them reading all the way to the end. I have a bit of a cowboy fetish, and this story fulfilled my need for a hot little cowboy story!
Come back tomorrow and we’ll hear from the author, Sandy Sullivan, say a few words on the subject of Inspiration.