SHE WASN’T LOOKING FOR LOVE
Savannah Baron is determined to turn The Peach Pit from a simple roadside stand on her family’s Texas ranch into a bustling country store. She’s too busy with her business to even enter many rodeos anymore, let alone date. But when a health scare prompts her to search for her long-estranged mother, she discovers more than a helping hand in an old friend.
Soldier-turned-private investigator Travis Shepard never thought he’d move on after his wife’s tragic death, yet with Savannah, the walls he built around his heart begin to crumble away. But Savannah still faces a medical crisis and Travis can’t bear the idea of losing anyone else. Can he find the strength to love again?
This Harlequin American Romance is very typical of this line. Oh-so American, from the cowboys to the characters to the food they eat. Very much a book that follows the category romance conventions. A speedy courtship leading to the engagement (not exactly a spoiler – look at the title!).
Fans of these books will no doubt love this one too.
There’re some dark themes in this story, but I prefer category books that manage to fit some seriousness in there, so it was a welcome style for me. We have a man whose first wife was murdered and a woman who might be looking at a terminal illness.
However, these books come with a shorter word limit and various requirements for content, so even though the cover might seem too light and happy and fun for the plot, I actually do think it is appropriate.
Texas, cowboys and cowgirls, war veterans and childhood crushes. The Texan’s Cowgirl Bride has pretty much everything readers demand from an all-American story. A very quick read (I went through it in one sitting), if you like a big ol’ heaping of Americana with your romance, this will be your kind of book.
Review copy provided by NetGalley.