Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Counting on a Cowboy- Debra Clopton

My Rating: 4 Stars

Description: After losing everything dear to her, Abby never wants to love again. But a certain cowboy spurs her to wonder if maybe love is worth the risk. Running from a past that haunts her, Abby Knightly is drawn to the homey town of Wishing Springs, Texas, after her favorite advice columnist found love and a home there. Maybe this small town could offer hope and healing and a future for Abby too . . . if she's brave enough to reach out and take it.

Bo Monahan isn't interested in the new romantic destination his little town has become--or the women who might be looking at him like he's their next Mr. Right. Between taking care of his Pops and his growing stirrup business, he isn't looking for serious romantic commitments. But unexpectedly the young child he never knew about appears on his doorstep and Bo's world is turned upside down. 

This confirmed bachelor might not need a wife, but he sure needs a woman . . . and newcomer Abby Knightly is definitely a woman. When she comes to his rescue to help him navigate fatherhood, he slowly uncovers her own history. And suddenly Bo's thinking maybe, just maybe, together they can help each other work through the problems of the past to create a future of their own.

My Thoughts: Counting on a Cowboy is another sweet read. Though the description says Bo is a confirmed bachelor, he spends most of the trying to catch Abby's attention. And since we know that he is not typically a love'em and leave'em type of guy, it's obvious that he's after her for the right reasons.

While I liked Bo just as much as Tru, I did not relate as much to Abby as I had Maggie in the previous book. Rather than feel bad for her, I wanted to shake her whenever she lit into Rand. Even though he was a drunk, and she had lost a lot to a drunk, I still felt that there had been some leaps in logic that carried her to the place where she treated him the way she did. In the end, I felt like Pebble (a secondary character) had made more of a change in her outlook on life than Abby had.

That said, I adored Bo and Levi and seriously look forward to the next book (which I hope is about Jarrod). I can't wait to see what emotional upheaval comes with his relationship.

I received this book through Litfuse in exchange for an honest review.

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