Dark Horse Cowboys, Book 1
Tyler Garrett is the middle son of the small town’s largest land owner and rancher. But he also has a gift; he can sing. While his mother was alive, she encouraged him to pursue a career in music, but his father was dead set against it, wanting Tyler to work the ranch with his brothers.
After his mom passes, Tyler decides to try out for a country music reality show. His father is furious and writes him out of his will but Tyler is determined. That is, until he helps a stranded motorist, Leah Benson, and her precocious young daughter. Tyler is immediately smitten and being the gentleman that he is, he tries to help them. That ends up with him taking them both to Leah’s grandmother’s small homestead, where she is struggling to make ends meet.
Leah is on the run from someone, and her fear is palpable, which brings out Tyler’s protective side. Her grandmother is being terrorized by the town’s bad boys, who happen to live next door and want her land cheap. Tyler sticks around the homestead for a while, fixing fences, helping with the upkeep of the farm and protecting the women. But he is on his way to Dallas and soon he must go. All sorts of problems immediately ensue, bringing Tyler back and getting his family involved.
I have really been enjoying the cowboy subgenre of romance. This is a charming story of love, redemption and justice. The characters are well developed and their stories are heartbreaking until everything is resolved and they reach their happily ever after. This fast, sweet read kept me turning pages until I reached the end. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.
9/18 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch™
DO OR DIE COWBOY by June Faver. Sourcebooks Casablanca (August 28, 2018). ISBN: 978-1492667667. 352p.