No Getting Over a Cowboy
By Delores Fossen
Release Date: March 28, 2017
Reviewed by PJ
There are plenty of things Garrett Granger hadn't counted on losing—his child to miscarriage, his wife to another man and the family business thanks to a crooked CFO. He also hadn't counted on moving back to the family ranch, where he's met by another surprise—former flame Nicky Marlow, who is renting his grandmother's old house.
Nicky's been rebuilding her shattered life since her husband's death two years ago. But Garrett's timely arrival in Wrangler's Creek doesn't automatically make him the missing piece of the puzzle. Even if he does seem to adore her two-year-old daughter… Even if seeing him again stirs up old feelings Nicky would gladly keep buried, forcing her to wonder if moving forward has to mean leaving everything behind…
Delores Fossen has become one of my go-to contemporary western romance authors. In No Getting Over a Cowboy, she returns to Wrangler's Creek and the Granger ranch for oldest brother, Garrett's story. As with the previous book (Those Texas Nights: Sophie and Clay's story), this one is filled with Fossen's signature humor, heartwarming romance, family conflict, and a couple mystery threads with plenty of twists and turns.
Garrett and Nicky have a history that did not end well. They haven't seen each other since high school...until Garrett discovers his mother has leased an old deserted family farmhouse on their property to Nicky and her band of not-so-merry widows. Well, one of them is merry (very merry) but the rest, not so much. Garrett needs the property surrounding the house to expand the pond for the new cattle he's purchased. Nicky isn't about to let that happen. And that's just the beginning of their issues. But there's a hint of a spark that still kindles between them and when events continue to throw them together it just may erupt into a roaring fire. Garrett, though, is still dealing with the very public fallout of the failure of his marriage as well as a devastating loss and Nicky has secrets that could douse the flames for good. Will a second chance give them the happy ending they both so richly deserve or will outside forces succeed in keeping them apart?
Garrett and Nicky together have a whole herd of emotional baggage but Fossen balances the emotional conflict nicely with offsetting humor and their blossoming second-chance romance. She gives the emotional depth its due without allowing it to become overwhelming. They are likeable characters who have had their share of heartache. I pulled for their happy ending the entire way.
While Nicky and Garrett are the primary focus of this book, Fossen surrounds them with a lively group of secondary characters that keep the story flowing and our hero and heroine on their toes. There's Garrett's meddling mother, his too-sexy-for-his-own-good younger brother, his cheating ex-wife, an unidentified skeleton in the closet, Nicky's eclectic group of widows (there are some real characters in this bunch), and an adorable little girl who steals everyone's hearts, especially a grumpy, grieving cowboy's.
I thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns, laugh-out-loud humor, smoldering sizzle, and sweet romance of No Getting Over a Cowboy. I can't wait to see what Delores Fossen brings us next. I sure hope it's Roman Granger's story. I have a feeling that one is going to be one heck of a ride!
Do you enjoy contemporary western romance?
Have you read any of Delores Fossen's books?
Do you enjoy a little mystery mixed in with your romance?
What is it about those cowboys? Do they win your heart as easily as they do mine?
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