This is another totally enjoyable read!
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A Cowboy to Keep by Karen Rock
Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
February 7th 2017 by Harlequin
Can’t stop running from the past
Dani Crawford has a secret…and if bounty hunter Jackson Cade finds out, he could ruin everything. The scarred yet handsome cowboy has tracked a dangerous criminal to the dude ranch Dani manages, and to get rid of Jack she’ll have to help him catch his man. But the closer they get to cornering their quarry the more Dani wants Jack to stay. Spending time with him is making her long for things she can never have thanks to a past mistake. And if the truth comes out she may be spending her future behind bars rather than safe in her cowboy’s arms…
The story begins with action by “bounty hunter”, Jackson Cade, which immediately catches the reader’s interest. His next assignment leads him to the Mays’ Dude Ranch here he is immediately welcomed facing the loaded end of a rifle…time to take a different approach.
Dani was escaping a difficult situation when she arrived in Colorado to work for the dude ranch. She had been in competition when her mother died and disaster hit. Ben, the Mays’ son, was in the competition to and offered her a job. After a reasonably short employment, she was now crew manager…a trust she would not “take lightly”.
Jackson may be frightful to some, but Dani looked beyond the surface and found him attractively intriguing. Jackson had never met anyone quite like Dani. He admired her audacity, quick whit, and spunk. They neither one wanted a relationship. The oth were full of guilt and shame. This is a hurdle neither felt he/she could overcome.
This is a tale of secrets, judgement, redemption, mystery, suspense and romance. Many of the characters at very endearing, others are deceitful and creepy. The situations described are easily visualized if one is familiar with such things. The cover and title are a fairly good fit.
This was a very enjoyable book to relax with. It has a topic which is slightly different than most.
*This book was a gift. I am not obligated to post a positive review. This is my honest review.
I offer Four Star rating.
About the Author
In a quest to provide her ELA students with quality reading material, educator Karen Rock read everything out there and couldn’t wait to add her voice to the genre. In addition to her work as a Young Adult romance novelist, she’s now an author for Harlequin’s Heartwarming line and thrilled to pen stories that moms can share with their teenage daughters. She’s loved Harlequin books since she spent summers going through her grandmother’s Presents books that she passed along in paper grocery bags each year. As half of the writing duo J.K. Rock, Karen also pens young adult romance. When she’s not busy writing, Karen enjoys scouring estate sales for vintage books, cooking her grandmother’s family recipes, reinventing her gardens to suit her moods and occasionally rescuing local wildlife from neighborhood cats. She lives in the Adirondack Mountain region with her husband, her very appreciated beta-reader daughter, and two Cavalier King cocker spaniels, who have yet to understand the concept of “fetch” though they know a lot about love. For more information about Karen’s upcoming books, check out her website.
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