Friday, April 7, 2017

No Getting Over a Cowboy by Delores Fossen - #review


Series: A Wrangler’s Creek Novel (Book 2)
Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: HQN Books (March 28, 2017)

The golden cowboy of Wrangler’s Creek returns home to Texas to discover some old flames never fizzle… 

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…


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MY REVIEW

You may recall about a month ago, I read and reviewed another Fossen title, Holden.  There are plenty of both family values and sex to go around in No Getting Over a Cowboy as well.  I've read the first book in this series as well, called Those Texas Nights, and have it on my rather long list of reviews to catch up on.

In Cowboy, we get to see more of the Granger family, having been thoroughly introduced to Sophie Granger in book 1.  And if you look at the cover, the book is quite aptly named.  There's no gettin' over that cowboy. *wink**wink*

And poor Garrett, if ever there was a cowboy in need of some comfort, it's him.  His wife betrays him in a *ahem* rather public way (thanks to the internet).  The 'other man' turns out to be Nicky's brother.  You remember Nicky, with whom Garrett had a short relationship in high school.  Well, after that didn't work out, she got married.  Unfortunately, her husband passed on and she is now a widow.  And she's running a retreat for widows in need of some recuperation...at an old house on the Granger property (which Garrett manages).

And there's a full range of characters that show up.  One woman gives chase to anything in spurs.  Three sisters continually go to Nicky with complaints about the 'provocative' dress of the ranch hands - you know those tight jeans and chaps, and the occasional *gasp* shirtless beefcake.  And later on in the book, even Garrett's ex (though she is not a widow, she too has suffered a loss).  And that makes for some very awkward situations.

There are plenty of secrets to go around and Fossen deals them out at just the right rate to keep readers riveted.  There's one towards the end that just about blew me away ... but ... I can't tell you about it.  (That dang 'no spoilers' credo of mine.)

Luckily there are more brothers to go in the Granger family, and hot tamales, there are more books to tell us all about them in the "Wrangler's Creek" series.  I'll never be overly happy to read explicit sex scenes in romances (or any other genre), but I'm fast becoming a very happy fan of Delores Fossen - the stories are engaging, the characters are warm-blooded, and family plays an important part in the books.

Looks like DOZENS more books are going on my TBR.

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MEET THE AUTHOR



USA Today bestselling author, Delores Fossen, has sold over 70 novels with millions of copies of her books in print worldwide. She’s received the Booksellers’ Best Award, the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award and was a finalist for the prestigious Rita ®. In addition, she’s had nearly a hundred short stories and articles published in national magazines.

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(Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book from the author and publishers, via TLC Book Tours, in exchange for my honest review.)

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