Wednesday, February 27, 2019

My Favorite Cowboy (Heart of Texas #3) Donna Grant

Donna Grant 

Publication Date 
27 February 2019 

Cowboy Contemporary Romance 

Audrey Martinez is a veterinarian who has devoted her whole life to the care and protection of horses―even if doing so leaves her little time for meeting a man. Who would have thought that a strange case of criminal horseplay would lead her to falling deeply, wildly in love? If only the man who makes her heart race faster than a wild mustang would let his guard down, that is. . .

Caleb Harper is no ordinary cowboy. Sure, he wears his hat, boots, and jeans like a second skin, and displays an easygoing charm that comes from years of working on the ranch. But with his military background, and Army buddies at his side, he is tried-and-true Texas tough. Audrey knows she can trust a man like Caleb to help her save horses. But can Caleb trust himself to resist his attraction to Audrey―or will the sparks of their desire end up getting them burned?

4 Stars

This book is quite thrilling with the right balance of romance and mystery. 

Caleb is the younger of two Harper brothers. Due to the way, his mother left, he has vowed not to fall in love and never to marry. He isn't short of admirers and makes the most of his situation. 

Audrey is a respected and popular veterinarian. Although she has paid employment, she dedicates her free time to the animal shelter.

There is a crisis on one of the horse farms and Audrey is called upon to help find the source of the problem. Caleb and his brother Brice become involved. They are trusted by the community. Upon closer scrutiny, it becomes obvious that someone is out to get Audrey. Her reputation and even her life are at stake! 

Audrey identifies the source of the problem, but then more complications arise. Whilst trying to solve this problem, Audrey comes to meet Caleb who is intrigued by her. He feels very protective towards her and before long, they become romantically involved, but Caleb won't budge on his decision of staying a bachelor. Will Audrey change his mind? 

This romantic thriller is quite entrancing. It keeps one in suspense as to who the culprit is. The nature of the one after Audrey doesn't come as a complete surprise, but the reasons why are rather astonishing. I expected more to Caleb's story, but what is divulged is enough to make for an interesting read. It has a little bit of e everything. Suspense. Mystery. Murder and romance. 

I was kindly issued with an eARC and the views expressed are my personal opinion. 

Donna is the New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author of over forty-five novels. Her most popular series is the breathtaking Dark King (aka Dragon King) series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

In addition to her novels, Donna has written over forty short stories, novellas, and novelettes for digital-first and print release. She has been dubbed as giving the “paranormal genre a burst of fresh air” by the San Francisco Book Review. Her work has been hailed as having “deft plotting and expert characterization” by Publisher’s Weekly and “sizzling” by RT Book Reviews.

She has been recognized with awards from both bookseller and reader contests including the National Reader’s Choice Award, Booksellers Best Award, as well as the coveted K.I.S.S. Award from RT Book Reviews

Donna travels often for various speaking engagements, conferences, and book signings. She is also a frequent workshop presenter at national conferences such as RT Book Lovers Convention and Thrillerfest, as well as local chapters.

Born and raised in Texas, she also has ties across the border in Louisiana. Growing up with two such vibrant cultures, her Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding. She is never far from her faithful 80 pound dog, Sisko, or her three cats. She can often be found at the movies or bookstore with her children. Or buying makeup. And shoes.

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