Review: His Kind of Cowgirl by Karen Rock

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His Kind of Cowgirl has all the heart and charm that you would expect from a Karen Rock novel.

When Claire returns to her childhood ranch with her son in tow after her husband is killed in action the last thing she wanted was to run into her old flame, Tanner, much less work side by side with him, but when her father wants to save the family home and enlists Tanner’s help Claire has no choice. Determined to make a good life herself and her son Claire is dead set to not to let the charming cowboy back into her life.

I absolutely loved this book! I loved Claire and her feistiness! She wasn’t the typical shrinking violet romance novel heroine that we read so much about, she had a temper and I loved it. I loved seeing her get riled up over Tanner. She was not afraid to show how she felt, except for telling Tanner that she still loved him. Rock did a great job at showing Claire’s temper and demonstrating how we all feel at times, especially when life throws us curve balls. Claire’s relationship with her father was so sweet and realistic. And I would love for a grown up Jonathan to get this own book someday.

I loved Tanner and all his sexy, cowboy self. He was strong, and tough and the heroine was his greatest weakness. Rock really did her research involving the rodeo lifestyle and all the details involving what it takes to be a rodeo star. The profession is not a safe one and she definitely showed us just how unsafe those huge animals can be.

The love story was realistic but still had that fairy tale element we love about romance novels. It was quickly paced, the characters were well fleshed out, and it made me laugh and cry, and say “Awww”, which is what a good romance novel should do.

I highly recommend this sweet romance to anyone who loves a great story, a feisty unconventional heroine and a Texas cowboy to boot(pun intended).

 

 

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Everything happened at once and in slow motion.

A crushing jolt shuddered through the truck. Her wheels skidded sideways. She smacked against the window when her pickup rolled down an embankment, as if punched by something large and lethal. Glass rained deadly sharp. The earth tumbled around her, her truck in spin cycle. When a massive tree loomed, the Chevy slammed into it then stilled.

Winded and stunned, she hung upside-down in her lap belt, blood, metallic and warm, on her tongue, a rushing sound whistling in her ears. Her heartbeat changed and grew slow and rolling in darkness. Something hurt, a long way away. Then nothing.

“Ma’am. Ma’am. Are you all right?” A man’s voice shouted, rousing her. She tried turning her head but pain held it in place. When she opened her mouth, silent panic flew out.

“Hold on. I’m getting you out of there.”

Acrid smoke pierced her consciousness. She closed her eyes against the billowing grit.

This wasn’t happening. It was a dream. No. A nightmare.

A tugging motion jerked her right and left, followed by a ripping sound. Large hands halted her sudden fall.

“Got you.”

Her rescuer cradled her against his chest, his breaths heaving beneath her ear. After carrying her some distance, he lowered her slowly to the ground. Grass scraped against her stinging cheeks and she opened her eyes.

“What?” she croaked, then swiped at the trickle leaking from her mouth. A man wearing a cowboy hat hunched over her, his features blurred.

“You’ve been in an accident. We have. Our trucks collided in the intersection.”

“My truck!” She bolted upright and clutched the swirling ground.

An arm snaked around her back and eased her down. “I called the dispatcher. The fire department’s on the way.”

A wail sounded in the distance and Claire wanted to shriek with it.

Her special day. Her anniversary. Ruined. No. Demolished by this…this…

She squinted upward and focused. A dark swirl of hair brushed across the tall man’s forehead; a light scar zigzagged down his square jaw. Recognition zapped through her.

It couldn’t be…

“Tanner?”

“Hello, Claire.” His mouth went up, just a fraction—the same ready-for-anything smile that had once undone her.

She closed her eyes, heart thudding. Ten years since she’d vowed never to see him again…and now here he stood, two for two in wrecking her life.

Where you can buy it:

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28397519-his-kind-of-cowgirl

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Author Info

Karen Rock

Karen Rock is an award-winning YA and adult contemporary romance author. She holds a master’s degree in English and was an ELA instructor before becoming a full-time writer. Currently she writes for Harlequin Blaze and Harlequin Heartwarming. Her novel, A LEAGUE OF HER OWN, won the 2015 National Excellence in Romance Fiction award in contemporary romance series and the 2015 Bookseller’s Best award for contemporary romance, long.

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Website:  http://www.karenrock.com/

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Happy reading,

Lizzy

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