by Debra Clopton
From the back cover:
Cassidy was looking for a home and a place to belong . . . not for a cowboy to steal her heart.
Having lived through her parents’ endless string of “matrimonial bliss gone wrong,” Cassidy Starr knows when the odds are not in her favor. Divorced and humiliated, her faith on rocky ground, Cassidy is through with love. She’s been bucked o_ that horse far too many times. Instead, she returns to Wishing Springs, Texas, and the rundown farm she’s inherited from her great aunt Roxie. She’ll reopen the strawberry farm and a bed & breakfast and follow in her aunt’s footsteps, remaining forever-independent, happy . . . and single.
Rancher Jarrod Monahan’s hands are full running the ranch, looking after his ailing grandfather, and chasing down a group of rustlers on the loose. He’s pushed his longing for a family to the bottom of his list of priorities. Besides, he was in love once but ran scared and lost his shot at happiness. But suddenly, the biggest regret of his life has moved in next door with a wounded heart, determined to become a spinster . . . and that’s a challenge that Jarrod can’t pass up.
Jarrod sets his mind to breaking down the walls around Cassidy’s stubborn heart. How can he show her that a cowboy’s kiss lasts forever? For the good folks of Wishing Springs, falling in love has never been so much fun to witness.
About the author:
Debra Clopton is a multi-award winning novelist and has written more than 22 novels. Along with writing, Debra helps her husband teach the youth at their local Cowboy Church. Debra’s goal is to shine a light toward God while she entertains readers with her words.
If you’ve read the first two books in the Four of Hearts Ranch Romance series, you’ve met the eldest Monahan brother and the close-knit town wanting to see this trio happily settled. You’ve met their beloved Pops and perhaps “adopted” him yourself. (If you haven’t read the first two, you need to stop and do so!)
Jarrod has worked hard to save the ranch, putting all of his time and energy into it. Cassidy is a distraction, but perhaps one just as important to him as the ranch.
Cassidy has been hurt, and she’s determined not to go through that ever again. Anyone who has experienced similar pain can relate to that determination. Sometimes, though, those walls we build to protect our hearts end up interfering with our ability to heal.
The characters and their struggles are real, and the sweet, juicy peaches help clear the dust Cassidy’s truck kicks up from your mouth. 😉
Kissed by a Cowboy is an enjoyable light read with a deeper message of hope and healing. There are numerous references to people and events in the previous stories, so I would definitely recommend starting at the beginning. If you are looking for a fun cowboy series, this is a sweet one all the way through!
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