My Book Snack is pleased to be a part of the Her Lucky Cowboy virtual tour! An excerpt, teaser, my ARC review and the tour giveaway is featured today.
Her Lucky Cowboy
Montana Men #3
Release Date: August 25, 2015
Champion rodeo rider Dane Bowden is eight seconds from winning under the Vegas lights, one last hurrah before reluctantly returning to his family's Montana ranch. But his bull has other plans. When Dane wakes up, he's sure he's died and gone to heaven . . . because the doctor who comes to his aid is the same girl who saved his life and disappeared years ago.
Bell would do anything for Dane. He's the fantasy that always kept her going. A child genius hidden away by her family, Bell was the secret no one talked about, the girl no one wanted. Despite finding success as a young surgeon, she's still the awkward girl who's never had a boyfriend. So why does Dane, a notorious playboy and sizzling-hot cowboy, insist on taking her on a real date?
Bell is the only woman in Dane's heart. When a rodeo rivalry turns deadly, it's his turn to save Bell's life—because he sure as hell won't lose his guardian angel again.
A hand settled on his shoulder and shook him. He groggily moaned and tried to open his eyes. The bright sun blinded him until his father leaned over and blocked the light as he stared down at Dane.
“Are you okay, son? Is anything broken?”
“My head hurts. Ankle, too, but nothing is broken but my pride. I fell off my damn horse.”
“Okay, now. I’ll get you home. Can you get up?”
“I think so.” Dane pressed his hands down at his sides and rose to sitting. The wet piece of fabric fell from his head and landed on his bare belly, along with the blue feather that fluttered into his lap. “Where is she?”
“Dane, no one is here.”
“She helped me. She’s got to be around here somewhere.”
“There’s no one for miles.”
“How did you find me?”
“Your horse came home without you. I know you like to ride along the river, so I followed your trail.” His dad cocked his head, his eyes taking on a thoughtful gleam. “I did think I heard you whistle for me.”
“I passed out.”
“Must have been the wind in the trees.”
Dane didn’t think so. He pinched the end of the feather between his thumb and index finger and stared at it. He scanned the riverbank and out toward the hills. He didn’t see her anywhere. He didn’t understand the way his chest went tight and the sadness that overtook him. Nothing but his regret that he didn’t get to thank her or say goodbye. He never got her name.
His dad held out his hand. Dane took it. His father pulled him up, and Dane stood on his good leg. He tested out his twisted ankle. The slight pressure sent a bolt of pain up his leg.
“How’s your vision?”
“You did a good job using your shirt to bind that ankle and staunch the bleeding on your head.”
“I didn’t. She did.”
His father eyed him, shaking his head side to side. “Dane—”
“I’m telling you, Dad, there was a girl. She helped me.”
“Okay, son. I believe you, but I didn’t see anyone out here with you. I don’t know where she could have gone. We’re in the middle of nowhere.”
Which was the reason Dane liked it out here so much. Still, how did she get out here, and where did she go?
He lifted himself up into the saddle and grabbed the reins on the horse his father brought back for him to ride. He kept his eyes trained, searching the entire area the whole way back home, but he saw nothing, no one.
Dane went back to the spot beside the river more than a dozen times, looking for his dark-haired, blue-eyed angel. He never found her, but he’d never forget her either.
This is my honest review
Rating: 5 stars ~ EXCELLENT
Jennifer Ryan has captured my heart with another Bowden brother!
The Montana Men series has become one of my favorite series this year, and I couldn’t wait for Dane Bowden’s story to be told. As expected, Jennifer Ryan did not disappoint me in Her Lucky Cowboy. I’ll give you one warning…you’ll need plenty of tissues!
Dane Bowden was 15 when he had a brief and unforgettable encounter with an “angel”. Now, he’s trying to win his final rodeo championship before he takes over his parents ranch in Montana. An unfortunate event has him crossing paths with his “angel” again. He’s falling hard for her, but her heart is not going to be easy to win over. Bell did not have a normal childhood, and she fought hard to become the surgeon she is now. When someone sets out to wreck havoc with Dane’s life, Bell becomes this crazy person’s number one target.
First, I’d like to say that Mr. and Mrs. Bowden raised all their sons well. Dane is an absolute sweetheart! There’s a reason why Bell is socially awkward. Dane understood where she came from and set out to carve out a meaningful friendship first. I loved this part of the story. Bell has always been special to Dane, and I liked how their connection was established early on. Bell’s story just broke my heart so much. Unwanted and unloved by her family from the beginning, it’s really a shame that they lost out in getting know a genuinely warm heart with a brilliant mind.
Jennifer Ryan has captured my heart with her cowboys again! Her Lucky Cowboy is fast-paced with tension, suspense, and that slow-simmering romance that goes from friendship to love. It’s packed with so much heart-twisting emotion that I couldn’t stop the tears from flowing at several moments. With each book in this series, Ms. Ryan consistently grabs your attention right at the beginning with some form of high-anxiety producing tension that will keep you turning the pages. Her characters are extremely likeable who share fun banter with each other. I enjoyed reconnecting with the rest of the Bowden family in this book and seeing what’s going on with all of them.
If you enjoy reads with build up of family, love, and characters who care to do what’s right in terrible situations, then you’ve got to get to know the Bowden brothers in the Montana Men series! Each one meets a fierce and strong heroine, and all their stories are so addicting!
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Jennifer Ryan is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of The Hunted Series and The McBrides Series. She writes romantic suspense and contemporary small-town romances featuring strong men and equally resilient women. Her stories are filled with love, family, friendship, and the happily-ever-after we all hope to find.
Jennifer lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and three children. When she isn’t writing a book, she’s reading one. Her obsession with both is often revealed in the state of her home and in how late dinner is to the table. When she finally leaves those fictional worlds, you’ll find her in the garden, playing in the dirt and daydreaming about people who live only in her head, until she puts them on paper.
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Prize: a Print Bundle of AT WOLF RANCH and WHEN IT'S RIGHT (books 1 and 2 in the Montana Men series)