Can't Resist A Cowboy by Elizabeth Otto ~ ARC Review

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We are celebrating the release of Can't Resist A Cowboy by Elizabeth Otto! 

Title: CAN'T RESIST A COWBOY by Elizabeth Otto
Series: Paint River Ranch #3
Age group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled
Scheduled to release: May 12, 2015

Injured and discharged, Marine Levi Haywood has returned to his family's ranch in order to heal and start a new life. After all, once a cowboy, always a cowboy. The only problem? Life at the ranch has moved on since he joined the service, and suddenly his role is much less clear. And things get a lot more confusing when his childhood sweetheart shows up.

Carrie Lynn Waite has never known a time when she didn't love Levi. They were childhood sweethearts, but because of her illness, she was forced to move to the city, away from the ranching life. Now Carrie's come home only to learn her family's ranch is in trouble and Levi is back, along with an undeniable attraction she can't resist. But some things never change. Now Carrie must decide between her future...and the cowboy she could never resist.

Source: Publisher
This is my honest review
Rating: 4 Stars - LOVED

Can’t Resist a Cowboy is one of those feel-good stories featuring a cowboy and a very sweet heroine. Levi Haywood came home from Afghanistan to work on his family’s ranch, Paint River Ranch. Carrie Lynn is back home in Greenbrook, Montana temporarily to visit her father.

Since their family ranches neighbor each other, Levi and Carrie grew up together. I loved that aspect of this story. Not only do they share a childhood history together, but they were also sweethearts. When Carrie turned 18, her father sent her to live with family in the city where she could receive better care for her health condition. At the same time, Levi went into the military. It’s been a few years, but seeing each other again brings back so many memories and unresolved feelings.

“Everything he’d done, and everything he’d do now, was for her benefit. Because, God, he probably still cared about her more than he should.”

Right from the beginning Elizabeth Otto shows both Levi and Carrie working through their personal struggles, as well as, their struggle to reconnect. It’s not so easy for either of them. Both are dealing with things physically and carry emotional pain with how things ended with them in the past. Levi and Carrie go through a lot of hardship, but they are also shown as two people who understand and lean on each other for support when it counts the most.

I haven’t read the previous books, but Levi’s brothers are in this one, and now I’m quite curious about them. With plenty of touching scenes and a slow build-up to a second-chance romance, Can’t Resist a Cowboy is a delightful read!

About the Author:
Elizabeth writes steamy contemporary and paranormal romance by day, and works as an Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate by night. The night shift provides never-ending fodder for plots, characters and story lines! When not creating characters or saving lives, she wrangles three demonic children and tends to her heirloom garden in the beautiful Midwest.

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