Q: did you grow up on a farm or have you ever visited one?
You might know that second chance romance isn’t my thing, but Carly Bloom’s written my ideal low on the angst, high on the fuzzies version in Cowboy Come Home.
Claire Kowalski fell in love with cowboy Ford Jarvis two years earlier, and vice versa, and then he left her. Now he’s back to serve as temporary ranch foreman on her dad’s ranch and the chemistry between them’s as strong as ever. But as a rule cowboys don't settle down, especially Ford, and as long as they can stop kissing maybe they can be friends.
Um yeah. Friends.
Like the first book in the series that I adored, Big Bad Cowboy, Cowboy Come Home’s funny and hopeful, with a sense of community that’s really comforting to read. I just really like all of the characters and so wanting their HEA is something I don’t even have to think about.
Claire and Ford’s story is especially poignant and Ford’s shyness when it comes to sharing his feelings is often delightful (but also sometimes frustrating, because I’m like, FORD, NOOOOOO!) There’s a great grovel here, folks, and it is greatly deserved so thank you, Carly, for messing with my emotions so wonderfully.
Though the Cinderella angle is a bit much for me at times, this book has its heart in the right place (is that something people say?) and it proves again why Carly Bloom has a distinctive HEA voice. I’m a big big fan of hers and can’t wait to see what she writes next!
Cowboy Come Home releases on March 31. Thanks to Forever Pub & Grand Central Pub for my complimentary ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
Give me that HEA, please.