Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Book review: Big Bad Cowboy (Once Upon a Time in Texas #1) by Carly Bloom
eBook provided by author
Available October 2018
Who's afraid of the big, bad cowboy?
After one too many heartbreaks, Travis Blake hung up his cowboy hat and put Big Verde, Texas, behind him. But when he gets the call that his young nephew needs him, he knows he has to return home. His plan is to sell the family ranch and hightail it back to Austin, but there's a small problem: the one person who stands in his way is the one person he can't resist.
Maggie is pretty sure she hates Travis Blake. He's irritating, he's destroying her business, and . . . and he's just so frickin' attractive. But when they're forced to work together, Maggie discovers that the Most Annoying Man in the World is more than he seems. He's sweet with his nephew, he helps out in the community, and he makes her heart flutter. Maggie doesn't want to risk everything on a man who wants to leave, but what if she can convince this wayward cowboy to stay?
First book in a new series and my first time reading this author. Travis Blake has never had the best family and when he could get out of town he did into the Army. Now he's back to take care of his little nephew when the little boys mom passes away and his brother is prison. He starts out with a plan on how he's going to sell the family ranch and find a better place for his nephew. This plan starts taking a nose dive pretty quick when the residents of his hometown take him into their fold and he doesn't realize it. Then there a chance encounter with Little Red Riding hood aka Maggie Mackey. Maggie starts out hating Travis and believing in some misconceptions on who he is and what he's like. Things aren't always what they seem though. I loved this book. The nephew is a 5 year old scene stealer. I swear half the best lines in this book come from him. You can't help but root for Travis in this book. He's a great guy who just doesn't realize he's a great guy. It's one tough break after another all his life but when the people around him lift him up he starts to see he's got friends and a home if he wants it. Definitely going to be reading more of this series and from this author. There were so many laugh out loud parts in this book. Looking forward to what comes next with some of the secondary characters from this book.
Find out more about Carly Bloom and this series here www.carlybloombooks.com