available February 28th!
NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH A COWBOY
Jessa Mae Love is done with relationships. No matter how tempting he might be, she cannot–will not–fall for a man like Lance Cortez. The outrageously handsome cowboy is practically a living legend in Colorado, as famous for riding bulls as he is for breaking hearts. What would a big-time rodeo star like him see in a small-town veterinarian who wears glasses, rescues animals, and cries when watching rom-coms? Turns out, plenty.
Raising bulls, riding the circuit, and looking after his ailing father–Lance never stands still for long. Yet Jessa catches his attention, and the more she tries to resist him, the more he wants her. When she agrees to move to the ranch to keep an eye on Lance’s dad, Jessa tells him they have to keep it professional: no flirting, no sweet talk, and definitely no kissing. But with Jessa now living under his roof, that’s easier said than done . . .
Hometown Cowboy by Sara Richardson is the story of Jessa Mae Love and Lance Cortez’s blossoming relationship in the small town of Topaz Falls, Colorado. Although they have known each other since childhood, Lance never thought of Jessa romantically, and Jessa didn’t think that Lance was the relationship type… nor was she interested in pursuing any man after already having her heart broken multiple times. She had officially sworn off all men! Jessa is the owner and veterinarian at the financially struggling Helping Paws Animal Rescue and Shelter, and is also best friends with Luis, Lance’s father, who is a retired award winning bull rider and the owner of Cortez Family Ranch. Lance is the oldest of three brothers, but is the only son who has chosen to stay at the ranch and is following in his Father’s footsteps by becoming a professional bull rider.
Lance and Jessa begin to notice each other in a different light when Lance asks Jessa if she would stay at his family’s ranch for a few weeks to keep an eye on his Father, until Lance completes his training for the World’s Bull Riding Competition. His Father has recently begun behaving strange, which is causing concern-mainly with Jessa, as she spends a great deal of time with Luis. When she agrees to stay at the ranch, and Lance begins seeing her daily, that’s when the sparks begin to fly. And when I say sparks, I actually mean fireworks… because there are some extremely powerful moments shared between Jessa and Lance!
Hometown Cowboy is written in a way that the reader will actually experience every emotion, and envision every moment and exchange that takes place between the characters. At times, I almost felt like I was watching a movie because the scenes were written in such great detail. From the way that Ms. Richardson describes the mountain scenery as Jessa is hiking, to the way that she explains the emotions that Lance is feeling as he watches Jessa from across the property. Its truly remarkable, and as a reader, really made the story so believable.
Every character in this book has their own story and Sara provides us with details of them all, but manages to intertwine them in a way that shows how they are all inner-connected.
I am a huge fan of reading from different character’s perspectives, and if you are too, then you’ll love that aspect of this book. We get to see how Jessa experiences something, and then so smoothly, the next chapter transitions into Lance’s perspective. I think that we are able to gain so much more understanding of the individuals and why they react in the way that they do, when we are able to read from their points of view.
I don’t want to give away too much of the story or how it plays out, I will just say that if you love a really good romantic comedy, then you will not be able to put this book down. If you love cowboys, and how childhood can shape us into the adults we become, and hearing about true friendships shared between women, and getting to know how the choices that we make can effect the rest of our lives… then you will not be able to put this book down. If you love really passionate intimate scenes shared between two people who clearly care deeply for each other, then you have got to read this book!
I have to say that I adore each and every person in this book, and I am really hoping for a series so that we will have a chance to get to know the brother’s and hear their stories- because I definitely feel as though they have a lot to share with us as well.
Excellent writing Sara Richardson! Pink Lace Book Blog is going to keep our eyes on you!
I give Hometown Cowboy 4.5 silver buckles!
Sara Richardson grew up chasing adventure in Colorado’s rugged mountains. She’s climbed to the top of a 14,000-foot peak at midnight, swam through Class IV rapids, completed her wilderness first-aid certification, and spent seven days at a time tromping through the wilderness with a thirty-pound backpack strapped to her shoulders.
Eventually, Sara did the responsible thing and got an education in writing and journalism. After five years in the corporate writing world, she stopped ignoring the voices in her head and started writing fiction. Now, she uses her experience as a mountain adventure guide to write stories that incorporate adventure with romance. Still indulging her adventurous spirit, Sara lives and plays in Colorado with her saint of a husband and two young sons. Her first contemporary romance, No Better Man, was released by Grand Central forever 2015.