The Texan’s Cowgirl Bride
Harlequin American Romance, Jul 1 2014, $5.50
In Texas Savannah Baron manages The Peach Pit on her family farm. She also competes in barrel races. Recently at a rodeo she ran into her schoolmate widower Travis Shepard who just retired from the army. When she takes a fall while racing, Savannah suffers an injury but insists on taking care of her horse first before heading to the hospital. Her BFF Abby insures Bluebell is okay while Travis drives her to the hospital where she learns she suffered a severe bruise only.
While fantasizing that Travis was nipping her breasts, Savannah finds a lump. The nurse suggests she learn if breast cancer runs in the family. Thus she asks her sister Lizzie (see The Texan’s Baby by Donna Alward) about their mother who deserted them years ago before hiring private investigator Travis to locate her mom. As they fall in love, Travis must overcome his fears of losing her like he did Corinne while Savannah needs to meet her mom before committing to her beloved.
The second Texas Rodeo Barons is an enjoyable contemporary as two high school friends fall in love years after they graduated but her health scare frightens both of them from commitment. Readers will appreciate this engaging tale as love may not be enough to bring this couple together permanently.