Bad News Cowboy
Harlequin HQN, Jul 28 2015, $7.99
“Bad News Cowboy.” In Copper Ridge, Oregon, Kate Garrett loves horses and playing cards especially with her brothers Eli (see Part Time Cowboy) and Connor (see Brokedown Cowboy), and their best friend Jack Monaghan. Although she knows Jack extremely well to avoid flirting with this womanizer’s fire, Kate is attracted to him. She convinces a reluctant Jack to mentor her on the art of romance. Jack’s problem changes from avoidance to wanting to be the kid sister’s only beau.
“Shoulda Been a Cowboy.” After being away from Copper Ridge for a decade and a half, Jake Caldwell comes home following the death of his estranged father. Coffee shop owner Cassie Ventimiglia tutored Jake in high school, but concealed how much she wanted this bad boy. Now he is her landlord, but her puppy love feelings still remain only more hopelessly adult. Jake never told her how much her support meant to him and how much he adores her now, but plans to leave anyway.
The third Copper Ridge Garret romance is a fantastic contemporary as two support players prove they can deliver a wonderful romance. Shoulda Been a Cowboy is the first hard copy printing of a delightful Copper Ridge e-book prequel.