Just shy of her thirtieth birthday, Haley Carston returns to Redbud Trails, Oklahoma, to care for her dying aunt. She thinks she’s ready for this homecoming. She’s spent years escaping her perpetual shyness and being Katie Michaels’ tag-along friend, but being back in her hometown brings back a lot of old memories, especially when she is faced with the cowboy she never forgot—Katie’s older brother, Maddox.
Twelve years ago, Maddox Michaels was supposed to be somebody. He had everything. A football scholarship. A Division I team scouting him. Maybe even a chance at the pros. Now, he’s a burned-out cowboy working day and night to stay ahead of his brother’s medical bills and keep their family farm from going bankrupt. And trying to be a father-figure for his niece, Olivia.
When Haley and Olivia start spending time together, Maddox can’t help remembering those dreams that died alongside his sister. Will being with Haley open his heart to new dreams?
A Review by Beckey
***Have a box of tissues on the standby, you may need them when reading this one…***
Well written, and intriguing read that will have you turning the page on how these STUBBORN people finally work out things and come together even after all years have passed… Enjoyable.
Love Letters from Cowboy
When the love of his life is injured in combat, Ryan Michaels promises himself he won’t let any more time go by without ensuring she knows that he loves her. His problem? Ashley still sees him as the goofy high school kid that followed her everywhere.
Ashley Reynolds returns home to Redbud Trails, Oklahoma, a wounded veteran, with her Military Working Dog at her side. She’s concerned about her aging parents and doesn’t have time for a relationship—especially not one with a college dropout like Ryan.
But as Ashley dives back into the life she left behind, she discovers there’s much more to Ryan than she thought… there’s a man of honor and integrity. Will she open her heart and let Ryan in?
A Review by Beckey
**Another story that may require tissues on the standby when you read this one…**
Interesting story that had me rereading a few lines here and there to make sure I understood what I read since a few seemed to be slightly confusing. Overall, a good injured military woman who comes home to find something is still the same while others completely different…
One man who has been patiently waiting, determined to make her his…
After suffering a career-ending injury, bull rider Justin Michaels has stalled out. At twenty-seven, he’s back in college trying to find direction for his life. He doesn’t have room for distractions—even pretty ones like the barista who sits next to him in class.
Valri North has spent her whole life taking care of her younger siblings. Now she’s a few credits away from completing her pre-med degree. She’s got her life planned out, until a disastrous assignment in class and a larger-than-life cowboy threaten to derail her carefully-ordered plans.
Justin determines to keep a budding friendship with Valri platonic… until a Christmas snowstorm forces the two into close proximity. How can he keep his feelings for Valri hidden when she’s too close for comfort?
A Review by Beckey
Justin has no true direction on what he wants to do with his life that is until his sister-in-law (from the first story) butts in challenging him to move on after his career ending injury … Valri has a plan graduating from high school early and determined to do something better than what she has seen with her parents and their struggles of raising a rather LARGE family with a small business…
Both are stubborn but who… Cute, witty and enjoyable story with a holiday theme towards to the end.
Review by Beckey for the anthology in it’s entirety (The review left on Amazon)
Tissue may be need when you read this collection of stories in this anthology at least for the first two stories. Each story seems to be connected with each other. Each story was different and the same, overall good one to pickup if you like touching heart felt clean contemporary cowboy romance….