Friday, February 26, 2016

Blog Tour: Kissed by a Cowboy by Debra Clopton

Author: Debra Clopton
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Date of publication: February 2016

Having lived through her parents’ endless string of “matrimonial bliss gone wrong,” Cassidy Starr knows when the odds are not in her favor. Divorced and humiliated, her faith on rocky ground, Cassidy is through with love. She’s been bucked off that horse far too many times. Instead, she returns to Wishing Springs, Texas, and the rundown farm she’s inherited from her great aunt Roxie. She’ll reopen the strawberry farm and a bed & breakfast and follow in her aunt’s footsteps, remaining forever-independent, happy . . . and single.
Rancher Jarrod Monahan’s hands are full running the ranch, looking after his ailing grandfather, and chasing down a group of rustlers on the loose. He’s pushed his longing for a family to the bottom of his list of priorities. Besides, he was in love once but ran scared and lost his shot at happiness. But suddenly, the biggest regret of his life has moved in next door with a wounded heart, determined to become a spinster . . . and that’s a challenge that Jarrod can’t pass up.
Jarrod sets his mind to breaking down the walls around Cassidy’s stubborn heart. How can he show her that a cowboy’s kiss lasts forever? For the good folks of Wishing Springs, falling in love has never been so much fun to witness.
Kissed By a Cowboy is the third book featuring the Monahan brothers.  I have really enjoyed this series and in a way, I'm sad that the last brother has gotten his HEA.  Jarrod is the eldest of the three brothers.  He is also the serious one.  When he realizes he has a second chance at love with Cassidy, he decides to go for it.  Unfortunately, Cassidy has other plans.  Coming of a horrible divorce, she doesn't want to ever get married again.

While not my favorite of the three books, I did enjoy Jarrod and Cassidy together.  I loved how Jarrod never gave up in trying to win back Cassidy's heart.  I was really rooting for them the whole way. For me, it just took Cassidy a little too long to get with the program.  In addition to their story, we are treated to the conclusion to a story arc over the series between Pebble and Rand.  Their love story was so super sweet and I was so happy with that couple's ending.  Along with appearances from previous characters, there is a bit of adventure added into the story.  

I'm not sure what is next for this author, but I hope she will visit with Wishing Springs Texas again in the future!

About the author:

Debra Clopton is a multi-award winning novelist and has written more than 22 novels. Along with writing, Debra helps her husband teach the youth at their local Cowboy Church. Debra's goal is to shine a light toward God while she entertains readers with her words.
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