Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Cowboy, Cross My Heart by Donna Grant (Heart of Texas, #2)

Cowboy, Cross My Heart
by Donna Grant

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Heart of Texas - Book 2
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (August 28, 2018)
Publication Date: August 28, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
Page Count: 304
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Naomi Pierce isn't the type to let a cowboy sweep her off feet. It's not her first rodeo, after all. But when she returns to her Texas hometown, she can't help but be swept up again in the rough-and-tumble world of hard-riding, bronco-busting good-ol'-boys she loved as a girl. She might be here to photograph her Rodeo Queen best friend. But it's one fine-looking cowboy who really captures her eye...

Brice Harper is all man, all muscle, and all heart. From the moment he rides into the stadium, he can't help but notice the beautiful stranger with a camera watching him from the stands. It doesn't take a zoom lens to see the sparks of instant attraction. But things really heat up when he meets Naomi up-close--and he discovers that someone is stalking her friend. Brice wouldn't be any kind of cowboy if he didn't offer to help the ladies out. But can the rough rider keep this spirited shutterbug out of danger--without risking his heart? 

Cowboy, Cross My Heart by Donna Grant (Heart of Texas, #2)

Cowboy, Cross My Heart (Heart of Texas, #2)After years away and making a new life for herself, Naomi Pierce has come back to Texas and the rodeo circuit not only as a photographer, but to support her best friend, and Rodeo Queen. Little did she know she would find herself caught up in a nightmare that would threaten her friend’s life, as well as her own. Nor did she plan on falling for the hotter than blazes cowboy who became her knight in blue jeans.

Rough and tumble cowboy, Brice Harper came to Naomi’s rescue when she is attacked in the shadows. Could she have gotten the villain on film? Is her best friend in danger by the competition?
As their attraction grows, so does the danger, a danger that Brice is determined he will stop. Will they ride off safely into the sunset together?

Donna Grant’s COWBOY, CROSS MY HEART combines an insta-romance with suspense and good old Texas hospitality as Brice and his family stand together to keep Naomi safe because just maybe, this Rodeo Queen competition has gotten deadly, very deadly.

I think I would have liked a slower burn on the romance, especially given the danger involved. Great family dynamics, two very likable characters and some supporting characters that scream “give ME a book!” A quick, light read that stands alone, in spite of being part of a series!

I received a complimentary ARC edition from St. Martin's Paperbacks!

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