In Her Forbidden Cowboy by Charlene Sands, Jessica Holcomb has just been jilted by her fiance. As in, at the church about to walk down the aisle jilted. Unable to deal with the gossip in her home town of Beckon, Texas, Jessica flees to her brother in law’s place in California. The Zane Williams is a country superstar but when he lost his wife and unborn child, Zane lost his spark for life and is just going through the motions. A stupid accident has him laid up with a broken foot and wrist, which is making him even more crankier. Can Jess make grumpy Zane come out of his shell? Will Jess and Zane ignore the sparks flying between them?
I was a little worried when I signed up to do this review because I know nothing about country music, but the blurb sounded too good to pass up. Despite my Southern background, as I have mentioned in another review, my musical tastes are more along the lines of rock and metal. The great thing about this book is that you don’t have to be a country music fan to enjoy it. The story line focuses more on Jess and Zane ‘ s healing process and his fame is only a side note.
It was very interesting to watch Jess evolve through out the story. Not only does she physically change her appearance (California Makeover!!!) but she becomes a stronger woman. Towards the end of the book, Jess definitely takes a stand against Zane and does what is right for her.