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.
Zane was interesting to watch as well. He definitely fought his attraction to Jess for a good chunk of the book, hoping to remain loyal to his dead wife. In the end though, Zane realizes that his wife would want him to be happy and that happiness includes Jess.
This is a great start to a new series! Anyone who loves a good romance with just a touch of heat will enjoy this book. Grab your blanket, hot beverage of choice, and prepare to loose your self in this novel.
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About the Book:
Title: Her Forbidden Cowboy
Author: Charlene Sands
Publisher: Harlequin Desire
Release Date: February 1, 2015
Category: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC received from Author
Nothing is off-limits for this cowboy in USA TODAY bestselling author Charlene Sands’s story of fame and redemption. Jilted by her ex-fiance Jessica Holcomb finds refuge at her former brother-in-law’s beachfront Southern California mansion. There she discovers country superstar Zane Williams still hunkering down after the devastating loss of his wife. These two wounded souls find their easy friendship healing. So Jess’s sudden attraction to Zane comes as a complete shock. Even more shocking, Zane’s acting like a jealous boyfriend, running interference with men who show interest. Is he just being overprotective? The answer becomes clear when Jess ends up in his bed.