In The Cowboy’s Claim by Carla Cassidy, Courtney Chambers has a huge secret. Two years ago she showed up in Grady Gulch, Oklahoma, pregnant with no where to go. She’s been working at the Cowboy Café ever since but no one knows who the father of her child is . One night her ex-boyfriend, Nick Benson, shows up out of the blue. Nick and Courtney had kept their relationship quiet because Courtney was fearful of what her society parents would say about her dating a cowboy. Fed up with being her dirty secret, Nick left town and hasn’t been home in two years. His plan is to get the family ranch back on its feet and then head back to Texas. That is until he learns that he has a son with Courtney. Can Courtney and Nick put their past behind them and find love again?
There is something sexy about a cowboy. Make him into a doting father as well and Nick Benson becomes book boyfriend material. Not only is Nick a hard worker but his interactions with his son Garrett will have readers melting.
Courtney was extremely protective of her son and rightly so. She had no clue how long Nick was staying. Even though she should have contacted Nick when Garrett was born, it’s understandable why she was hesitant to let Nick around him.
Besides the romance in this book, there is also some suspense. Courtney keeps thinking that someone is watching her. She even finds a mysterious box full of toys left outside her door for Garrett. She finally confesses to Nick her fears after she is in a car wreck and ends up in the hospital. There was a surprising plot twist as to who left the toys and watching Courtney that I did not see coming.
The Cowboy’s Claim is the second book in the Cowboy Café series (this is not a standalone read ). This suspense filled, heart warming story will have readers engrossed from the first page. This is a great read for anyone who enjoys western romances or romantic suspense.
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About The Book:
Author: Carla Cassidy
Release Date: October 1, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin Romantic Suspense
Category: Western/Romantic Suspense
Source: Borrowed from Library
No self-respecting cowboy wants to be a rich girl’s dirty little secret. That’s why Nick Benson left Grady Gulch, looking for greener pastures even as his heart was breaking. Little did he know that the beauty he left behind was carrying his child, a son. Or that his wealthy lover would be abandoned by her family because of their forbidden affair.Now Nick has returned, and he wants to be a father to little Garrett. But Courtney Chambers has been taking care of herself long enough to distrust their renewed passion. Her little boy is her life now. Only when he disappears, does she realize how dangerous love can be….