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Review: THE COWBOY’S CLAIM by Carla Cassidy

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?

51fNiS1OidL._SX314_BO1,204,203,200_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.

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Review: HER COWBOY DISTRACTION by Carla Cassidy

In Her Cowboy Distraction by Carla Cassidy, when Lizzie Wiles mother passed away, she promised her mom that she would take her inheritance and cross off everything on her bucket list. That’s how she ended up working at the Cowboy Café in Grady Gulch, Oklahoma. After a few weeks of working there, Lizzie notices that every Friday night a certain hot cowboy comes in and orders two pieces of pie and one coffee, but he never eats the second piece. Finally Lizzie works up the courage to introduce herself to Daniel Jefferson. Daniel mourning the loss of his wife and perky Lizzie is too much of a distraction. Daniel can’t help but be attracted to her and the two strike up what is supposed to be a platonic friendship. When Lizzie finds a dead body and then she herself is attacked,  the entire town is thrown into an uproar. Can Daniel protect Lizzie?  Will Lizzie stay in town long enough for her and Daniel to be more than just friends?

0612-9781459233911-bigwI loved Lizzie ‘s character. She was such a free spirit and a hoot to read about. Lizzie is one of those characters that embraces everything life has to offer. It was hard not to read about her enthusiasm and not smile.

Daniel makes the perfect hero. A brooding cowboy who has walled himself off, thinking he doesn’t deserve to be happy because he blames himself for his wife’s death. It was fun watching Lizzie break down his barriers. When she gets attacked Daniel goes into full Alpha mode to make sure his woman is safe.

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