Title: Catch Me, Cowboy
Author: Jeannie Watt
Series: 78th Copper Mountain Rodeo #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: Short novel
She will not be his second choice…
When champion bronc rider Ty Harding returns home after four long years on the road, the first thing he does is look up Shelby O’Connor—the woman who begged him to stay. The woman he still loves.
Horse trainer Shelby O’Connor truly believes she’s over Ty—until he shows up on her family ranch and turns her world upside down. Shelby isn’t a big one for second chances, but she’s all about proving that she and Ty are done. But when she discovers that Ty plans to head back out on the rodeo circuit, despite his injuries, she has to come to terms with the fact that maybe she isn’t as over him as she thought she was. And now she has to decide what to do about that.
Will history repeat itself, or will Ty and Shelby get another chance at love?
Source: Review copy from Tule Publishing via NetGalley
This enjoyable second chance cowboy romance pits two equally stubborn people against each other, whose different goals in life pulled them apart four years before – and seem set to do exactly the same again.
That’s the thing about this book – I’m not quite sure what Ty was expecting when he came back. They haven’t spoken for four years since Shelby gave him an ultimatum between staying and leaving, and now that he’s back I don’t blame her for not wanting to be viewed as second best. Then again, that’s another thing about these two, their attraction remains strong despite everything else going on, leading to a sense of the inevitable about them.
I liked Ty and Shelby, even if they were both stubborn to the point of foolishness. Ty has some good reasons for why he had to leave when he did, but his failure to talk about them means I couldn’t entirely blame Shelby for the way she shut him out. Likewise, Shelby’s inability to move on, even though it’s obvious holding onto her resentment isn’t doing her any favours, just made me want to shake the pair of them and order them to talk, then talk some more!
Throw in a troubled horse, an obstinate grandfather and all kinds of cowboy fun and excitement and the opener of the 78th Copper Mountain Rodeo series was just what I wanted and expected. It’s easy, has a decent amount of heat, a twinge of romantic angst and a few family troubles to keep it all moving. I enjoyed it and look forward to seeing what else the series has in store this year.
Catch Me, Cowboy is Out Now.
Visit Jeannie Watt for more details.