THE COWGIRL'S SACRIFICE
This cowgirl has wandered back home...will she choose her past or her future?
Needing time to heal after a rodeo injury, Kate Rainbolt heads to her family ranch to accept the foreman job her brothers offered her months ago. But the position's already been filled by her ex-boyfriend, Jess McNally, and the only open job reports to him. With Jess as her temporary boss -- and turning into something more -- might he finally convince Kate to put down roots?
A Hearts of Oklahoma Story
Sigh. I want to be adopted into the Rainbolt clan. I am so sad this series has come to an end so I'm kinda in a bibliophile funk now that everything seems to be sorted on the ranch. It seems to me there aren't enough Rainbolt siblings to satisfy my insatiable desire for more fun and mayhem. And toe curls. :-) My only consolation is that the author is sure to conjure up more heroes and heroines that I'm bound to love in future books...even if they won't be Rainbolts. :-(
So, though this is a fond farewell, it's an easy enough one for new to the Hearts of Oklahoma series readers to slip into. Once you've had an introduction to Kate and her brothers (fan girling squeal) however, you'll definitely want to read the first three books as well.
Love that Kate is the adventuring rodeo cowgirl -- nice twist as that's usually the hero's claim to fame. And that she's restless and antsy and unsettled about whether she's capable of staying put in one place. Again, that's usually the brooding hero's role. And while, Kate isn't quite brooding, she's definitely sassy and opinionated and often grumpy. Especially where Jess is considered. :-)
He's a hero who captured my heart from that emotionally fraught reunion 'cause Kate was the girl who got away and he's not over that ten years later. Awkward doesn't begin to describe this homecoming. Especially since Jess is ensconced in the foreman job Kate thought would be hers at the family ranch! Cue the romantic tension and don a pair of oven mitts to avoid scorching your finger tips as you turn pages cause things heat up between this wrangling duo.
Radcliffe adds in layers of depth and interest through a bevy of secondary characters who share the page with Kate and Jess. Especially loved the sibling interactions as Kate makes her stand amidst three over protective big brothers. And, of course, what would a visit to the ranch be without some sage advice, delivered in cowboy twang from old timer Willard? And newbie rescue cat Bella who comes with a "horse trailer full of attitude." They all conspire to make this grand finale the grandest of all!
Woohoo -- Trixi has offered to add another paperback copy to this giveaway so that makes two winner's for The Cowgirl's Sacrifice.
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