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Can the bad boy of Copper Ridge, Oregon, make good—and win the rodeo girl of his dreams? Kate Garrett keeps life simple—working hard, riding her beloved horses, playing cards with her brothers. Lately, though, she feels a bit restless, especially when family friend Jack Monaghan is around. Sexy and shameless, Jack is the kind of trouble you don't tangle with unless you want your heart broken. Still, Kate could always use his help in learning how to lasso someone a little less high-risk… Jack can't pinpoint the moment the Garrett brothers' little sister suddenly stopped seeming so…little. Now here he is, giving flirting tips to the one woman who needs zero help turning him on. Love's a game he's never wanted to play. But he'll have to hurry up and learn how before the best thing that ever entered his life rides right back out again…
Review Copy provided by publisher via Net Galley
When I picked up Bad News Cowboy, I was expecting a “friends to lovers” type book. What I discovered is that while there is that element to the story, there is really much more.
Jack and Katie are both characters that seem very strong and put together at first glance, but they are both fighting demons and serious baggage. I found the personal growth elements of the story to be compelling; especially the places where Jack talks about Katie being the only one to “see” him and what that meant to him.
While Jack and Katie are the focus of the story, the relationships they both have with the people around them are important to the story too. I both appreciated and was frustrated by the reaction of Katie’s family to the idea of her having a relationship with Jack. On one hand, I loved that they supported her, but I hated that they didn’t support their friend.
In the process of leaving my review on Amazon, I discovered that the prequel novella for this series is currently free. It was a fun quick read and is worth checking out.
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