Waiting on a Cowboy by Jennifer Ryan: a Review

Waiting on a Cowboy







Waiting on a Cowboy

by Jennifer Ryan
The McGrath's Series book 1

Product details
Print Length: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon (August 18, 2020)
Publication Date: August 18, 2020
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Language: English
ASIN: B081ZFHL4J

Meet New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ryan’s McGraths: a family as untamed as the land they call home. 

Tate McGrath just didn’t get it. Why was Liz Scott, his best friend—and the person he relied on and trusted most—suddenly avoiding him! When he finally tracks her down, he finds her with a man he knows nothing about and she’s been dating for weeks. Suddenly, he can’t make himself ignore her tempting curves and deep green eyes, and all he wants to do is keep her all to himself. What was going on? Could he possibly be…jealous? 

Liz had made the decision: stop carrying a torch for Tate and find a guy who wants to be her everything. Tate had always seen her as honest, dependable, smart, kind…Best friend, not girlfriend! And she needed to give up the dream of marrying the man she’d loved since preschool and move on. 

But when Liz’s boyfriend turns dangerous, Tate steps up to help and soon realizes he’s the cowboy hero she’s been waiting for him to be all along. 

My thoughts:


WAITING ON A COWBOY is a fun easy read. The characters are well written and realistic. The setting in one that leaves you wanting to visit in real life. The story is a friends to not friends to lovers type of story. Liz and Tate are great characters. Liz knows what she wants but it finally ready to move on since she can't have that. Tate, her best friend, is finally ready to risk it all even losing his best friend. But is it too late? That question is probably the biggest theme to me of the story. When is it too late? When do you finally move on? I felt for Liz and her struggles and for Tate and his concerns. Watching these two find their way and dealing with the dangers now facing Liz.....well it was fun. It was a page-turning can't put down read. You want to know what comes next but at the same time you don't want the story to end. I am eager to connect with these characters again. I highly recommend WAITING ON A COWBOY to anyone who enjoys small town romances, cowboys, friends to lovers stories, and stories that will leave you smiling. I can't wait to read whatever Jennifer Ryan releases next. This is part of a series,The McGraths, this is book one. However, it is connected to another series, Wild Rose Ranch, by way of characters from that series being in WAITING ON A COWBOY. You will want to read Wild Rose Ranch series but you don't have to read it. You aren't lost if you haven't read it. I will warn once you read Jennifer Ryan you'll add her to your auto-buy list and want to read everything she's written. Highly Recommended!!!

Rating: 5
heat rating: hot


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BAND OF SISTERS by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willing (William Morrow hardcover; on-sale March 2, 2021) COVER REVEAL!!!!!

BAND OF SISTERS by New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willing (William Morrow hardcover; on-sale March 2, 2021)

PLOT SYNOPSIS

A group of young women from Smith College risk their lives in France at the height of World War I in this sweeping novel based on a true story—a skillful blend of Call the Midwife and The Alice Network—from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Willig.

A scholarship girl from Brooklyn, Kate Moran thought she found a place among Smith’s Mayflower descendants, only to have her illusions dashed the summer after graduation. When charismatic alumna Betsy Rutherford delivers a rousing speech at the Smith College Club in April of 1917, looking for volunteers to help French civilians decimated by the German war machine, Kate is too busy earning her living to even think of taking up the call. But when her former best friend Emmeline Van Alden reaches out and begs her to take the place of a girl who had to drop out, Kate reluctantly agrees to join the new Smith College Relief Unit.

Four months later, Kate and seventeen other Smithies, including two trailblazing female doctors, set sail for France. The volunteers are armed with money, supplies, and good intentions—all of which immediately go astray. The chateau that was to be their headquarters is a half-burnt ruin. The villagers they meet are in desperate straits: women and children huddling in damp cellars, their crops destroyed and their wells poisoned.

Despite constant shelling from the Germans, French bureaucracy, and the threat of being ousted by the British army, the Smith volunteers bring welcome aid—and hope—to the region. But can they survive their own differences? As they cope with the hardships and terrors of the war, Kate and her colleagues find themselves navigating old rivalries and new betrayals which threaten the very existence of the Unit.

With the Germans threatening to break through the lines, can the Smith Unit pull together and be truly a band of sisters? 

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Review: Devil In A Kilt By Sue-Ellen Welfonder

Devil in a Kilt Book Cover Devil in a Kilt
Clan MacKenzie
Sue-Ellen Welfonder
Scottish Historical Romance
Gruenwald Corporation
May 27, 2020
ebook
416
Amazon.com

Devil in a Kilt
Special 20th Anniversary Edition

A Clan MacKenzie Romance

A fiery angel, a coldhearted devil, and a marriage hotter than hell!

Linnet MacDonnell is the youngest of seven sisters, and not the family beauty. With her flame-bright red hair and gift of second sight, no man wants her. But the devil will take her. Bartered as a bride to her father's sworn enemy, the powerful Highland chieftain Duncan MacKenzie of Kintail, she has no choice but to enter a marriage with a man rumored to have murdered his first wife and said to possess neither heart nor soul.

Forbidding and proud, Duncan MacKenzie, the Black Stag of Kintail, wants one thing from his new bride - to use her special gift to determine if young Robbie is truly his son. He never expects the MacDonnell lass to stubbornly follow her heart, chase away the darkness in his castle with light and laughter, and ignite a raging fire in his blood. How dare she defy him, and tempt a devil like him to feel what he fears most of all - love!

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Enjoy these other available Clan MacKenzie Romances...

Only for a Knight
The Taming of Mairi MacKenzie
Winter Fire

My Thoughts:



A wonderful 20th anniversary edition! So first lets make that clear. This is a reissue of a previously released book. As the author notes she made very few changes.

Now for the story.
First thus us a medieval Scottish historical romance. The story is well written with characters you’ll love or love to hate. The villain I still wondered even though I read this one 20yrs ago, I still wondered if he could be redeemed. There are many secondary characters you will love and be eager to see again. The 2 main characters, Duncan and Linnet, are outstanding. Duncan has long been a favorite hero of mine. And young Robbie well, he’ll melt your heart. These are flawed, wounded characters, they are not perfect, they are human. They make mistakes. They learn. Linnet is a strong heroine who I have always at times wanted to shake yet I’ve always understood her actions. Duncan is an alpha hero who doesn’t believe he is redeemable. These two lost souls find a love neither expected. Fans of true medieval historical romances especially Scottish ones, not fluff historicals, but true historically based romance will enjoy Devil Ina Kilt. There is a sensualty to this story that is very well written. So this is not a sweet romance. There is violence, danger, romance, love, peace, sensualty and more. And I’m so happy to see this 20th anniversary edition available. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by: WendyK

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Heat Rating: Steamy

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