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!

~*~

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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Review: True Colors By Amy Knubb

Ohhh my….. What a great story. This is one of those reads that will leave you sighing yet eager to read the next book. The setting, in Nashville, Tennessee, will make you feel like you are there. But it’s the characters that truly draw you in. They are so realistic and believable that you’ll swear they are real. The story is one that will have you laughing, sighing, and at times telling the characters what to do lol. It’s a really well written engaging romance. The North Brothers are sigh worthy and the women they fall in love with aren’t weak they are strong women who make their men even better and best of all happy. I love a truly happy ending that leaves me smiling for days. This one is highly recommended!!!

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Have you checked out the RITA finalist yet? Romance Novella Spotlight

Romance Novella Spotlight

 Readers can watch the RITA awards show LIVE from 7 to 9 p.m. ET on July 27 by going to www.rwa.org.This is great news, those of us unable to attend will still be able to be part of the fun!! So mark your calendars!!!

 

Her Every Wish by Courtney Milan

Self-published

Lindsey Faber, editor

 

Blurb

Crash has never let the circumstances of his birth, or his lack of a last name, bother him. His associations may be unsavory, but money, friends, and infamy open far more interesting doors than respect ever could. His sole regret? Once lovely, sweet Daisy Whitlaw learned the truth about how he made his fortune, she cut him off.

 

Daisy’s father is dead, her mother is in ill health, and her available funds have dwindled to a memory. When the local parish announces a Christmas charity bequest to help young people start a trade, it’s her last chance. So what if the grants are intended for men? If she’s good enough, she might bluff her way into a future.

 

When Crash offers to show her how to swagger with confidence, she knows he is up to no good. But with her life in the balance, she’s desperate enough to risk the one thing she hasn’t yet lost: her heart.

 

About Courtney Milan

Courtney Milan is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical romance. Her books have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist.

Courtney lives in the Rocky Mountains with her husband, a medium-sized dog, and an attack cat. Before she started writing historical romance, she experimented with various occupations: computer programming, dog-training, scientificating…. But her favorite job is the one she’s now doing full time–writing romance.

If you want to know when Courtney’s next book will come out, please visit her website at http://www.courtneymilan.com, where you can sign up to receive an email when she has her next release.

 

Where to Buy:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Her-Every-Wish-Worth-Saga-ebook/dp/B01DK1UUL4

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/her-every-wish-courtney-milan/1123599365?ean=2940157719760

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Courtney_Milan_Her_Every_Wish?id=vG3VCwAAQBAJ

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/her-every-wish/id1047227594

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/her-every-wish

 

Check it out on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22817504-her-every-wish

 

THE HUSBAND MANEUVER by Karen Witemeyer

in With This Ring

Baker Publishing, Bethany House

Charlene Patterson, editor

 

Blurb

1890s Texas

Marietta Hawkins has been in love with ranch foreman Daniel Barrett since she came home from school three years ago. Unfortunately, her father’s rule about hands not fraternizing with his daughter has kept him out of reach. She believed patience would prove a virtue in winning him over–until now. He is leaving. Starting up his own spread. To have any hope of maneuvering him into a proposal, she has to act fast or lose him forever. Fans of A Worthy Pursuit will enjoy seeing these characters again!

 

About Karen Witemeyer

For those who love to smile as they read, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer offers warm-hearted historical romances with a flair of humor, feisty heroines, and swoon-worthy Texas heroes. A transplant from California, Karen came to Texas for college, met a cowboy disguised as a computer nerd, married him, and never left the state that had become home.

Winner of the HOLT Medallion, ACFW Carol Award, Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, National Reader’s Choice Award, and a finalist for both the RITA and Christy Awards, Karen is a firm believer in the power of happy endings. . . and ice cream. She also loves to reward her readers. Every month she gives away two inspirational historical novels to someone from her newsletter list and offers substantial bonus content on her website. To learn more about Karen and her books, or to join her subscriber list, please visit www.karenwitemeyer.com.

 

Where to Buy:

Bethany House: http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/the-husband-maneuver/376860

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Husband-Maneuver-This-Ring-Collection-ebook/dp/B019JZRBZS

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-husband-maneuver-karen-witemeyer/1123171816?ean=9781441229120

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Karen_Witemeyer_The_Husband_Maneuver_With_This_Rin?id=g7o8CwAAQBAJ

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-husband-maneuver-with-this-ring-collection/id1069448286

IndieBound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780764217722

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-husband-maneuver-with-this-ring-collection

 

Check it out on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28591482-the-husband-maneuver

 

LET IT SNOW by Jeanette Grey

Grand Central Publishing, Forever Yours

Megha Parekh and Lexi Smail, editors

 

Blurb

‘Tis the night before Christmas Eve and Holly wishes she hadn’t volunteered to work the night shift. The weather is frightful and getting worse by the minute, and the same old annoying carols are blasting from the bookstore’s speakers. But Holly’s holiday spirit returns when the store’s sexy new assistant manager arrives to keep her company. He has muscled arms, baby blue eyes, and a sweet pair of lips she wouldn’t mind meeting under the mistletoe.

Sam is glad the snow is keeping away customers-it gives him a chance to get close to his favorite employee. Holly has always been a mystery to Sam, like a beautiful present he’d love to unwrap. When they’re trapped by a full-blown blizzard, Holly breaks into the Christmas cookie display. Sam busts out a bottle of vodka from the boss’s office. Soon the two are trading heated kisses-as well as secrets neither has ever felt safe enough to tell before. What started out as one naughty night together turns into something so much more.

 

About Jeanette Grey

Jeanette Grey started out with degrees in physics and painting, which she dutifully applied to stunted careers in teaching, technical support, and advertising. When none of that panned out, she started writing.

Her sexy romances run the gamut from secret billionaires to broke college kids, and from athletes to high-tech futuristic military heroes. What ties them together are Jeanette’s love of love, her snarky sense of humor, and her passion for infusing her stories with the perfect balance of emotion and heat.

She blogs regularly at http://www.badgirlzwrite.com and irregularly at http://www.jeanettegrey.com/blog

Stay up to date with all her newest releases by subscribing to her newsletter: http://www.jeanettegrey.com/stay-up-to-date/

 

Where to Buy:

Forever Romance: http://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/jeanette-grey/let-it-snow/9781455567966/

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Let-Snow-Jeanette-Grey-ebook/dp/B01FRAS8ZG

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/let-it-snow-jeanette-grey/1123748224?ean=9781455567966

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Jeanette_Grey_Let_It_Snow?id=ni8aDAAAQBAJ

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/let-it-snow/id1109978204

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/let-it-snow-23

 

Check it out on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31787822-let-it-snow

LET US DREAM by Alyssa Cole

in Daughters of a Nation

Self-published

Nina S. Gooden, editor

 

Blurb

A rebellious cabaret owner and her stubborn chef pursue, life, liberty, and happiness in 1917 Harlem…and find love where they least expect it.

After spending half her life pretending to be something she’s not, performance is second nature for cabaret owner Bertha Hines. With the election drawing near and women’s voting rights on the ballot, Bertha decides to use her persuasive skills to push the men of New York City in the right direction.

Chef Amir Chowdhury jumped ship in New York to get a taste of the American Dream, only to discover he’s an unwanted ingredient. When ornery Amir reluctantly takes a job at The Cashmere, he thinks he’s hit the bottom of the barrel; however, working at the club reignites his dream of being a force for change. His boss, Bertha, ignites something else in him.

Bertha and Amir clash from the start, but her knowledge of politics and his knowledge of dance force them into a detente that fans the flames of latent desire. But Bertha has the vice squad on her tail, and news from home may end Amir’s dream before it comes to fruition. With their pasts and futures stacked against them, can Amir and Bertha hold on to their growing love?

 

About Alyssa Cole

Alyssa Cole is an award-winning author of sci-fi, historical, and contemporary romance. When she’s not busy writing, traveling, and learning French, she can be found watching anime with her husband, tending to their herd of animals, and finding ways to get around her Twitter-blocking app.

She is represented by Courtney Miller-Callihan of Handspun Lit.

 

Where to Buy:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Let-Us-Dream-Alyssa-Cole-ebook/dp/B06XN5YV23

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/let-us-dream-alyssa-cole/1125867813?ean=2940154356784

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/let-us-dream/id1210058663

IndieBound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781941885345

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ww/en/ebook/let-us-dream

 

Check it out on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34440337-let-us-dream

 

For a full list of RITA finalists, readers can go to: https://www.rwa.org/page/2017-finalists
The RITA Award Ceremony will be held July 27, 7 p.m. at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort during the Romance Writers of America National Conference. Readers can follow RWA on the following social media platforms for winner announcements:
Readers can watch live 7 to 9 p.m. ET on July 27 by going to www.rwa.org.
What is the RITA Award?
The purpose of the RITA award is to promote excellence in the romance genre by recognizing outstanding published romance novels and novellas.
The award itself is a golden statuette named after RWA’s first president, Rita Clay Estrada, and has become the symbol for excellence in published romance fiction.
For more about the RITA Award, click here: https://www.rwa.org/p/cm/ld/fid=528

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Happy Release Day to author Jennifer Bernard!






Setting Off Sparks Book Cover




Setting Off Sparks




Jupiter Point





Jennifer Bernard





contemporary romance




Jennifer Bernard




June 13, 2017




370




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USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard returns to the town readers are falling in love with…

In one fiery moment, Finn Abrams went from cocksure firefighter to scarred survivor. Now all he wants is to put his life together again, get back on a hotshot crew, and figure out exactly what happened to him during the Big Canyon burnover. He never expected to be knocked off his feet by a gorgeous, no-nonsense stranger to Jupiter Point—the one woman who seems completely immune to his famous charm.

Coolly practical, Lisa Peretti knows she won’t be in Jupiter Point for long. As an ER nurse in Houston, she helped a friend escape a dangerous situation. Now she’s hiding out in the little town, determined to keep a low profile. The last thing she needs is attention, especially in the form of the tabloid-starring, actress-dating, too-sexy-for-his-own-good Finn Abrams.

Still, Lisa can’t resist someone who needs her help. As long as she can keep her distance, working with the local hero as he recovers from his burns should be no problem, right?

Wrong. When danger follows Lisa to Jupiter Point, she's startled to find Finn ready, willing, and more than able to come to her rescue. Add to that a meddling movie crew, some kindhearted locals, and her own unruly heart, and Lisa quickly loses any shot at keeping her feelings under cover.

Fire season in Jupiter Point is always smokin' hot...but this time it’s going to be Setting Off Sparks.

Happy Release Day to author Jennifer Bernard

Setting Off Sparks by Jennifer Bernard

OUT TODAY
ASIN: B0727R2KVF

 

USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard returns to the town readers are falling in love with…

In one fiery moment, Finn Abrams went from cocksure firefighter to scarred survivor. Now all he wants is to put his life together again, get back on a hotshot crew, and figure out exactly what happened to him during the Big Canyon burnover. He never expected to be knocked off his feet by a gorgeous, no-nonsense stranger to Jupiter Point—the one woman who seems completely immune to his famous charm.

Coolly practical, Lisa Peretti knows she won’t be in Jupiter Point for long. As an ER nurse in Houston, she helped a friend escape a dangerous situation. Now she’s hiding out in the little town, determined to keep a low profile. The last thing she needs is attention, especially in the form of the tabloid-starring, actress-dating, too-sexy-for-his-own-good Finn Abrams.

Still, Lisa can’t resist someone who needs her help. As long as she can keep her distance, working with the local hero as he recovers from his burns should be no problem, right?

Wrong. When danger follows Lisa to Jupiter Point, she’s startled to find Finn ready, willing, and more than able to come to her rescue. Add to that a meddling movie crew, some kindhearted locals, and her own unruly heart, and Lisa quickly loses any shot at keeping her feelings under cover.

Fire season in Jupiter Point is always smokin’ hot…but this time it’s going to be Setting Off Sparks.

My Thoughts

Fans of Jennifer Bernard’s Jupiter Point Series know that this series is full of HOT men and the women who make them sweat. I always wanted to know Finn’s story from book one, Set the Night on Fire. We learned a bit about Finn in each story, but with SETTING OFF SPARKS, we finally get his full story. I have to say I was surprised and delighted with SETTING OFF SPARKS. Not only is Finn’s full story something fans will adore, it’s heartrendingly touching. Add to that Lisa and her story….and well you get a book that will have you so eager to turn the page and yet dreading the final sentence. I loved how these two interacted, their reactions were realistic and completely believable. The heat between them doesn’t feel forced or faked in any way and makes you smile as you witness their romance. There are a couple of stories going on around Lisa and Finn. Finn’s back story, the reason he did what he did, and Lisa’s reasons for even being in Jupiter Point. Then you have the romance building between Lisa and Finn, and the movie that’s being filmed. It sounds like a lot of characters and stories but it all works so very well together that you forget it’s actually a book and feel like you are part of the story. I hated to see this story end. I so wanted to keep reading more about Lisa and Finn and the rest of Jupiter Point! Fans of Jennifer Bernard know that her stories always deliver fun, steam, a little suspense, and tons of great characters. If you are new to Jennifer Bernard and Jupiter Point, I think you are in for a HUGE treat. This story will melt your heart and leave you eager for more. I can’t wait to see what’s next in Jupiter Point it’s sure to be a scorcher!

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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Grand Slam Release Week Blitz with Heidi McLaughlin~~~#Giveaway

 

Top 5 Favorite Baseball Songs

We asked author Heidi McLaughlin for her favorite top 5 Baseball Songs (or books). Please let us know if you agree with Heidi or what YOUR favorite Baseball songs are.

Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond (not really baseball but played at the Red Sox games)

Centerfield by John Fogerty

Cheap Seats by Alabama

The Greatest by Kenny Rogers

Glory Days by Bruce Springsteen

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Title: GRAND SLAM

Author: Heidi McLaughlin

Series: The Boys of Summer, #3

On Sale: May 23, 2017

Publisher: Forever

eBook: $4.99 USD

 

 

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Win the game. Lose your heart.

 

Everyone knows who I am and that I could have any female fan I want. That’s supposed to be the “perk” of playing left field for the Boston Renegades. But I don’t want just any woman; I want her.

 

She should be just another face in the crowd, but I can’t stop thinking about the one night we spent together-and her look of regret the morning after.

 

Because Saylor Blackwell is the kind of woman who haunts a man. Smart, sexy as hell, and one of the best managers in the business. She’s every ballplayer’s dream woman. And I’d do anything to make things right with her.

 

I’m done sitting on the bench when it comes to Saylor Blackwell. Time to swing for the fences.

 

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GRAND SLAM, #3

 

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