Now Live: Big Bad Cowboy by Carly Bloom!
Big Bad Cowboy
Series: Once Upon a Time in Texas #1
Author: Carly Bloom
Publisher: Forever Romance
Releases on: October 30, 2018
Genre: Western Romance/Romance/Fiction
"Fans of Susan Elizabeth Phillips will delight in this funny, optimistic, quirky contemporary."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Who's afraid of the big, bad cowboy?
After one too many heartbreaks, Travis Blake hung up his cowboy hat and put Big Verde, Texas, behind him. But when he gets the call that his young nephew needs him, he knows he has to return home. His plan is to sell the family ranch and hightail it back to Austin, but there's a small problem: the one person who stands in his way is the one person he can't resist.
Maggie is pretty sure she hates Travis Blake. He's irritating, he's destroying her business, and . . . and he's just so frickin' attractive. But when they're forced to work together, Maggie discovers that the Most Annoying Man in the World is more than he seems. He's sweet with his nephew, he helps out in the community, and he makes her heart flutter. Maggie doesn't want to risk everything on a man who wants to leave, but what if she can convince this wayward cowboy to stay?
“Big Bad Cowboy is sweet and sexy!” — New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ryan
Carly Bloom began her writing career as a family humor columnist and blogger, a pursuit she abandoned when her children grew old enough to literally die from embarrassment. To save their delicate lives, Carly turned to penning steamy, contemporary romance. The kind with bare chests on the covers.
Carly and her husband raise their mortified brood of offspring on a cattle ranch in South Texas. Also? Carly is vegan. The cows love her.
Travis Blake has always been the boy from the wrong side of the tracks, thanks to his dad's doing, and of course his brother's wild antics didn't help matters either, but he took all that stigma that following him around as fuel, and tried to be the one Blake who wasn't a screw-up. Which took him to the Army, where he has spent the last few years of his life, but now he is ready to start the next chapter, but before he can get started on it home calls, and he finds himself heading to a place he'd hoped to steer clear of. There he finds a young nephew to care for, the family ranch to repair and prepare for sale, and a sexy landscaper who loves to push his buttons... all the wrong ones of course!
Maggie has had a secret crush on Travis since they were in high school, but he was a few years older than her, and of course his eyes never landed in her direction, so she just tucked that little crush away and never thought about it again... that is until she learns he is back in town to settle his father's affairs. Then she learns that while he is back in town that he is taking on some landscaping business to earn some money, which means the sexy cowboy is taking money right out of her pocket, and stealing potential clients right from under her nose which makes him her sworn enemy! That is until they unexpectedly run into one another at a Halloween party and share a few heated moments...
Big Bad Cowboy is a delightful western romance that is impressive on all fronts; a dramatic story line that keeps you engaged, well crafted characters you can't help but form an attachment too, and loads of humor, passion and heart to keep you smiling and swooning throughout! Maggie and Travis's story did not disappoint, the moment they wandered onto the page I found myself enamored with them, one minute they had me giggling, and the next they had me needing a fan! This first time read really delivered; the writing was impeccable, the characters (main and secondary) came with a tangible feel; it's definitely one of the best literary discoveries that I have made in a while, I cannot wait to see what the author has in store for the next book! Highly recommend!
I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.