Caught Up in a Cowboy
Series: Cowboys of Creedence #1
Author: Jennie Marts
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published: May 1, 2018
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This cowboy plays to win
Rockford James was raised as a tried and true cowboy in a town crazy about ice hockey. Rock is as hot on the ice as he is on a horse, and the NHL snapped him up. Now, injuries have permanently benched him. Body and pride wounded, he returns to his hometown ranch to find that a lot has changed. The one thing that hasn't? His feelings for high school sweetheart and girl-next-door Quinn Rivers.
Quinn had no choice but to get over Rock after he left. Teenaged and heartbroken, she had a rebound one night stand that ended in single motherhood. Now that Rock's back--and clamoring for a second chance--Quinn will do anything to avoid getting caught up in this oh-so-tempting cowboy...
Caught Up in a Cowboy, the first book in Jennie Marts's new Cowboys of Creedence series, was a fun and sexy second chance romance between Rockford James and Quinn Rivers, the girl whose heart he broke so many years ago. Recently injured during a hockey game, Rock was sent home to recuperate. Suddenly thrust back into the ranch life from his childhood, it doesn't take long for him to get back into the swing of things. Quinn, on the other hand, is thrown off balance with the sudden reappearance of her high school sweetheart, especially since she is riding a child's bike the first time they see each other.
Let us take a moment to look at Rock... A cowboy hockey player. Um, yes please! I loved Rock. Heroes that fall in love with the heroine's child make my heart swoon in happiness. The fact that Rock's feelings for Max were never in a "you should have been my son" kind of way made me love him even more. Instead, he respected the fact that Max's father is another man. Sure, he hates the guy, but he wouldn't stand in the way of them ever having a relationship. Rock never wanted to change the past as that would mean Max would never exist. Rather, he wishes he had handled things differently. I loved that he had a good heart and genuinely loves everyone around him. Plus who can resist a cowboy hockey player. I mean, c'mon! That's just not fair to a woman.
Quinn royally screwed up when Rock broke her heart, which resulted with her son. A part of her wished she hadn't done what she did, but then she wouldn't have Max. So she makes the best of the situation and is raising an incredibly unique little boy. She would do anything for her son, which includes recruiting Rock to being a pirate. Having to deal with Rock's pirate puns would have driven the strongest woman to drink. Or to jump him... Either one would work in this situation. She stumbles along the way, but that only made me cheer her on even more.
Caught Up in a Cowboy was my introduction to Jennie Marts and I know I will be back for the second book in what I hope will be a super long series. Both Quinn and Rock have brothers, all of which I hope get their own books. I enjoyed the hell out of this book. In fact, this was the first time in a long time that I spent most of Sunday reading. I couldn't stay away from this book for very long and I finished it in nearly one day. I laughed. I swooned. I may or may not have giggle-snorted. Lovely book filled with adorable characters and I can't wait to see what else Jennie has in store for her readers in the next book.
Jennie Marts is the USA Today bestselling author of award-winning books filled with love, laughter, and always a happily ever after. She is living her own happily ever after in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, two dogs, and a parakeet that loves to tweet to the oldies. She’s addicted to Diet Coke, adores Cheetos, and believes you can’t have too many books, shoes, or friends. Find her online at jenniemarts.com.