Blog Tour – Review of Welcome Home, Cowboy (Hero’s Welcome #2) by Annie Rains

Welcome Home Cowboy

Finding Home 

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance

Book Length (Est.): 265 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

With its thriving military base, Seaside, North Carolina, is teeming with heroes of all stripes. But, as the Hero’s Welcome series from Annie Rains continues, it takes a cowboy to rescue the town’s newest resident from heartache.

After a bad breakup leaves Julie Chandler completely devastated, she comes to Seaside seeking a fresh start. A talented, compassionate yoga teacher, she has developed a program to help alleviate the effects of PTSD, but getting a bunch of bullheaded Marines into downward facing dog might be impossible. So Julie’s shocked when one of her first students dives in headfirst—and almost tempts her to take down her walls with his easy smile and electrifying touch.

Ever since Texas cowboy turned Marine pilot Lawson Phillips lost a crew member in a helicopter accident, he hasn’t been able to fly. When a psychologist orders him to attend, of all things, a yoga class, Lawson’s outraged—until he finds out Julie is the instructor. She’s beautiful, graceful, and completely guarded when it comes to his advances, but he’s determined to find out what makes her tick. Because underneath Julie’s hard shell is a woman Lawson knows he could fall for—and he’s not ready for the ride to end.

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Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Julie doesn’t have a lot of experience with having a supportive man in her life so when she runs into Lawson and he tries to do nice things for her she’s always wondering why. After everything she’s been through she’s not exactly the trusting type, but even her walls can be eventually worn down. She’s sweet and determined. Determined to teach yoga to those who could benefit from it.

Lawson isn’t dealing very well with getting back into a helicopter after the last one he was in was shot down, but he knows it’s time to do anything he can to get past it…even taking the yoga class his psychologist mandated him to do. He’s sweet and caring, but he also has that “men don’t do certain things” attitude. Yoga being one of those things.

It was interesting to watch how their perspectives changed the longer they were around each other.

Welcome Home, Cowboy is sweet and entertaining, with a little side of playfulness. The characters were loveable and the storyline was able to fully capture my attention.

My Favorite Laughable Moment: There’s nothing like a little kid to always know exactly what to say to make everyone slightly uncomfortable. Lawson’s niece, Sabrina, is no exception. When her mom asks her what she thinks about her uncle going on a date with Julie her answer is priceless.

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*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.

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Excerpt:

“Come ride with me anytime,” he said, helping her dismount from the horse when they were back at the barn. He didn’t place his hands on her ass this time, which was both regrettable and a relief. Instead, he steadied her waist with his hands. She turned to face him after he helped her to the ground, and was surprised to find how close they were standing. Close enough that the brim of his hat on her head nearly touched his chin.

“This belongs to you.” She took off the hat and went up on her tiptoes to put it back where it belonged. Their eyes locked as the movement brought them even closer together. Her heart bucked again, like a wild horse ready to bolt.

Returning to flat feet, she started to step away. Needed to step away. Too bad Bon-Bon was still behind her, blocking her escape.

“Julie?” he said, making her feet pause and her heart stutter. She liked the sound of her name on his lips. Low, deep.

“Yes?” she asked breathlessly.

He reached out his hand to tame a strand of her hair brushing against her cheek. “You have what I call hat-hair.” He took his time smoothing the hair around her ear, awakening every nerve in her body. Then he slowly dipped, keeping his blue-as-the-ocean eyes on hers, and kissed her.

She melted into him instead of stepping away. The side of his cheek on hers was warm and inviting, intoxicating. His tongue tapped softly against hers, just once, as he swept his hand behind her neck, pulling her gently toward him.

A soft moan escaped her throat, betraying her. She parted her lips for him, inviting him in, begging him to stay, which he did for just a moment longer. Then he broke it off, keeping it sweet. The kiss had threatened to be more, though. It had threatened to take her inside that barn, lay her down on a blanket of hay, and be a whole hell of a lot more.

“See you later, Lawson,” she said, forcing herself to step away from him, away from the horse and the barn. She turned toward her car and didn’t look back. Otherwise, her hormones were going to win and drag this cowboy into the barn and slam the stall doors behind them.

“See you later, Julie,” he called after her.

 

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One response to “Blog Tour – Review of Welcome Home, Cowboy (Hero’s Welcome #2) by Annie Rains

  1. Thank you for hosting WELCOME HOME< COWBOY!

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