“When it comes to you, I have no willpower.”
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Western Romance
Length: 368 Pages
POV: Third Person
A cowboy finds love in the most unlikely place in New York Times bestseller Donna Grant’s newest Heart of Texas novel, Looking for a Cowboy
A beautiful stranger has come to Clearview, asking questions that are nobody’s business. Cooper Owens also wasn’t born yesterday. He knows that this out-of-towner is hiding a dark secret of her own. Much as he knows he should head in the other direction, he can’t make himself turn away. . .
P.I. Marlee Frampton always wanted to lead a nice quiet life, working as a cop in her local police department. But that dream came to an end when her sister was murdered―and her baby kidnapped. Now Marlee’s come to Texas to investigate the Harpers, who may be linked to shady adoption agencies. Cooper can’t believe that his friends could be involved in anything so sinister…and soon he makes it his mission to help Marlee discover the truth―and keep her safe in his arms.
*I received this book free from St. Martin’s Press via NetGalley.*
Marlee’s life turned upside down when her sister was murdered and her baby stolen from her womb. After that, being a cop wasn’t enough for her. She turned to the life of a PI. While always searching for her niece, she also tried to help others find their missing children. It was definitely a life of sacrifice and little reward, but Marlee didn’t care.
After the military Cooper spent his time helping his friends. He may not have had a 9-5 job, but he had the luxury not to need one, and helping his friends meant more to him than anything.
When Marlee’s job brings her to Cooper’s small part of Texas he can’t help but be smitten with the beautiful red-head, but when she straightforwardly tells him why she’s there it’ll crush any hope he had of wooing her. That is, until he decides that he can’t stay away from her, and he can’t help but want to help her.
Looking for a Cowboy is a sweet romance wrapped up in the sinister world of black market babies. The chemistry between Marlee and Cooper drew me in, but the suspense kept me turning the pages. It was a fascinating read that held my attention to the very last page.
I enjoyed the connection between the characters and wish that I would’ve read the previous four books in the Heart of Texas series so that I could have fully understand some of their discussions. However, not having done so did not take away anything from this book, I’m sure it only would have enhanced it.
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