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8.08.2015

Counting on a Cowboy ~ Review

Counting on a Cowboy
A Four Hearts Ranch Romance 2
By Debra Clopton

Wishing Springs, Texas, is Abby Knightly's chance to start over, to get away from the pain, grief and guilt that has been her life for the last two years.  But her entry into town is not quite how she planned it - an accident that introduces her to the Monahan family and specifically youngest brother Bo.

The Monahan family brought Wishing Springs to public awareness when Maggie Hope and Tru Monahan had a bet on whether or not Maggie could be taught to ride (Betting on Hope).  Maggie's newspaper column that spotlighted this town has convinced Abby that this where she needs to be if she is going to heal.

But Abby never counted on getting caught up in the latest Monahan family drama when a baby is left outside the family home.  Bo has just become a father who has no idea what to do with a motherless baby.  What's a cowboy to do?  Why call on the first available woman who can give him a helping hand and fortunately for him Abby Knightly is available and on the spot thanks to her mishap with a wayward steer and a fence.

Bo is desperate and young Levi needs her help, though Abby is reluctant to open herself to the hurt that she knows will come from opening her heart to this little boy and his shocked father.  But sometimes healing means you first need to reopen old wounds, could this be what Abby needs?  Or will this just create deeper wounds in her heart?

Counting on a Cowboy takes us back to Wishing Springs and all its small town charm that we were introduced to in Betting on Hope.  This book isn't as humorous as the previous one as more serious issues are dealt with, but it is as well written and some the secondary characters are expanded upon and depth is added to their stories.  This is great for an afternoon or a long weekend that you just want to escape into the pages of a book and what better way than with some friends that you met previously.

I was provided with a copy of this book through the BookLook blogger program in exchange for my honest review.



Book Description:
After losing everything dear to her, Abby never wants to love again. But a certain cowboy spurs her to wonder if maybe love is worth the risk.

Running from a past that haunts her, Abby Knightly is drawn to the homey town of Wishing Springs, Texas, after her favorite advice columnist found love and a home there. Maybe this small town could offer hope and healing and a future for Abby too . . . if she's brave enough to reach out and take it.

Bo Monahan isn't interested in the new romantic destination his little town has become-or the women who might be looking at him like he's their next Mr. Right. Between taking care of his Pops and his growing stirrup business, he isn't looking for serious romantic commitments. But unexpectedly the young child he never knew about appears on his doorstep and Bo's world is turned upside down.This confirmed bachelor might not need a wife, but he sure needs a woman . . . and newcomer Abby Knightly is definitely a woman. When she comes to his rescue to help him navigate fatherhood, he slowly uncovers her own history. And suddenly Bo's thinking maybe, just maybe, together they can help each other work through the problems of the past to create a future of their own.