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Posted January 6, 2011
This is an enjoyable second chance at life contemporary ranch romance
Ty Hopewell blames himself for the death of his friend Skip Blaine as he was driving the truck when the accident occurred. Two years have passed since that fatal day, but Ty has not moved on in spite of knowing Skip would demand he did.
Skip's New York anthropology professor PH.D sister, Madeleine arrives at Ty's ranch to learn why her inheritance from her late brother has stopped turning a profit. She assumes Ty is cheating her out of her rightful share. Even before she arrived, she was thinking of selling her share. A few days at the archaic ranch with no heat and not even a bed convinces her that her decision to sell is right. However, she also realizes that her partner wallows in guilt and grief as he holds himself responsible for her sibling's death. Though she has job issues back home, she decides to stay a little longer to protect the livestock and to help Ty finally move on; unaware that her Good Samaritan endeavor will help her move on too.
This is an enjoyable second chance at life contemporary ranch romance. Ty makes the tale with his remorse driven attitude that could frost the tropics; although Madeline has made her share of mistakes too. Readers will root for the city slicker and the remorseful rancher to make it as they need each other and not just because of love.
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Posted April 8, 2011
Romance from the Paradise in the Pacific
Maddie Inherits a Cowboy (Harlequin Super Romance)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
MADDIE INHERITS A COWBOY by author Jeannie Watt is an emotional feel good story. I love a tortured hero and Ty Hopewell is tortured all the way.
It's a touching story of accidental death, guilt, suspicion, conspiracy at the highest levels of academia, and romance, mixed with everyday ranch life and is a compelling story you won't want to miss.
Posted February 9, 2011
This is the perfect story for readers who enjoy a well developed romance between a life weary cowboy and a stiff and proper city lady.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Madeline is a woman at a crossroads in her life. She's coming to grips with the loss of her brother and the legacy he left behind for her. She is also under a heavy burden because everything she's ever worked for and lived for is under the microscope and she could lose it all. That's a lot for a woman to deal with and you'd think that was more than enough but then she meets Ty. And the icicles form.
Ty is a man carrying a world of guilt and self-recriminations on his broad shoulders and he thinks he deserves every miserable minute. He's a tortured man with an untapped heart. He's capable, hardworking and he's in hiding. He doesn't see it that way or course and that is why this story is so heartfelt.
This is a book of healing, of personal growth, and their learning to trust each other which leads to a slow tractor ride into love. It's mostly an internal conflict with a peripheral nudge or three from the external conflict that brought Madeline to the ranch in the first place.
There's a lot of detail about ranching and the author uses the day to day chores of ranch life to bridge the chilly silence between the two characters. Sometimes I felt it was a bit drawn out but I think I understand why the author wrote it in the style she did. In working together, they find they have more in common and even more reasons to stay apart. It gave a chance for those unguarded moments -- an unexpected smile and a husky laugh, and heated glimpse of skin that Cupid uses to bring these two characters together. There is no flash-bang moment, no extravagant over the top scene to hit readers over the head with. This story reads as how a romance would unfold in real life, step by step as each discovered hidden depths about the other and despite their circumstances, find that they can't resist the attraction.
I like how the initial meeting of the store clerk was just the kind of reaction you'd expect a stranger to receive. I enjoyed how the relationship through each brief interaction showed the emerging of a potential friendship and acceptance. This book has so many down to earth scenes that if feels real and right. For readers who might expect a quick dash to the heat and into the sheets, be warned. This is a story about two people's feelings - what's in their hearts, what they fear, what they want and what they dream of. The culmination of their romance does get celebrated in the horizontal position but it doesn't end there, it only adds another ingredient to the emotional aspect of the book.
Maddie Inherits a Cowboy is a perfect book for those readers who prefer a story that focuses on the heart and the intricate journey it has to navigate to get to the happily ever after. I wish the ending was just a bit more fleshed out because it was such an intense emotional moment; I wanted more. As it was, it read just like one of those classic 1950s western romances in the movies. For me, Ty reminded me of John Wayne and that is so cool. Read it and see why.
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Posted April 24, 2011
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Posted February 4, 2011
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