Y'all know I love to read, and I enjoy most every genre. Even fictional romance. And Debra Clopton's latest book in her Four of Hearts Ranch Romance series did not totally disappoint.
"Counting on a Cowboy" is sort of a continuation of the first book "Betting on Hope". (You can read my review on that book here.)
Counting on a Cowboy is about Bo Monahan, the middle brother on the Four of Hearts Ranch family. Abby Knightly moves to the small town of Wishing Springs to hopefully start a new life after a great tragedy almost destroys her life. In this book, you'll once again meet all the interesting characters that make up the town of Wishing Springs, and this time Debra has expanded on their lives also, so there is more to keep your attention. I don't want to spoil the story so I'll leave it for you to discover yourself. But I can tell you it follows the normal romance novel script...
girl is in crisis,
boy meets girl,
boy chases girl,
girl fall for boy,
then they both ride off into the sunset.
I do have to say that I will probably not read the 3rd book of this series, but mostly because I find romance novels too light reading. It took me longer than normal to read this book, not because it wasn't good, but because it was predictable. No cliff hangers. No big drama. Nothing that kept me up at night wondering what was coming next.
With that being said, I still give this 4 stars, because while I may not read it again, doesn't mean that you won't like it. My sister loved Harlequin Romance novels....she devoured them. And I know that she would have totally enjoyed this book.
Until next time, pick up a book and run away to another world.
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