The Cowboy Next Door
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Broken fences create sexy neighbors…
Claire Moon moved to a small Montana ranch for peace and solitude after barely surviving a tragic fire. A jewelry maker, she used to travel extensively to sell her work, but now prefers only online sales. Her quiet existence is imperiled when escaped cattle tromp through her yard and garden. Claire is unable to avoid meeting her handsome rancher neighbor who arrives to remove the cattle, and when he turns on the apologies and the charm, she’s not really sure she wants to.
Cowboy Wes McQueen feels guilty when his family’s cattle make a mess of his new neighbor’s property, especially when he finds out it’s his fault. But when he tries to make it up to Claire, she's very shy and resistant. Still, he finds himself determined to make amends, and the two form a tentative friendship—a friendship that unexpectedly blossoms into more.
Despite Claire’s reluctance to rejoin society, Wes is determined to make their relationship work. He realizes that he’s like his father in more than one way—when he finally falls for a woman, he falls hard. And there’s no going back.
I received an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This is the second book that I have read by this author from this same series and I must admit that I liked this book so much better! Claire and Wes are wonderful characters and you can feel the attraction building between them throughout the story. Claire has to get past her physical appearance and let Wes love her like she deserves to be loved. Wes has to realize that his past may come back to haunt him in the end.
My only wish is that the author would’ve developed the storyline of the conversation Claire overheard so that Wes truly understood what was going on in Claire’s mind and heart.