WAITING…TO FALL IN LOVE
Stepping onto her estranged father's Colorado ranch, Brooke Harper hopes to find the missing piece of the puzzle that's left a hole in her heart—her long-lost sister.
But the Bucking Q Ranch is deserted…except for the tall and rugged cowboy, Trent Landry, who is taking care of the place while the owners are away. She's determined to wait until the family she's never met returns home…
And Trent will keep an eye on the mysterious Brooke until he finds out if she is telling the truth about finding her sister.
Spending time alone with her, watching her take to ranch life as if she's a natural, he realizes she is definitely not a threat—except maybe to his heart.
Count on a Cowboy is a sweet and easy story to read, with minimum amount of drama and angst, even though the topic could have provided plenty of that.
Being separated from her father and twin sister when she was four months old, is news to Brooke. She has had a loveless, tough childhood, she has grown into an independent and resilient young woman, who is used to deal with life's storms by herself. Out of her mother's request, Brooke goes looking for her twin sister, but what she finds instead, is a handsome ex-soldier cowboy.
I liked how Brooke and Trent had the opportunity to get to know each other, and spent time together before she met her family. They are rather adorable together, they like each other, they have a great time together, the attraction is obvious, and her enthusiasm about the ranch life is contagious.
The story flows smoothly, and Trent and Brooke such a joy, when riding and dining together. They both have their pain and burden to carry. Trent has guilt over his brother's death, even guilt of not being there for his father before he died. Brooke never had it easy with her mother, and her selfish behavior, having to work from an early age, to provide food for herself, to take care of herself, instead of being taken care of by her mother. Life hasn't been easy for them, but with each other, they find peace and joy in a very short time. Now, if only Brooke's family wouldn't keep them apart.
The character's are delightful and engaging, the surroundings are beautiful and alluring, and the plot has just enough spice to make a clever and pleasurable tale.
~ Four Spoons