A SPECIAL COWBOY
Cissy Henley is stranded in rural Georgia with her two orphaned nephews, no money and no job. When they're rescued by a white knight in a Stetson, Cissy knows their stay at Dominic Slade's family ranch is temporary…even if her growing feelings for the wandering cowboy aren't.
Raintree Ranch was supposed to be a pit stop before Dominic hit the road again. Instead, Cissy and her pint-size twin boys are tempting the champion bull rider to reconnect with his roots and his family. But can he give up the life he knows to be the loving husband and father Cissy deserves?
Adorable story, about finding your place in life, about growing up to be the person you are meant to be, about learning to love, and be loved, about life, with some hardship, with little luck, and lots of love.
I admit, I got emotional while reading this story. There are scenes, that just shoot directly to your heart, takes a hold, and squeeze it hard. Because just like with Cissy in the story, sometimes things happen in life, that you have no power over, and it is hard, and life will test your endurance, and stubbornness, and will to survive. I admire how Cissy took the responsibility, had the courage to fight for the boys, and stand for what she believed was the best for them, and for what she wanted for them.
And Dominic, his patience with the boys, acceptance, his helping heart and attitude, his willingness to stand for his needs, strength to ask for what he needed. The relationship he has with Cissy, and the boys, they were just instant family, a unit, without any effort, they fit together well.
The struggles they have, both Cissy and Dominic, at the crossroads of their lives, they were realistic and real. The choices they made, made me admire them both. The story has heartache, pain, growth, and battles, but it also has joy, humor, laughter, and love. The secondary cast all has their places in the tale, and bring more depth to it, giving the story even more spice, and waking an interest to their stories as well.
A wonderfully crafted tale, with strong characters, deep emotions, and two cute five year old boys, that will just melt your heart
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me