THE LAST GOOD COWBOY (Morgan Ranch) by Kate Pearce
Publication Date: April 25, 2017
Genre: Western/ Contemporary Romance
The Morgan ranch has seen its share of bad times. But as the four Morgan brothers are drawn back to their childhood home, the nightmares of their past give way to the promise of a new beginning…
Ry Morgan has always had a thing for Avery Hayes—one more hope his twin wrecked for him, pretending to be Ry to kiss her at the high school prom. Eight years later, Ry has had enough: he’s quitting the pro rodeo circuit, moving home to California to mend fences, and letting his brother clean his up own messes for a change. Reclaiming Avery’s stolen kiss is at the top of his agenda…
But Avery has changed. Her rodeo career ended with a fall that left her lucky to be alive, let alone walking. She hasn’t been on a horse since, and between surgeries and fighting off everybody’s pity she hasn’t done much else either. Ry is strong, confident, and sexy as hell—exactly what she thought she wanted at seventeen. Now, she’ll have to protect the safe space she’s made for herself—or risk it all for a dream she thought would never come again…
This book had a nice message of overcoming things from the past while keeping yourself open to hopes of the future. I liked Ry and his interactions with his family, it all seemed so natural and easy. Avery’s character seemed a little forced, but that can be explained by all she was having to overcome. At times Ry seemed like a very patient man, and I’m glad he was. It’s a gentle love story with enough heat to make me smile. I liked it.
*Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Kate Pearce was born into a large family of girls in England, and spent much of her childhood living very happily in a dream world. Despite being told that she really needed to ‘get with the program’, she graduated from the University College of Wales with an honors degree in history. A move to the USA finally allowed her to fulfill her dreams and sit down and write that novel. Along with being a voracious reader, Kate loves trail riding with her family, ‘western style’ in the regional parks of Northern California. Kate is a member of RWA and is published by Kensington Aphrodisia, Ellora’s Cave, Cleis Press and Virgin Black Lace/Cheek.