Thursday, July 4, 2019

New Release Review: Once Upon a Cowboy by Rachel Lacey

Once Upon a Cowboy
Almost Royal Book 2
by Rachel Lacey
Release Date: July 2, 2019


Megan Perl went from beauty to beast when a car accident left her permanently scarred. Before, Megan was outgoing and vivacious, always with a man at her side. Now? She spends more time behind a camera than in front of it. She’s ready to turn her hobby into something more by offering photography sessions at the castle where she works. This year is dedicated to her career, not men. If only she wasn’t so crazy-attracted to the cowboy who’s renting the stable on the castle grounds…

Jake Reardon is no stranger to tragedy. After a fall left his bride in a coma on their wedding day, he was forced to watch her slowly fade away in a hospital bed. Now, he finds himself in the unwelcome position of virgin widower. At Rosemont Castle, he can finally focus on establishing his career as a horse trainer. The only problem is that his new landlady makes him hotter than the Virginia sun.

Sparks fly every time Jake and Megan cross paths, but there’s no way he’s going to lose his virginity with the woman who manages the property he’s leasing. As their attraction grows, though, so do their emotions. Jake carries his scars inside, but Megan has to wear hers for the world to see. Can love heal their wounds, or will it tear them apart?

My review: 5 stars!
Oh wow- I loved this book so much! I loved the first book in the Almost Royal series, If the Shoe Fits, for so many reasons, but one part I loved was that the trio of girls in the book running the inn also run an organization called Fairy Tales where they place interested inn guests with rescue pets. I was so happy to see this carried forward into Once Upon a Cowboy and even expanded upon- with horses! Main characters Megan and Jake both have scars- Megan's scars are on her face from a recent car accident, and Jake's scars are inside, a result of the loss of his bride. I loved their friendship and they had amazing chemistry! Although both characters have heavy issues, author Lacey deals with them in such a fantastic way- this is actually a very uplifting and positive read. The trio of girls have such a great, healthy friendship that's fun to read about. I am looking forward to the next book in the series for sure. 

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