This cowboy plays to win
Rockford James was raised as a tried and true cowboy in a town crazy about ice hockey. Rock is as hot on the ice as he is on a horse, and the NHL snapped him up. Now, injuries have temporarily benched him. Body and pride wounded, he returns to his hometown ranch to find that a lot has changed. The one thing that hasn't? His feelings for high school sweetheart and girl-next-door Quinn Rivers.
Quinn had no choice but to get over Rock after he left. Teenaged and heartbroken, she had a rebound one night stand that ended in single motherhood. Now that Rock's back—and clamoring for a second chance—Quinn will do anything to avoid getting caught up in this oh-so-tempting cowboy…
Cowboys of Creedence series:
Caught Up in a Cowboy (Book 1)
You Had Me at Cowboy (Book 2)
What People Are Saying About Jennie Marts:
"An absolute delight."—Harlequin Junkies TOP PICK for Romancing the Ranger, 5 Stars
Marts (Catching the Cowgirl) spins an appealing story of love rediscovered in her newest Western-themed contemporary. When Rockford "Rock" James left the small ranching town of Creedence, Colo., to follow his dream of being a professional hockey player, he broke the heart of his high school sweetheart, feisty Quinn Rivers. Nine years later, after suffering a severe concussion on the ice, Rock returns home to recuperate and falls back in love with Quinn, who's ably navigating single motherhood. He also gets along well with her brainy, charming eight-year-old son, Max, the result of a rebound one-night stand shortly after their breakup. Both Rock and Quinn are starting to let their guards down and dream of a future when Max's thoroughly unlikable deadbeat dad, Monty, returns to town. Quinn's justifiably suspicious about his motives, but Rock wonders whether he's impeding the reunion of a family. Marts throws in a few twists along the way, some more believable than others but none too distracting. The ending is no less satisfying for being thoroughly predictable. Marts's fans will enjoy this tender tale.
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A good story of a mom, her son, family and trying to find love.
A second chance love story that will charm you
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and I also purchased a copy.
Up happens when you make a decision when you are a teenager and it turns out to be a selfish one? That is what this book explores. Rockford James gave up the love of his love to explore his dream of the big life of hockey. Quinn turns the tables and has a one-night stand that ends up with an unexpected pregnancy. This is the story of two people meeting up again and overcoming the past while loving a beautiful little boy Max. This was a heart-warming story. There was a few inconsistencies that should have been caught in editing that threw me off. One was how Quinn's dad was to cheap to put in a dishwasher but then Quinn loads the said non-existent appliance with dishes. Also there were a few sentences where a word was missing and I would have to figure it out. A story like this one should have been edited better.
Second Chance Romance!!
Rock and Quinn's story is fun, sweet, sexy and infuriating but I loved it. I really enjoyed getting to know these characters. They were relatable and had real life problems to deal with. The love and caring Rock showed to Quinn and Max was beautiful and when Rock stood up to protect them, I swooned!! If you a second chance romance fan you will love this story!