Welcome to Creedence, Colorado—where the gossip flows, the chicken is fried, and the cowboys are hotter than a Colorado chili pepper.
I play to win…
Raised as a tried-and-true cowboy in a town obsessed with hockey, I've always been competitive, whether on a horse or on the ice. I thought my cowboy days were over when the NHL snapped me up, but now injuries have me heading home with a bruised ego to match the damage to my body.
One problem—when I joined the NHL, I left my high school sweetheart behind with a broken heart and not much else. Now, when I finally "cowboy up" and go to ask for a second chance, I'm shocked as hell to find her with a baby and no man around. She thinks she can forget about what we had together, but I'm bound and determined to get her caught up in us once again.
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.
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!