Sparks fly when a handsome cowboy and a strong-willed widow must work together, in this charming contemporary western romance from a national bestselling author -- with a bonus story by Carly Bloom!
Rodeo cowboy Wes Harding left his family ranch after one reckless mistake cost his loved ones everything. But when his sister needs help, Wes agrees to come home and take the reins of their ranch’s big charity event. However, he didn’t plan for his distracting, stubborn co-hostess. One kiss with Thea throws his world off balance . . . and has Wes craving the family he’s never dared dreamed of.
Single mom Thea Davis doesn’t have time for an inexplicable, toe-curling attraction to Wes Harding—no matter how well he listens or how sweetly he treats her children. Her focus needs to be on holding her fragile family together. But the more time she spends with Wes, the more attached she—and her kids—become. With the week drawing to a close, can Wes convince her to give love a chance before she leaves Silverado Lake—and him—behind for good?
Includes the bonus novella It's All About that Cowboy by Carly Bloom!
Richardson delights in her heart-tugging second Silverado Lake romance (after First Kiss with a Cowboy). Military widow Thea Davis struggles with shame over a devastating secret: she and her husband, Dylan, were on the verge of divorce when he died in Afghanistan. Since his death, she's devoted herself to her two preteen children and thrown herself into organizing Colorado mountain getaways for other military families. Weston "Wes" Harding channels his grief at losing his father by working his way up the rodeo circuit while his sister, Jane, manages the family ranch's budding hospitality business in Silverado Lake, Colo. After pregnant Jane goes into premature labor, Wes must temporarily fill in at the ranch just as Thea and her group arrive. Wes falls hard and fast for both Thea and her children; Thea feels the same, but struggles with guilt that won't allow her to move on. She's determined to keep Wes at arm's length until an accident forces her to examine what is truly important in life. Richardson has a gift for creating empathetic characters and charming small-town settings, and her taut plotting and sparkling prose keep the pages turning. This appealing love story is sure to please.
One Night with a Cowboy
ARC for honest review with no compensation Received from NetGalley and Forever 4.5 stars
One Night with a Cowboy is book 2 in the Silverado Lake series by Sara Richardson and while a standalone it’s the story of another Harding sibling.
Up next is Wes Harding, professional rodeo clown/protector for the bull riders but lately this career doesn’t feel like its all it can be. When he’s asked to come home to help run the retreat when his sister Jane is put on bed rest in the hospital for the rest of her pregnancy. What he doesn’t expect is Thea Davis and her two children to burrow into his heart...
Thea Davis lost her military husband and runs a Vet support group that goes on a retreat at Jane’s (her college roommate and friend) Silverado Lake Ranch. For Thea this keeps her focused so she doesn’t dwell on her grief and guilt.
With sparks flying between Thea and Wes can they find what is truly missing in their lives, build a relationship to last and become the family they both are looking for? Only time will tell...