The award-winning author who "writes real cowboys with heart and soul" (Carolyn Brown, New York Times bestselling author) welcomes you to Unforgiven, New Mexico, a small western town filled with love and second chances!
This cowboy's got one last chance to prove himself.
Carly Beauchamp has loved cowboy Austin Davis since first grade. Ask anyone in their dusty, backwater New Mexico town of Unforgiven, and they'll say "Carly and Austin" the way some say "big trucks and country boys." But after years of waiting for a wedding ring, Carly's done with being a rodeo widow . . .
Austin never meant to put his career on the circuit before Carly. She's always been his future, his one and only. But now that she's moved on, he's beginning to see where he went wrong, and he'll do anything to win her back. The only thing is, Carly's suddenly acting differently, and she's definitely hiding a secret-one that will test the depth of their love and open up a whole new world of possibilities.
Praise for Laura Drake and The Last True Cowboy:
"Brilliant writing, just brilliant!" -- Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author
"Laura Drake writes real cowboys with heart and soul." -- Carolyn Brown, New York Times bestselling author
"Drake (Sweet on You) takes readers on a beautifully imperfect journey with two people who can no longer have their ideal future, but learn that the real one might be even better." -- Publishers Weekly
"This is a romance with grit, heart and just the right amount of sizzle." -- BookPage
In Drake's often heartbreaking western romance, a small town's favorite high school sweethearts are forced to face growing up as individuals and finding out whether they are still meant to live their dream life together. Carly's finally had enough of putting her life on hold. After Austin tells her yet again that "after next season" he'll quit the rodeo and settle down, she breaks up with him. Furious that no one believes she's serious this time, she takes a trip to Albuquerque, has a one-night stand she barely remembers with a stranger who gives a fake name, and gets pregnant. While Carly must face telling the news to everyone in the judgmental town where she runs the diner, she is becoming an adult who isn't half of a couple. Meanwhile, Austin is learning she's right: he's too old for the rodeo circuit, and it's time for him to return home. He still wants Carly, despite their shared concerns about the pregnancy, but he has to convince her to take him back. Drake (Sweet on You) takes readers on a beautifully imperfect journey with two people who can no longer have their ideal future, but learn that the real one might be even better.
WOW! What a Ride!
High School Sweethearts are torn apart because of who they thought they were, what they thought they wanted, and what seem to be irreconcilable differences in their grownup world.
Laura Drake made the near ghost town of Unforgiven, New Mexico a place I enjoyed spending time in on both my first and second reads. Quirky characters, true-to-life dialogue, descriptive settings, gotta love ‘em hero & heroine, and humor hits keep the plot moving.
Both Carly and Austin need to grow past their perception of themselves and fully accept a new reality before they can reclaim the love they once felt (and, never truly lost)
for each other.
Both a fun and heart wrenching read (No. The two are not mutually exclusive) with well-defined voices and realistic plot twists and challenges.
I’m geared up for the next in the series.