Meet New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ryan’s McGraths: a family as untamed as the land they call home.
Tate McGrath just didn’t get it. Why was Liz Scott, his best friend—and the person he relied on and trusted most—suddenly avoiding him! When he finally tracks her down, he finds her with a man he knows nothing about and she’s been dating for weeks. Suddenly, he can’t make himself ignore her tempting curves and deep green eyes, and all he wants to do is keep her all to himself. What was going on? Could he possibly be…jealous?
Liz had made the decision: stop carrying a torch for Tate and find a guy who wants to be her everything. Tate had always seen her as honest, dependable, smart, kind…Best friend, not girlfriend! And she needed to give up the dream of marrying the man she’d loved since preschool and move on.
But when Liz’s boyfriend turns dangerous, Tate steps up to help and soon realizes he’s the cowboy hero she’s been waiting for him to be all along.
Ryan launches the McGrath series, a spin-off of her Wild Rose Ranch series, with this rocky, melodramatic work of romantic suspense. Rancher Tate McGrath is still reeling from the events surrounding his brother Drake's whirlwind romance in Tough Talking Cowboy, and his preoccupation has created a rift in his friendship with Liz Scott. Liz has harbored feelings for Tate since they were kids and is tired of being taken for granted. As Tate works to mend their relationship, he realizes that he returns her feelings. But Liz and Tate's budding romance is repeatedly threatened by Liz's abusive ex-boyfriend, Clint Mayhew, who refuses to accept that Liz broke up with him and grows increasingly unhinged and violent as he tries to force his way back into her life. Clint's over-the-top, often sickening behavior and the fear he causes in Liz and Tate eclipse the relatively bland romance, and the dull characters do little to bolster the unbalanced plot. Only Ryan's die-hard fans should bother with this one.
Another great book from Jennifer Ryan. Can’t wait for the next one!
Waiting on a Cowboy
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Waiting on a Cowboy is book 1 in the McGrath series by Jennifer Ryan is well written, emotional read.
Tate and Liz have been best friends since they were 5 years old and as they grew up Liz’s feelings turned into love but Tate never saw it..as he never crossed the line from friendship. Finally Liz has had enough and distances herself, starts dating and it took Tate 6 weeks to realize she wasn’t around...he doesn’t understand why...until he has a heart to heart talk with his brother and realizes that maybe Liz is what he has been searching for but is it to late? Liz is dating someone else but unbeknownst to them both he may not be on the up and up...
What happens next will keep you turning the pages, suspenseful, romantic and hoping Tate and Liz find what has always been there...