In her Loveswept debut, Maggie McGinnis tells the tale of a city girl who’s running on fumes—and the cowboy who shows her all the good things she’s been missing.
After being betrayed by her con man ex-fiancé, Kyla Bennett nurses a broken heart. But Kyla’s friends have other ideas and when they whisk her off to Whisper Creek, a dude ranch staffed by cowboys so hot they dim the Montana sunset, all Kyla wants to do is hide under a quilt. Then in rides Decker Driscoll. He’s hauling about as much emotional baggage as Kyla, but when he stands close by, both of them want to stay close—and begin to succumb to an undeniable attraction.
After experiencing personal tragedy, Decker never thought he’d see Big Sky country again. But now that his family’s Whisper Creek property is in deep with a Vegas gambler, Decker’s back for the summer—and spending all his time running from “cowgirls” who come to the dude ranch to score some dudes. Then he meets Kyla, a kindred spirit who brings on a stampede of protective feelings . . . and a powerful hankering to sear her with a new brand of love.
Review: I adore books about cowboys. I do not know if it is because I’m a city girl longing to live out in the country or what. I really liked this novel. It was super sweet and the characters had depth and dimension. I could really relate to Kyla in that I hope to find my forever love in a cowboy or farmer. Kyla comes to Montana with a bunch of baggage. She is scared of life in a way after trusting her ex-fiancé who ended up being a con artist. Her best friends take her on vacation in the hopes that she can leave her past behind her and move on. Little does she know that she fall in love with Montana, Ma and Decker.
Decker is one of the the cowboys in charge of the dude ranch. Decker like Kyla is a bit broken and back on the ranch that he grew up on. His past is full of skeletons that need to be explored and dealt with. Together they fight their feelings and learn to heal. At the same time a bunch of accidents keep happening to Kyla. An accidental cowgirl at the end but she certainly comes a long way from where she was when she first came onto the ranch. Kyla is a strong female that needed to realize that she wasn’t weak and what happened to her was not her fault. You really see how she comes to terms with what happened and how she falls for Decker. She really puts herself out there even though Marcy an ex-flame of Decker is out to sabotage the relationship.
I really enjoyed this book. I loved Cole and Decker’s mother Ma. I liked how there was a lot of heartache but in the end there was a form of redemption. I will definitely read more by this author and would love to read Cole’s story. It was refreshing to read a novel where I was not able to guess what was going to happen next. The author did a great job at creating characters that you wanted to know more about and that you start to care about. I would have liked to learn more of a back story of Kyla’s best friend Hayley and Jess. I really hope there will be more books with these characters.