Review: Rescuing the Cowboy by Cathy McDavid

Rescuing the Cowboy by Cathy McDavid
Series: Mustang Valley (# 8)
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 219
Source: book provided by the author for review




After three years of wrongful imprisonment, Quinn Crenshaw is ready to rebuild his life and find the daughter he has never met. A job training horses at his cousin’s Arizona cattle ranch becomes something wonderful when Quinn meets Summer Goodwyn and her special-needs little boy. The single mother believes in him…and is raising this former rodeo champion’s spirits sky-high!

The equine therapy program is helping Summer’s young son connect with others—including one super-attractive rancher determined to be a father to his own little girl. Despite the obstacles in their path, can she make Quinn see they have a future worth fighting for?


Review: When I’m looking for a fast read, I always turn to Harlequin’s category romances. I can usually get a well rounded story, with good character development as well as a solid romance. I got all of that with Cathy McDavid’s Rescuing the Cowboy.

I’d only read one other book in the Mustang Valley series, and I didn’t feel entirely lost. Of course, it would have been nice to have had a little more of backstory since many of the characters who made appearances have already had their stories told. But this book does stand alone quite well and I wasn’t lost in the story, just felt I was missing a touch of backstory.

That said, this was a book about second chances and acceptance. My heart strings were touched throughout the story as Ms McDavid dealt with Quinn’s struggles of acceptance after he is released from prison and attempts to locate the daughter he never knew. And then there was Summer who has an autistic child. These two are handling difficult situations and neither want to deal with falling in love. But they’re continuously running into each other and can’t fight that attraction and the need for acceptance that they give to each other.

I was rooting for Quinn and Summer to find their happily ever after. I was appreciative that there were enough roadblocks thrown in their path to make the story so much sweeter in the end. I even found myself crying at times when I was just overwhelmed at how cruel people can be to others… but also knowing that these characters had to get past it.

In the end, I really enjoyed this read. If you like heartwarming romances with a western theme, I think you’ll be happy with this tale.


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