"engaging contemporary romance"
In 1997 Texas, Dahlia Montgomery buries her husband who
died in a violent car accident. To her embarrassment she
learns that a family friend Bonnie Gibson also died in the
crash. Both were under the influence and circumstantial
evidence including Kenneth's history leads Dahlia to
believe he cheated on her one last time.
Twenty eight months later, Dahlia rues the day she agreed
to accompany her best friend Piggy Murphy and accept
employment as interns in Callister, Idaho. Not only is the
place they are staying in freezing, but Piggy's cousin
fails to meet them. Worse, angry rancher Luke McRae
accidentally knocks her over like a stampeding bull. As
Luke and Dahlia become acquainted they begin to fall in
love though they stereotype the other. She does not trust
men especially cowboys; and he believes outsiders like this
Texan belong in the Lone Star State. Then there are his
needs to be there for his disabled son and two daughters as
well as an unstable ex-wife.
THE LOVE OF A COWBOY is an engaging contemporary romance
that displays rural Idaho in a strong light. The story
line is loaded with action and the cast is a strong
ensemble. Though the lead characters lug too much baggage,
readers will like both of them and especially her best
friend. The audience will want to travel just outside
Boise for a warm (except in the temporary lodging of the
Texans) romantic tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 24, 2003