Author: Maggie McGinnis
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 8, 2013
Published by: Loveswept
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Book Blurb: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.
Reviewers Note: Accidental Cowgirl is a Loveswept Contemporary Romance written by Maggie McGinnis. I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review through Tasty Book Tours.
A Simple, Delicious Story with Fantastic Characters and A Beautiful Backdrop.
Kyla Bennett is a woman scorned. Tricked and swindled by her ex-fiance and having survived a horrific car accidents thats left her with both physical and emotional damage, she’s convinced by her best friends she needs a vacation. So they book her and themselves a two week holiday at a Dude Ranch in Montana, hoping the clean air and time away from the media chaos of her ex’s scams will help heal her mind, the nightmares and the depression.
Her first day is anything but normal. Driving into Montana solo after her last day in court, she’s pulled over by cop, rescued by a cowboy and nearly attacked by a rattlesnake. She can hardly imagine what the next two weeks will hold.
Decker Driscoll has come home to his family ranch after a ten year stent away in LA where he’s a successful architect. Ten years ago, tragedy struck his family, leaving him drowning in guilt and forced into exile. But now he’s back to help save the one place he calls home by helping his mother and brother run the dude ranch they’ve now turned the horse ranch into.
Staying single and living the Hollywood lifestyle were never really Deckers dreams but felt it was what he deserved after the incidents that sent him away. Now that he’s back, he just wants to help his family and go back to exile. Falling in love was definitely never part of the plan.
But Kyla brings out emotions in him he thought long dead and the fact she’s smart, beautiful and haunted only add to the pull she has over him.
Decker and Kyla were perfect together. I absolutely loved their chemistry, the slow build in their romance and the crazy fun flirtations between them. Their conversations were intense, sometimes catty but always entertaining. They both had pasts they were running from but it was beautiful the way they came together despite their trust issues. Kyla had been through so much but she was strong, reliable, helpful, loving and determined. Decker was racked with guilt but he was a solid, manly cowboy through and through. I loved them together.
And I adored all the sub characters. Ma, Cole, Hayley, Jessica, Roscoe and I loved to hate the crazy ex, Marcy who caused more trouble than she was worth. And I thoroughly enjoyed all the antics the girls got up to, the scenery and the bonds between friends and family. This was a perfect lazy-Sunday read that wasn’t to angsty, wasn’t to heart wrenching but was filled with fun and romance.
The Wrap Up:
Freak lightning storms, swoon worthy cowboys, best friends forever, campfire cook outs, sleepwalking interlopers, trickster horses, out of control fires, dangers of the land, breathtaking scenery and crazy Malibu Barbie’s are just a few of the wonderful things you’ll find in this book. If you’re looking for a light, enjoyable read, this is it. I'm a big fan of Loveswept and this one is definitely added to my favorites in that collection. The characters were fun, the story was sweet and the romance was amazing. Loved it!
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About the Author:
Maggie McGinnis is the author of Driving Without a License, which was a finalist for Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart award. A former high school English teacher, an accomplished musician, and a certified black belt, she lives in New England with her family.
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