by Laura Wright
Contemporary Romance – Cowboys
Release Date: Oct. 7, 2014
The Cavanaugh brothers left behind River Black, Texas, long ago. But after their father dies, bequeathing them the Triple C, a cattle ranch that sustains their small town, they return—and confront the painful memories of their childhood home and the truth about their sister’s murder…
For years, James Cavanaugh has traveled the world as a horse whisperer, but even the millions he’s earned hasn’t healed the pain he hides behind his stoic exterior. Forced to tackle old demons at the ranch, James throws himself into work to avoid his true feelings. Until he meets a woman who shakes the foundations of his well-built walls…
Sheridan O’Neil’s quiet confidence has served her well, except when it comes to romance. Tired of rejection, she’s ready to swear off men. But after being rescued from a horse stampede by the most beautiful cowboy she’s ever met, her resolve wavers. Only, as Sheridan uncovers James’s belief that no woman is safe with him, she wonders if such a wounded man could ever give in to love, or if some hearts are too broken to be healed.
~ 4.5 Broken Stars ~
I am not a contemporary reader, but I am trying to branch out. I have found a few authors that I enjoy and Ms. Wright is one that has pulled me in and not disappointed.
Broken is book two in The Cavanugh Brothers series by Laura Wright. Hot damn this was another Amazing Fabulous reading in The Cavanaugh Brothers series. I love these sexy cowboy brothers. I was pulled in and taken on a country ride full of emotions, mystery, and romance.
Sheridan O’Neil, what can I say only that she is a career driven women and Decan Cavanuaugh is her boss. She also has some hang ups on relationships, but despite that she decides to be honest with James and see where things lead.
James Cavanuaugh, rugged handsome horse whisper. I love how confident he comes across and the whole horse whisper thing, wow boy, got me. It was something to read about. James has some hang ups besides his sisters death, but he can’t just let Sheridan go. She is the first women to really get to him.
Broken just adds to this series. I never thought I would be pulled into a contemporary romance, so deeply, but good god Ms. Wright knows how to write. We get deeper into finding out more about Cass and what really happened to her. More heart wrenching emotions and soul deep healing happen for everyone. I loved everything about this book, how the plot is developing, how into the characters I get, and how the writing flows. I liked that Sheridan finally got herself a friend with Mac and vis versa. These women are strong and help the brothers deal with their past and come to terms. The diary entries are still my favorite part, besides the romance. They capture the reader’s attention and by the end of the story, you are wanting one more clue. As for the romance it’s sizzling hot. The relationship building is great, the sex, well you may need a fan to cool off. The only thing I thought was rushed is the proposal. For the amount of time they actually spent in a relationship it felt a little fast, but I still enjoyed it.
If you have not not picked up The Cavanaugh Brothers yet, I highly recommend you do. The author has created a murder mystery romance, with some sexy cowboys. We are kept on our toes with the twists and surprises that just add spice and depth to the story.
Disclaimer: ARC provided by Berkley/NAL Publishing via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.
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