Must Love Cowboys by Cheryl Brooks – a Review
Shy computer specialist and amateur chef Tina Hayes travels to Circle Bar K ranch to scatter her father’s ashes in the Tetons of Wyoming. Once there, her father’s old army buddy and his cast of cowboy ranch hands persuade her to stay on as the ranch’s cook for a while. It’s not a hard decision, especially when she meets Wyatt McCabe, a man who makes her heart gallop like no one else. But with so many cowboys to choose from, can Wyatt show Tina that he’s the only one for her?
Must Love Cowboys by Cheryl Brooks is the 2nd book in her Cowboy Heaven series. I did not read the first book, and this works very well as a standalone, though I think one day I would like to read the first book.
Tina Hayes is our heroine, and after spending a couple of years taking care of her grandfather, she arrives at the Circle Bar K ranch to honor the instructions in his will. Tina brings her grandfather’s ashes and sentimental possessions to Calvin, the ranch cook and former war buddy. Planning to return home right away, Tina ends up staying as the cook, after Calvin has a heart attack. The ranch has quite a few hot cowboy hunks that Tina can’t keep her eyes off.
Wyatt McCabe is our hero, and is one of those hot sexy cowboys, and in a short time he finds himself attracted to the beautiful new cook. But even if she feels the attraction to Wyatt, Tina is courted quickly by Dean, another hot cowboy, forcing Wyatt not to act on his feelings. But soon that will change, and in no time the romance between Tina and Wyatt begins to heat up. Besides the romance, Tina is happy cooking for everyone at the ranch, as she loves to cook, and is also a computer expert. All the guys, as well as the owners all want to Tina to stay permanently, since they all care about her, not to mention her great food. Tina also is determined to discover who might be trying to kill Calvin, dragging Wyatt and the other cowboys in helping her read all the old letters from her grandfather and Calvin to find clues.
Must Love Cowboys was a fun read, sexy and also a mystery. I thought, particularly early on, that some things did not feel realistic. Tina was very shy around men, and within a few hours she was making out with Dean, and eyeing Wyatt. She did not come across as shy at all. Overall, I did enjoy this story, thought the characters were all fun; the romance between Wyatt and Tina was sexy and sweet; the mystery was well done. I am sure there will be future stories upcoming with the remaining hot cowboys.
Reviewed by Barb
Copy provided by Publisher