Also in this series: The Cowboy and the Princess
Series: Jubilee Texas #1
Published by Avon on March 27th 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Small Town
Ex-champion bull rider-turned-cutting-horse cowboy Joe Daniels isn't quite sure how he ended up sleeping in a horse trough wearing nothing but his Stetson and cowboy boots. But now he's wide-awake, and a citified woman is glaring down at him. His goal? Get rid of her ASAP. The obstacle? Fighting the attraction he feels toward the blond-haired filly with the big, vulnerable eyes.
When out-of-work wedding planner Mariah Callahan learns that her estranged father has left her a rundown ranch in Jubilee, she has no choice but to accept it. Her goal? Redeem her career by planning local weddings. The obstacle? One emotionally wounded, hard-living cowboy who stirs her guilt, her heartstrings, and her long-burned cowgirl roots...
Mariah Callahan has just lost her job as the assistant to a well known wedding planner in Chicago, and then her estranged father dies, and leaves her his home. So Mariah figures she has nothing to lose, so she drives down to Jubilee, Texas. Then she finds a sexy as sin cowboy practically naked except for his boots in a horse trough, and she knows she is in trouble with this man. Joe Daniels, a recent widower, and ex champion bull rider, is not ready for any relationship until he stumbles across Dutches daughter. Joe at first closes himself off from Mariah, knowing he isn’t fully over his past wife yet, and the last thing he needs is one more complication in his life. But Mariah finds herself drawn not only to Joe, but the small quaint town of Jubilee, and only wants to find some purpose in her life. But when life takes a turn, and Mariah and Joe can’t deny their attraction to each other, they may be in for one wild ride!!!
The Cowboy Takes A Bride is the first book in the Jubilee series, and even though this isn’t the first time for me to try this author out, this book may be my favorite book she has written so far. I can’t even believe that I have waited so long to read this one, when its been on the shelves of my library for quite some time. It has been quite some time since I have been pulled completely in with a contemporary romance, but when you mix it in with one sexy cowboy, a house that is falling apart, and a heroine searching for love and purpose in life, I just can’t resist. There wasn’t anything I didn’t like about this book, I LOVED everything about this story. I can barely contain my excitement of this title, and how much I adored every moment I was able to soak it in.
The beginning scene is the most perfect way for this story to begin, and boy did I love the sparks that explodes between Mariah and Joe. From the first few pages, you see the attraction. Joe ,has been struggling with his late wife’s death, and doesn’t think he can ever love again. At the first scene, he is recovering from a period of being drunk, and drowning his sorrows away, and what happens next…a woman with fire in her eyes, orders him off his own land (but she thinks it is her land) Oh the story is just getting good right??? Well then he learns who she is, and all his senses flare up, and before he knows it he is engaging some sexy flirting, helping her when she needs a helping hand…and kissing the one woman that fires his blood like none other. Mariah has never been in a serious relationship, and doesn’t have high expectations from Joe, but her heart starts to get involved, and she knows she could lose her heart to him.
I just loved the way this author tells this romance….makes you want to dream of cowboys that can kiss you breathless, a love story that is priceless and heart wrenching. Its bound to bring a tear to your eyes and some laughs to bubble up when you least expect it to happen. A TRUE GEM OF A ROMANCE!!! It will knock your boots off!!