I received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Waiting on a Cowboy by Jennifer Ryan
Also in this series: True Love Cowboy
Series: McGrath #1
Published by Avon on August 25 2020
Genres: Contemporary Romance, American West
Meet New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ryan’s McGraths: a family as untamed as the land they call home.
Tate McGrath just didn’t get it. Why was Liz Scott, his best friend—and the person he relied on and trusted most—suddenly avoiding him! When he finally tracks her down, he finds her with a man he knows nothing about and she’s been dating for weeks. Suddenly, he can’t make himself ignore her tempting curves and deep green eyes, and all he wants to do is keep her all to himself. What was going on? Could he possibly be…jealous?
Liz had made the decision: stop carrying a torch for Tate and find a guy who wants to be her everything. Tate had always seen her as honest, dependable, smart, kind…Best friend, not girlfriend! And she needed to give up the dream of marrying the man she’d loved since preschool and move on.
But when Liz’s boyfriend turns dangerous, Tate steps up to help and soon realizes he’s the cowboy hero she’s been waiting for him to be all along.
Waiting On A Cowboy is the first book to the new series by this author but is loosely connected with the previous series she wrote “Wild Rose Ranch” and we get the story with Tate McGrath. And I have to say that even though this book wasn’t quite as emotionally intense as I normally receive from this author, it was a wonderful addition to her work. It was quite a fun and relaxing read and I had such a fun time especially with the playful tension between our characters and a bit of suspense.
Tate McGrath and Liz Scott have been best friends since they were in the sandbox. Liz always knew even at 5 years old that she would marry Tate McGrath. But Tate always put Liz on the “friend” pedestal. And Liz has been in love with Tate since she was a little girl. But she is tired of waiting for him to wake up and see her for the woman that she is instead of the “friend” he tends to always sees in her. But when Liz starts dating another man, Tate wakes up with powerful jealousy and begins realizing he could lose Liz and starts fighting for her. So may the best man win!
I want you to know I really love you. The kind of love that includes rings and vows and a home we share and waking up with you by my side
Waiting On A Cowboy is such a fun book and was quite the relaxing vibe that I really was in the right mood for at the time of reading it. I do love a good friends to lovers trope and Jennifer Ryan walked this out of the PARK….this book was pure romance and intimacy and I adored every single moment. Tate and Liz are so darling together and they make such a great team. Everyone that knows them know that they are meant to be. But Tate….*sigh* ignorant blind Tate lol Seeing him get his wake up call was quite fun. But he does make it up to Liz and love seeing him work his way back to redeeming himself especially when he realizes what an idiot he has been.
What I really loved seeing was the difference in the relationships that Liz has with the two men. And seeing the signs of abuse over love and respect. Tate really knows Liz but he respects her boundaries and even though he is an idiot at times, he never treats her less than she deserves. And I really adored seeing the difference in comparison to the “third party” and seeing the signs of manipulation and abuse and the power of saying “no” to it. I really adored seeing the maturity in this book and the amount of healthy relationship building that is shown here.
Overall I found Waiting On A Cowboy to be an enticing, beautifully portrayed story of friendship, love and fighting for what you believe in!!