The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point).
Kindle freebie on June 16, 2020 (currently free at Amazon as of writing this post and also in Kindle Unlimited)
Overall rating 3.97 with 405 ratings and 122 reviews
Caught Up in a Cowboy by Jennie Marts
Series: Cowboys of Creedence #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on May 1, 2018
Genres: Western Romance
Amazon, Audible, Audiobook
Rockford James was raised as a tried and true cowboy in a town crazy about ice hockey. Rock is as hot on the ice as he is on a horse, and the NHL snapped him up. Now, injuries have temporarily benched him. Body and pride wounded, he returns to his hometown ranch to find that a lot has changed. The one thing that hasn't? His feelings for high school sweetheart and girl-next-door Quinn Rivers.
Quinn had no choice but to get over Rock after he left. Teenaged and heartbroken, she had a rebound one night stand that ended in single motherhood. Now that Rock's back―and clamoring for a second chance―Quinn will do anything to avoid getting caught up in this oh-so-tempting cowboy... (
My favorite freebies are the first in a series books which allow me to learn the author and series. Caught Up in a Cowboy is first in the Cowboys of Creedence series. There is a lot to like here. The trope is a second chance romance, where the couple, Rock and Quinn, grew up as neighbors, best friends, and dated from 14 until high school graduation. So they know each other very well and their families are close. Rock left to successfully pursue a pro hockey career and broke her heart.
I found the character development to be especially great. Rock and Quinn both have family members who add to the story and it all feels like a wonderful support group. I liked all the family members and their teasing and caring. I look forward to getting to know more of them as they get their own stories in the series.
I had to suspend disbelief about some things which was a bit tough but I forgive that because it was such a fun and easy to read story. Quinn was really an awesome person and I liked her so much. I think she forgave Rock too easily but it’s understandable. Rock has been an immature jerk and is still working on himself, but he does make some progress. Monty Hill is our villain and has no redeeming qualities. None.
I plan to read more in this series as I liked the families a lot You get two-for-one here with both cowboys and hockey. This would also be a small town setting. There is not much which is unexpected but I would recommend this.
These are only Kindle freebies I get, or ones through author newsletters which anyone can sign up and get for free. I don’t include things like Kindle Unlimited or Prime Free Reading (I do have it). Both Tantor and Audible have occasional free audios (to anyone) and I do include those. Since I one-click on 1-2 freebies a day or probably at least 5 a week, I came up with this feature to make sure I start reading them.
So I have thought about doing a Thrifty Thursday Challenge someday. For now, what I think would be fun is if you have read and reviewed a freebie, link up to your review (Goodreads, blog, facebook or wherever) below.
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