That Cowboy of Mine by Donna Grant @donna_grant @StMartinsPress @sophiarose1816

Posted June 15, 2022 by Sophia in Book Review / 26 Comments

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


That Cowboy of Mine by Donna Grant @donna_grant  @StMartinsPress @sophiarose1816That Cowboy of Mine by Donna Grant
Published by St. Martin's Press on April 26, 2022
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Dillon Young is proud that she inherited her aunt’s ranch. The problem: someone is trying to run her off and is willing to do whatever it takes. Strange, dangerous things keep happening. Dillion suspects her no-good neighbor and fellow wealthy rancher Hank Stephens. Never a man to get his hands dirty, he sends others to get the job done. So, when the irresistible Cal Bennett is found passed out drunk on her property, Dillion is on high alert. Until someone takes a shot at her and Cal springs to her rescue. When the hard-bodied, no-nonsense-talking cowboy points out that she may need some help, Dillion is inclined to reluctantly agree.

Or a lover?

Waking up on a stranger’s property with a shotgun in his face is not Cal Bennett’s idea of a good time. Never mind that the woman on the other end of the barrel is one of the most fiercely beautiful women he has ever seen. Things get more interesting when he finds himself shielding her from flying bullets. It’s clear that this smart, savvy woman could use a hand and he is all too happy to lend any part of his body she requires. His proposal: pose as lovers until they find out who is after her ranch. As the danger rises and secrets are revealed, the passion explodes between them. There is no turning back

Combining thrilling suspense with a sultry Cowboy Romance, Donna Grant grabs my attention once again in her latest standalone release.

Dillon Young has inherited her aunt’s ranch and decides to stay and make a go of it raising the cattle and breeding Quarter Horses, but her ranch is holding on by a thread and so is she after all the mishaps.  Someone wants her to sell out and leave and Dillon knows just who it is.  She just needs to find a non-corrupt lawman and prove it.

Meanwhile, is the booze-soaked hungover cowboy she finds the night her prize Quarter Horse stud disappeared part of it or a big coincidental lifesaver?  Cal has made his way into her trust and her heart as he helps her on the ranch, supports her, and keeps her out of the path of bullets, but weird happenings have her doubting everyone including him.

Cal didn’t make the bull-riding finals for rodeo and he’s flat broke, but going on a bender landed him in just the right place to help attractive, admirable Dillon with her troubles.  If only she would trust him.  Not that he blames her since he has connections to the big rancher next door trying to get her ranch.  He aims to find out what is going on even if old ties and loyalties are stretched and broken.

I enjoy Donna Grant’s brand of romantic suspense and don’t mind that a lot of the book leans toward the suspense side in many ways.  Dillon and Cal were wonderful characters who have their struggles and, in her case, struggles to accept the romance between them because of the circumstances.  I enjoyed the mystery even though the reader is well aware of who the villains are and what they are doing from their own point of view.  There are still some surprises and twists.  Even Cal is a potential suspect which was a fun part to me.  There are some sharp action moments that help build the story to a rush of a climax scene.  The romance heats up in the background and takes the foreground now and then, but never feels neglected because these two talk about that aspect of their lives that builds relationships even while she still wonders if he’s part of the trouble.

All in all, this kept me fully focused and flipping pages rapidly through to the end.  Definitely one I’d recommend to those who love cowboy romances, but also romantic suspense.

 

 

About Donna Grant

Donna is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a hundred novels. Her most popular series is the breathtaking Dark King (aka Dragon King) series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.

In addition to her novels, Donna has written short stories, novellas, and novelettes for digital-first and print release. She has been dubbed as giving the “paranormal genre a burst of fresh air” by the San Francisco Book Review. Her work has been hailed as having “deft plotting and expert characterization” by Publisher’s Weekly and “sizzling” by RT Book Reviews.

She has been recognized with awards from both bookseller and reader contests including the National Reader’s Choice Award, Booksellers Best Award, as well as the coveted K.I.S.S. Award from RT Book Reviews.

Donna travels often for various speaking engagements, conferences, and book signings. She is also a frequent workshop presenter at national conferences such as RT Book Lovers Convention and Thrillerfest, as well as local chapters.

Born and raised in Texas, she also has ties across the border in Louisiana. Growing up with two such vibrant cultures, her Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding. She is never far from her faithful 80 pound dog, Sisko, or her three cats. She can often be found at the movies or bookstore with her children. Or buying makeup. And shoes.

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Posted June 15, 2022 by Sophia in Book Review / 26 Comments


26 responses to “That Cowboy of Mine by Donna Grant

  1. I read a few romances by Donna Grant several years ago but then didn’t pick up anymore for some reason which is crazy because I loved the ones I read. This sounds really good!

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