Cowboy Boss and his Destiny

Mary J. McCoy-Dressel
Cowboy Boss and his Destiny
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Teel Blue Books
Release Date
February 2014
Book 1 of Double Dutch Ranch Series: Love at First Sight
Contemporary Romance, Western Romance

Welcome to Canyon Junction, Arizona and the Double Dutch Ranch Series!

From his experience with women, Tristan Carlson learned that some don't want a ready-made family, and he and his four-year-old daughter come as a package deal. Then the redhead steps into their lives. Together they share sunny days and passionate nights, but all of their days aren't filled with sunshine. Darkness falls over his new family when a near-repeat of a devastating memory comes back to haunt him, and he fears he and his child will have to suffer all over again.

Nora Trinity moved back home to Canyon Junction with forgiveness on her mind. However, she didn't expect the sexy cowboy she'd rescued to turn into her boss and lover, his blue-eyed girl to call her mom, or a close-knit family to be exactly what she needed. Yet, she can lose everything if she doesn't put her trust issues behind her. But then Tristan goes missing due to a compassionate act of devotion. Will the man she loves succumb to the forces of nature at the time when she needs him the most?

Their bond is put to the test, and they need to be strong enough to overcome issues of trust, family complications, and painful memories. A man and his family vow to love without limits, to prevail when circumstances beyond their control attempt to prove them wrong.

Book Review by Angie Just Read... (reviewer)
May 07, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
265 people found the following review helpful
Putting a failed relationship and the loss of her job behind her, she headed back to her hometown in hopes of building a new life. He was in desperate need of a reliable assistant to help him keep his small magazine business going so he could continue running his family's ranch and make time for his young daughter. Neither was looking for love, but sometimes it finds you anyway.

When Nora Trinity paused on the way to a job interview to assist a stranger who'd locked his keys in his truck with his sleeping child inside, it seemed fate had put her in the right place at the right time. For, as it turned out, Tristan Carlson wasn't only a father who needed to gain entry into his truck; he was also the ranching magazine publisher who'd scheduled an interview with Nora that very day for a job she desperately needed in order to build a new life for herself.

Single father Tristan felt an immediate attraction to warmhearted Nora, but he was too busy with raising his daughter Destiny, and running a ranch and magazine to find the time for dating or a relationship. But hiring Nora helped him in more ways than he'd ever foreseen, and his daughter, not to mention his mother, welcomed Nora's presence into their home and their lives. Nora fit; she connected, and she sparked a dream in Tristan that he'd long put aside and quietly denied.

As for Nora, returning to live in Canyon Junction, Arizona, a town where she had family roots and little else, was a way to not only rebuild her life but to attempt to reconcile a painful past that still had the ability to hurt her disillusioned heart. And, as Tristan and his daughter helped Nora make new memories and set aside the pain of the past, a future Nora never thought possible began budding to life in the embrace of Tristan Carlson and the environs of Canyon Junction.

Author Mary J. McCoy-Dressel soundly convinced me of her storytelling abilities when I read Howdy, Ma'am, a contemporary western she peppered with heart, heat, excitement and drama. But in COWBOY BOSS AND HIS DESTINY, Ms. McCoy Dressel shows she has the writing strengths and versatility to change things up and produce an equally enjoyable contemporary romance that focuses on the everyday matters of work, family, home, and, once again, the heart. I never grew bored with this unfolding tale of love that developed at a pleasing and natural pace, nor the quiet revelations that were revealed about two hearts destined to find one another and set a course for the future.

If you're looking for a yummy, feel-good read that has all the elements of a fine romance told at an easy pace, prepare your hammock and a cool drink, pray for a gentle breeze, and lay back and enjoy this gem of a keeper. It's solidly enjoyable.
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