Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Once Upon a Cowboy by Maggie McGinnis

In this sexy Whisper Creek romance for readers of Kristan Higgins, Susan Mallery, and Molly O’Keefe, a red-hot cowboy uses some Montana magic to give a reclusive beauty her happily ever after.

Yoga instructor Jessalyn Alcott radiates peace, calm, and serenity—on the outside. Inside, she still feels like the broken, desperate girl from the trailer park. She’s got dark secrets she can’t share, which is why she never lets her relationships go beyond the third date. But when she travels to the Whisper Creek dude ranch for a friend’s wedding, Jess is enchanted by a cowboy whose deep blue eyes, dimpled smile, and rock-hard body make it tough to remember why she keeps running scared.

Cole Driscoll has struggled to find his place on a family ranch where he’s always played second fiddle. His future might be uncertain, but he’s sure of one thing: He wants Jess by his side. Easier said than done. When it comes to getting close, she’s full of excuses, and he longs to fix the hurt he sees in her eyes. Now that she’s at Whisper Creek, there’s nothing he wants more than to break down the walls around her heart and heal her pain with the power of love.

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: June 30th 2015 by Loveswept 
Series: Whisper Creek #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Kristine's Thoughts:

Welcome to my stop on the Tasty Book Tours blog tour. I received an advanced readers copy from Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

The characters in this book were not new to me but I had forgotten how much I loved them until I started reading. Although I was familiar with the characters and some of the back story it was not necessary in order to follow along.

Once Upon a Cowboy grabbed me from the very first page. I was thinking "what??" It certainly appeared like it was going to be very intense with a lot of drama for Jess. Her secrets were pretty serious and she was hiding from a pretty scary past. Needless to say, I wasn't going anywhere once I read the first chapter. I had to know what was going to happen.

When Jess arrived at Whisper Creek it was like a breath of fresh air. McGinnis is superb at describing the landscape and surroundings. It was easy to visualise and she had me wanting to visit some place just like it. You could feel how special the place was and how great the people in it were.

I absolutely adored Jess and Cole and was hoping that they would find their happily ever after with each turn of the page. Both characters were easy to like with great personalities and kind hearts. Although Jess had issues and an unpleasant past she was still likeable with personality traits that were relatable and real. Cole was nothing short of drool worthy right from the start. His actions and intentions towards Jess were sweet and honourable and definitely swoon worthy.

I should probably mention that this book is a very sweet and clean romance. You won't find any between the sheets action in this story. I'm kind of happy that there isn't because it would have ruined the tenderness and impact of Jess and Cole's story and the hurdles that they needed to overcome in the effort to come together.

In the end, I really enjoyed this book and hope that I get the chance to visit Whisper Creek again sometime soon!

About the Author

Maggie McGinnis, USA Today Bestselling Author of Accidental Cowgirl and Driving Without a License, which was a finalist for Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award is a former high school English teacher, an accomplished musician, and a certified black belt, who lives in New England with her family. 

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