About Big Sky: Timeless Western Collection
A cowboy, his horse, and a ranch in Big Sky, Montana. What more could a woman want?
THE COWBOY’S CATCH by Kimberly Krey: When Jason Keller bids on a date with Marlee at the town’s annual fundraising event, she’s quick to turn him down. First of all, an evening with Marlee was never on the table; just dates with each of her younger sisters. Beyond that, Jason Keller—a man with Hollywood ties—is the last cowboy in town she’d go on a date with. Being abandoned because of her own mother’s Hollywood pursuits taught her well. But when the Keller Cowboy offers a hefty sum for the charities in question, in front of half the town no less, Marlee’s compelled to accept. It’s just one date after all, and it’s not like she’d ever fall for a man like him. Or so she thinks.
SELLING HER RANCH, STEALING HIS HEART by Annette Lyon: Teresa adores her job as manager of the J-Bar-D Ranch, which boards horses and offers riding lessons. The owner, Dorothy, has become like a grandmother to Teresa. But when Dorothy passes away unexpectedly, the ranch is put up for sale by none other than Dorothy’s only grandson, Derek. Even with the obvious chemistry between them, Teresa refuses to consider dating the guy who’s going to turn her beloved ranch into a strip mall. Derek wishes more than anything that he didn’t have to sell, but Grandma Dorothy ran the ranch into deep debt, and Derek’s own mother has ongoing medical bills. Without selling the ranch, he can’t pay off the debts or take care of his mother. If only he’d met Teresa had met at in a different time and place, they might have a future.
THE COWBOY’S SECOND GO by Cindy Roland Anderson: When recently divorced Callie Stewart, an aspiring country music artist, confronts the dishonest talent agent who stole her new song, he turns the tables on her, and her world spins out of control. Without proof she composed the hit song, Callie is forced to take her twin boys with her, move out of Nashville and live with her aunt in Montana. Having her dreams shattered leaves her trying to figure out how she will support her little family. Reconnecting with Ty Carter, her long-ago crush from high school and the guy who broke her heart, has her questioning her resolve to leave romance out of her new life. Ty isn’t just a good-looking cowboy, he’s sweet to her boys and makes Callie feel beautiful and alive. As her feelings for Ty grow stronger, the music reawakens inside her, inspiring her creativity and the desire to sing. Giving love a second chance might be the key to a forever love, and the start of a new music career…but can it be both?
These collections make me happy! I love the way they are a collection of 3 great stories by some of my favorite authors about a subject. Big Sky country in this case.
This one starts out with The Cowboy’s Catch by Kimberly Krey. This was a great way to start the collection. I loved the characters. Jason and the way he goes about getting Marlee to give him a chance made me laugh. He knows there’s no way she’d ever consider it, unless he tricks her. So he does. But he’s a complete gentleman and he truly cares for her, despite her ignoring him.
Marlee…she’s been hurt and abandoned time after time. The only way she can protect herself is to stay away from cowboys. But that doesn’t work so well with Jason. I loved the way she finds herself falling for him, against her own better judgement.
Next we have, Selling Her Ranch, Stealing His Heart. Teresa in this one is so great! I loved the way she was caring for her friends ranch after she died. But Teresa was a little bit clueless about the way the ranch had been run and she ends up shell-shocked when Derek shows up to sell the farm.
And Derek…he has to sell the farm. But he doesn’t really want to. Especially once he gets to know Teresa. I loved the way he thought outside of the box. And made things work out for both him and Teresa.
Last, but not least is The Cowboy’s Second Go by Cindy Roland Anderson. Don’t tell the other stories, but this might be my favorite of the three.
I loved Callie in this one! I loved the way she was strong for her boys. She was such a great mom, even when she was dealing with some hard things in her life. I really loved getting to see the kiss and everything else that caused her not to ever want to see Ty again.
Until he comes vaulting over his fence after her little boy broke his arm. I love a good scene with some awkwardness, especially when you know things will end up right in the end! Ty is a perfect leading man.
This one was everything I wanted to read in a romance!
I was sent an e-copy of Big Sky: Timeless Western Collection as a gift. All opinions are my own.
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