A Cowboy Kind of Thing by Reese Ryan

Posted February 22, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, Connection or Spin-Off of Another Series, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Continuity Line, Harlequin Desire, Modern Western Romance, Owned or Purchased, Series, Series Multi-Author, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

He’s Texas. She’s Hollywood.

…and together they’re playing with fire!

Dionna Reed is in Royal, Texas, to help plan her starlet bestie’s wedding. But when the bride and groom bail, all the planning falls to Dionna…and the too-hot, too-sexy best man who’s convinced Texas can outdo Hollywood for this wedding event of the year. Well, bring it on, cowboy.

Tripp Noble has one week to convince city-slicker Dionna that Royal is the perfect place for his cousin’s wedding—all the while keeping his hands off the gorgeous maid of honor. But cowboys don’t always follow the rules…

Titles in the Texas Cattleman’s Club: The Wedding multi-author series include — A Cowboy Kind of Thing by Reese Ryan —♥— Designs on a Rancher by LaQuette —♥— Four Weeks to Forever by Karen Booth —♥— Make Believe Match by Joanne Rock —♥— Oh So Wrong with Mr. Right by Nadine Gonzalez —♥— The Man She Loves to Hate by Jessica Lemmon —♥—

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

Title:  A Cowboy Kind of Thing
Series:  Texas Cattleman’s Club: The Wedding #1
Author:  Reese Ryan
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  January 24, 2023
Publisher:  Harlequin Desire
My Rating:  4.5 stars

I love getting started on a new series (or a new series within an established world like The Texas Cattleman’s Club: The Wedding), and A Cowboy Kind of Thing just had me smiling throughout at not only the story but the people we’re about to meet – talk about opposites attract!

Tripp is all country and is immensely proud of his small hometown of Royal, Texas – enough so that he’s convinced that Royal is the perfect spot for his cousin’s wedding, after all, who needs Hollywood glitz when you can have everything that embodies Texas in one spot?  Dionna is as city girl as they come, and she can’t for the life of her understand why her best friend would agree to move the wedding from Hollywood to… Royal, Texas, a small town full of, well, cowboys, it seems, and it doesn’t compare to everything she’d had planned for this event back in Hollywood.  Yet, if the bride is happy, really, what can Dionna say to counter the bride’s wishes but “sure, no problem” while inwardly cringing?  That is until the bride and groom’s schedules blew up, and it suddenly was up to Dionna and Tripp to make all the decisions (or so it seemed) for this important “Wedding Of The Year” event.

Tripp has about a week to change a city girl’s mind – and maybe fall in love.  Looks like Royal’s reputation for happy ever afters is as up in the air as befits this town full of love stories that had rocky moments that lead to the altar… eventually.

I had such fun back in Royal, Texas, for Dionna’s and Tripp’s romance.  I love a story where it seems (at first glance) that the couple is so different that they could never find common ground, let alone fall into a forever kind of love.  And I’m happy to say that Reese Ryan, once again, proved me wrong in thinking that love couldn’t find a way.  I always fall a little bit in love with heroes, but Tripp is delightful, funny, sexy, and so sure that his way is the right (or only) way.  It took me a little bit longer to fall for Dionna, but she won me over with her love of her best friend and her willingness to see things differently than she’d imagined.

This is a couple that fits, and it was such a fun, emotional journey watching them fall in love, make some attitude adjustments, and find their own happiness in A Cowboy Kind of Thing.  If you love opposites attract, country vs. city mindset, anything Texas, or simply a well-written, emotional, fun, and sexy romance, then you’ll want to start on the newest Texas Cattleman’s Club: The Wedding right now.

I own a Kindle edition of this title.

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