With his Texas ranching family’s lottery win, TC Tomlinson is finally able to build a ranch with alternative livestock. TC has a lot to prove, starting with his new ostrich herd, so when he catches a beauty scooping up an escaped baby bird, TC chases her down, assuming she wants to meet him for his money.
When Hallie Armstrong sees the injured baby ostrich, she jumps into professional mode. A former vet tech, she’s moved to Last Stand to work at her aunt’s wildlife rescue and heal from an attack. She’s skittish about the handsome cowboy, but when he starts to flirt, she decides two can play at this game—the rescue needs fundraising, and TC is an eligible bachelor.
As they brainstorm ideas for a bachelor auction and work to solve the mystery of local sheep attacks, TC finds himself falling for the feisty cowgirl. But when he learns she’s still in danger; his protective instincts threaten to drive Hallie away. Can TC convince Hallie she can have her independence and him too?
Titles in The Accidental Billionaire Cowboys series include — The Billionaire Cowboy’s Christmas —♥— Charming the Billionaire Cowboy —♥— The Billionaire Cowboy’s Proposition —♥— A Baby for the Billionaire Cowboy —♥—
This is an adult romance that does not contain graphic violence, swearing, or sexual situations beyond kisses.
Tule Publishing ARC
Title: Charming The Billionaire Cowboy
Series: The Accidental Billionaire Cowboys #2
Author: Kris Bock
Genre: Modern Western Romance
Published: January 23. 2023
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5
Charming The Billionaire Cowboy is the second book in The Accidental Billionaire Cowboys series, and as with the first book Hallie and TC’s romance isn’t going to be totally smooth sailing, yet the realistic feel to their story is just one of the reasons I enjoyed this one so much.
TC has gone and bought himself a ranch in order to raise an unusual animal, one that raises more than a few eyebrows. He’s now an ostrich herder, rancher, or owner… no matter the exact title, TC is excited to give this alternative ranching endeavor his best efforts, but ostriches aren’t quite the same livestock he’s used to tending. When one baby ostrich gets away from him, he’s surprised and a little annoyed to see a stranger scoop up the little bird. His first thought is that this woman is going to use the animal as some way to meet the billionaire and try some scheme to get her hands on some easy money. Not happening on his watch! Little did he know that was the furthest thought from Hallie’s mind… but he’ll learn.
Hallie has recently moved from Houston to her aunt’s animal refuge. She’s had a stalker, she’s been attacked and is suffering from a traumatic brain injury that will never be totally healed. She’s come to Last Stand to escape, to help her aunt at the refuge using her vet tech skills, and simply survive. A relationship with any man is the last thing she’s interested in. She’d scooped up the baby bird with the plan of tending to it at the refuge not knowing that TC was watching her. Their rocky start will slowly edge toward friendship with a strong dose of attraction mixed in. But she still isn’t totally safe, and they’ll soon learn just how close that danger is.
One of the things I love about this series is how some subjects are treated so realistically, often with compassion or understanding. TBI isn’t the easiest thing to deal with, no brain injury is, but Hallie is coping as best she can, and TC is right there helping her where he can. I loved watching them make the slide from tentative friendship into something more, especially given Hallie’s hesitation in trusting any man. Now TC can be stubborn, he isn’t afraid to toss money at a problem, but he’s also compassionate and falling so deeply for Hallie that it’s a joy to watch. I’m enjoying this series so much.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Tule Publishing with no expectation of a positive review.*
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