Fifteen years ago, Skylar Rivers fled from home after her boyfriend’s Army unit was annihilated. Now, she’s a veterinarian who’s created a foundation to honor Travis and the dreams of a ranch they shared. When a car accident lands her and her foster son in the ER, Dr. Travis Dixon arrives—seemingly resurrected from the dead. Their chemistry still flares hot, but he’s changed, and she has a troubled teen to protect.
Travis Dixon has many regrets. Most notably, losing his best friend in a battle that took his foot and nearly his life, and then turning to the bottle during recovery. He hurt everyone he loved but is now a respected orthopedic surgeon determined to establish a riding program for injured vets. When the blonde beauty he never forgot throws his heart and his plans into a tailspin, he realizes he wants to reconnect with his roots and find a new place in Skylar’s life.
They’ve both run from their pasts. Can Skylar make room for Travis in her future?
This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: The Cowboy’s Texas Sky
Series: The Dixons of Legacy Ranch #2
Author: E. Elizabeth Watson
Genre: Modern Western Romance
Published: April 26, 2022
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
The Cowboy’s Texas Sky continues The Dixons of Legacy Ranch series with a heartbreaking story of love lost, even betrayed in some ways, and the couple who will work their way back to each other and perhaps to a full life as well.
I loved the way this story opens, it sets the stage for what is to come in a unique fashion. I fell in love with Travis from the start. Was he wrong in some of his actions? Yes, absolutely. Is it understandable why he made those choices? Again, yes, absolutely. Life is full of gray issues, isn’t it? What one person would choose another would be appalled by, and I think that’s what happens with Travis. I can understand the why, I simply wish for the sake of the girl he loved back then… and the strong woman she’s become that he would have had some thought to Skylar in his life-changing decisions. But then what Travis faced during his deployment and the injury he barely survived would change a person so much. Again, I understood why and I hurt for them both for the decisions Travis made at first.
More than a decade will pass before Skylar and Travis meet again. Skylar thought the love of her life had died. Her reaction to seeing him again in the ER after a traffic accident was completely believable. Yet, Skylar has a troubled teen to look out for as a foster mother, and she already has her hands full… now she has to process having Travis, alive and kind of well, in her life once more. An emotional story on so many levels is an understatement.
I loved The Cowboy’s Texas Sky on so many levels, yet I also don’t want to say much more than can be found in the Cover Description for I feel there are things the reader needs to experience firsthand. I binge-read this series recently and reading these stories back to back gave me a much deeper dive into the lives of these characters. It’s an emotional journey, love lost, love found, purpose defined. If you love a story that will wreck your heart in one chapter and give you hope for the future in the next then you’ll simply fall in love with Travis and Skylar. Definitely highly recommend it.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from Tule Publishing. The opinions expressed in this review are my own – good, bad, or indifferent. I was not financially compensated for this review and no expectation of a positive review was promised.*
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