The Rebel Cowboy’s Baby by Sasha Summers

Posted March 6, 2022 by Marsha in Closed Bedroom Doors, Harlequin, Harlequin Heartwarming, Modern Western Romance, Owned, Series, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

 

 

Can a wild cowboy prove…

He’s daddy material?

Rodeo cowboy Audy Briscoe loves getting into trouble.

If he can’t charm his way into beautiful and straitlaced Brooke Young’s heart, then he’ll settle for rilin’ her up but good!

When a terrible tragedy leaves them co-guardians of a baby girl, Audy finds himself in over his head.

Is it too late to turn this restless rebel cowboy into the kind of man—and father—Brooke could love?

Titles in The Cowboys of Garrison, Texas series include — The Rebel Cowboy’s Baby – The Wrong Cowboy – To Trust A Cowboy – 

This is a romance that includes no swearing, no violence, and no sexual content (beyond a few light kisses).

Title:  The Rebel Cowboy’s Baby
Series:  The Cowboys of Garrison, Texas #1
Author:  Sasha Summers
Genre:  Modern Western Romance
Published:  August 24, 2021
Publisher:  Harlequin Homecoming
My Rating:  4 stars

The Rebel Cowboy’s Baby is the first title in The Cowboys of Garrison, Texas series and it delivers an emotional romance between two people who seem, on the surface, to be far too different in life mindsets to ever successfully co-parent a baby whose life has been forever changed.

I’m going to be quite frank in saying that it took a good three-quarter of this story to actually warm up to Brooke.  And even then, well, I guess Brooke had just been so judgemental, and downright rude to Audy throughout their story that it wasn’t easy to believe in her turnaround emotion.  But, that’s my take on her… yours may be quite different so make up your own mind, please, on Brooke.  Perhaps she has valid reasons that it took a while for me to focus on but once her younger sister started liking Audy’s younger brother – well, then the realization became obvious to my slow comprehension of the reasons why Brooke is as she is.

Little baby Joy’s parents were tragically killed in an accident bringing that uncomfortable, never really thinking about the possibilities, co-parenting agreement that Brooke and Audy had agreed to with Dara and Kent into harsh reality.  The deaths of Joy’s parents were even harder since Dara and been Brooke’s best friend… and Kent held the same title for Audy.  Not only overwhelmed by raising a baby that neither ever expected to be given into their care, but also their grief at the loss of their best friends and what Joy will be missing in her own life has tossed them all into the emotional deep waters immediately.  It doesn’t help that Audy is feeling helpless, unworthy, and unable to do what his best friend believed he could do should the worst happen.  With Brooke’s obvious dislike of him, her judgemental words and beliefs, and her take over everything attitude… well, it became too much and Audy stumbled for a moment.  A moment she’s not about to let him forget.

I enjoyed The Rebel Cowboy’s Baby.  It’s well-written, the story flows smoothly, and the characters are believable in what they are facing.  Just because I wasn’t desperately in love with one character doesn’t mean that she didn’t add to the story and the lives of Audy, Tess, Beau, and Joy.  Small town gossip, well-meaning friends and neighbors, and a huge learning curve for this couple add those realistic touches to a story that will touch your heart on some level.  Having now met the Briscoe family, it’s going to be interesting to see what is in store for Audy’s sister and brothers down the line.  If you enjoy getting in on the start of a series, believable characters, small-town living, and one adorable baby… then get started on The Rebel Cowboy’s Baby right now.

I own a Kindle edition of this title.

Available in print or for your favorite e-reader

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