Carrillo's Cowboy by Tee Smith

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When divorced mother of two returned to drought-stricken Harlow’s Bend to care for her father, she also inherited a sinking ship.

An astute businesswoman, Callie works hard to keep the farm and her father’s legacy alive.

Romance is far from her mind, until a sexy cowboy arrives in town.

Cody has been around. He’s tired of moving from place to place. When he stumbles upon Carrillo Estate, he’s happy to find a few weeks work and a comfortable bed.

He never expected to find a place to call home.

Life doesn’t always turn out the way we plan. People get hurt and responsibility prevails. Will these two lonely people find their way? Or are the challenges too great?

4 out of 5 (very good)

CARRILLO'S COWBOY is a quick read that still manages to give you a full story. Now, I'm not saying that everything is there. You know how I always want more! What I can say is within the pages you are given, you get more than enough to make your own mind up about the characters.

Callie is trying hard, so hard, to keep her father's ranch alive. She has some good friends to help, plus a rodeo to organise, but she could always use more help. Luckily for her, that appears in the shape of Cody, a drifter who wants to find a reason to stay. And luckily for him (!) those reasons are Callie and her children.

Oh, did my heart break for Austin. Poor lad. He wanted so much to be loved by his dad (who was a first-class jerk, can I just say!). Grace is the other child, and she is the one who doesn't seem fazed by the move to the country, or the lack of contact from her dad. All of the characters are written brilliantly, giving you insight into their world.

With a smooth pace and storyline to keep me turning the pages, Carrillo's Cowboy was just what I needed. Of course, now I need more in this world. I need to know Wal survives for another rodeo for a start!

A great novella that I have no hesitation in recommending.

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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *


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Tee Smith lives in a small town in country Western Australia.

Her four children are all grown and she recently became a proud grandma.

Her novels are primarily romantic suspense. She reads almost everything, but loves nothing more than a good psycho-thriller.

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