Type: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Copy: Sent
When Jenny Wright’s fiancé leaves her standing at the altar in a Vera Wang bridal gown she can’t afford, she’s humiliated and heartbroken. To have Marietta hero bull riding champ Colton Thorpe witness her shame – makes the rejection even more devastating.
Jenny and Colton grew up in the same rough neighborhood and they both left home right after school to pursue big dreams. Now they’re both back, with Colton as the celebrity chair for the 75th Copper Mountain Rodeo, and Jenny in disgrace. Sexy, rugged Colton didn’t get to be a national champion by chance. He’s a man that takes risks and goes after what he wants. During the rodeo weekend, Colton makes it clear he wants Jenny. Flustered but flattered, Jenny finds it difficult to resist his charm. But what happens when the rodeo ends and Colton leaves town? Will she dare to dream again?
Take Me, Cowboy is a cute romance that is actually part of a series written by different authors, yet is easily read as a standalone. I thoroughly enjoyed this story about two people finding themselves at crossroads and deciding which way to go.
Jenny Wright is facing the most humiliating day of her life, she was about to walk down the aisle with her fiancé, proving to the town she left behind that she made it in the world. Unfortunately Charles is currently explaining to her how he does not want to marry her and that she needs to find another job, as she was his assistant. As his words set in, she finds herself walking around the town in a daze, which is how Colton finds her.
She left Marietta, an area in Copper Mountain Montana as soon as high school was over, determined to not move back. She was poor with an alcoholic father who is now in recovery but her childhood was hard. Charles came from money and until he was in her hometown did not realize where she came from and does not like what he sees or what the future with her would bring.
Colton Thorpe, Champion Bull Rider, is from the town but does not really live in one place anymore as he travels often with rodeos. Has been divorced for a few years, it was heartbreaking as he thought he was in love but she wanted his money so moved on to richer grounds after awhile, he vows never to marry again. Colton and Jenny lived on the same block, she had a huge crush on him while he barely remembers her, other than a friend of his sister. He finds something endearing about her and seems to seek her out while he is in town, their mutual attraction grows and they wonder about a future.
What a enjoyable short romance, I really like the interaction between the two and love the reconnection. Jenny’s past pulls at your heartstrings as you realize what she went through with her family and she thought what she had with Charles was a type of love, but it was more like finding stability. She realizes she has never had the same feelings for anyone as she had with Colton and when she is around him she knows that there will never be anyone else. Colton is a dream and they are perfect together as he helps her navigate the humiliating days following the non-wedding.
The plot progression of the story works well, there is not a lot of drama or action, just two people finding that the attraction between them is forever. The only problem I had was I thought the ending was a bit rushed, Colton was never going to marry…until he can’t live without her, I think that goes with most novellas as there is not a lot of time for angst. A wonderful addition to the series and I am looking forward to reading more stories set in the wonderful Montana area.
I give Take Me, Cowboy by Jane Porter 4 stars!