Once Upon A Cowboy
Whisper Creek #3
by Maggie McGinnis
Yoga instructor Jessalyn Alcott radiates peace, calm, and serenity—on the outside. Inside, she still feels like the broken, desperate girl from the trailer park. She’s got dark secrets she can’t share, which is why she never lets her relationships go beyond the third date. But when she travels to the Whisper Creek dude ranch for a friend’s wedding, Jess is enchanted by a cowboy whose deep blue eyes, dimpled smile, and rock-hard body make it tough to remember why she keeps running scared.
Cole Driscoll has struggled to find his place on a family ranch where he’s always played second fiddle. His future might be uncertain, but he’s sure of one thing: He wants Jess by his side. Easier said than done. When it comes to getting close, she’s full of excuses, and he longs to fix the hurt he sees in her eyes. Now that she’s at Whisper Creek, there’s nothing he wants more than to break down the walls around her heart and heal her pain with the power of love
What an incredible story! Such a powerful, emotional, fantastic story! I actually felt drained after reading this book (not a bad thing)
The two main characters, Jess and Cole, are such opposites of each other in everything.
Cole is outgoing, funny, sweet, sexy, and incredibly smart but he doesn't believe in himself. Jess has such an extremely dark past with secrets that haunt her everyday and has almost no confidence in herself. These two mesh so well together, Cole brings light into Jess' life and Jess shows Cole that he has everything he could ever want right where he is.
I absolutely loved this book! It is the 3rd in the series and can be read as a standalone, but, this series is just so good, I recommend you read them all!
* Maggie started writing when her twins were infants and she was desperately seeking sanity. The fact that she found it only with imaginary people makes her a bit concerned, but at least they do what she tells them to … usually.
She used to be an English teacher, a certified black belt, and a cool-car driver. Then ... twins. Now she swills caffeine while driving the one vehicle she swore she'd never own: a minivan. It sort of hurts even to admit it.
Her debut novel, a cozy mystery, was a Golden Heart® finalist, and her debut romance, Accidental Cowgirl, is a USA Today® bestseller! The second book in her Whisper Creek series, A Cowboy's Christmas Promise, is now available, and the third book, Once Upon a Cowboy, will be out in June!
Starting in the fall of 2015, her new series with St. Martin's will hit the actual AND virtual shelves. The first book, Forever This Time, is slated for a November release, with the second and third books in the series scheduled to come out in 2016.
Maggie is thoroughly grateful to her wonderful agent, her amazing teams at Random House and St. Martin's, her readers, and her fabulous writer-gal friends for making this journey so much fun!
She's just hoping that one of these days, her family will understand ...
* From the author's website