Feature book: Cherish Me, Cowboy
This is one story in a series by different authors.
We meet Payton Hollis who is as far from a girly girl as any female can be. She doesn’t own a dress (had to get one for a wedding) and had to get the pink shoes from the charity shop (and then returns them). She pulls her boots out of the car to get into the paddock to help a calf. It is then that she meets Cordell. Payton is trying hard to keep her farm up and running despite the drought. She is trying to honour the memory of her parents.
She has her best friends who help when she allows them to and they watch over her and encourage her interest in Cordell. Her elderly neighbour, Henry, keeps an eye on her as much as she looks out for him. Payton also has to deal with Ryder, a man who thinks he is her one and only. Ryder also finds himself in trouble with many of the towns people because of his acting out after some difficulties on the home front. And causing difficulties for Payton.
Cordell Morgan is in town as he wants to finally find out answers to a question that has been bothering him for years. He leases some land from Henry, which is a surprise to Payton. He sets things in place so that he can finally resolve the secret in his past. He wants to try and avoid Payton but circumstances keep throwing them together.
Payton then finds that Cordell is going to be staying in her house and she struggles to fight her attraction to him. When she realises he is leaving, well she thinks he is leaving for good, and Payton gets her friends to turn her girly to catch her man.
I enjoyed this story. Payton is someone who was really trying to fulfil the dreams of her parents and eventually realised that she needed her other half, her soul mate. Cordell is the rugged type who seems to make all women’s hearts flutter, but he is attracted to Payton from the beginning. The chemistry sizzles on the page. I look forward to reading more in this series.
Reviewed by Heather
A review copy of this book was provided by the author.