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Feature book: Secret Nights with a Cowboy

24 February 2021

Secret Nights with a Cowboy by Caitlin Crews

Subgenre: Western romance
Release date: 1 Dec 2020
Publisher: St Martin’s Paperbacks
Format: ebook and print
Length: 398 pages
RRP: $8.11 (ebook); $17.50 (print)

Young love, is it true and forever, or will it burn out?

The whole town gets to see the on again, off again relationship, courtship and marriage of Rae Trujillo and Riley Kittredge, of the Kittredge boys (hopefully, just between you and me, there are more stories on these men!). They marry straight from school, and to others it seems they have grown apart. Most of the town thinks they are divorced, as they live in separate places, but the reality is they are still married, and see each other from time to time when Rae suddenly appears at their home. Finally, Rae asks for a divorce and Riley is shocked. He will love Rae forever.

Their respective families also have issues and often offer input into the lives of Rae and Riley. Both see mainly the faults in their families but when they see the good and the courage over some decisions, it changes their perspectives.

As the couple work out their issues, and one secret will be exposed, it is entertaining to watch Rae and Riley try to offer each other dating advice on who might be the best new partner for the other. They also try not to offer a critique of the dates, but it is hard when you are in love with your spouse. Naturally, inside both are hurting. The town is divided and, in some cases, takes a side which makes it difficult for them to work through what hurts them. It can also make it hard for their businesses.

When the secret is exposed, one hurts the other more than they believe they could. When this secret comes out, each has to retire from the fight to lick their wounds, but it also means that they can be together in the end. Our HEA.

It can be easy to forget that these characters are so young in age. Their experiences make the reader believe they are older, but you can see that youth in some of actions and reactions. This story does include characters from previous books, and it is nice to see where they are at in their lives. There is also the hope the glimpses we see of some characters <cough> Zach Kettredge <cough> will get their own story.

I am really enjoying this cowboy series.

Reviewed by Heather

A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher.

One Comment leave one →
  1. 24 February 2021 4:45 pm

    Is this story on Kindle Unlimited?

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