Reviews - Contemporary

A Cowboy to Keep
Hebby Roman, Cara Copelin, Andrea Downing, Kristy McCaffrey,
Devon McKay, Hildie McQueen, Patti Sherry-Crews

A solid collection for lovers of cowboys and westerns, “A Cowboy to Keep” offers seven stories by seven different authors in the genre. The stories are of varying quality, but the writing is decent throughout. 

In "City Boy, Country Heart", cowboy Chay Ridgway has traded horses for the subways of the city, but can he be happy there when the country still holds his heart? 

In The Dreaming Hour
Le Veque

In 1933 Mississippi, a black man named Lewis is murdered because he dared to love Victory Hembree, a white woman. Six months after his death, the woman gives birth to a mixed-race baby, but the child disappears. The proudest family in town is involved in both incidents, which makes it dangerous for anyone even to speak about it, and the mysteries are buried over time. 

Fated Desires

Jenna Gavin seeks to escape her verbally abusive and neglectful husband by moving to her brother’s hometown of Trappers’ Cove, Minnesota. Kindling a new romance is not on her agenda. When she meets former baseball superstar, Gabriel Foxx, she strives desperately to keep him at bay and away from eight-year-old Finn, who craves the father figure missing from his life.

Lanie Lange is pretty much invisible to the residents of Happily and contrary to popular belief, she doesn’t mind it much. Well, with the exception of Ericksen Sanders, the boy she has had a crush on since high school. He is everything Lanie has ever wanted, and she's known it since before the night she saved his life. The only problem is Ericksen doesn’t know she was his savior.

Little Gray Dress

CHICK-LIT/ROMANTIC COMEDY:  Emi Harrison is your average everyday gal, engaged to Jack Cabot — a modern Prince Charming in every way.  Her life could not be more perfect — until she catches Jack cheating on her, and is devastated. After two years of trying to heal, she will now have to face the truth.  Does her heart still belong to Jack, or  can she really move on?