Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A Companion for the Cowboy by Liz Isaacson


Cowboy and professional roper Justin Jackman has found solitude at Brush Creek Horse Ranch, preferring his time with the animals he trains over dating. With two failed engagements in his past, he's not really interested in getting his heart stomped on again. But when flirty and fun Renee Martin picks him up at a church ice cream bar--on a bet, no less--he finds himself more than just a little interested.
Renee's living with her cousin in Brush Creek, having just graduated from college. She's not ready to be an adult, has no idea what she wants to do for a career, and generally wishes everyone would just let her figure things out.  She starts working for Dinosaur National Park, which has an hour-long commute that she spends thinking about Justin. With a decade separating their ages, she comes to realize that they're from different generations.
His Gen-X attitudes are attractive to her; her Millennial behaviors drive him nuts. Can Justin look past their differences and take a chance on another engagement? And if he does, will Renee be mature enough and ready for a serious relationship? Justin and Renee will have to figure out how to pray and how to listen to God to find a way to their happily-ever-after.


It may only be the second Brush Creek Bride book that I have read but I have already decided that I am loving this new series. Liz is doing a great job (as usual) writing these novella's and I love that they are so different but of course connected at the same time. They are also page turner's and draw you in so it makes them very quick reads.
Justin has been heart broken and doesn't really believe in love or want to get involved with anyone. He is just keeping himself busy working at the ranch. But when he meets Renee he is drawn to her but doesn't want anything to do with her because of her cousin that he knows. Renee goes for it and they hit it off even though they have a big age difference. I loved this story about swallowing your pride and not letting a good thing go. I loved the details of their relationship based on their generations. It also makes you realize how attached to our phones we are and that we need to turn them off and focus on our personal relationships. This was a fun read about a relationship in today's world.

Stars: 4.5

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