Marry Me for Real, Cowboy is Book One in the Cavanagh Cowboys Series by author Valerie Comer. It is a Contemporary Christian Romance cowboy novel. The book is not long and can easily be read in one evening.
This is the first book that I have read by author Comer. She has a nice style of writing and storytelling. Her characters were very believable. I enjoyed the smooth dialogs. They did not feel stiff or forced. The descriptions were enough to place me in the setting but not bore me. I became invested within the first few pages of the book.
Both main characters Adam and Riley were untrusting of the opposite sex. A fake engagement worked perfectly for them. A fake engagement did not work well for me as the subject for a Christian book due to the amount of lies and stories that were told. Yes, there is a great lesson to be learned in telling the truth, but I expected something more. This probably won’t bother most people.
The story and writing were good. The life lessons on family, conflict, and trusting God were great and should stick with readers. The spiritual lessons were plentiful. The romance was sweet.
I would recommend it to certain groups. I rate it 4 out of 5 stars. A copy was provided by Celebrate Lit but these are my honest words.
About the Book
Book: Marry Me for Real, Cowboy
Author: Valerie Comer
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 8, 2020
Adam Cavanagh’s rodeo championship tastes like dirt after a competitor’s critical injury, but going home to his family’s Montana ranch isn’t much of an improvement. If not even the coveted trophy earns his stepfather’s respect, what will it take?
Riley Dunning’s quick thinking is all that’s keeping her body, soul, and principles together, but demanding a kiss from a hunky cowboy to deter the weirdo following her might be taking things too far… especially when the cowboy comes up with a risky plan that might offer them both stability. If it doesn’t backfire completely.
Will a fake engagement give Adam and Riley the leg up they each need, or will the cost to their hearts be too high? Because neither believes the other will want to marry them… for real.
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About the Author
Valerie Comer is a USA Today bestselling author and a two-time Word Award winner. She writes engaging characters, strong communities, and deep faith into her green clean romances.
Valerie’s life on a small farm in western Canada provides the seed for stories of contemporary Christian romance. She only hopes her imaginary friends enjoy their happily-ever-afters as much as she does hers, shared with her husband, adult kids, and adorable granddaughters.
More from Valerie
Four years after I began publishing farm romances, I added my first cowboy romance series to the lineup. “It’s not that different,” I told myself and anyone who would listen. “Ranches are almost the same as farms. A few more horses, a few less random other animals!”
Ah, but cowboys are deemed more attractive than farmers! Maybe it’s their uniform. You know, a Stetson. Plaid snap-front shirts under denim jackets. Well-worn jeans. Cowboy boots. That combo looks better on a book cover than the stereotypical farmer in a straw hat, overalls, and rubber boots!
Whether focusing on cowboys, farmers, or gardeners, all of my green clean romances feature engaging characters, strong communities, and deep faith. Are the characters perfect Christians? Nope. No more than you and I are. There’s always room to grow.
In Marry Me for Real, Cowboy, the first story in my new Cavanagh Cowboys Romance, Adam decides a fiancée is just what he needs to impress his stepfather. Not that Adam wants to get married any time soon, but surely it won’t come to that! But… how long do you think it will take for him to realize that he’s living a lie and not trusting God to handle his future? What will his path be to resolve his lack of faith as well as move forward both in romance and in his relationship with his stepdad? You may have to read Marry Me for Real, Cowboy and find out!
— Valerie Comer
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To celebrate her tour, Valerie is giving away the grand prize package of a complete paperback set of all six books in the Saddle Springs Romance series!!
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