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Series: The Tanner Brothers #5
Title: Cowboy Pride by Anne McAllister
Author: Anne McAllister
Publisher: Montana Born, Tule Publishing
Published: February 13th, 2017
(First Published October 1st, 1996)
This is a very touching story of love lost, life interfering and love slowly developing into a heartwarming second chance romance. The catalyst for much of the romance is a matchmaking child who is the real star of the story!
Jed McCall seems to be a hard hearted, taciturn cowboy who does his duty but is a tough, uncommunicative individual, very unlikely to explain himself or expose his feelings. However, appearances are often deceptive and that’s particularly so in Jed’s case! He’s taking care of his ten year old nephew, Tuck, but struggling to prove to authorities that he’s the best one to do so. Tuck is a talented artist and friends arrange for him to have private lessons with Brenna Jamison, the girl Jed loved eleven years ago before she left to become a renowned artist in her own right. Now she’s returned home to run her family ranch after her father had a stroke. Jed is a total jumble of emotions at the idea of seeing Brenna again – and she’s actually just as bad. There are many things to be revealed between the two of them, not least of all why they split up all those years ago. Can matchmaking Tuck bring them together again?
If you love the strong, silent and secretly shy type of alpha hero, you’ll love Jed. He’s hardworking, diligent and loyal but also lacks confidence and is reticent about putting himself forward. After all the Brenna has gone through, she’s determined, feisty and a fighter as well as highly talented, caring young lady. The whole story is heartwarming, showing the importance of communication to overcome fears and pride and so to give true love a chance.
Many thanks to the publishers who gifted me a copy of this book through NetGalley without any obligations. This is my honest review after choosing to read it!
Brenna Jamison doesn’t want a husband. She may be widowed and pregnant, but she doesn’t need a man in her life–particularly not strong-willed, close-mouthed, drop-dead gorgeous Jed McCall.
Jed doesn’t want a wife. He’s raising his nephew, Tuck, just fine by himself, thank you very much. And when beautiful, tempting Brenna comes back to take over her father’s ranch, Jed wants nothing more than to keep her out of his life.
Tuck has a better idea… But he doesn’t know about the past they share–one that Jed doesn’t want to remember and Brenna can’t forget. When life throws them together again, Brenna discovers that Jed matters more than she wishes he would. And try as he will, Jed can’t get Brenna out of his mind.
Yes, they have a past. But the question now is: can they have a future?