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No Cowboy Required by JoAnn Sky #Review #2ndChanceRomance #Contemporary #Series #BlogTour

Welcome to Reno, Nevada, the Biggest Little City in the World! Sweet Home Alabama meets Raising Helen in this sweet small town contemporary romance debut from Golden Heart® Award finalist JoAnn Sky!

About No Cowboy Required:

Series: A Biggest Little Love Story

Title: No Cowboy Required

Author: JoAnn Sky

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date:May 14, 2018

Publisher: Entangled Bliss, Entangled Publishing

Format: Digital eBook / Print

Digital ISBN: B07CLLWWLN

Print ISBN: 9781640635012

My Review

This is a delightful second chance romance with great characters, a lovely setting and plenty of twist and turns, anguish and romance along the way. Grace Harper left her family home seven years ago after her father remarried and her first love, Noah Taylor, broke her heart and sent her away. Following the tragic death of her father she is returning to sort everything out and to become the guardian of her autistic stepbrother, JJ, who she has never previously met and who certainly seems to resent her. She has no idea how to relate to JJ and is shocked to discover that he is currently being cared for by her ex, Noah. Now she really does need his help but even though the attraction between them is still there and he wants her to stay, she is determined to leave both him and the ranch well behind . . .

This is a story where happy memories that have been packed securely away are slowly brought out into the open again. A story where the reasons behind the heartbreak are poignantly revealed as the story progresses and love is rekindled. It is a delightful read, with the small town community and brilliantly talented young man taking centre stage. At the same time that Grace tries to win over JJ to leaving his home and the animals he loves behind she is also being reminded of happier days and a potentially happier future. Can old dreams become reality of has too much happened for their romance to stand a chance? Get ready for laughter, tears and surprising talents as this engaging story unfolds – you’ll also discover where the title for the book came from!

I requested and was given a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.

Synopsis:

Enemies make the best partners…

As a photographer in NYC, Grace Harper is a pro at handling the unexpected–which comes in handy when she inherits the ranch home she ran away from seven years ago…along with a young, autistic stepbrother she’s never met. And because nothing ever goes easy for her, Grace finds her frustrating, sexy ex-flame, Noah, taking care of JJ. But she’s getting out of this nowhere town fast, so she’ll have to find a way to keep from throttling Noah—without kissing him first.

Noah Taylor may be enemy number one to Grace, but she needs his help. He knows the girl he used to love is still there, beneath the heels and fancy clothes, so he’ll help her—and keep his distance like she says she wants. Only the more time they spend together, the closer he wants to get. Grace has no intention of staying, but she belongs in his arms—he just has to prove it to her.

 

Add to your TBR list:  Goodreads

 

Available at:  Amazon  |  Barnes and Noble  |  Kobo  |  iTunes

 

Excerpt:

Copyright© 2018 No Cowboy Required by JoAnn Sky

She stopped shuffling the papers and stood but didn’t face him. “I want you to keep the farm, and I want to help you do it. But I need a new start, too.” She took a deep breath, turned her head just slightly over her shoulder toward him. “On my own.”

He watched those three little words barrel toward him. In another second, they’d knock him on his ass. He grabbed her arm and turned her around. “And that’s just the way you like it.” He leaned into her, watched her pupils dilate. “Doesn’t that get lonely?”

Her lips parted, as if to respond. But no words came out. She stared at him, waiting. For what, he wasn’t sure. She licked her lips.

To hell with whether it was love or lust or chemistry or kryptonite. He swooped in, covered her mouth with his, and drank her in. He thought she would push him away. Instead she pulled him closer, offered him more.

He took it at first, deepening the kiss, his

tongue probing, tasting. It was good. She was good. But it could be better. He did care whether it was love or lust. He needed to take it slow, make it mean something.

Maybe then she’d stay.

 

Rafflecopter Giveaway:

JoAnn is offering one (1) lucky winner a $50 Amazon Gift Card! To enter, simply follow this link to the Rafflecopter Giveaway: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/b050ef29519/

 

About JoAnn Sky:

JoAnn Sky has written for years as part of her job (business and marketing plans and the like). One day she tried her hand at writing for fun—and like it. Now she authors adult contemporary romance and young adult romance with a magical twist as well as children’s books.

JoAnn is a two-time Golden Heart® finalist (YA category and Contemporary Short category). Originally from the Midwest, JoAnn currently lives in northern Nevada with her husband a.k.a. love of her life, three teenage children, and three crazy rescue dogs.

Visit her at https://joannsky.com/ where you can sign up for her newsletter (and check out www.dogsandbooks.com for additional information about her children’s books). You can also connect on Twitter at @jaskybooks (http://twitter.com/JASkyBooks) or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/joannskyauthor/).

 

JoAnn is represented by the fabulous Nicole Resciniti of The Seymour Agency.

 

Connect with JoAnn: 

Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Goodreads  Amazon  BookBub

Many thanks to Entangled Publishing for gifting me a copy of this book without obligation after I requested it and to Barclay PR for providing materials for this post and organising the tour. The review is my own, honest opinion after choosing to read the book.

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