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Brilliant, emotive 5* read – When a Cowboy Loves a Woman by Jennie Marts

Title: When a Cowboy Loves a Woman

Series: Creedence Horse Rescue #2

Author: Jennie Marts 

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Published: March 30th, 2021

Pages: 336

Rating: 5*

My Review:

This is such a powerful, emotive read with humour, too. It is a contemporary romance in which the spouses of both main characters has died, leaving them somewhat bereft but don’t let you image it to be a heartbreaking read, it does pull on your heartstrings but there are plenty of light-hearted moments and times to laugh out loud, too.

A fire in her kitchen brings veterinarian Brody Tate into the life of Elle Brooks, when he lets her know that their mutual friend Bryn insists on Elle moving in with her whilst her home is repaired. You’ve really got to love Bryn – she owns and runs the Heaven Can Wait Horse Rescue ranch, where Elle volunteers, and has such a huge, warm heart! Some of the most amazing characters in this story are actually animals on the Rescue ranch, including a pig who thinks he’s a dog, a tortoise that enjoys red foods, a goat that is an escape artist and leads the other animals into mischief, a horse that loves being sung to and cute puppies, too!

Get ready for two very wounded folk, wary of loving again, fighting their mutual attraction but who fate – and Brody’s ten year old daughter – has plans for. This is such a emotionally moving story, one where grief, guilt and anxieties could put an end to their chance of a HEA together but also where feisty Mandy, some gorgeous rescued animals and lots of love will help save the day. There is plenty of drama, love, laughter and romance in this beautiful story. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and can’t recommend it highly enough!

Thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.


They both know the pain of loss and how to protect their hearts…but fate has a way of stepping in…

Her perfectly controlled life falls apart when a kitchen fire lands young widow Elle Brooks in the muscled arms of handsome rancher and veterinarian Brody Tate. The fire forces Elle to move in with her friend Bryn and her motley collection of rescue horses and other animals on the Heaven Can Wait Horse Rescue ranch, where she volunteers. Spending time with the hunky cowboy and his spunky 10-year-old daughter, Mandy, as they rehabilitate the beautiful horses, reminds Elle of all she lost in a car crash years ago. She can’t deny the feelings that being close to Brody is stirring in her.

As a widower himself, Brody puts all he has into being a good dad for his spirited daughter. He hasn’t let women and romance even enter his mind, until he meets Elle. And now, this woman is all he thinks about. Spending time with her is shaking up the calm stasis he had worked so hard to achieve, but he can’t seem to stay away.

Brody and Elle both know the pain of losing someone they loved, and neither planned ever to let themselves fall in love again. But fate has a way of stepping in, and what started with a small fire now burns hotter than either one could have imagined. Can these two wounded souls take a chance on each other and risk their hearts again?

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2 comments on “Brilliant, emotive 5* read – When a Cowboy Loves a Woman by Jennie Marts

  1. Carla
    April 3, 2021

    Great review Elaine. I love books where the animals are great characters.


  2. Pingback: Never Enough Cowboy by Jennie Marts -such a fabulous read!! | splashesintobooks

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