Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Runaway Cowboy

"You had your chance, and you threw it away …"

Five years ago, Jen woke up with a ring on her finger and her fiancé nowhere to be found. She swore she'd gotten over the betrayal, but when Clay unexpectedly hires on with the rodeo for a week, she finds herself torn between passion and regret.

Clay left intending never to see Jen again. He's been running from his troubled past for far too long, and it's not a life he wants for her. But it's hard to run from the past when the past is your own family, and Clay finds himself thrown back into the chaos he thought he'd finally left behind.

Will the truth drive Jen away, or is there a second chance at happily-ever-after for this runaway cowboy?

***I received a copy of this book in an exchange for an honest review***

Jen and Clay are not new names to those who have read the other books in this amazing series by T.J. Kline. Jen is the no nonsense sister of Scott (from Rodeo Queen) and Derek (from The Cowboy and the Angel). Throughout these two books, and the other: Learning the Ropes; you get to see Jen and her amazing husband, Clay. Clay seems to be a part of the family - but HOW did they get there? 

This prequel of sorts gives you an insight like you never imagined. A look at a younger Scott and Derek was a fun bonus in this novella. A look into the brother-like banter the three of them share, even when times are not all sunshine and rodeo buckles. 
"Ten bucks says I can make her smile."
"Twenty bucks says you can't."
"Thirty bucks says she slaps you and walks away." Both men looked over to see Derek flop down into one of the folding chairs.
Jen and Clay may not have the perfect relationship, but it is one rooted in true love - and that truly conquers all. But, after 5 years and not so much as a word - does love stand a chance for this cowboy?
"Tell me, Clay, who had the bet that I'd dump potato salad on your head?"
He barely opened his mouth before she upended the plastic bowl over him. 
Usually I am not a fan of novella. It seems like diet food for me - and this gal loves her some steak and potatoes. The way Tina tied this novella up - it was more like dessert. Perfection. Just enough. Having had this couple for three prior books - I got my meat, potatoes and now dessert. I did steer clear of the potato salad though! 


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