Monday 31 August 2015

Review - Claiming His Cowgirl by Lori King

Title: Claiming His Cowgirl 
Series: Crawley Creek #3
Author: Lori King
Release Date: August 25, 2015

In a small town in North Dakota there resides a family of misfits on the Crawley Creek Ranch. Brought together by hardship, and heartache they’ve bonded without blood ties, and seek to help others. Four brothers who’ve walked both sides of the line, and come out stronger for it, but will they survive love, loss, and the law? 

Her sanctuary… 
Lauren Kensington found refuge at Crawley Creek as a foster child. She was not looking for love but she found it just in time to get her heart broken. She’s spent nearly two decades creating a successful life for herself far from the wilds of North Dakota, but a family wedding draws her back. When she crosses paths with her long lost love, feelings that burned out are reignited 

His redemption… 
Vincent Rhone has walked a tough path, but he’s overcome his obstacles to become a better man. His only regret is pushing Lauren out of his life in an effort to protect her from his wild nature. How will she react when he tells her his deepest desire is to hold her again? 

Their second chance… 
Forced to lean on each other when nature strikes, these two heartbroken lovers will confront their past. Will they cause each other more heartache, or will this cowboy finally be able to claim his cowgirl?

Oh, I just love these cowboy brothers… Claiming His Cowgirl is Vin and Lauren’s story. 

Vincent Rhone has been second guessing himself for almost 20 years since he pushed Lauren Kensington out of his life. Determined to give her every chance at happiness and not be “stuck” waiting for Vin to get his life together, Vin thought he did the right thing. But now Lauren is coming home—home for Drannon and Lacy’s wedding. They haven’t seen each other for years and it’s about time the chickens have come home to roost…

Lauren found safety and peace in Crawley Creek when she was an abused and neglected little girl. She also thought she found love, until Vin pushed her away. But she promised Drannon she’d come home for his wedding to Lacy. Three days—just three days. She could handle being around her adopted “family” for that long and then return to her nice life in Arkansas. Right?

Oh, damn, I love a second chance romance. Even twenty years later, Vin and Lauren are still connected—first love has a tendency to do that. And, jeez, the tension between these two is palpable. But when they are together—holy hotness factor. You can’t help but hope they put the past behind them and get back together—they smolder… I can’t wait to read Hawke’s story next! 
~ Review by Missy

Second chances and cowboys are kinda like all my Christmases come at once, if I am honest. Which I am. And this third installment in the Crawley Creek series is the bow on the biggest present under the tree.

It's been a while since Lauren Kensington has returned to the ranch where she found love and family. After having her heart broken by Vinnie, she left North Dakota and forged a new life for herself. But she never really got over the boy that broke her heart.

Vincent Rhone has made some bad decisions, not the least of which was sending Lauren away 18 years ago. It's his one regret, and he's never stopped thinking about the girl he let get away.

When a wedding brings her back to town, and a disaster keeps her close, they get their second chance. This time, Vin is determined to prove that Lauren's heart is safe in his hands.

Vin and Lauren, so hot and so perfect for each other! I really enjoyed this book. In fact, it's my favorite of this series so far. It had all my favorite elements. Cowboys, obviously. Lots of hope and love. Some very sexy times. And a touch of humor.

Ms. King did an excellent job bringing everyone together as they prep for Drannon and Lacy's wedding, all while battling Mother Nature. It was fun to check in with the couples from the first two books, and get some updates on the boys that, I hope, are yet to come—Hawke and Bran.

There's great emotional balance in this book, and it would seem there are some potentially heart-breaking times to come as this series continues. I can't wait to continue with these cowboys and their cowgirls. I hope Santa brings them to me soon! 
~ Review by Beth

Best-selling author, Lori King, is also a full-time wife and mother of three boys. Although she rarely has time to just enjoy feminine pursuits; at heart she is a hopeless romantic. 

She spends her days dreaming up Alpha men, and her nights telling their stories. An admitted TV and book junkie, she can be found relaxing with a steamy story, or binging in an entire season of some show online. She gives her parents all the credit for her unique sense of humor and acceptance of all forms of love. There are no two loves alike, but you can love more than one with your whole heart. 

With the motto: Live, Laugh, and Love like today is your only chance, she will continue to write as long as you continue to read. Thank you for taking the time to indulge in a good Happily Ever After with her.

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