Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on April 5, 2016
Series: Cowboy Heaven #2
Genres: adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
Shy computer specialist and amateur chef Tina Hayes travels to Circle Bar K ranch to scatter her father’s ashes in the Tetons of Wyoming. Once there, her father’s old army buddy and his cast of cowboy ranch hands persuade her to stay on as the ranch’s cook for a while. It’s not a hard decision, especially when she meets Wyatt McCabe, a man who makes her heart gallop like no one else. But with so many cowboys to choose from, can Wyatt show Tina that he’s the only one for her?
Must Love Cowboys is the second book in the adult contemporary series, called Cowboy heaven by Cheryl Brooks. Each of the books can be read as standalone, and this is the first title from the series that I have read. It takes pace at a ranch that really does seem like cowboy heaven. There are tons of single cowboys all living under one roof. While I loved the cowboys, obviously, I really liked the mystery plotline that ran throughout the story.
Tina shows up at the Circle Bar K ranch on a mission to deliver some letters to her grandfather’s best friend, and when that friend almost dies, Tina stays on for a little while to take his place as the ranch cook. Cooking for a big group of cowboys with seemingly never ending stomachs, sounds like an awful job to me, but it is Tina’s dream job. I loved seeing how excited she was over coming up with meal ideas and how excited the guys were to eat her meals. It was pretty cute.
I enjoyed the romance, though I would have loved to have gotten a few glimpses into Wyatt’s mind, the story was told entirely from Tina’s point of view. I loved her connection with Wyatt, but I do wish the book was spread out over a longer time period. It was my only gripe with the story. I thought the book was a good length and the story was great, but I would have enjoyed the romance a little more, and it would have been a bit more believable to see it take place over more than a week. I thought put in that context, they moved incredibly fast. But in terms of the mystery, the pacing was great.
Bottom line: if you are a fan of cowboys, this is a series you will love. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series, because there are lots of awesome guys to choose from next. I know Dean is the obvious choice for the next book, but I kind of want to see Bull’s story next. Who is it going to be Mrs. Brooks?