REVIEWED BY CINDY
TITLE: Just a Cowboy
SERIES: Riding Cowboy Flats: Book 2
AUTHOR: Julia Talbot
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 88 Pages
RELEASE DATE: April 5, 2017
Can an old-fashioned cowboy and a young man on the run from his dark past find a future together?
Herschel is a simple rancher who believes everybody deserves a second chance, which is why he tends to hire underdogs—like Dalton, a young cowboy who needs all the support and TLC Herschel can offer.
Dalton doesn’t think anyone can forgive him for what he did, but Herschel seems willing to try. In fact, he might be the best thing that has ever happened to Dalton. He might even be the one to help Dalton trust in the future again. Just when he’s about to tell Herschel everything, all hell breaks loose. Herschel must help Dalton break free from everything that’s haunting him, or they’ll both end up alone.
Sometimes a simple story can make you smile and be a really pleasant way to spend a couple of hours.
Dalton is a man who was raised to hate himself and he believes that he’s not worth anything to anyone. His family is the worst of the users in his life so it’s no wonder his self-esteem is so low.
Herschel thinks that there’s something special about Dalton and sets about trying to prove it to him.
I think what I liked about this story was the sweetness. They are guys who just want to live their lives and be happy. The author has us cheering Herschel on right from the beginning because he’s just one of the all around good guys and he’s exactly the kind of man that Dalton needs in his life.
This is the second book in the Riding Cowboy Flats Series and we do get a few short visits with Tate from the first book. He’s Herschel’s friend, the kind that will kick you in the butt for being an idiot and lord knows we could all use someone like that in our lives.
The dialogue between the characters rang true to me. The author has a way of giving each person their own voice and it’s something that I admire in a writer.
The story sweeps you along, but you never really have any doubts about it ending happily. It’s pretty low angst and so if you want a happily-ever-after story that isn’t stressful to read, this is the book for you.
Not every good book needs to have a ton of action and adventure. Sometimes it just needs a little romance, some steaming hot sex and two men falling in love. Julia Talbot has put all of this into this book in spades and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did.