Book Review: Colton, Rodeo Cowboy, by CJ Carmichael

Colton: Rodeo CowboyColton: Rodeo Cowboy by C.J. Carmichael

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I only started reading American Romance books late last year, and though I still haven’t read many, I love them for their strong yet wounded cowboys and their sensitive yet headstrong women. And maybe it’s because I’m a city girl, but there seems to be a certain old-fashioned, down home feel to these stories.

Colton is back to the family ranch after another rodeo, and he’s butting heads with his brother Ace, and feeling dissatisfied with life. He runs into Leah, a woman with whom he’d had a childhood friendship, and suddenly his feelings of friendship turn into something more. Leah feels similarly about him, but she’s wary of another relationship after just having been through a divorce. Plus, she has two kids, and they’ve already been through a lot of upheaval.

Leah’s feelings for Colton grow, but when he tells her a secret he’s never told another living soul, she challenges him to decide how he wants his life to be. And Colton has to come to terms with his secret before he can let love into his life.

This is a great read. I highly recommend it.