Title: Punk Rock Cowgirl
Author: Kasey Lane
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Publication Date: March 27, 2018
Page Count: 208
My rating: 3 stars
About the book:
When Kendall Kelly’s career as the free spirited punk country crossover queen ends in a fiery ball of doom and humiliation, she has no place to go but back to her hometown Blackberry Cove, California, where she abandoned her secret husband years ago without so much as a note. She’s hoping to pick up the pieces of her shattered life and finally cut the last tie to the only man she ever loved.
As part owner of Kelly Family Farms, Damian Sloan has spent the last few years rebuilding the floundering business into a growing organic farm. He thought he’d moved on from his broken heart, but when Kendall barges back into his life—broken but beautiful as ever—he soon realizes he hasn’t forgotten. Or forgiven. Kendall threatens everything he’s built, but he can’t quite turn her away.
Damian and Kendall must put aside their differences for the success of the farm they both depend on. Maybe, in the process, they can rebuild what they tragically lost.
Punk Rock Cowgirl by Kasey Lane is the first in the new Blackberry Cove Cowboys romance series. Kendall Kelly had run off leaving the love of her life and husband, Damian Sloan, behind but now she needs to return to her hometown.
Kendall had expected to return for her grandmother’s funeral and find she had inherited the family farm in which she planned to sell and not look back. However what Kendall finds is that Damian had put a lot into the farm and had a legitimate business going there and Kendall’s grandmother had left him half.
Now this pair needs to confront the past and what led Kendall to turn her back on their love with both of them never really letting go of their relationship. But Kendall also has a career to worry about so would she/could she stay even if she wanted to.
Being that this is a fairly short read I was glad that the couple involved had a history together so it wouldn’t feel like and insta-love type of thing. However, the history that these two share left questions for me and I wondered just how believable it actually was overall.
I would also warn readers that are familiar with Tule romances that this one is on the steamy side with some language whereas most of their titles remain on the cleaner side. Kendall and Damian weren’t particularly a couple I warmed up to quickly either but they did grow on me as the book went on. In the end I’d say this one was simply an OK story rating it at three stars.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Award-winning author Kasey Lane writes sexy romances featuring alpha males and the strong women that bring them to their knees. A California transplant, she lives with her high school crush turned husband, two smart, but devilish kids, two dumb-as-rocks Papillons, and a bunch of bossy chickens in the lush Oregon forest. Visit her on line at http://www.kaseylane.com where you’ll find her swearing too much and talking about hockey, music, and happily ever afters.