Title: Sweet on the Cowboy
Author: Sasha Summers
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Publication Date: May 30, 2019
Page Count: 158
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
If you can’t stand the heat…
Lam Draeger’s deep wounds from the death of his young son and his subsequent divorce were still healing when he was saddled with his running his family’s cattle and rodeo stock ranch and the responsibility of raising his siblings and keeping them out of trouble. His every moment is devoted to running the ranch and business smoothly. He’s had no time to mourn his many losses or try to rebuild his personal life. And romance? Out of the question, no matter how sweet the temptation.
…don’t fall in love in the kitchen
Single mom Gwen Hobbs is right back where she swore she’d never be – cooking in the kitchen at the Draeger ranch just like her mom before her. But since her fiance and the father of her daughters walked out on her, taking all their savings with him, she’s forced to be practical. So she vows to ignore the attraction that hums between her and Lam and to stop dreaming of becoming a chef. But when Lam suggests she audition for a cooking competition, Gwen realizes that not all her dreams are out of reach, and her growing hopes extend far beyond a professionally tricked-out kitchen.
Sweet on the Cowboy by Sasha Summers is the first book of the The Draegers of Last Stand series. This series is contemporary romance and this first book is a full story so I imagine the rest of the series will change characters making each fine to be read as a standalone.
Gwen Hobb had always vowed to make something of herself but when her fiance and father to her daughters leaves them Gwen finds herself returning to her hometown. While Gwen has had training as a professional chef and is way over qualified she still finds herself taking over for her mother in the kitchen at the Draeger ranch.
Lam Draeger had thrown himself into taking care of the family ranch and the rest of his family after he and his wife divorced after the death of their son. Needless to say Lam likes things around the ranch just as they are and was not prepared for the young woman in his kitchen or her two daughters.
Sweet on the Cowboy is a fairly short read being novella length that it was easy to do in one sitting and it sure packed a lot into those pages. This is one that has a lot of emotion to it as both characters grow along the way. One that was a bit of an opposites attract but find they are more alike then they thought, a nice little tale overall.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Sasha Summers grew up surrounded by books. Her passions have always been storytelling, romance and travel–passions she’s used to write more than 20 romance novels and novellas. Now a best-selling and award winning-author, Sasha continues to fall a little in love with each hero she writes. From easy-on-the-eyes cowboy, sexy alpha-male werewolves, to heroes of truly mythic proportions, she believes that everyone should have their happy ending–in fiction and real life.
Sasha lives in the suburbs of the Texas Hill country with her amazing and supportive family and her beloved grumpy cat, Gerard, The Feline Overlord. She looks forward to hearing from fans and hopes you’ll visit her online. Facebook: Sasha Summers Author, Twitter: @sashawrites, or her website: http://www.sashasummers.com