Book review Cowboy Come Home by Carly Bloom
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Cowboy Come Home by Carly Bloom

Book review Cowboy Come Home by Carly Bloom
Thank you Read Forever for our gifted review copy of Cowboy Come Home by Carly Bloom.

Cowboy Come Home (Once Upon a Time in Texas, #2)

Cowboy Come Home (Once Upon a Time in Texas, #2)
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Published: 3/31/2020
Welcome to Big Verde, Texas, where a love-'em-and-leave-'em cowboy faces his greatest challenge yet---the woman he left behind. Perfect for fans of New York Times bestselling authors Lori Wilde and Carolyn Brown. Some cowboys aren't cut out to be Prince Charming---and Claire Kowalski knows that better than anyone. She gave her heart to Ford Jarvis two years ago, yet that didn't keep him from disappearing into the sunset. Now that he's back in Big Verde,…

Cowboy Come Home by Carly Bloom

After reading, loving & talking nonstop about Big, Bad Cowboy for the last several months, I have high expectations for Cowboy Come Home by Carly Bloom. As soon as the ARC from Read Forever arrived, I took a deep breath & went in for more Big Verde romance.

Two days later & it’s safe to say that I loved every page.

What I Love About This Book

First, Cowboy Come Home takes place in Texas. Being from Texas, I read books set in my home state with a critical eye. To put it simply, Carly nails it. The landscape, the people & just that overall feeling of the Lone Star State has me wanting to pick up all my things and move back. Washing lawn chairs with a hose, coming together when your friend & neighbors need you & having that sense of community. Big Verde is a town with big relationships that all feel like family. Bloom makes sure readers feel this with each & every character.

While all books set in the Once Upon a Time in Texas series can be read as a standalone, I encourage you to start from the beginning. These books are such addictive & quick reads you’ll devour them. Readers get to catch up and get tidbits of other characters as we turn the pages. This just adds to the sense of family & community in Big Verde. Honestly, you’ll never want to leave this place. Big Verde is a town with sweeping landscapes, handsome cowboys, tough female leads & people who have your back.

Vulnerability Among Cowboys

Another thing I really love about Cowboy Come Home by Carly Bloom is the constant communication between the characters. We’re talking tough, closed-off & damaged cowboys here. Yet, when it comes to conversations, characters of all genders are open, vulnerable & trusting in their communications with one another. We see these types of conversations between siblings, neighbors, bosses & amongst generations of characters. I just can’t get enough of it.

The more romance I read, the more I realize the ability to have an open & honest conversation is the thing that can truly make or break a book for me. From the very first page, Carly has her characters talking, laughing & ribbing each other I think the community of Big Verde helps with this. Big Verde is a forgiving, loving & generous place. In a town like this, you can be free to be your true self. With characters that are open & vulnerable, readers can easily relate to their struggles & it is easier to root for the relationships.

THE VERDICT

In case you didn’t realize, I am Really Into This book! Cowboy Come Home is a tender & meaningful open door romance. While the open door romance is preset from the first few pages of Big, Bad Cowboy, this one takes it time. What we have here is a tender, sweet & believable second chance romance set in the great state of Texas. I love every page of this book & hope you do too. There is also a novella in this series, It’s All About That Cowboy.

Let’s connect with books! We have all of our reviews on Goodreads! If you’re in the mood for romance, be sure to check out The Bromance Book Club & Mermaid Inn.

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