Kissed by a Cowboy


Another trip to the Four of Hearts Ranch – what could be more fun! I have so enjoyed this entire series and was so ready to read Jarrod’s own story. I was not disappointed but I am sorry it’s over. I wouldn’t mind another trip or two back to Wishing Springs.

Jarrod attempted to convince himself and everyone else that he was just too busy for romance but to tell the truth, he just hadn’t found a suitable replacement for the gal he walked away from years ago and pretty much regretted ever since. So when Cassidy returns to Wishing Springs, the only place she has ever been truly happy, after an ugly divorce, Jarrod begins to think that just maybe he might have a second chance to make things right. Unfortunately Cassidy has different ideas. She has big plans for her aunt’s farm and absolutely no plans to get involved with another man. After all, two mistakes is quite enough. Well as everyone who has ever read a romance novel knows, these two will end up together. How that happens is the rest of the story.

Clopton’s writing style is so easy to read. She makes me feel right at home with her characters so I usually just settle in and read until the book is finished and the rest of the world disappears for awhile. I was right there in Wishing Springs, Texas witnessing Jarrod’s determined pursuit of Cassidy even as she shut him down again and again. Naturally I had to cheer him on because he was just the right man for her and he kind of needed her too. They both had a bit of old baggage they needed to leave behind and just maybe they could help each other. It was fun witnessing their story as it played out.

I loved “Kissed by a Cowboy” and the chance to visit with some familiar faces from Wishing Springs. I heartily recommend it to those like me who cannot resist a book with cowboys.

Copies of this book were provided for review by LitFuse Publicity and the Fiction Guild.


Cassidy was looking for a home and a place to belong . . . not for a cowboy to steal her heart.

Having lived through her parents’ endless string of “matrimonial bliss gone wrong,” Cassidy Starr knows when the odds are not in her favor. Divorced and humiliated, her faith on rocky ground, Cassidy is through with love. She’s been bucked off that horse far too many times. Instead, she returns to Wishing Springs, Texas, and the rundown farm she’s inherited from her great aunt Roxie. She’ll reopen the strawberry farm and a bed & breakfast and follow in her aunt’s footsteps, remaining forever-independent, happy . . . and single.

Rancher Jarrod Monahan’s hands are full running the ranch, looking after his ailing grandfather, and chasing down a group of rustlers on the loose. He’s pushed his longing for a family to the bottom of his list of priorities. Besides, he was in love once but ran scared and lost his shot at happiness. But suddenly, the biggest regret of his life has moved in next door with a wounded heart, determined to become a spinster . . . and that’s a challenge that Jarrod can’t pass up.

Jarrod sets his mind to breaking down the walls around Cassidy’s stubborn heart. How can he show her that a cowboy’s kiss lasts forever? For the good folks of Wishing Springs, falling in love has never been so much fun to witness.

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Debra CloptonDebra Clopton is a multi-award winning novelist and has written more than 22 novels. Along with writing, Debra helps her husband teach the youth at their local Cowboy Church. Debra’s goal is to shine a light toward God while she entertains readers with her words.

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