Thursday, April 16, 2009


Title: A Cowboy’s Promise
Author: Marin Thomas
Harlequin American Romance
Release month: April 2009

The S-Factor:
Sensual and Sweet


She had a weakness for Cowboys

Her horse-boarding business may have gone belly-up, but Amy Olsen isn’t a quitter. Even when handsome former rodeo rider Matt Cartwright shows up with three mares in tow, claiming he’s owed a lot of money. Then he makes her an offer she can’t refuse. . .

Matt has come to Amy’s Idaho farm to collect a debt and be on his way. But his horse-breeding plans are taking a backseat to helping out the widow and her two young daughters. Matt’s never been able to resist a woman in distress, especially one who’s suddenly making him yearn for hearth and home.

All he came with was a promise and a dream. And when he starts falling for the trio of spirited females, darned if this roving cowboy doesn’t plan to make good on both!

Review: ♥♥♥♥♥

Amy’s husband, Ben, had been dead for only a little over three months, yet she was in dire financial straits. He had been a gambler, and had literally taken every cent they had to their names and gambled it away. She had been left with the land that had been in her mother’s family for generations, mortgaged to the hilt, and very little else. So when Matt shows up to collect on a debt owed him by Ben, he’s out of luck. Or is he?

It was rather foolish of Matt to load his three mares into his trailer and trek half-way across the continent, but he was determined to breed his mares to Son of Sunshine, a stallion owned by Ben Olsen. But what a surprise he gets when he arrives. Ben is dead. And Ben’s widow doesn’t even want to give him the time of day. Is it him? Or would it be any cowboy who happened to come along?

This is book two in the Men Made in America miniseries by Marin Thomas. It is every bit as good as book one. The brothers may be thousands of miles away from each other, but they both still react to a woman in distress the same way.

Marin comes up with some really great twists in this book to liven things up and keep you on your reading toes. It’s not a comedy, but I still had a good laugh when Matt punches. . . well, I’ll leave that for you to find out.

Marin’s way with words is surpassed only by her imagination. She can think of amazing things to make happen in a story, and her use of the language makes them all very believable, and fit right in to the story. I am looking forward to the next book in this series.

Hero Hotness Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥
Heroine Lovability Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥
Awwww Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥
Stickability Factor: ♥♥♥♥♥
(will it last?)
Humor Factor: ♥♥
Weepy Factor: ♥♥

Reviewed by: Donna B

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