Beth McCasland is a single working mother of a young daughter, and she lost her husband five years earlier, and is still reeling from his absence. After a chance meeting in the restaurant where Beth works, she encourages Ashton to stop running and turn his problems over to God, but he is angry and feels God doesn't want to hear from him. He feels no one understands him, not even Beth. Theirs is a long distance relationship, nurtured through late night phone calls. Beth is very honest about her faith and her insistence that Ashton needs a relationship with God in order to move on with his life. I found her dependence upon God refreshing and enjoyed reading how her prayers and those of her daughter too, helped guide him back to spiritual restoration and a renewed relationship with God. I really liked how Beth included her daughter in the developing friendship and romance she had with Ashton.
Entertaining and easy to read, Cowboy captures all the elements of an enjoyable novel. Staci's writing shows warmth and love and she clearly cares about her characters and makes the reader feel very involved in their lives. She also does a great job of building believable and likeable characters. Beth and Ashton's story is heartrending and beautiful. I felt their pain as well as their healing as the story progressed. I loved how Staci uses Beth to bring Ashton back to his faith and closer to God than he was before. This is a clean romance, and one where the Christian message comes through loud and clear. Best of all, it has the kind of ending I like to see in books. If you are looking for a book to inspire, entertain and keep you hooked, this is it. I would not hesitate to recommend this book to anyone. This is a romance not only for adults to read, but teens will enjoy it too.
Thanks to the author for providing me with a complimentary copy of in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.