cover image Kiss Me Now, Cowboy

Kiss Me Now, Cowboy

Dylann Crush. Berkley, $8.99 mass market (336p) ISBN 978-0-593-43873-2

Friendship sweetly evolves into love in the fun romance that launches the Cowboys in Paradise series from Crush (the Tying the Knot in Texas series). Professional bull rider Justin Forza is taking a break from the rodeo circuit to recover from some serious injuries, despite his aggressive, competitive father urging him back into the ring. Concerned that Justin won’t be able to withstand the pressure, his good friend Emmeline Porter hatches a plan to whisk Justin away on an island retreat. Justin has always secretly loved Emmeline, despite her resolution to never date a bull rider, so he’s easily convinced. The secluded getaway draws the pair close, enabling them to explore long hidden feelings. Still, Justin remains conflicted about his duty to his father. Will he walk away from the family business to be with the woman he loves, or risk losing Emmeline to get back on the bull? Crush paints a vivid picture of the dangerous sport while making the comfort and safety of longtime friendships palpable. Cowboy romance fans will be charmed. Agent: Jessica Watterson, Sandra Dijkstra Literary. (Aug.)