cover image The Texas Cowboy’s Proposal

The Texas Cowboy’s Proposal

Debra Holt. Tule, $4.99 e-book (240p) ASIN B09VWTRNB9

Holt (The Sheriff and the Cowgirl) launches her Texas Heritage series with a delightful cowboy romance about a case of opposites attracting. Sammi Jo Burkitt’s controlling grandmother leaves a manipulative codicil in her will demanding that Sammi Jo marry Beaudry Hawks and stay married for at least three years if she wants to keep control of her family’s multimillion-dollar ranch, the Aces High, in Burkitt, Tex. Sammi Jo doesn’t have much hope that Beaudry will agree; they have an adversarial relationship that stems from a generation-spanning family feud, and Beaudry’s rightfully protective of his young daughter’s feelings. But Sammi Jo’s offer of $3 million at the end of their charade proves too good to refuse. What starts as pretend quickly becomes real love—but neither wants to be the first to admit it. Holt’s skillful plotting and gift for creating charming, down-to-earth characters will immediately ensnare fans of western romance. Beaudry’s eight-year-old daughter, Lacy, steals every scene she’s in, and Holt skillfully teases future installments with hints of a love connection between Sammi Jo’s sister and Beaudry’s brother. Readers will look forward to their next visit to this quaint Texas town. (Sept.)