Lauren had been raised to not be afraid of anything, and she lived by that code, that is until her dad died and left everything in her hands. Now she’s not only in charge of her two younger sisters, but she’s running a full-blown Texas ranch. Caring for a thousand‑acre ranch has its ups and downs, physically, mentally, and financially. All she is looking for is a little break. What she doesn’t have time for is someone who will only complicate her life further.
Chase is back in his hometown. Helping his dad with his veterinary practice is high on his list. So is being with the lovely Lauren West. Years ago, he found a unique way to bind them together. Now all he has to do is prove to her that he’s the right man to spend the rest of her life with.
Worldbuilding: This story takes place in the small town of Fairplay, Texas, mainly around the Saddleback Ranch.
Characters: The main characters of this novel are Chase Graham and Lauren West. Lauren lost both of her parents before the age of nineteen and inherited not only her two younger sisters and a huge ranch but also a huge debt. But her salvation comes in the form of the veterinarian’s son, Chase Graham. Chase helped Lauren out of her bind and then left town to purse his own dreams as well as leave her to her own dreams. Seven years later Chase is back and wants Lauren more than ever. Can Chase break Lauren’s tough exterior and show her that he is never leaving again? Or will her hard headedness and outside forces, conspire to keep them apart forever?
Plot: I thought this novel was going to be a second chance romance and in a slight way it is. It’s a great story about helping people and falling in love in the process!
Writing: This story is told in third person points of view of Chase and Lauren. It is also the first novel in the West series and can be read as a standalone.
Curb Appeal: : I really liked this cover! Not all western novel covers are created equally and this one is definitely one of the better ones I’ve seen. The blurb is short, sweet, and to the point! It gives enough tantalizing tidbits to get you on the hook but not enough to give the whole story away!
Ultimately: This is a western series that I could really sink my teeth into. I loved the characters, the setting, and how the story had just the right amount of drama to keep me engaged not turn me off! All in all, if you are in the mood for a cowboy who is willing to do anything for his independent cowgirl then come check out how he is Loving Lauren!!!
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