A Cowboy Like You
Heart of Texas, Book #4
By Donna Grant
Author’s Website: https://donnagrant.com/
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi
Danny Oldman lives a lonely and busy life as the county sheriff. He’s seen things that haunt his nightmares, especially this time of year (the holidays). He’s even gotten into a habit of drinking every night just to get some sleep.
One night, while eating his dinner at a rest stop he sees a couple of cars pull in. A man gets out and starts yelling at the driver of the other car. He then breaks a window and tries to pull the woman through it. Danny goes right into cop mode and intervenes. It’s not until after the man leaves in cuffs with one of his deputies that he lays eyes on the female. It’s his high school crush, Skylar Long. The one that got away. The one that he always felt was out of his league.
Skylar is trying to leave Matt for the third time, but he just won’t let her go. It’s not until she sees Danny, that she finally feels safe. Danny takes her to the East Ranch to stay where the security is top notch.
It turns out that Matt lied to her about so many things, including his family. His family is rich and his brother is in politics. They will do anything to keep themselves out of a scandal. And, if Skylar won’t accept a bribe they will ruin her instead. Danny and his friends join together to keep Skylar safe and try to figure out how to get Matt out of their lives once and for all.
I’ve really been enjoying this series, but sadly I found this story to be quite dull. Danny is the sheriff so I expected his hero side to really shine, but it just … didn’t. Instead, of taking her and protecting her himself, he takes her to his friend’s house and leaves her there. He even stays away for days at a time. Danny is a nice guy, sure, but he just wasn’t an exciting lead character in this book.
Also, I found the romance to happen to quickly and it came off rather forced. Skylar is running from an abusive boyfriend, and she hops in the sack with Danny almost immediately. Yes, they had history, but still I’d think she’d need time to recover from her current situation before rushing into another one.
I wanted to like this book, but it just never gripped me the way I had expected.