Laura Drake became a must-read author for me from her very first book. Ms. Drake has an incredible gift with stories that are so emotional and really reach out to touch my heart. I could not wait to read this book once I had my hands on it. I found a comfy spot, grabbed my Kleenex box and settled in for a fabulous story. Ms. Drake didn't let me down, The Last True Cowboy is another shining example of her remarkable talent.
Carly Beauchamp is that sweet girl next door that found her true love in first grade. Carly is an independent, smart business lady that loves her family with her whole heart. I found my connection with Carly right away. She's one of the characters that I know I would love to enjoy a glass of tea with at Chestnut Creek Cafe and just catch up.
Austin Davis has been on the rodeo circuit and done well forever. He loves Carly with all his heart but he always thinks he's going to give it one more year and then start his life with Carly as a married couple. Austin is one of those truly good ole boys that love the thrill of the ride and the action going with the rodeo crowd. He really is a sweetheart with a heart of gold. I found a connection with Austin right away too. I don't think it's possible to not love this loyal cowboy that loves his girl, his family, friends, and animals.
Austin and Carly have been together forever. It's a given that one day they'll be married. Until the day never comes and Carly is fed up. She sets out on an adventure to figure out just what to do with her life if she isn't going to marry Austin. She has an adventure and that leads to another adventure. She hits the road with a friend's food truck that follows the rodeo circuit.
Austin and Carly certainly have a story to tell and it is one amazing story. It's packed full of emotions, drama, secrets that are revealed, and a first love that has stood the test the time but that time may be up now. There is wonderful family support behind Carly and Austin. I love when the family is involved in the storyline. It tends to add so much more to the background story and always helps me get a better glips into the characters. On top of that, the family and friends in this book are just phenomenal. There is a good dose of humor that had me laughing out loud. At other times I was reaching for the Kleenex box to wipe at the tears for both Austin and Carly. These two have a lot to work through if they are going to get that happily ever after that they have wanted forever.
If you are a fellow Laura Drake fan you must grab this book now! You are going to love just as much as I did. If you are a fellow fan of cowboy stories and haven't tried Ms. Drake's work yet, give this one a try. I think you'll fall in love with her work just as quickly as I did.
This is the first book in the Chestnut Creek series. I can't wait to see what wonderful stories Ms. Drake will have in store for us lucky readers with the next books in this series. I have no doubt they will be fabulous and absolutely must reads!
I was given the opportunity to read this fantastic story and it has been my great pleasure to share my thoughts with you.
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Blurb for The Last True Cowboy:
Carly Beauchamp has loved cowboy Austin Davis since first grade. Ask anyone in their dusty, backwater New Mexico town of Unforgiven, and they'll say "Carly and Austin" the way some say "big trucks and country boys." But after years of waiting for a wedding ring, Carly's done with being a rodeo widow . . .
Austin never meant to put his career on the circuit before Carly. She's always been his future, his one and only. But now that she's moved on, he's beginning to see where he went wrong, and he'll do anything to win her back. The only thing is, Carly's suddenly acting differently, and she's definitely hiding a secret-one that will test the depth of their love and open up a whole new world of possibilities.
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