Hi Y’all! Welcome back to Cat’s Meow Reviews That Purr~~Romance in Bloom. This month I am doing a Spring theme. All the books will be centered around Spring or have Spring in the title (or both). I have enjoyed all the books so far. I hope you have found one or more you plan to read.
This week I have a contemporary western romance, Springs Delight by Kathleen Ball. I LOOOOOVE cowboys and boy was his one good!
Title: Spring’s Delight
Series: Cowboy Seasons #4
Author: Kathleen Ball
Publisher: September 30th, 2015 by Forever Home (Previously Published in (2014)
The last thing cowboy Colt O’Malley needs is another busybody intent on curing him of his grief. Deeply bitter, Colt finds it almost impossible honoring his brother’s last act of kindness. Spring Reed grew up in the foster care system, and when she finally ages out, she relies on her protector and friend, Billy Jack to help them make a life together. To her horror, Billy becomes an abusive bully. Her rescuer arrives in the form of a coffee drinking, hard studying, college student, Caleb O’Malley. With a promise of a new job, he buys her a bus ticket from Texas to his family ranch in Montana with the plan to meet her there in a week. Unfortunately, no one met her. When Old Ed tries to drop Spring off at the O’Malley Ranch, Colt tells him to take her back. One glance at the pain in her eyes and he couldn’t send her away. She reminds her of the abused horses he rescues, and he had to try to honor Caleb’s wish. Can two people with scarred souls learn to love again or will bitterness and doubt drive them apart?
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Five meows~~ Two purrs (low heat)
I loved this book. Yes, it is a series, and this is book 4. And Yes I went backward. Sorry, I guess my dyslexia kicked in. I will say that it stands alone just fine. I followed the story without any issues. There are characters mentioned from the other three books, and I will soon read about them.
Spring’s delight begins on a sad note. Colt has just lost his brother Caleb in a terrible snowmobile accident. Two weeks after the funeral, a young girl shows up saying Caleb offered her a job and gave her the ticket to get there. Colt is shocked since he has no Idea what job and is barely scraping by as it is. But since Caleb sent her he and the weather is too bad to send her back right away he lets her stay. She cooks and cleans for room and board until Colt gets a chance to show her the books.
Spring has a sad past. Caleb had friended her when no-one else had. She has no one to turn to and no place to go if Colt sends her away.
Spring’s Delight is a bittersweet story. Tough it has a sad note with Caleb’s death it is about dealing with grief and moving on. It is about starting fresh and finding love. I liked Spring. She is a feisty character and has lived through a lot at such a young age. I love how she handles Colt, a big, strong cowboy. I like Colt; he has a soft heart, and that contrasts with his big rough exterior. I also liked the supporting characters Biggs and Shady, the farm hands.
The storyline is interesting, though sad at times * you will need a box of tissues*. There is a bit of a twist, some drama as well as a slow building romance. It is not insta love. The sex is very mild and only one scene near the end. I found it the story fascinating, page-turning, and enjoyable.
If you like contemporary Westerns, Hot cowboys, feisty redhead, sadness, slow building love( no insta love here) and just a little sex this is the book for you…though you may want to start with book one.
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More books by Kathleen: https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/5806041.Kathleen_Ball
***Order of my Books***
Lasso Spring Series
Lone Star Joy
Dawson Ranch Series
Texas Haven– can be found in the Cowboy Mine boxed Set
Cowboy Seasons Series
The Greatest Gift
Cowboy Mine Boxed Set
Silver Belles and Stetsons Anthology
In case you are interested in the other books in this series and wish to read in order, here are the links ( and hot covers)*fans face*
I hope you enjoyed this weeks post about Spring’s Delight by Kathleen Ball. If you like contemporary western or romance in general, I hope this helps you find your next book crush.
And remember…If you can dream it~~You can do it!