Caught Up in a Cowboy
This cowboy plays to win
Rockford James was raised as a tried and true cowboy in a town crazy about ice hockey. Rock is as hot on the ice as he is on a horse, and the NHL snapped him up. Now, injuries have permanently benched him. Body and pride wounded, he returns to his hometown ranch to find that a lot has changed. The one thing that hasn't? His feelings for high scho...more
Caught Up in a Cowboy is book one in the brand new series, Cowboys of Creedence by Jennie Marts. I have read several of Jennie’s books and never fail to fall in love with her characters. I was especially excited about this new series and it most definitely did not disappoint.
Rockford James and Quinn Rivers had grown up together, their ranches neighboring each other. They were high school sweethearts, each other’s first loves, first everythings. They knew each other so well, they ...more
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This is my second read of Jennie Marts and it won't be my last. She has taken the second chance troupe and given it a sports/western spin... with a woman worried to let herself love again.
They were young... and he made the mistake of thinking he was all that and a bag of chips when it came to starting his Hockey career...
He left her high and dry.
She was heartbroken, acted out with a one night stand and came away with the love of he ...more
When this author has a new cowboy read, I’m elbowing my way to the front of the line. Rockford and Quinn bring love and family once again in a sweet second chance that brought so many happy surprises…
“Nine years ago, Quinn Rivers had given him her heart as well. Too bad he’d broken it.”
Rock and Quinn’s history was long ago but Rock, older and wiser, realized early on what he so callously threw away. With another chance to gain back ...more
Rockford James and Quinn Rivers have been best friend since they were very young and became sweetheart and lovers in their teenage years. But when Rock was recruited by the NHL, he let it go to his head and decided that his small town girlfriend wasn't cool enough for him. Heartbroken, the young woman try to console herself with a one-night stand that might have seem like a mistake but it gave her the ...more
Caught Up in a Cowboy was such a fun, heartwarming story! I loved how quickly we jumped in and I found myself completely captivated by Quinn and Rock. Their back story, their family, and their run ins all had my full attention. And with moments of sexiness, heartache, and laughter all tied together, it made for such a charming book!
It didn’t matter how many sparkles of heat shot through her or how ridiculously muscled his arms were or how his offer of peace between them filled...more
Overall, this was a sweet, light read. Quinn is a single mother living at home with her father and brother raising her son, a product of a one-night-stand nine years ago. She's been left behind by her childhood sweetheart, Rock, who left their hometown to pursue a career in hockey. Usually when Rock visits home, he gets the cold shoulder from Quinn; this time, however, he finds a way to weasel himself into her life for a bit. He's been injured during a game and is fo ...more
Adult Rock regrets the immature actions of teenage Rock and has tried to become a better adult and make decisions not motivated by selfishness. Unfortunately, that leaves Quinn caught in the crosshai ...more
Quinn is a hard working, strong woman determined to give her son the life he deserves. After having her heart broken by Rock, shes unsure if she can trust him or not. When he comes back around nursing an injury, her head says stay away but her heart is pulling him back in. Quinns life was thrown upside down when Monty walked back in, threatening the life of her son is not going to get her to back down.
Rock’s back in town nursing an injury before returning to his day job as a professional hockey ...more
Caught Up in a Cowboy by Jennie Marts is the first book in her new series Cowboys of Creedence and I loved it.
It was sweet, fun, emotional and heartwarming second chance romance.
I loved Rock and Quinn together, they had amazing chemistry and watching them open their hearts, forgive past mistakes and love each other unconditionally warmed my heart.
Author Jennie Marts has given us great characters, a strong enjoyable storyline in Caught Up in a Cowboy and I can't wait to read more of the ...more
Quinn Rivers, in rebound defiance, had a one night stand, with a complete loser that resulted in her son Max. She stayed on her family’s ranch to raise him. She lost her mom in grade school and was raised by her dad and brother, both overly protective.
Quinn and Rock grew up on adjoining far ...more
So yes he did leave and yes they should at least have tried to make it work. But then they were kids and idiots. It's more like he should not have broken it off and she should have fought for him.
Right so they meet again years later. He is nursing injuries and taking it easy.
She is a single mom (with the cutest kid!) and her ex, omg, omg I just wanted to hi ...more
Rock is a hockey playing cowboy (what's not to love?) who returns home to find that while some things have changed the intense feelings he has for Quinn have not. If anything the attraction has grown stronger than ever. Now Rock just has to convince Quinn he's willing to do whatever it takes to get another chance.
I highly recommend ...more
I connected with Rock and Quinn quickly - it was almost impossible not to with that fun, quirky, and adorable opening scene. As far as second chance romances go, the chem ...more
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Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
Caught Up in a Cowboy was a quick read with a few twists and turns along the way. Rock and Quinn, were high school sweethearts, who broke up when he went to college but are reconnecting nine years later when he returns home to recuperate from a concussion. He’s a pro hockey player that left her behind or did he? She’s a single mom to an eight year old and the dad has never been in the picture after a one-n ...more
Sometimes the things we do as teenagers, the exaggerated self-importance, the risks we took and the hearts we broke come back to haunt us for a very long time. Rock and Quinn know that truth very well, they’ve lived it every single day since Rock left his small town and the girl he loved far behind in his quest for his dream, for fame and perhaps to prove himself. Now, nine years later, Rock has come home to recuperate from an injury and his future is very much up in ...more
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.
Rock was young and impulsive when he decided to leave his long time girlfriend for the big leagues of hockey. He knew that he wanted to pursue that and also knew what that would entail... travel, girls, fame and fortune. What he didn't realize was how much he was going to miss Quinn. She was the love of his life and despite his impulsivity, I think deep down ...more
This second chance at romance really shows what happens when a person acts on impulse and lives to regret the decisions they made.
Rockford James, an up and coming hockey player, decides to tackle life as a pro hockey player as a single man rather than taking his long time girlfriend with him. You get the sense that he regrets his decisions almost immediately but when he comes home he finds that his girlfriend has moved on ...more
Charming, easy and enjoyable—quite simply, that’s how I would describe Caught Up in a Cowboy.
I’ve read and loved many books by Jennie Marts, so I went into this one confident I was going to have a good time. And I did. Rock and Quinn’s relationship rekindles amid sparks of… something, and it was kind of addictive to see them come together.
And it was definitely addictive seeing this cowboy-slash-hockey player warm up ...more
Quinn is that small town girl that loved Rock with all she had until he left her behind. Want ...more
As a fan of books about sexy cowboys and sports romances this definitely hits the spot. Whilst the sport is not current, it has affected the whole of Rock's life, and in all honesty, Quinn's too.
This second chance romance, between two neighbours who grew up together and then split as Rock went off the play hockey, ultimately for the NHL, is beautifully done. There are plenty of funny moments, most especially when Rock c ...more
The book centers around Rockford/Rock James and Quinn Rivers.
These two were best friends in their childhood and later sweethearts in HS. When he gets a scholarship and a chance to play hockey , he leaves Quinn behind thinking she wouldn’t want to leave town . Quinn is left heartbroken and after a one nightstand with a no good guy, she ends up pregnant.
Now an NHL star, Rock is home ...more
Rock is such a complicated character who grows so much over the course of this book. It is so good to see how a charcter can grow from the self absorbed only really thinking of his needs in the beginning of the book to seeing how he was all about Quinn and her son by the end of the book. Oh goodness when they were by the lake and she broke out the old necklace Rock gave her when they were kids it was the sweetest moment. Then when he ...more
Rockford and Quinn have stolen my heart. If there is hilarious banter, I'm a goner. Right from the beginning I was chuckling and smiling along at their easy going nature. Sure, it had mixed emotions mixed in. Uncertainty in Quinn, after all, Rock had left her before for a hockey career he seems to still be very much in love with. He has anger about ...more