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The Cowboy's Secret

(Wyoming Sweethearts #2)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  102 ratings  ·  30 reviews
He's secretly worth millions of dollars...but is he worthy of her trust?

Dylan Kingsley has learned to hide his millionaire status from strangers. So it's no wonder Gabby Stover -- his infant niece's guardian -- thinks he's just another drifter. To prove his worthiness, Dylan takes a job as a ranch hand...and accidentally finds the purpose he's been seeking his whole life.
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Published April 1st 2020
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Susan Snodgrass
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'Cowboys aren't deadbeats. They're strong and dedicated and they never quit.'

Jill Kemerer brings us book two in her Wyoming Sweethearts series and it's so very good. We come to know and cherish two people who have been hurt in the past by those they loved and are scared to step out in faith again and allow love to enter their hearts. And we watch as God touches those hearts and helps them be able to receive love again. There was a section in this book that really ministered to a situation in my
Apr 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Uber cute cover alert! There's just something about a doting cowboy snuggling a baby, isn't there? And watching Dylan fall for his wee little niece is a pretty swoonworthy way to spend a freezing cold winterish-spring afternoon.

This scripture -- "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you, Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." (John 14:27) is at the heart of this second chance romance. Both Dylan and Gabby come from dysfunction
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gosh this was a sweet sweet story about forgiveness and truth and learning from past mistakes all wrapped into one.
Gabby is a cool character who has had a responsibility thrusted on her unexpectedly but one she cherishes.
Dylan is an interesting character as well.
He too has an interesting past. Oh my!
I enjoyed this story but ya know what? I sure wanted to scream at Dylan and Gabby sometimes. They were just so frustrating and too blind to see what's in front of them and seeing what God has orc
Phylis Carpenter
Dylan worked for his Dad and then he found out from his father's assistant that his father had sold the company. Several weeks later his Dad died and then while he was upset with his Dad over the loss of the company and the fact that his father did that without discussing it with his son. Dylan felt hurt and was wading in a pity party. He gets the call that his little brother Sam died of a drug overdose. So now Dylan finds himself with no job and both his Dad and little brother gone.

Dylan decide
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was transported to Rendezvous, Wyoming, where I became attached to the characters immediately. I appreciated the clean romance story of Dylan and Gabby with a touch of suspense as they had their struggles. There were times when I wanted to speak to each of them face to face to give them my opinion and straighten out their misunderstandings. Lessons for life can be learned in this lovely story. I enjoyed this second book in the Wyoming Sweethearts series as much as I did the first and cannot wa ...more
Aug 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Will they take a chance on each other?

So, let me start off by saying how much I enjoyed The Cowboy's Secret. When I am in the mood for contemporary romance, especially of the Love Inspired variety, Jill Kemerer is one of the authors I head to. But I also gotta say that this was also one of the super rare times, like less than half a dozen ever, that I liked the hero better than the heroine. Yep, Dylan won me over right off the bat but it took me awhile to come around to seeing Gabby in a differe
Mar 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing
If you like Love Inspired Inspirational Romance stories by Harlequin, you'll enjoy The Cowboy's Secret by Jill Kemerer! Dylan Kingsley and Gabrielle Stover are brought together by their infant niece, Phoebe. Phoebe's parents, Gabby's sister and Dylan's step-brother, are both deceased. Phoebe is currently being raised by Gabby in Rendezvous, Wyoming. When Dylan finds out that he has a niece, he travels to Rendezvous and contacts Gabby. Gabby's first impression of Dylan is that he's just another h ...more
Jun 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who like sweet or inspirational stories.
Dylan has been betrayed by family and friends, but still feels he has let them down. He is a lost soul trying to find his place in the world as well as do what is right for his niece. Growing up, Gabby's family life was careless at best. She and her sister were close, but now her sister is gone. She has found a place and job she enjoys, and has settled in raising her niece. Brought together by their siblings' child, they must both overcome their pasts, find themselves, and decide what they want ...more
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can always count on a charming, satisfying read when I pick up a book by Jill Kemerer, and The Cowboy’s Secret is no exception. The second in her Wyoming Sweethearts series, set in small-town Rendezvous, Wyoming, features Gabrielle Stover who is raising her orphaned niece, Phoebe. When Dylan Kingsley comes to town to check on his stepbrother’s child, misconceptions arise causing all sorts of amusing, and not so amusing, situations. While trying to hide his millionaire status from Gabrielle, Dy ...more
Elaine Applebury
I am enjoying the Wyoming Sweethearts series, and this is just book 2! Gabby Stover is raising her Nine-month -old niece, Phoebe, since her sister , Allison, died after childbirth. Gabby has been burned by Cowboys and wants nothing to do with them. Dylan Kinglsey comes to town to meet his niece, Phoebe, and to make sure her aunt is going to raise her right. Dylan is a multi-millionaire, but has been burned by women out for his money, so he keeps answering Gabby's questions so vaguely, that she t ...more
Aug 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Patricia Wagner
Sep 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dylan finds out he is a step Uncle and goes to see his niece. He wants to know if Gabby is niece's aunt is taking good care of his niece. While checking things out Dylan finds himself as a ranch hand. He is finally needed somewhere. Will Dylan and Gabby find love? ...more
Peggy Clayton
Nov 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a really enjoyable book to read. The plot was one that I had not read in all the books I have read and thought was so inventive of Jill. I liked her style of writing and how the plot flowed. Jill hit the ball over the fence for a home run!
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book.
Dylan comes to see his niece. He meets Gabby.

They slowly become friends. He get a job on a ranch and spends time with Phoebe.

He has not told her about his secret.
They grow closer until the secret come out and Gabby feels betrayed.

But inspite of everything they have come the find the love that they never expected with each other.

Good read.
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two people with major trust issues, build a friendship that turns to love.
charmaine White
Jul 02, 2020 rated it liked it

I found this one to be a little slow going,and the female lead a bit offsetting.It wasn't what I was expecting.
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Inspirational Romance, Contemporary Romance, Western Romance, Wholesome Romance
Wyoming Sweethearts (Book #2)
Janice Boekhoff
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So sweet and with characters you can't help but cheer for! In the midst of my chaotic life, reading this was a little ray of sunshine, helping to restore my hope and faith in humanity. ...more
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Cowboy’s Secret, by Jill Kemerer, is the second book in her heartwarming series, Wyoming Sweethearts. While part of a series, this story can be read as a stand alone and is one that keeps you fully engaged until the very end!

If you enjoy contemporary romance books, then The Cowboy’s Secret is a book that you will undoubtedly enjoy!

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author, but was under no obligation to leave a review.
Mar 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again Jill Kemerer blew my mind with another heartwarming book. This is the second book in the Wyoming Sweethearts series and it takes place in Rendezvous Wyoming.

I was quickly pulled in to the story. What’s better than a cowboy seeking to have a relationship with his niece? Dylan Kingsley has a huge secret that he must keep in order to make the right choices for his family. When he meets Gabby Stover, he must be careful in how he goes about acquainting himself with her. Both Dylan and Gab
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this story
Abby Breuklander
Love love and love this story!! Learning to trust others after we've been hurt is so hard to do, but living in fear is no way to live either. We have to forgive others or we'll never be free ourselves. Everything that we will ever go through in life has a purpose whether it's visible to us or not. And trying to find out identity in anything or anyone other than God is impossible. We are not what we have or don't have, what others think we are or should be. We are not our pasts, we are not what o ...more
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Cowboy’s Secret
Jill Kemerer
The Cowboy’s Secret is book two in the series Wyoming Sweethearts. I was drawn in at the start and did not want to put it down. A Beautiful story about love, faith, and forgiveness that warms my heart. This iOS Gabby and Dylan’s story. Two people who has sadness in their past. I love reading about theses two and the strength they had. What secret could the cowboy have that he is trying to keep to himself?
I was given a complimentary copy of this book, but was not
Dawn Leonard
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gabby and Dylan's story is about trust. Gabby views cowboys as people you can't trust so she doesn't trust Dylan and his cowboy looks from the start. Dylan views women as golddiggers like his mom and ex-girlfriend so he's very careful about what he tells Gabby about his past. He comes to town to make sure his niece Phoebe is being properly cared for. Gabby allows him to get to know her niece as long as he follows her rules about getting a job and going along with her schedule. Stu gives him a jo ...more
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jill Kemerer’s second book in her Wyoming Sweethearts series is a sweet romance and a perfect follow-up to the first book. Dylan and Gabby both have issues trusting others and with good reason. The combination of the two plus a precious little baby makes for a satisfying read.

I enjoyed this book and highly recommend it!
I received this book from the author. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Melissa Henderson
A beautiful story filled with love, faith and forgiveness. Two determined people with sadness in their past are trying to build a good life and move forward. Obstacles have caused heartbreak and made life hard to deal with at times. Decisions for the future need to be made. Read and find out how love triumphs. This is a story I want to read again and again. I received a complimentary copy of the book. No review was required.
Ml Herman
Feb 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Is not telling the truth the same as telling a lie? Jill Kemerer let's the reader wrestle with this question through out her sweet story filled with love and depth. I loved the characters. Real struggles, real faith and, in the end, real forgiveness. I enjoyed how Kemerer kept bringing the characters away from their past, through their faith and into the present. Such a great read!!
I received and advanced copy of this book with no obligation for a review.
Feb 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Jill has a way of writing that makes you feel like you are part of the story. I’m hoping there will be another story set in this town.

I received an advanced copy of this book with no requirements to leave a review.
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Jill Kemerer is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author of heartwarming, emotional, small-town romances often featuring ranchers and cowboys. She is a multi-published author of Christian romance novels with Harlequin Love Inspired. Romance novels give people hope, courage, laughter, and empathy. Jill aims to delight readers through her books the way so many books have delighted her.

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