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The Cowboy Next Door by Trish Milburn
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it was amazing

the Cowboy Next Door by Trish Milburn
Broken fences create sexy neighbors
Claire Moon moved to a small Montana ranch for peace and solitude after barely surviving a tragic fire. A jewelry maker, she used to travel extensively to sell her work, but now prefers only online sales. Her quiet existence is imperiled when escaped cattle tromp through her yard and garden. Claire is unable to avoid meeting her handsome rancher neighbor who arrives to remove the cattle, and when he turns on the apologies and the charm, she’s not really sure she wants to.
Cowboy Wes McQueen feels guilty when his family’s cattle make a mess of his new neighbor’s property, especially when he finds out it’s his fault. But when he tries to make it up to Claire, she’s very shy and resistant. Still, he finds himself determined to make amends, and the two form a tentative friendship—a friendship that unexpectedly blossoms into more.
Despite Claire’s reluctance to rejoin society, Wes is determined to make their relationship work. He realizes that he’s like his father in more than one way—when he finally falls for a woman, he falls hard. And there’s no going back.
This is Claire Moon and Wes McQueen's story.
Most people’s to-do lists were long on Monday mornings. Claire Moon’s was downright scary. As in approaching the length of the U.S. tax code. One thing that wasn’t on it, however, was chasing cows out of her garden, but that’s exactly what she was doing. She probably looked like some sort of lunatic dressed in a ratty T-shirt and shorts she’d had since college, wearing flip-flops she was doing her best not to trip over, and wielding a broom as she yelled at the beasts to stop nibbling and trampling her zucchini and tomato plants. Luckily no one was around to witness her display. Of course that was by design.
She’d moved to rural Montana to get away from people. She hadn’t planned on livestock posing a problem. But then she was pretty sure Montana was home to more cows than humans, so maybe it shouldn’t have come as such a surprise.
She swatted at one of the cows with the broom. “Go on, get out of here! You have plenty to eat on your own side of the fence.”
Just coming over the hill she’d vacated was a man on a horse. On instinct, she turned away but stopped herself before completely presenting her back.
The guy spurred his horse to a faster pace, and she took a couple more hurried steps toward the porch. But he didn’t approach her, instead circling around the garden and herding the cattle back in the direction from which they’d arrived.
She watched, transfixed, as man and horse seemed to move as one animal. For a fanciful moment, she wondered if the cowboy could telepathically communicate with his mount. Maybe he spoke to the cattle, too, because while they’d just viewed her as a nuisance, at his direction they vacated her garden in mere moments. What they left behind was a trampled mess.
Anger welled up inside her. All the hours she’d put into the garden had been for naught.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book."
I highly recommend reading.
the Cowboy Next Door by Trish Milburn is a wonderful well written 5 star book.
Trish 's Books with Tule:
Her Cowboy Prince
Once Upon a Western
A Cowboy’s Kiss
Once Upon a Western
A Merry Mountain Christmas
The Cowboy Next Door
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