Although Cole Driscoll struggles to find his place on the ranch, he always seems to come in second best. But there is one thing that is even more important to him than the ranch...Jess. He sees the hurt and vulnerability in her eyes, but every time he tries to win her trust, she comes up with excuses. Will he be able to past the walls she has built up around her heart and convince her that they belong together before the time comes for her to leave the ranch again? Will confiding in her friends cost Jess their friendship? Could the arrival of threatening notes at the ranch be followed by danger, or can Jess keep her friends safe?
A swoon-worthy tale, ONCE UPON A COWBOY, the third book in author Maggie McGinnis' WHISKEY CREEK series, is a sexy, contemporary romance that you will remember long after you reach the last page. Both Jess and Cole have suffered in the past, which makes it so wonderful that they find happiness with each other. There is a definite chemistry between the two of them and I admired the loyalty and camaraderie she has with her friends.
Humor, heart, second chances, abuse, interesting characters, beautiful scenery, interesting characters, romance and true love make this emotion-packed story a winner. Not having read the previous two books in this series I can assure you that this novel can be read as a standalone. However, by the time I reached the end of the book I could not wait to get my hands on the rest of the series. But be prepared; this book will not only have you laughing out loud, it may leave you shedding a tear or two. Ms. McGinnis is a new-to-me author, but not for long. Pick up a copy today and discover the world of Maggie McGinnis for yourself!