A Thorn in the Saddle by Rebekah Weatherspoon (The Cowboys of California #3)
Reviewed by GGGinny
**We received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. We’d like to thank Rebekah and Davian Books for the opportunity. This book came out on October 26th. You can get it here or at your local independent bookstore**
Drunk thoughts: so Jesse is super responsible and his childhood friend, Lily-Grace is moving home (afyer quitung her job at not-uber). They have some flare ups because Jesse threatened her dad over him dating her mom. But, of course, they fall in love.
Set on a Black-owned luxury dude ranch with a fairy tale twist, the third Cowboys of California romance from award-winning author Rebekah Weatherspoon captivates with a modern take on Beauty and the Beast, as a brawny rancher and a brainy beauty find themselves in a beast of a predicament…
Ranch owner Jesse Pleasant always felt too big for his desert town–literally–and too brutish to fit in with his charming, cowboy brothers. After his temper gets the best of him one time too many, he’s ready to accept the truth: he’s cursed to be alone. But when the Senate selection committee comes looking for a man of his public standing, he knows this might be his chance to prove to his family and friends that he can keep his cool, all while giving back to his community. There’s only one problem. While Jesse definitely has a mind for business, his people skills are more than lacking.
Former tech consultant Lily-Grace Leroux has had it up to her hat with hot-tempered men who think they know what’s best, especially a big headed rancher set on keeping her widowed father from dating his grandmother. But after Lily-Grace learns of Jesse’s softer side during a painfully awkward showing at a community date auction, one thing becomes clear; Jesse Pleasant is not ready to run for public office. At least not yet. Against her better judgement, Lily-Grace offers to help Jesse learn how to connect with his prospective constituents. She never dreamed they would build their own connection, one destined for its own happily ever after…
- This book waa super hot
- Also Im not used to the man being less experienced but it was delightful
- Lily-grace was such an interesting character, especially in relation to Jesse. She has so much personality and I loved how much she stood up for herself. And for her family
- Legitimately, I loved how these two people fit together.
- Like, their issues were really well balanced.
- Jesse needed a chance to remember he was important outside of the ranch.
- And she needed someone to prioritize her.
- Which was ideal.
- But the fact that she made him fave his fears!!! It was delightful finding the thing that finally got him out of his comfort shell
- I also love the family relationships in this book. I feel like it does a good job of capturing the complicated emotions that come from sibling relationships for better or worse.
- Basically this book was a great end to the series, with so much fucking character growth.
What I drank: oops I wrote things in the wrong order. I drank red wine
What it Pairs With: whiskey and ginger