Title: Chantilly’s Cowboy by Debra Kayn
Sisters of McDougal Ranch Book One
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Length: 35,000 words
Book Rating: B
Review Copy Obtained from Publisher Through NetGalley
All Chantilly McDougal wants is to run her daddy’s ranch. The only one of five sisters content to stay on the McDougal spread, Chantilly loves the land and knows the workings of the ranch better than anyone. So when Stuart McDougal hires Jack Grady as his new foreman without even consulting her, Chantilly is furious. She doesn’t need the help of any cowboy, no matter what feelings the man arouses in her!
Jack Grady can understand Tilly’s frustrations over working with him, but he needs the job to put his nephew through law school. Besides, he’s made a promise to Stuart, and everyone knows a cowboy never goes back on his word. But when he finds himself falling for the boss’s daughter, Jack is torn between being honest with Tilly, and keeping her father’s secret.
Chantilly’s Cowboy is a sexy and romantic love story that hits all the right spots. Debra Kayn effortlessly draws the reader into this first installment of the Sisters of McDougal Ranch series and leaves you eagerly awaiting the next sister’s story.
Chantilly Lace McDougal is dedicated to her sisters, the family ranch and her daddy. She is headstrong with a fiery personality. Chantilly is a fascinating blend of tough cowgirl and feminine woman that is undeniably appealing. She may be spitting mad that Jack Grady is the foreman on her ranch, but she cannot deny the attraction she has for the sexy cowboy.
Jack Grady is a steadfast and loyal man whose word is his bond. His less than happy childhood left an indelible mark on him, shaping him into the man he is today. He has a tiny bit of old-fashioned manners that is inherent in cowboys and it greatly adds to his charm. He may indulge Chantilly on occasion, but he knows when to stand his ground.
Chantilly’s Cowboy is a finely crafted and romantic book. Ms. Kayn’s writing style is descriptive and engaging, and the novel flows at an even and fast pace. Realistic and well written dialogue brings the story vividly to life.
The McDougal’s strong family bond is the heart and soul of Chantilly’s Cowboy. Jack and Chantilly are a wonderful couple, and watching them fall in love is an absolute delight. But it is the close and loving relationship between Chantilly, her sisters and their father that will steal your heart.
Debra Kayn’s Sisters of the McDougal Ranch promises to be a wild and crazy ride. I plan on being there for every second of it, and I hope you will too!
This review is also posted on The Reader’s Roundtable