"Tough cowboy takes on teenage daughter"
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted June 8, 2017
In DOWN HOME COWBOY Maisey Yates takes on the challenge of
dealing with a sullen teenage girl (is there any other kind)
to reestablish yourself in a new town, new home and possibly
way out of the lonely closed in existence of a man whose wife
suddenly walked away not only from their marriage but their
as well. Maisey Yates excels at relationships and her
couples is candidly second to none. Well at least in my very
opinion. Suffice it to say once you've read a Maisey Yates
DOWN HOME COWBOY is a sort of welcome back to Copper Ridge,
but newcomers are quite welcome and will quickly become
acquainted with some lovely characters.
Cain Donnelly and his sixteen year old daughter Violet are
through yet another period of adjustment. It seems as if the
them are continually adjusting to still another phase.
Violet was in
her teenage angst stage. Hating her father. Bemoaning the
Cain relocated them away from friends and school. Cain had
her side through all the stages since the mother left. For
part Cain did okay for someone who considered himself rather
equipped - but he has been a wonderful dad. Realizing you are
doing your best is a difficult hurdle. Violet is basically a
good kid --
just really unhappy right now and most of her moods and
of course directed to her father Cain.
Cain is valiantly trying to cope and not over react -- but
he's no saint.
On a more personal adult side, well, Cain doesn't really
have one and
that's a gnawing issue. Cain can't figure out how to date
or have any
private time with any woman who might catch his eye. His
are becoming rather annoying reminded him what he is missing.
And then Cain spies Alison who surprises him. He is mentally
undressing her but of course he puts on the brakes. No time.
to consider. Still pretty raw from being summarily dumped.
Alison is a
whirlwind of personality, sexiness, courage and confidence.
how Cain sees her. Alison has just recently taken Violet
wing. At Alison's bakery there are actually lots of women
learning skills needed to re-enter the workforce and create
resume. They learn all sorts of skill at the Pie In The Sky.
Lucky for Cain he likes pies. Cain is going to have to eat
quite a few
once he garners up the courage to ask Alison for help with
Violet needs a woman's input and ear. Alison has already
Violet's trust. So now all Cain has to do is keep his
this woman who agrees to mentor his daughter at arm's
for a good cause. Now the only question is whether Alison
can maintain their cool. Each has so much baggage they fully
acknowledge that they do not want or need a relationship.
Well that's a horse of another color.
DOWN HOME COWBOY has dialog that absolutely sets the scene
for this wonderful family story. Being a single parent is
when kids are young. When they reach their teenage years that
challenge escalates. Maisey Yates helps her characters maintain
their sense of humor while honestly handling some tough times.
Maisey Yates handles this issue with great respect for all
parents, children, friends and family. And she somehow finds
to include a segue into a personal life for them all. Just
This Texas cowboy has come home to Copper Ridge to put
down roots…but will he risk his heart again?
Asked where he'd be at this point in life, Cain Donnelly
would have said anywhere but Copper Ridge, Oregon, living
with his estranged brothers. But since his wife abandoned
them, both he and his daughter, Violet, are in need of a
fresh start, so he's back to claim his share of the family
ranch. Local baker Alison Davis is a delicious temptation,
but she's also his daughter's mentor and new boss. That
makes her off-limits…until she offers a no-strings deal that
no red-blooded cowboy could resist.
Alison has worked tirelessly to rebuild her life, and she
won't jeopardize her hard-won independence. Especially if it
also complicates Cain's relationship with Violet. But with
Cain offering a love she never thought was possible, Alison
has to find the courage to let her past go…or watch her
future ride away for good.
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