Wednesday, July 19, 2017

πŸ’– Review ~ HER COWBOY'S PROMISE by Jennifer Hoopes πŸ’–


Her Cowboy’s Promise (Fly Creek, #1)
by: Jennifer Hoopes
Series: Fly Creek
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 17, 2017
Publisher: Entangled ~ Bliss


She’s the last woman he should fall in love with...

Three years ago, artist Emily White’s grief and survivor’s guilt sent her to the small Wyoming town of Fly Creek. Since then, she’s kept her emotions safely tucked away—until she meets the new rancher at Sky Lake Dude Ranch. Stetson in hand, the gorgeous cowboy’s arrival in her store immediately shakes up her world.

Adam Conley is only in Fly Creek for as long as it takes to fulfill his promise to his late cousin. The small town brings up too many memories of the life he left behind years ago. He knows his task won’t be easy, but the last thing he expects is the instant attraction to the reason he’s in town. Emily is beautiful, vibrant, and completely off-limits. He’s there to keep his promise—not fall in love.

But Adam’s secret will crumble everything Emily’s life has revolved around.


Entangled Publishing’s Bliss imprint is all about sweet romance, family, everyday men and women, and small towns, with caring if not nosey and pushy townspeople.  Her Cowboy’s Promise encompasses all that and more.

After the heartbreaking death of her fiancΓ© Drew, Emily White left everything she knew including her family and friends to escape the pain.  She moved halfway across the country and started over.  It’s been three years and she’s only living a shell of a life.  She doesn’t socialize outside of greeting and interacting with customers at Painted Glass, her art store. She doesn’t eat out.  In fact, she doesn’t go out at all.  The townspeople of Fly Creek, Wyoming seem to understand that she has a past and is carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders.  They’re happy to sit back and wait for her to come around.

Adam Conley managed to escape small town ranch life and never wants to look back.  His desire not to be a rancher earned him a finance degree and jobs in New York and Chicago. But he still isn’t happy.  His cousin Drew made him promise to look after Emily and to make sure that she’s happy and moves on with her life.  It’s this promise to Drew that finds him where he doesn’t want to be, as a ranch hand at Sky Lake Ranch in Fly Creek, Wyoming.

For weeks, Adam has been in town, interacting with people to get a feel for Emily.  When they finally do meet, sparks fly and neither is prepared.  Emily hasn’t felt anything for anyone since Drew’s death.  She simply hasn’t wanted to really live.  But Adam makes her want to touch a man and step out of her self-imposed exile.  Adam wants to fulfill his promise, but he doesn’t know how to handle his sudden feelings for a woman he knows he can’t and shouldn’t have.  Together, Emily and Adam set out on a journey of self-discovery, healing, forgiveness, and ultimately love.

Her Cowboy’s Promise is a very impressive debut from new author Jennifer Hoopes.  This story is heartbreaking at times, so be sure to have tissue handy.  But it’s also about healing and moving forward.  Surprisingly for me, I didn’t hate the small town, nosey citizens.  They actually added to my love of the story.  In fact, all the characters are great, from Piper who wants to be Emily’s friend, but is like a steamroller when given the chance; to Shelby, owner of Sky Lake Ranch who’s like a mother hen and grizzly bear rolled in one.  Adding to this amazing cast of characters are Levi, Adam’s older brother, Dan, Adam’s friend and another ranch hand and Polly Brooks, Piper’s grandmother.

Her Cowboy’s Promise is a definite bookshelf keeper.  Jennifer Hoopes has earned her place on my auto-buy author list and I can’t wait to return to Fly Creek.

**Received a copy from Entangled Publishing and voluntarily reviewed.  I also personally purchased a paperback copy.**

Rating: 5

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Jennifer lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two daughters. When not writing, she can usually be found elbow deep in flour or inhaling chlorine as she cheers her daughter on at a swim meet. She loves musicals, caramel and roller coasters, and lists Machu Picchu at the top of her bucket list. She is a member of RWA and is the President of her local chapter, Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers.


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2 comments:

  1. Mmmm, I think I'm in the mood to add a sexy cowboy to my summer reading list!

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    1. You DEFINITELY should!!! I loved this book. I can't wait for the next one.

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