Cowboy True by Michelle Beattie is book #2 in the Tangled Up in Texas Series.
Gage Granger knew back in high school that his friend and secret crush was desperate to get out of Last Stand, Texas. But with his roots running deep into the Hill Country soil of his family’s ranch, he couldn’t leave and so made the tough decision to let her go.
When Faith Stone runs into Gage in a San Antonio bar, she’s had just enough to drink to act on feelings that haven’t cooled in six years. And enough sense to flee the morning after. Yet almost twelve weeks later she’s back in her hometown and despite her life-altering news, her plan’s the same—leave Last Stand and its painful memories behind. Faith will never be anyone’s burden or responsibility again.
For Gage, Faith has always been the one. But he’ll have an uphill battle to convince her his heart is true.
My review : 4/5
This is a second chance romance and the story really got to me.
Both Gage and Faith come from troubled childhood experiences and yet, they have strived hard to become strong, independent individuals. But Faith still struggles with trying to prove that she’s not like her Mom and it’s hard for Gage to convince her that she’s worthy of love and good life.
I love how love and compassion wins the day and together they break the cycle of brokeness.
Although this is the second book in the series and I haven’t read the first one, this book can be read as a stand alone. A thread that runs through this series is the mystery of how Gage’s Dad lands in hospital. This perhaps will be revealed in Book #3 which I’m looking forward to it.
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