Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Promise from a Cowboy (Coffee Creek, Montana #3) by C.J. Carmichael

I lost my first review, so I will try again.
4 stars
Promise from a Cowboy is a clean read. This is the third book in Coffee Creek series of books. I have now read the whole series and have enjoyed it. Some series keep going and I never get all of them read and is lost in some of the storylines.
Olive is the matriarch of Lamberts and owner of biggest ranch in the county. She is not happy with any of her children's choices even though they are adults. She wants to control them. She has had a feud with her sister Maddie for over 30 years not talking to her and letting her children have anything to do with her.
This is B.J and Savannah story. They dated in high school and broke up a couple of months before graduation. Savannah blamed him for her twin Hunters trouble over a party that happened where a barn in middle of Maddie's ranch caught fire from lightning and a stranger died in the hayloft. No one knows who he was or how he found his way to that barn.
B.J. swore never to tell the truth about what really happened that night when they were 18. He took the blame for planning the party mainly to protect Savannah's brother because he loved her.
B.J. has spent the last 18 years in the rodeo circuit. Now he feels he needs to come home to the ranch. He never got over Savannah.
Savannah is the Sheriff. Now new evidence has come to light over the a watch that was pawned a couple of days after the barn fire. If they belonged to the john doe than the case will be opened again. She wants the whole truth about what happened that night.
Savannah had to stay home that night to watch her younger sister. Her father was a drunk and mother lived for her garden and old movies. Savannah raised her twin and younger sister who was only 8 at the time.

Now when Savannah and B.J. were getting back together after all these years Hunter came home and blamed everything about the fire and how the young man was left to die blames it all on B.J.

Savannah has to choose who she believes in the brother that she helped or B.J. who had everything.
I liked how the first chapter retold the about the accident that changed all their lives at the first of all four books. So it is easy to follow the storylines.
Also liked how B.J. respected his mom and apologized to her but decided that he should have gotten to know his Aunt Maddie earlier like his younger brother Brock had before he died.
Savannah has a strong code of ethics. Her parents really did not look after their family so she stepped in and even took care of her mom after her father died.
I enjoyed Promise from a Cowboy. I will definitely read more books from C.J. Carmichael in the future.
I was given this ebook to read by the author and asked to give honest review of it when finished.
Published July 1st 2013 by Harlequin American Romance 224 pages.

Published July 1st 2013 by Harlequin American Romance

Description taken off of Goodreads.

A Cowboy With Something To Hide...
On the rodeo circuit, B.J. Lambert had plenty of chances to forget about his first love. Back in Coffee Creek, it's impossible. Savannah Moody is as irresistible to B.J. as when they were teens. He'd still do anything for her - except give up the secret he promised to keep.

Sheriff Savannah Moody knows B.J. is hiding something. Not his feelings for her - it's obvious to both of them that the attraction is as strong as ever. But she simply can't afford to give in. She has her sister to care for, and the family land, and B.J. might be gone tomorrow. She also has a job to do: to pursue the truth and discover what really happened eighteen years ago when a barn burned and a man died. Even if it costs her dearly....

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