My Cowboy Promises
(The Cowboys Series, Book #4)
By Z.A. Maxfield
A real man needs a real love…
To become the man he’s meant to be, one cowboy will have to be the man he never wanted anyone to know he was…
Ryder Dent is a true-blue cowboy. A devoted son, husband and father, but one who is living a costly lie. When they were both young, Ryder and his closest female friend Andy thought they’d found the perfect solution to both their problems—she was single and pregnant, and he was secretly gay—so they got married and raised Jonas together.
When Ryder gets hurt at a party, his son’s new pediatrician comes to the rescue. The connection between Ryder and Dr. Declan Winters is sudden, powerful, and undeniable. Ryder loves Andy and the family they’ve created together—but they both need more. Can they pursue their hearts’ desire without destroying the life they’ve built and losing the son they love?
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About the Author
Z. A. Maxfield started writing in 2007 on a dare from her children and never looked back. Pathologically disorganized, and perennially optimistic, she writes as much as she can, reads as much as she dares, and enjoys her time with family and friends. Three things reverberate throughout all her stories: Unconditional love, redemption, and the belief that miracles happen when we least expect them.
If anyone asks her how a wife and mother of four can find time for a writing career, she’ll answer, “It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you give up housework.”
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I was very luck enough to read My Cowboy Promise. I can't say I'm a huge fan of same sex relationships in the books that I read, but I don't mind them either. I've read other books of Maxfield's and enjoyed them. I really liked both Ryder and Declan but they both had a very hard road ahead of them. I feel this story deals with a lot of what gay men and woman must have to deal with. It's not easy when you lie to yourself and everyone else.
My only issue with the story is that I felt that the romance part wasn't there that much. I like my romances to be more about the main characters, and less about what's going on in their lives. This need a little more balance. From the other book I read from this author I know she had more in that book.
Now saying that doesn't mean the story wasn't good, it was. It's a very touching story that I think is worth reading. I know you'll be cheer for both Ryder and Declan to have their happily-ever-after.
I'd love to know what you thought of My Cowboy Promises or any other books written by Z A Maxfield. Do you mind same sex romance? Or is that to much for you? Happy reading!