A Reader's Opinion: RODEO FATHER by Mary Sullivan


A charming and heartwarming story of hope and unexpected love.

Travis Read is a cowboy with a wounded heart and a deep fear of letting himself settle down and find more than a few months of happiness. Then he meets Rachel McGuire in Rodeo, Montana, a small town with a big heart. Rachel is not far from having a new baby, and she's pretty much alone in the world, or at least she often feels that way. A lot of people care about her but she's afraid of what letting someone else into her life might do to her fragile family.

I will admit that it's been a long time since I've read a Harlequin book I liked. I tend to stay away from them nowadays but I was interested in the story and that it's set in my home state. I enjoy a good Montana story even if there isn't a lot of Montana in the writing. And, Mary Sullivan is a new-to-me author. She didn't disappoint! Travis and Rachel are both likeable characters who deserve all the love and happiness they can find. The author has a nice writing style and the story is well written, not what I've come to expect from these types of books.

There was one scene, not a sex scene, but still intimate, that I admit I was embarrassed to witness. The author still did a good job with the writing of it, though. I was torn between liking this book and really liking it. Everything about the character's lives felt so real, and in the end I decided that any author who can keep me interested and invested in the characters enough to finish a book in one day, did a good job.

Star Rating: 4 1/2 Stars | Content Rating: 4 Hearts | Reviewed by: Kaylie Morgan


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Travis Read never wanted to settle down anywhere—with anyone. He's in Rodeo, Montana, just long enough to fix up a house for his sister and he'll be on his way. Then he meets Rachel McGuire. Beautiful and kind—and with magnetic whiskey-colored eyes—Rachel is everything that Travis could want. Except that Rachel is also very, very pregnant.

A struggling widowed mom, Rachel wants to give her family the stability she's never had. Travis dashed those hopes by buying her dream house. Okay, she can start over. But she wasn't counting on such a fierce attraction between them. And this cowboy was never meant to settle down…

Series: Rodeo, Montana

Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages

Publisher: Harlequin Western Romance (January 3, 2017)

Format Read: E-Book | Source: Provided by the author or publisher.

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