Rodeo Stars of Violet Ridge: Book # 1
Publication Date: April 25, 2023
She’s got a knack…
For roping in hearts
For rancher Will Sullivan, nothing is more beautiful than a Colorado sunrise…until Kelsea Carruthers shows up at his ranch, wanting to lease his land. But Will has plans for his struggling ranch that don’t include the gorgeous, quirky Southern belle. Now Kelsea is quickly learning how to be a true cowgirl—even as she steals everyone’s hearts. And this gruff, set-in-his-ways cowboy might just be falling the hardest…
This book follows Will and Kelsea. Will is a retired rodeo star turned rancher. He took over the ranch after his parents passed away, and it’s not doing well. Will’s uncle, who is constantly coming up with get-rich-quick schemes, invites a renewable energy company to possibly put wind turbines on their land.
Enter Kelsea. She comes to the ranch to see if the land will work but keeps getting the run around from Will. And, of course, since this is a romance, sparks start to fly between the two, and they aren’t sure they can keep their relationship strictly professional.
I really liked both Will and Kelsea. Will was hard working and trying to adjust to all the changes in his life. He knows he should be entertaining the offer from Kelsea’s company, but at the same time, he has ideas for the ranch that may compromise the land. He also doesn’t want to like Kelsea, but the more time he spends around her, the more confused he gets. I liked how he was a gentleman with her even when he didn’t trust her motives. He was just a very relatable character.
Kelsea was just so quirky. She has bounced through so many jobs, and her father got her a position with this company. She wants to do her best, partially to please her father, who always seems to prefer her siblings. But she’s so very much a people person and just worms her way into the ranch and the community. I loved getting to know Kelsea and found her a very likable character.
Caught by the Cowgirl was a wonderful read. It hit all my emotions and had me turning the pages. There was plenty of character development, and the romance was very well-rounded. I can’t wait to continue the Rodeo Stars of Violet Ridge series and highly recommend this book to fans of contemporary Western romances.
Tanya Agler fell in love with romance novels when her grandmother brought one home from work. After years of reading happily ever afters, she decided to write a sweet contemporary romance with the support of her wonderful husband, four children, and her lovable Basset Hound. A graduate of the University of Georgia, she loves Cary Grant movies, walking, reading, and all things chocolate. Follow her on Facebook at Author Tanya Agler and sign up for her newsletter.