Title – Almost a Cowboy
Series – Family Tree Series
Author – Em Petrova
Genre – Contemporary western romance
Publication Date – Aug 7, 2014
Length (Pages/# Words) – novel – 87k words
Publisher – Taliesin Publishing
Utah Davies is a recluse by choice, shunning his family and denying the ranch that needs his care. His personal life is a broken fence-line of past failures, neglected relationships, and The One that got away. After his father’s death, Utah is summoned home and faced with a secret in the form of a dozen or so more siblings he—and the family—had no idea existed. A clause in the will states he must find the family scattered across the country and unite them all for the reading. Trouble is, he has no clue where to begin.
Until he comes face-to-face with the old flame that burned his heart to ash.
In the July of their love, journalist Caroline Wilks refused elopement with Utah. After that, she made a series of bad decisions starting—then ending—with a nightmare marriage to a drunk. But when hunky bad-boy Utah struts back into her life, the only peace from the soul-deep throb she’ll get is between him and a mattress. He refuses to believe she’s nothing more than a hard-nosed journalist known for digging up more dirt than the family coon dog, but she knows better—or does she? And how can Caroline take the time to help Utah find his scattered family when she has a feature story due by the end of the month? Maybe the human interest piece is standing right in front of her in the dark, brooding cowboy.
Review by Sue Ellen
Do you want a book that will suck you in, then you have found it. The author has a way with her writing that will quickly in my opinion make you want more especially when it comes to cowboys. In Almost a Cowboy you find a hot sexy man named Utah who has had his heart broken and decided to basically stay away from everyone. Only problem with this is that he is to late in finding out about his father’s death. Upon secrets being revealed he is basically set on a mission! Utah is a strong person because it takes a lot to just leave everything behind. Lets switch gear and talk about Caroline (his love) lets just say her life has definitely not been roses including the marriage. She has been dragged through a lot and still is standing so that takes a very strong minded women. These two characters were definitely in for a road trip. I loved reading the interactions between them and even though Utah was fighting it you could tell and feel the love he had for Caroline still. However, the question lies will Utah forgive her for leaving him? The author has taken a Cowboy novel and gave her own twists to it and it was flawless (which if you have read others by her this is why she is writes amazing stories). I did love the other characters and hopefully will be seeing stories on them also.