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 Andi 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?
Cowboys in my books? Yes please. Hot doctors in my book? Yes please. Add them both in the same book? Oh holy hotness!!! I am a fan of Z.A.Maxfeild’s books so when we had the chance to read and review for this tour, I jumped at the chance. Plus did I mention, hot cowboys and dreamy doctors?
I did not realize this book is part of a series, going back to look I realized it can be read as a standalone, as each book has a new set of mcs. It does have the two mcs from ‘My Cowboy Homecoming’ make appearances in this one but you don’t miss anything. Now that said, I will be going back to read the whole series, because I am quite intrigued about book one through three.
So back to this book, my heart ached so much for so many different reasons. The biggest is the fact that Ryder is so far in the closet he is not sure which way is up. The second is while I love the relationship between himself and Andi, the fact is it is hard on both of them, neither getting to be with people they should be have the chance to be with. Oh, don’t get me wrong, what they are doing I find absolutely amazing, raising their son at such a young age.
Then enters Dr. Declan Winters and turns Ryder’s perfectly safe world totally topsy turvey. With Declan’s arrival, secrets Ryder and Andi have tried for so long to keep, start threatening to come to light. Ryder isn’t sure how to handle it all and turns to Declan, thinking they could be just friends. But we can all see where this is going.
You can see the pull they have to one another. And they closer they get, well… lets just say the harder they fall. Oh my gosh, the way Ryder handled his father when the truth finally came out was wonderful. It mad me so proud of him. They faced more hurdles when their secrets come tumbling out. Some I was pleased with, and some really pissed me off.
My only problem I had with this book is the ending. Don’t get me wrong, it is not bad; but I like my ends all neat and tidy. Sometimes it just doesn’t work out that way. I would love to see more of these characters in a future book. If I don’t, well, that will be okay as I really enjoyed their story. So, if you are like me and love cowboys, doctor and cute kids in your books, this is one I highly recommend.