New Release + Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: Cowboy Up by Stacy Finz

 

Title: Cowboy Up

Series: Dry Creek Ranch #1

Author: Stacy Finz

Publishers: Lyrical Shine/Kensington/

Penguin Random House

Genre: Contemporary Cowboy Romance
Release Date: July 23, 2019

 

Blurb

 

Cash, Jace,
and Sawyer: Three cousins sharing an inheritance of five hundred acres of prime
California ranch land—and a whole lot of surprises . . .
Cash Dalton
is no rancher. He’s an FBI agent—or at least he was, until he left a haunting
case behind him and a load of guilt in front of him. Now it turns out he’s also
a father—to a twelve-year-old girl he didn’t know he had. Clearly, it’s no time
for a new romance, especially not with Aubrey McAlister, who’s renting the
cottage on Dry Creek Ranch. She doesn’t even seem to like him. Still, there’s
nothing wrong with looking . . .
After
calling off her wedding, Aubrey is trying to focus on her interior design
career and avoid the fact that she’s the center of small-town gossip. Clearly,
it’s no time for a new romance, especially not with brooding Cash. Though she
does find him sexy as hell. And he has softened since his daughter
arrived—enough for Aubrey to help decorate her room—and even try to get Cash to
open up about the chip on his shoulder. Once he does, both their hearts might
just follow—but will their futures sync up as well? . . .

 

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Britt’s 🎩🎩🎩🎩 hat review:

Emotion, mystery and romance. Cowboy Up offers a bit of everything. With a former FBI agent turned reluctant cowboy and a newly single dad to a daughter he just learned of and a recently single woman with a pile of secrets and most of a small town against her there is not a second of this book that doesn’t have something going on.
I zoomed through this one pretty hooked on Cash and Aubrey. From sort of enemies, to friends and eventually lovers these two had quite the roller coaster ride to happiness. Add in the complications of a daughter who is just learning who her father is while grieving for her mother and some serious small town drama and it makes for a read that has you looking like that Michael Jackson with a tub of popcorn gif.

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Excerpt

Aubrey got the impression they were no longer talking about
painting. “You must be a renegade, Cash Dalton.”
He held her gaze, his eyes so blue, they reminded her of
Mill Lake in summertime. “Maybe, how ’bout you?” And then his eyes slid over
her in a way that wasn’t altogether respectable.
“Me? Uh…I’m pretty conventional.”
“There’s nothing about you a man would call conventional.”
He stepped in front of her and flicked a piece of tape off her shirt.
She lifted her face to his, hoping she wasn’t misreading
what was going on here. “Should I take that as a compliment?” 
Are you
making a move on me?
“Damn straight it’s a compliment.” His lips twitched and he
tilted his head down close enough that she felt his warm breath on her cheeks.
“You know, I nearly kissed you the other day? How weird would it be if I kissed
you now?”
She chewed her bottom lip. “Probably pretty weird.” But she
didn’t move away.
His lips hovered barely an inch from her mouth. “Should we
try it? What’s the worst that can happen?” 
It was just a kiss, she argued with herself, trying to
dismiss all the reasons it was insane, starting with the fact that she’d just
broken her engagement to another man. Her head told her to back away, but her
mouth said, “I don’t see how it could hurt.”
And then, just like that, he covered her mouth with his,
tasting her lips until the kiss grew deeper…

 

 

Author Bio
Stacy Finz is a New York Times and USA
Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. After more than twenty years
covering notorious serial killers, naked-tractor-driving farmers, fanatical
foodies, aging rock stars and weird Western towns as a newspaper reporter, she
figured she finally had enough material to launch a career writing fiction. She
is the author of the Nugget Romance series, the Garner Brothers series,
and the upcoming Dry Creek Ranch series. She lives in Northern California
with her husband.
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