Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Cowboy Seal by Laura Marie Altom ~ Review & Giveaway

Source:  Received a paperback from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

The Cowboy Seal by Laura Marie Altom

The Road To Redemption

Navy SEAL Cooper Hansen hasn't been home in more than a decade. He has never forgiven himself for the accident that killed his mother, and as far as he knows, neither has his family. But when his brother's widow, Millie, needs his help to save the Hansen ranch, Cooper can't stay away any longer.

Millie has always loved Cooper in some way—as a childhood friend, a high-school crush and then as a brother-in-law. Now that he's back in Brewer's Falls, she's discovering new, unexpected feelings for him. But if Cooper keeps holding on to the pain of the past, will he ever give their future together a fighting chance?


What is it about a good cowboy story that is so yummy?  Cooper is the answer to that question.

An accident when he was younger sent him away from home, from his family ranch, from all his family and from his life.  The Navy molded him and made him a man.  Now he's home again and it's harder than he thought.

A fast read, this story is about healing.  The healing of a Navy Seal that was never forgiven for an accident in his youth.  The healing of an old cowboy that has never forgiven his son and now most recover from a stroke.  The healing of a widow who needs this Cowboy Seal so much but isn't sure what to do with her attraction to him.

Cooper (so LOVE that name) is strong and capable as both a seal and a cowboy but he's still grieving.  Being home is the worst kind of hell.  But it's also where he will find his peace.  His sister-in-law who's struggling to keep the family and ranch together after the death of her husband needs him.  And he's fighting his attraction to her.  Could it be okay to love the girl his brother loved?

Millie is a strong women holding it together as best she can.  When Coop shows up and makes things so much better and so much more awkward, she wants him to leave.  But her son has become attached and her father-in-law is working through his stubborn pain.  What is she to do?

I really enjoy stories like this.  This book is a few hours of indulgence that just leave me content and happy.  If those kind of books appeal to you, don't miss this one.


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  1. It's been a long while since I read a cowboy book :P This one sounds interesting! :) Great review! :)
    Book Maniac Reviews

  2. Loved your review. This sounds like a good book. I will have to add it to my tbr. Thank you for the giveaway chance.

  3. I think a good cowboy romance is enhanced by tight jeans and a protective hero. Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

  4. This looks really good! Great review!

  5. Cowboys are always so gentlemanly.

  6. Western and machismo :D