Saturday, July 28, 2012

{Review} AIDAN: Loyal Cowboy by Cathy McDavid + "The Family Plan"

AIDAN: Loyal Cowboy

Harts of the Rodeo
by Cathy McDavid
Publication Date: July 3, 2012
Publisher: Harlequin American Romance (Harlequin)
Pages/Format: 448; Paperback & e-book
Source: Netgalley

Home Is Where The Hart Is…

Aidan “Ace” Hart left Flynn McKinley heartbroken when he put family duty above her feelings. Then one night, the old passions were reignited and now Flynn is about to get something she’s always wanted—a child to love.

Ace takes his responsibilities very seriously. Running Thunder Ranch and his busy veterinary practice leaves little time for a personal life. That’ll only get worse now that he’s spending every spare minute with Midnight, the champion rodeo stallion he hopes will save the ranch from financial disaster.

Flynn refuses to marry Ace and be yet one more “responsibility” to him. She wants Ace to want to marry her! And until he admits he loves her, she’s determined to raise her baby alone…

The Family Plan by Cathy McDavid
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Aidan is indeed the Loyal Cowboy. Cathy McDavid gives readers a heartwarming story and American romance that will stir many emotions. Between Ace and Flynn it's hard to discern who is the most stubborn, but their almost constant arguing is highly amusing.

McDavid puts her characters in real situations and  makes it obvious that neither of them are perfect. The most enjoyable aspect of Loyal Cowboy is the growth Ace and Flynn undergo. They learn to work together, overcome past hurts, and understand the importance of sacrifice all for the sake of their baby. The emotions that spill from the pages are genuine and gets readers involved in the pending decisions in their lives.

Between the fights about their future McDavid allows Ace and Flynn to experience very intimate moments. These moments shudder with love and excitement adding to the overall  romantic feel of the story. Loyal Cowboy features a sexy vet whose love for animals and duty doesn't outweigh his love for family. A truly lighthearted story that will lift spirits and give a whole new meaning to happy endings!

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Fatherhood Series
Publication Date: February 12, 2008
Publisher: Harlequin American Romance (Harlequin)
Source: Netgalley - Bonus Story

Is Love Enough To Keep Them Together?

When a fall from a horse ends her show-riding career, Jolyn Sutherland comes home to Blue Ridge, Arizona, to heal and rebuild her life. But the onetime star performer has jumped from the frying pan into the fire...smack in the middle of a brewing domestic storm that could sabotage her blossoming relationship with Chase Raintree, her first love.

Jolyn's homecoming is a complication the vet and devoted single father doesn't need. Especially with her family questioning whether Chase is the biological father of his eight-year-old daughter. Mandy is everything to Chase, and Jolyn could help him complete his little family. But now that family is in danger of being split apart. Chase won't let anyone take his child away from him, even if it means losing his second chance with Jolyn . . .


The Family Plan is the perfect bonus story following Cathy McDavid's Aidan: Loyal Cowboy! With themes revolving around family and of course, romance, The Family Plan is a story to not overlook. 

In this work, McDavid puts much emphasis on family ties and loyalty. Jolyn has finally began building up her construction company, thanks to her longtime crush and local vet, Chase. Unfortunately, growing closer to Chase may give her mother more ammunition to meddle in to Chase's relationship between Jolyn and his young daughter, Mandy.

McDavid really hits the nail on the head when it comes to dramatic storytelling. From irresponsible or pushy mothers to budding romances with big obstacles, readers will enjoy not knowing what may happen next or the surprise at what comes. The Family Plan is an optimistic story where everyone may have their differences, but in the end they put them aside to make way for a happy ending.

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  1. Usually not my type of read, but I would love to read this thanks for the info and thanks for popping over to our weekly book blog hop xx

    1. No problem! Thanks for stopping by Sharon! I've only started reading books like this American romance, this year, but I'm starting to warm up to them and enjoy them.


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