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Cowboy Come Home

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Cowboys and their curses!!

Ford is a wonderful man who just has a sticking problem.  He believes the men in his family are cursed and he needs to keep moving and not put down roots.  Years ago he met Claire and even though he had feelings he left now he's back and those feelings never left.

Claire is a strong woman who has a lot on her shoulders.  A ranch that needs repair, a sick father, and possible new store venture and a cowboy who likes to cut and run when things get serious.

I liked that this books showed the strength and determination of individuals.  I loved the sense of family this book had.

The only thing I didn't understand is for such a smart woman that Claire is, how is she friends with Anna?
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I love a Cowboy Romance, and this one was no exception. I am looking forward to more in this series and by this author.
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Cowboy Come Home was so good for me for so many reasons.  I love a love story.  I really loved Claire's determination to succeed and help her friends and family.  I loved how strong she is and how she wasn't scared of taking a second chance at love with Ford.  I really loved how Carly Bloom was so real about the struggles and joys of farm/ranch life.  There are so few books out there that depict this accurately.  Farm life was drizzled in so lightly but in such an honest way that as a reader, you don't realize that you're getting such a good picture of what that life is like.  The sacrifices and work that Claire and her family had to make are so real.  I can't wait to share this with my farm wife friends!
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I loved book #1 and was eagerly anticipating book #2 when I saw that it was available to read as an ARC! I really loved the secondary characters in the series, so reading and reviewing Claire's book was a treat. It is a great contemporary western romance. I look forward to more in this series. My only criticism (really) is the name "Ford Jarvis" - this doesn't exactly bring to mind a hot cowboy to me... It's a small thing.
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This is such a sweet, sexy, fun second (but really third) chance romance that you will not want to miss. They are standalone but really go read book one for sure and book 1.5 is also a nice addition. This town is so much fun, with great support for the community which will come into play even more in this book. Claire is the daughter of the big ranch in the area and fell for Ford a wrangler who can't stay in one place, and leaves her heart broken. But agrees to come back to help her father. Claire is sweet, hard worker, doesn't put up with shit girl you will love (heals and rock climbing) and Ford is the quiet, lone cowboy that you don't want to like but he finally grows and learns. 

I can't wait for more of these books! Bloom is now an automatic buy/read for me--her writing is smooth, the flow is great, development of characters is always full and lovable, and steamy as all hell! 

Overall, I give it 5 stars and 4 steams!

 **Thanks to Netgalley, Forever, and the author for this eARC in exchange for an honest review.
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This is a nice second chance romance book. A strong willed independent woman and a free roaming cowboy/ranch hand. With every second chance you want them to rally fight to be together.  They have a pull that keeps them connected.  It was hard to get pulled in but its worth the read.
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What a great book!!  Really enjoyed the characters, the laughs, and the many emotions involved with reading this book. Claire and Ford are such great characters. Even with his past, you still want so badly for him to fight for her. I would love to read more about this couple so I hope there's more in the future!!
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This was definitely a feel good story. I loved the plot and the amazing people at this ranch. Claire is a strong and resilient woman determined not to be crushed, again by Ford. Ford is a hard working, tough cowboy who feels his family's is cursed when it comes to love; therefore, he pushed Claire away 2 years ago and can't let her back in, but these two are meant to be. 

Claire's parents, Lilly and Gerome, are salt of the earth kind of people and everyone loves them. When sickness gets Gerome down, everyone is going to rally. But Gerome isn't sure he wants the fight, is it better to sell the ranch? Claire has her work cut out for her. How does she keep the ranch going and still keeps her dreams?

I loved Carly Bloom's writing. This series is heartfelt and sexy. I definitely look forward to more.
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Loved this book.  Such a fun, sweet, sexy read.  Cowboy Come Home features Claire, a rancher's daughter who feels every bit a part of her family's home and land, and Ford, a cursed cowboy who just can't find it in him to settle down.  Despite the amazing chemistry and connection these two had when he worked the ranch in the past, Ford still left and Claire's heart never quite recovered from the loss.  You can imagine how she feels when, years later, he shows up to work her family's land again.  

I loved the push and pull these two had with one another.  I loved the ranch, the town and the people in it.  Just an all-around enjoyable read that I couldn't put down.  Bloom's writing reminded me of one of my favorite authors, Maisey Yates.  Her books will be added to my to-be-read shelf for sure from here on out.  5 stars!
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COWBOY COME HOME by Carly Bloom is a five 🌟 read!!!  I loved the story of Claire and Ford, a second chance romance.  There were so many laugh out loud moments, my kids thought I was going crazy!  It was great revisiting some of our old friends in town too.
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Lord, but I love Big Verde.  Book 2 of Once Upon a Time in Texas delivered.  I'm always apprehensive about series.  This worries at all.  Carly Bloom writes these fantastic characters in this sweet little town in the hill country of Texas.  ( I really want to go there btw).  It pulls just the write amount of steam and the perfect amount of emotion.  Tie is with a fun story and I adore it....can't wait to go back!
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Cowboy Come Home is book two in the Once Upon a Time in Texas series by Carly Bloom.  I have adored this series so far and have been so looking forward to Claire and Ford’s story.  

Claire Kowalski is twenty nine years old.  She is the only child of Gerome and Lilly Kowalski and sole heir to the Rancho Canada Verde ranch in Texas.  Claire loves the ranch.  It runs in her veins.  But she also has other ideas, dreams.  Dreams which included finding her own Prince Charming.  She has about given up, though.  She thought she found him two years ago when Ford came to work on their ranch.  She fell in love.  But in the end, he left and broke her heart.

Ford Jarvis moves from ranch to ranch, never staying long, never putting down roots, never getting attached.  Except for when he was at Rancho Canada Verde and fell for Claire.  But he knew she deserved more.  Because all the men in his family were cursed.  Jarvis men didn’t fall in love and stay that way.  So he left.  But now Gerome needs his help.  The ranch is struggling and he needs a foreman.  So Ford will help them for as long as he can stay.  It’s thousands of acres.  He can avoid Claire, right?!

No matter where Ford and Claire were, the pull between them was too strong, too much to ignore.  It was more than just chemistry, though.  They talked, they worked together, they laughed together.  Feelings once again bloom.  Ford wants to forget about the curse.  He wants to be the man Claire deserves.  Claire knows that Ford will leave again and that once again he’ll be taking her heart with him.  Truth be told, he’s always had it.  Can she just enjoy the time they have together now and not worry about the future?

“What if she set aside happily ever after to enjoy being happy for now?”

This was such a good book.  I think what I loved the most was this whole group of people.  We get plenty of Maggie and Travis from the first book.  But not only that, it’s the whole group of friends and how they look out for each other.  They have history.  They’re like an extended family to each other.  This whole concept confounds Ford because he’s never had that.  He wants it so badly, the question is, can he stick around long enough to have it?

It’s no secret that I love cowboy romance and this series is definitely one I recommend.  I can’t wait to see what Carly Bloom does next.
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When Ford returns to Claire’s family’s ranch she is not especially thrilled. She fell in love with him when he was last there and he... left. Ford is also wary about seeing Claire again. For a man who is sure his destiny is to be alone, he has had a hard time shaking his feelings for her. The ranch should be big enough to give each other space but things just don’t seem to work out that way. 

I loved the first book in the series and was so excited to get my hands on a copy of this one. I was able to sink back in the world of Casa Verde, a place I love to spend time. It was great being reunited with characters I had grown to care about while watching Claire and Ford circle each other. I appreciated the fact that they didn’t rush back into bed but really weighed the things they valued about each other. Ford truly believed in Claire which made me like him even more as a character. I did feel that the book was a little overly long but not enough for me to lose interest. 

This series is a pleasure to read and I eagerly await the next book. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Ooh! Loved this one! First book was a sexy spin on red riding hood and this book inserted a bit of the Cinderella fairytale. Ford left Rancho Canada Verde two years ago but neither him or Claire has been able to move on in the relationship department. Claire and Ford definitely had sizzling chemistry. They were up for a second chance romance but definitely didn’t just jump into it. I really liked watching their relationship build and the family involvement. The Kowalskis are definitely a family you want to know and be a part of. The characters from the first two books played big parts and it was nice to see all the relationships full circle. It wasn’t an easy 2nd chance romance, there was definitely some work and good soul searching that had to be done first. I’ve read plenty of cowboy-western romance books and I’ve never heard about all the cowboy/rodeo superstitions before.  It was pretty funny reading about them. These two had plenty of longing early on which translated to some smokin’ scenes! Looking forward for more in this series! 

Thank you to Forever and NetGalley for the opportunity to read this in exchange for my honest opinion.
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