Grace and the Cowboy
by Amity Grays
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Pub Date 07 Jul 2017 | Archive Date 15 Sep 2017
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Average rating from 19 members
Anyone that reads my reviews can tell you I adore my second chance romances. This second chance was a sweet contemporary romance. It was a pleasure to read this story.
I had to read the author's bio TWICE. She's an accountant. That's good with numbers. I can attest after reading this, she is good with both words and numbers.
This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and /or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
I absolutely loved this book. Grace and Mac grew up together. As a young girl she loved him but he spurned all her childish crush activities.. These are very believable characters and are well developed. Watching her animosity turn back into love kept me cheering for her to realize her heart always belonged to Mac.
Grace heads back to the family ranch after a four-year absence. This isn’t Grace’s choice, but rather designated by a forced agreement forged between her estranged grandparents when Grace was at her lowest. The hardest part of this trip down memory lane is coming face to face with the one person Grace blames whole-heartedly the bitter betrayal she endured.
Mac Palmer has no illusions that Grace will be happy to see him, but his hopes that they can forge a amicable relationship and bury the past, is fast becomes a pipe dream. Grace couldn’t make it any cleared that she loathes the ground he walks on and resents the air he breathes.
But you have to wonder weather she protests way to loudly and if the sparks that continue to fly are really all steeped in distain and hurt. Mac and Grace keep the reader interested in their plight and anticipating their ultimate realisation that they were always meant to be together.
This was my first read by Amity Grays, and it was a wonderfully entertaining, sweet story of past heartache and insecurities with absolutely no sex! Based on that fact alone, I’m surprised this story kept my attention, but it really was an easy read with loads of sarcastic banter, moments of fun and lots of sexy cowboy smiles.
I feel like I just left a movie theater for this summer's most romantic, feel good love story. This second chance (kinda) romance was a slow, sweet dance of unrequited young infatuation, followed by years of heartbreak and anger, leading to a renewed awakening of love. No better dance partners that Grace and Mac.
Let me not forget Patsy and Eldon-- loved them!
A pleasant surprise for an author I hadn't encountered yet, and a story with warmth. Throw in a sexy cowboy and a sassy woman and you have the perfect story to steal your heart. I literally couldn't put the book down, having found myself invested in the outcome of the electrical pull between Mac and Grace.
Mac and Grace's story captured my heart from the moment I begun reading it. Grace's heartbreak took her on an emotional journey of obstinate denial in her self worth and ability for others to love her and never leave her. It took Mac to help her finally see herself and find her heart, but at the same time recognize her in his own life.
The banter between Mac and Grace was priceless, her snarky comments were met head on by his own laid back drawl that drove her crazy. Their lighthearted moments together were truly endearing, over shadowed only by their chemistry.
The characters had me laughing at, crying for, and cheering on their triumphs. I hated to have the story end, and leaving Buster’s Prairie behind.
This ARC book was complimentary, provided by the Publisher and NetGalley. I am voluntarily providing my honest review.
A fun and quick read. Mac and Grace are a great couple, and the sparks are fun to watch. I wasn't sure what to think in the beginning, as her anger wasn't defined too clearly, but as the story continued more and more was revealed. Hot Texan, ranching, and fun people all combine to give an enjoyable read. Highly recommend this book and author.
This was a great second chance love story. Mac and Grace were a great couple, even if there was a lot back and forth between them... Mac was a very honorable man and definitely fought to be everythibf Grace needed. I found the background ranch and the love story between the grandparents adorable... Grace was a very strong minded character throughout the whole story, and I really loved the discussions between her and Mac :)
I received a complimentarily copy of this book from NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
This was a wonderful book. It was so easy to read. It had a dual POV which I love. The plot and characters were believable. It was a delight to read. I was so sad to see it end. This was the first from this author that I have read but it won't be the last. The author is fantastic in writing romance. It doesn't need sex and foul language to make it. It has the wonderful gift of a romantic story to make it so. I highly recommend this story to anyone who is tied of the same old same old cookie cutter so called romance books. This is the real deal here.
Grace is back to pay a debt to her grandfather and if she could survive the next two year is will be a miracle. Can she get through this and help her granddad or will she be on the run again? Mac has her back on the ranch but he's not sure what to do with her she is madder then a bull with a bee sting. Can he convince her what he did was for her own good or will the past just be to much for the both of them to find healing?
I have never read anything my Ms. Grays and that is going to change I think i just found a fun read and a fun author. I really loved this book. It has so fun, so healing lots of friendships and lots of sass. I really enjoyed the small feel of this book but the big feel of the book to. I really enjoyed how the author just seem to let the words flow and it made it easy to follow it truly draws you into the story and does not leave you disappointed at all. I really loved all the characters and the feistiness of Grace grandparents if only we could all be blessed with them. This book has some and its a small amount of adult talk but the author didn't dwell much which made it refreshing. Seriously grab this fun read you will not regret it.
I really enjoyed this book! I love romance stories where it takes some effort for the two lead characters to find their way to each other...much more realistic. Grace needed to come to terms with the past and Mac needed to help her see the past more clearly. Misunderstandings are obstacles in any relationship and the premise of this story was both interesting and refreshing. The secondary characters were also seeking a way back together and their back story was enjoyable as well. I love reading books that are hard to put down and this book was definitely one of those! (I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.)
I totally enjoyed reading Grace and the Cowboy. Grace left home for 4 years because of her fiancé betrayal. She is now back after her promise that after she got her college degree, she would return home to work for 2 years. Mac was the one that told her of Garrett's betrayal of marrying someone else and she holds it against him. With her returning home, he doesn't want her to leave again. Can he persuade her to stay this time and to understand that Garrett wasn't right for her? Read and find out.
This was a fantastic second chance romance.I really liked both Grace and Mac they were great characters.
Grace has been away from the ranch for the last four years and now she's back to repay her debt.Mac just knows that grace won't be happy to see him but it looks unlikely that they can put the past behind when Grace hates him so much.
I really enjoyed reading this one and watching these two overcome the past.They really were so great together this book will suck you in and have you rooting for these two.
The college grad and the hometown cowboy. Wonderfully written H/h with a great connection. Fabulous secondary characters. The ranch seemed like a character with the author’s descriptive writing. Sweet love story worth the read.
I just loved the characters the story just had me from the start great great read
I love books about cowboys and Grace and the Cowboy was no exception. This book is well written and I look forward to reading more of this author's work.
Cannot review as I was never able to download it. Sorry
I really enjoyed Amity Grays style of writing. Easy to visualize what she describes and in depth character development. Grace and Max have a history, and it’s not a good one. How are they to live and work the same ranch that technically they both will once own. Anyone who likes clean healthy cowboy romance with plenty of sass from the main characters will enjoy this book. If this is your genre it’s a great story. I give it a four as a very good read. Thank you for allowing me to review this book it’s my honest opinion.
Amity Grays is a new Author to me, a well written, clean, cowboy story that kept me turning pages. I enjoyed seeing Grace Wade and cowboy Mac Palmer get a second chance. I recommend this book. I received a copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
A second chance story done well, Grace and Mac were always meant to be, but misunderstandings and hurt pride kept them apart for years. Now, with a chance to clear the air, Mac and Grace can start fresh once they shake off the shackles of the past and move forward together. A sweet and clean romance, this one stays out of the bedroom and builds the relationship on a lighter foundation that felt solid. With a solid cast both as leads and supporting, this story is well-worth the read as it showcases love, friendship, forgiveness, and the freedom and peace knowing you're lifted by love.
This was my first story by Grays, and it was an excellent read. I’m so glad I have this sweet contemporary romance a try. It’s cowboy and a second chance. Cowboys I’ve read very few of, but most that read my reviews know I love me a good second chance story and sassy women.
Heartbroken, Grace went on an emotional journey filled with denial and not believing she was worth anything. It was Mac that made Grace see the light.
This is one of those stories that makes you feel like you’re the character. Give it a try. I’m sure you will enjoy
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