Actress Crytal McCord gave up the closeness of her big family in order to make a name for herself on the New York City stage. But when life in the Big Apple turns sour, she follows a country road back to her parents Arkansas ranch.The last thing she expects to find in cowboy country is a new leading man. Still, she can't help but imagine handsome rancher Jeremy Buchanan in the role. Unfortunately, Jeremy's been burned by Crystal's type before. Or has he? Every time he thinks he knows her, the multi-faceted woman surprises him. Will the reluctant pair allow their hearts to guide them, or will their common stubborn pride keep them miles apart?
Crystal McCord moved to New York for one thing - to become an actress. It had always been her dream to hit it big on Broadway. Or was it? Crystalís twin sister had the same ambitions when they were both little girls. But ever since her sisterís death, nothing has been the same. Crystal finds herself all alone in the bustling city of New York. Is she living her dream or her sisterís?
Crystal gets word that her family is having an emergency meeting on their ranch in Arkansas. They want her there. Should she go? Crystal feels torn about the whole thing. She doesnít want to go back home and face everyoneÖ and everything. She left home because of the heartache and pain of losing her beloved sister. But soon after hearing about the meeting, she breaks up with her boyfriend. Everything seems to be going terribly wrong for Crystal. She finally relents and she heads back home. Sheíll only stay for a little whileÖ Sheíll leave as soon as the meeting is over.
Then Crystal discovers the reason for the meeting - her parents are going on a trip. They need someone to watch over the cows and take care of things while theyíre gone. Everyone else in Crystalís family is too busy to help out at the ranch, so Crystal reluctantly volunteers. Itís strange for her to leave the city girl behind and come back to being a cowgirl: a reluctant cowgirl.
This is Christine Lynxwilerís first book in the McCord Sister Romance Series. The other two are: Cowgirl At Heart and Cowgirls Donít Cry.
This is a good book by Christine Lynxwiler. Unfortunately, I do have a few problems with this book, though. The romance between Crystal and Jeremy didnít have much spark. They fell in love rather quickly, and they donít get married in this first book. The story also confused me in some parts. For instance - the main character has a couple of brothers and sisters. These characters were introduced suddenly at the beginning. It took me a while to figure out who was Crystalís relative and who wasnít.
Besides it being a little confusing, itís fine. Itís not the most exciting book that Iíve read, but put that aside and it makes for a nice story. The author has the ability to come up with an unusual but unique story. I recommend this book to women who love men with a cowboy hat and a horse. Itís cowboy fiction through and through.