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seriously romantic: cowboy, cross my heart by donna grant

i was like 30% in when i realized this book was the second book in a series and that i knew a bunch of these characters from the first book, which i read and enjoyed. part of the issue was, that quite a bit of time has passed from the events of the first book to the second. the lead hero was a sixteen-year-old, and now he is a man, a real cowboy.

brice harper is kind of amazing. he's immediately all-in with the heroine, naomi walker, who is only back in town to visit her mom and best friend, whitney. from the first night of her visit, it's clear that things are not right. whitney is tense and afraid, and when she's attacked by a man who comes from the shadows and then proceeds to attach naomi, it's obvious that she knows more than she is letting on. brice steps in to save naomi, and from that moment their fates are entangled.

as the attacks become more dangerous, whitney reveals the extent of evil happening behind the scenes at the rodeo. naomi and brice must work together to keep each other safe and figure out who is behind the attacks. the way these two characters click when they first meet in cowboy, cross my heart you know there is no question that they are meant for each other. this is a lovely second book in this series. and i hope we get a chance to see happy endings for caleb, jace, and cooper in future books.

**cowboy, cross my heart will publish on august 28, 2018. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/st. martin's press in exchange for my honest review.

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