New Release & Review- The Courage of a Cowboy by Kristin Vayden

Title: The Courage of a Cowboy
Series: Elk Heights Ranch #2
Author: Kristin Vayden
Publishers: Kensington

Random House Publishers
Genre: Western Romance
Release Date: April 17, 2018


Nothing like a wedding to get a girl dreaming of
happily-ever-after . . .

Kessed Ling’s best friend’s big day is finally here. It’s especially exciting
because it’s Kessed’s chance to show her childhood crush she’s not just a young
bridesmaid, she’s a full-grown woman—with red hot desires. But when her
long-awaited prey barely blinks an eye at her, Kessed retreats right back into
her deeply guarded heart. Doesn’t matter that chivalrous Jasper Matthews steps
in and offers a shoulder to lean on. Kessed is no longer in the market for a
man, despite how unsettled the strong, silent groomsman makes her feel . . .

As a veterinarian, Jasper better understands a skittish filly than he does
willful Kessed Ling. But when fate finds him playing ranch hand alongside the
raven-haired beauty, Jasper realizes she’s a woman running scared—and he’s just
the man to tame her. So with soothing words and bold kisses, Jasper sets out to
show Kessed how good it can be between a man and a woman.  Especially when
the man is falling hard and fast in love . . .
“Obsessed. That’s how I felt while reading this book, like every page was
better than the previous. Just try to put this down, I dare you.”

–#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Van
Dyken on Heart of a Cowboy

Marie’s Review


Kristin Vayden’s second book in the Elk Heights Ranch series, The Courage of a Cowboy, is a delightful uncomplicated read. It has so many sentiments within the pages that you’re heart will be full.

Kessed has been in love with her BFF brother for most of her life. He, however, does return the feelings. At her BFF’s wedding, he doesn’t even look her way. There was someone that was looking and it surprised her.

Jasper is friends with the groom and knew that Kessed was ready to hand her heart over to another. That didn’t stop him from letting her know that he was interested and waiting.

As we watch the relationship between Kessed and Jasper grow through their interactions watching over their friend’s ranch, it was heartwarming. The humor of their shared love of food, the sassiness of Kessed and the warmth of Jasper just brought this story together and made it a page turner for me.

Ms. Vayden knows how to write so that you are drawn into the story and can’t wait to find out what happens next. Her characters are down to earth and authentic. The storyline was wonderful and just the right amount of angst. A definite must read!

5 Stars


Purchase Links
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Author Bio

Kristin’s inspiration for the romance she writes comes from
her tall, dark and handsome husband with killer blue eyes. With five children
to chase, she is never at a loss for someone to kiss, something to cook or some
mess to clean but she loves every moment of it! Life is full—of blessings and
adventure! Needless to say she’s a big fan of coffee and wine…and living in
Washington she’s within walking distance of both!
Author Links

Reading is personal, so a giveaway should be too! Enter to win a “Director’s Cut” signed paperback with notes, insights and reflections from me on the story of “The Courage of a Cowboy”, but first, coffee! In your new mug of course, and then after you read, take a moment to write your own thoughts in a new journal, who knows where your thoughts may lead you! You can enter to win on my Facebook page. No strings attached!

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