“This is the first book in Stallings' Harmony Series. I loved it, bought the next one, finished it, and I'm ready for the third. Cowboy has a new cover and when I downloaded it, I thought I would be reading a western romance. I was very pleased to find I really enjoyed romance with the country...”see full review » see other reviews »
“This is the first book in Stallings' Harmony Series. I loved it, bought the next one, finished it, and I'm ready for the third. Cowboy has a new cover and when I downloaded it, I thought I would be reading a western romance. I was very pleased to find I really enjoyed romance with the country music stage setting. ”Deanne Durrett wrote this review Saturday, February 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Enter two heartbroken people on opposite ends of the spectrum. Beth is a single mother, widow, and waitress just trying to make ends meet. Ashton Raines is a famous country music star who has lost his love of music after the untimely death of his wife. Then a chance meeting brings them together - or was it really chance at all? They soon strike up a long distance relationship that continues for several months, each helping the other through the feelings of loss and hopelessness. However, Beth doesn’t know Ashton’s true identity. To her he is just a broken hearted man in need of a friend. Once she finds out the truth, will she be able to overcome the hurdle of his fame and what that could mean for her life and the life of her daughter?
The relationship between the two develops slowly, especially in light of their personal losses. It did feel at one point that we had reached the climax but then there was a whole lot of book left. This long resolution was not necessarily a bad thing, it was just not typical of modern romance stories. There was only one thing I found odd and that was the use of land line phones throughout. I kept wondering why they didn’t just use their cell phones instead of waiting by their land lines all the time. I decided to set the story pre-cell phone era just for my own peace of mind, although the actual time period isn’t given. In any case, I really did enjoy reading Cowboy by Staci Stallings and have no hesitation recommending it to others.