Title: Chey’s Cowboy
Author: Becky Barker
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
Narrator: Johnny Peppers
Duration: 5 hours, 7 minutes
Published By: Becky Barker (January 5, 2013)
About The Author: Becky Barker’s first novel published in 1987 and she’s been writing western romances ever since and hopes to continue writing for many more years. She is a staff writer for a weekly newspaper and an advisor for the Central Ohio Chapter of the Romance Writers of America.
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About The Story: Have you ever met someone who you are immediately drawn to? Some chemistry that sparks electricity between the two of you?
That’s what happened between Trace Mitchem and Cheyenne Bartell.
Trace is the foreman for the Bartells, and has been fighting his attraction to Cheyenne for years. He thought he had it under control, but when he gets thrown from his horse, wakes up with amnesia all semblance of control ends.
Cheyenne, a spirited young woman with inner depths, has loved Trace for years. She also has issues with self-esteem which leads to further complications. She discovers through nursing him to recovery from amnesia he is not immune to her presence after all. No, not by ANY means. The match sparks, flickers and becomes flame while they both fight to avoid being consumed. Will this passion blossom into something more? For Cheyenne she has always loved Trace. She’s always known. But a relationship can’t be built from one side. Passion and lust just aren’t enough.
My Thoughts: To pick up book by an author I am not familiar with is an adventure in itself. Once I read it, I search the internet for information about the author, how many books they’ve authored, etc. So in my process of preparing myself for the review, I was amazed at how much Becky Barker has written. GoodReads is a great place to see the many reviews of her enjoyable and entertaining books.
No matter what setting, be it western, historical, mystery, fantasy, when it comes to romance reads, a romance is a romance. Just a different setting.
This book gave me the sense of living on a large ranch in a supportive family, the life of a cowboy and a romance at the same time. There were several hot love scenes that readers may enjoy while sensing how the characters’ emotions and hearts continue to engage. Messages I took from the story: Family and extended family are important; running a ranch or business honorably are important; not jeopardizing your honor is important; and lastly addiction needs supportive family behavior and a strong reason to avoid that weakness.
If you don’t read western romances much, grab one of Becky Barker’s books. She’s a good read, and will give us city dwellers the experience of being on a ranch and in this book with a hot guy — fantasize and enjoy. I did.