Author: Lacey Wolfe
Series Connection: Carver Ranch Series
Digital ISBN: 9781940744902
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Purchase Link: Amazon
For as far back as Braden can remember he's admired bar owner and single mother Courtney, but while they are friends he doesn't think she's even noticed him as boyfriend material. When telling him about her latest bad date Braden blurts out his feelings and asks her out for a date. When she says no, Braden can only decide it is time to move on.
Courtney has always like Braden. He was easy to talk to and definitely easy on the eyes. She's taken by surprise when Braden expresses an interest in dating her. With the age difference between them and her being a single mother why would he be interested.
When Braden stops coming around the bar, Courtney suddenly misses him being around and wonders if she spoke too soon and maybe she should consider dating Braden after all.
But while the two are taking their time getting to know each other, Braden wonders if maybe he should explain his lack of experience with women and not everyone is as excited about the two of them spending time together.
While this is book three of the Carver Ranch Series it didn't seem necessary to read the previous books to enjoy this book, although you might want to.
I'm a Lacey Wolfe fan, although I've read more of her erotic romances than contemporary romances, I may have to chase down some of her contemporaries. The Virgin Cowboy was fast moving contemporary romance.
I like the fact that she stepped back and created Braden's character outside of the box. He had his own alpha tendencies but wasn't the average man-whore type that are so often portrayed in short romance stories where the men are often out sowing their oats and sleeping with all the women in the bar before finally meeting their one true love who takes them away from all of that.
Braden is more true to himself and feels strongly about his beliefs. Good writing backs up her story line, especially in creating the perfect woman for Braden. You'll have to read the story to really see how the two, although different, work well together.
This cowboy lands the girl of his dreams, but he's got one little secret…
Courtney Johnson, single mom and bar owner, hasn't had much luck in the dating department. That all changes one evening when Braden Carver asks her out, and she decides to take a chance with him, even though she's ten years older than him.
Braden's always felt like he lived in the shadows of his two older brothers, never really being noticed. Before he knows it, he's on the dance floor with the girl he's liked for years, calling her 'sweetheart'. Finally, life is looking up for him. However, his mother isn't pleased when she finds out he's seeing Courtney.
As their relationship heats up, one thing still lingers—Braden's a virgin. How will Courtney react when she learns of his innocence? Will it be enough to make her walk away, especially with his disapproving mother?
Content Warning: contains adult language and sexual situations