Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Winning the Cowboy's Heart by Karen Rock {Blog Tour Review and Giveaway}

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Winning the Cowboy's Heart
(Rocky Mountain Cowboys #5)

By Karen Rock

Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 379 Pages

February 1st 2019 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Jewel Cade wants two things—

One is Heath Loveland

The Rocky Mountain cowgirl has her heart set on becoming range boss of the Cade ranch. But first she has to accompany the son of her family’s longtime enemy—and her off-limits secret crush—on a cattle drive across Colorado. Discovering Heath shares her attraction only makes for a rockier road. Because Jewel has a sneaking suspicion that if she drops her guard, the cowboy might ride off with her heart.

My Review: 5 Stars

Karen Rock does a fantastic job of portraying her character's feelings with vivid imagery that completely sings to my soul. I've read this series from the start and have loved getting to know individual characters in an intimate way. Everyone has a story and it's so much fun to discover each member of these feuding families, as they all seem to be old friends.
Speaking of the feud, I don't know that any family has had such a long-standing hatred with another since the Hatfield's and McCoy's! As the layers are slowly unraveled throughout the series, the heart of the matter is revealed and there are still residual effects to deal with.

I thoroughly enjoyed the small-town, cowboy feel to the story and loved the grit and determination of both Heath and Jewel, as they work hard to prove themselves and to follow their individual dreams. Jewel is rough and tough, with the soft center. She has issues to work through, as does Heath, who is strong, handsome, and talented. I could just picture him crooning "Folsom Prison Blues" in his gravelly voice and actually had to go listen to it for awhile, while I read.

The chemistry simmers from the start and the gradual release was well worth the wait. I think this one is my favorite of the set so far! I loved every juicy minute of this book and I can't wait for more.

Content: very mild language; mild romance (kissing)

*I received a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are my own and were voluntarily given.*
Other Books in the Series

And coming in April 2019...

About the Author

Award-winning author Karen Rock is both sweet and spicy—at least when it comes to her writing! The author of both YA and adult contemporary books writes sexy suspense novels and small-town romances for Harlequin and Kensington publishing. A strong believer in Happily-Ever-After, Karen loves creating unforgettable stories that leave her readers with a smile. When she’s not writing, Karen is an avid reader who also loves cooking her grandmother’s Italian recipes, baking and having the Adirondack Park wilderness as her backyard, where she lives with her husband, daughter, dog and cat who keep her life interesting and complete. Learn more about her at http://www.karenrock.com or follow her on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/karenrock5.

Tour Giveaway

- 1 winner will receive a $50 Amazon eGift Card - Open Internationally

1 winner will receive signed, print copies of the first four books in the Rocky Mountain Cowboys series (Christmas at Cade Ranch, Falling for a Cowboy, Bad Boy Rancher & A Cowboy's Pride) - US Only

- Ends February 13, 2019

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  1. I'm speechless, Katie!!! Oh my goodness... what a beautifully written review. Thank you so much for hosting me today and sharing your thoughts on the book and series. I'm honored and humbled.

    1. Karen, I LOVE your books! Just keep writing and all will be well in the world. <3

  2. Sounds so interesting a cattle drive and two people that like each other but there’s a family feud...

  3. I love when two people try to deny their attraction to each other. it makes it so fun to read about. Thanks

    1. It really IS a lot of fun! Be sure to grab yourself a copy--you'll enjoy it. :)