The last thing advertising art director Lucy Bellamy wants is to go home to the Outback, but duty to family calls. At least there’s one bonus—her first love, sexy cowboy neighbor, Garth Mackenzie, is there and the attraction between them is still explosive. But Lucy has no intention of getting stuck in this two-bit town and she counts down the days until she can go back to her real life.

After an engineering degree and working in the mines of Western Australia, Garth has returned to the Outback and is home to stay. His goal is to settle down, start a family, and work his beloved land with the girl he’s always loved. But if it comes to Lucy choosing between the glamour of the city or making a home with him in the Outback—he’d lose, hands down

Titles in the Prickle Creek series include:  Her Outback Cowboy – 

Title:  Her Outback Cowboy
Series:  Prickle Creek #1
Author:  Annie Seaton
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 19, 2017
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing – Bliss
My Rating:  4.5 stars

As the introductory story in a new series, Prickle Creek, Her Outback Cowboy hits all the right notes on giving just enough background to entice and pull at my interest while leaving so much unspoken left for me to discover along the way.

The grandchildren are summoned home by their grandmother to impart news and future plans for the family.  This is a family that has been hit with tragedy on several occasions and has become the center of all the cousin’s lives.  While everyone has a story to tell or a lesson to learn, we start off with Lucy and Garth.  Once these two could have had a future together if it weren’t for stubbornness and misunderstandings.  Her Outback Cowboy is a second chance for love story, but it will only happen if these two lose some of that stubbornness.  Garth now owns his family farm next door to Lucy’s grandparents property.  He’s worked hard to be where he is now.  He’s been away, he’s had the career but his heart is here on the land.  His heart also still belongs to Lucy who has no intention of leaving the city life behind.  Watching Lucy and Garth fall more in love, deal with their differences and clear up misunderstandings makes this a believable, enjoyable romance.  I think what I enjoyed most was there was no huge drama – there are a bunch of small to medium things that need to be dealt with, but at the base these are two people still in love – they simply have to find the way to make it work for them.

The first story in a series has such a strong role in whether I’ll want to learn more about the people, community I’ve been introduced to.  Prickle Creek looks to be a lively, interesting series – and I definitely want to learn more about the other cousins and their love lives.  If you’re looking for a strong couple, interesting secondary characters, a story line that is engaging while leaving some tings to be discovered then I believe you’d enjoy Her Outback Cowboy.  I’d recommend this story for any Romance reader who enjoys a good, solid story to get lost in.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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