Best friends for life. That was their pact.

Feisty, spitfire Hannah Prescott yearns to get the bulls she raises to the top rodeo circuit finals. Being a woman in a male-dominated career means she fights harder for what she wants, and romance plays no part in her goals. But when everything’s on the line and her best friend asks her to play pretend, what’s a girl to do?

Sexy, life of the party cowboy Cody McCall is determined to save the legacy of his family’s ranch and give his beloved, widowed grandfather something to live for again. Options are limited until he hits on the perfect plan–pretending to marry the girl who’s been his confidante and friend all these years. After stealing sweet kisses with Hannah, Cody starts to dream of something more permanent…if he can only convince Hannah to agree that the move from friendship to marriage is worth the fight. He wants a forever bride, but there’s only one cowgirl he desires

Titles in The McCall Brothers series include:  The Cowboy’s Rebellious Bride – 

Title:  The Cowboy’s Rebellious Bride
Series:  The McCall Brothers #1
Author:  Laurie LeClair
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  April 17, 2017
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars

If you’re in the mood for a fun, lively cowboy romance with little over-the-top drama, a handsome, too sexy for his own good cowboy and a woman who longs to stand on her own two feet as she competes in a man’s profession without compromise… then The Cowboy’s Rebellious Bride is exactly what would quench that craving.

Hannah’s dream is to see the bulls she raises on the rodeo circuit.  Raising bulls has long been considered a male’s job, although why in the world it was exclusive to them is beyond her.  She does just as good a job, if not better, than many of those who get their bulls on the circuit.  And she’s not about to let that goal fall to the wayside.  Yet when she’s in a jam, the absolute last person she expected to step in to “save” her was her life long friend, Cody.  A pretend engagement might work for now… but what happens when she starts thinking more long term with this sexy cowboy?

Cody might be considered the sexy cowboy, but he’s got more to offer than that.  He’s not been in the market for a long time love, he’s got too much to accomplish before that can become a reality.  But when Hannah, his friend for just about forever makes a slightly foolish stumble, he’s right there with the proposal for a pretend engagement..  Trouble is, now he’s seeing Hannah as so much more and convincing her to take a chance on them forever seems a dream… unless she’s thinking the same thing.

I really enjoyed The Cowboy’s Rebellious Bride.  It’s fun with only a little bit of drama, but what romance, real or pretend, doesn’t have that at some point.  A nicely built world with interesting secondary characters will always bring me back for more.  And I’m already waiting for the next story in The McCall Brothers series.  Cody and Hannah work so well together.  Friends to true love is always a favorite story line for me, and when done right the results are fantastic.  I believe any Romance reader would absolutely love Cody and Hannah’s story – and be waiting in line for the next one.  Go ahead, indulge yourself and enjoy.

*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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