Wednesday, January 22, 2014

HER SECRET COWBOY (THE CASH BROTHERS #3) by MARIN THOMAS REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY


Marsha Bugler, the daughter of Stagecoach, Arizona's preacher, finds herself completely alone after she discovers she is pregnant by her high school crush and local bad boy, Willie Nelson Cash. When she tells the eighteen year old about her predicament, Will tells Marsha that he cannot be a father and to "take care" of it. So Marsha goes away to California and unbeknownst to most of Stagecoach, she gives birth to a son who she raises on her own while she puts herself through a grueling school schedule to somehow make the parents, who she let down, proud of her.

Fourteen years later, Marsha has a Ph.D. and a son who is as smart as a whip. Ryan has grown up without a father.  Marsha decided that after Will Cash's reaction to her pregnancy that she would keep her son, Ryan's existence from most parties involved until a chance meeting with a Cash brother, and a terminal cancer diagnosis for her father, makes her decision no longer viable. So she sends off a letter to Will explaining about their now fourteen year old son.

When Will finds out he has a son, a multitude of emotions and questions spark to life. How could Marsha keep his son from him for all this time? Will struggles with the fact that his own father cast him aside and feels he has no business being a role model to a child, especially since Will has nothing of his own but a truck and the clothes on his back. Will was never a "student" but he got by however he possibly could. What's a guy with dyslexia supposed to do when he couldn't possibly have the grandparents who were taking care of his five siblings and himself pay for special lessons for him? So instead, Will just skated by and survived, but not enough to have the preacher's daughter overlook his shortcomings... Or could she?

Once Marsha is back in town and Ryan has a chance to meet his father, so many feelings that were pushed aside and never addressed spill out causing quite the time of it for all involved.  The pastor fears losing his grandson and daughter to an unworthy cowboy, Marsha fears never having experienced the true love she always wanted because it will destroy her father, Ryan fears his father doesn't like him and Will fears he is inadequate on so many levels. Is it possible for all this fear to be overcome? 

 HER SECRET COWBOY by Marin Thomas is a life lesson wrapped up in a tiny little package called a book. From the very first page I was engrossed in the lives of these great people and waited with baited breath while the injustices and heartaches had by the characters played out. Marin Thomas has a way of messing with your head and your emotions like no other. She goes where so many dare not go. The admiration I have for this author for taking on this teenage pregnancy and then later, Willie's dyslexia, only prove that Miz Thomas is a force to be reckoned with in the literary world and I will follow wherever she will lead.

HER SECRET COWBOY is a treasure I will delve into again, as well as the previous Cash Brothers books, and I eagerly await for more from this talented lady named Marin Thomas. While this amazing book can be read on its own, I truly hope that the reader will grab the first two in The Cash Brothers series, THE COWBOY NEXT DOOR and TWINS UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE, as they are all treasure to be savored.


~KIMBERLY~


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31 comments:

  1. I have read all of the books in this series that are prior to this one and love them!! I can't wait to read this next book in the series and future books that come out!! Marin Thomas is an awesome writer!!! :-)

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    1. Awww, Jackie!! Thanks for the kind words about my stories :-) I'm thrilled that you're enjoying them and that you like the Cash Brothers. I've had a lot of fun writing their stories and trying to make each brother different from the last!

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    2. Thanks for commenting Jackie!!! Much appreciated.. I am so happy you love Marin's books...
      Marin darling.. thank you for coming on over and checking out the comments!!!

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  2. The whole premise sounds so good I would love to read it. Plan to get the others also. thanks for the review

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kim's blog, Eileen!

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  3. The book sounds really good. I read the first book in the series and loved it the second is sitting on my TBR pile right now. Thanks for the review and a great giveaway.

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    1. Hi Lori, thanks for leaving a comment on the blog today! And *hugs* for buying the books in this series--glad you enjoyed Johnny Cash's story :-)

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  4. The Cash Brothers series is a "must read" for me. I always look forward to a new release in this series.

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    1. Yeah, Margie--thanks for plugging my new series! Glad you're enjoying the books and thanks for stopping by Kim's blog!

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  5. Hi Marin. I love your books!! I love the Cash Brothers and I can't wait to read this one!!

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    1. Hi Anna--thanks for dropping by Book Obsessed Chicks and leaving a comment! I'm so happy you love these guys as much as I do :-)

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  6. y'all are going to L-O-V-E this book! I am in love with Will!

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    1. LOL, Denise! Maybe we should have a Cash brothers auction and see who's willing to pay or do what for a date with one of these brothers :-)

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  7. I haven't read any book from this series yet but now I'm so going to!

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    1. Yeah, Angel! Thanks for stopping by Kim's blog today. I'm always thrilled when I find new readers for my books. You'll have to let me know what you think about The Cash Brothers after you read their stories :-)

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  8. Marin, I just love all your books and can't wait for the rest of the Cash Brothers series.

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    1. Hi Karen--thanks for taking the time to stop by Kim's blog--Kim rocks in the romance novel world!! And thank you for the kind words about my books--I'm so glad you're enjoying them--without my readers and fans I wouldn't have a job--and I'm so grateful for your support!

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  9. Hi Marin! I loved the first 2 Cash Brothers books & am looking forward to this one. I love the story line. And thanks for the great review, Kim!

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    1. Awww Sharlene thank for the kind words!!! You are going to love HER SECRET COWBOY!!!

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    2. Hi Sharlene--glad you stopped by Kim's blog! I can't wait to hear what you think about Will and Marsha's tough road to their happy ever after. I hope you like his story just as much :-)

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  10. Hi, Marin! I am a brand new reader of yours and Kimmie turned me on to you! I can't wait to read Her Secret Cowboy!!! Thank you and Thanks, Kimmie!!!

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    1. Hi Tracey! Kim is the best--I'm so glad she twisted your arm and got you to try my Cash Brothers series :-) I hope you enjoy Will's story and thank you for reading my books!

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  11. Wow! That's a lot to handle in one book. But, based on the review, I believe you've done it, Marin.

    The Cash Brothers are on my wish list / TBR list.

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    1. Hi Donna--Her Secret Cowboy is packed with a lot of angst and drama :-) Some stories come to me like that and others are lighter...less emotional. If you get a chance to read The Cash Brothers I hope you enjoy their stories!

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    2. Donna... Marin's books little packages that pack a big punch... you will love them

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  12. The book sounds very interesting, I have to put them on my reading list.

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    1. Hi Terry--thanks for stopping by Kim's blog and leaving a comment! And thanks also for adding The Cash Brothers to your reading list!

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  13. This book and series sounds really good and great cover! I haven't read any of them YET but this post has got me very intrigued :-)

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    1. Hi Cinful--thanks for stopping by Kim's blog! If you give my series a try I hope you enjoy the brothers--I've had a lot of fun writing their stories :-)

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  14. Anticipating this book, Marin is a wonderful author!!

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  15. Cindy, thanks for stopping by the blog! I appreciate the nice words and I'm so glad you're enjoying the brothers!

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