Thursday, May 22, 2014

A QUICK FIRE Q&A WITH MARIN THOMAS & MY REVIEW OF, THE COWBOY'S DESTINY (THE CASH BROTHERS BOOK 4) by MARIN THOMAS

YOU ALL KNOW HOW MUCH I ADORE AUTHOR MARIN THOMAS. WELL I CAN'T REPEAT IT ENOUGH. I AM SO LOOKING FORWARD TO FINALLY HUGGING HER IN TEXAS, I AM A GIDDY ABOUT IT!
HERE'S A FEW TIDBITS ABOUT MARIN!

--Marin named several geezers after my family members in this book

--Marin loves Route 66 and got the idea to put the town there from an image I came across of the Flamingo Motel

--Marin got the idea for the ghost element from taking a ghost tour in San Diego


Destiny Saunders is something else. Jilted at the alter the gritty beauty shrugs it off and continues on. Buck Owens Cash has the pleasure of meeting the wayward bride in her flashy wedding attire on a motorcycle when his car breaks down outside the little known town of Lizard Gulch and she offers her help to the shamelessly handsome Cash brother.

Buck Owens Cash left a tense situation back in his hometown and he doesn't feel it's the right time to face the music from his five Cash siblings. Instead, Buck thinks he'll head on to a few rodeos before heading home, but when his truck has issues, he becomes the unwitting guest of the menagerie of colorful occupants of the town of Lizard Gulch, headed of by their newly elected mayor, Destiny Saunders, who also is the town mechanic, the tow truck driver and one of the few people below retirement age who live in the near ghost town off of Route 66.

Most of the quirky yet lovable citizens of Lizard Gulch just want to be left alone to enjoy their retirement and enjoy the time they have, but a development company wants to raze the town to dirt. They have an advocate in ousted mayor, Mark Mitchell, who delivers the offers from the development company and wants the town to meet its end. The townspeople look to Destiny to protect their futures. If that's all she had on her plate, but no, Destiny has a little issue of being pregnant by the jerk who left her at the alter, and now her attraction to Mr. Cash. Destiny is keeping the pregnancy to herself for the time-being, but the closer she she gets to Buck, the worse she feels  for not telling him. 

Buck Owens Cash never knew who his father was. His mother used to leave town chasing after her heart, end up pregnant, have the baby and leave it in the care of her mother before running off again. This was Buck and his siblings childhoods, and outwardly he may never have cared, but inside, Buck yearns to know of his beginning, yearns to know his father and to know if he was wanted. Destiny had a pretty crappy childhood with her mother turning tricks in truck stop bathrooms to earn money, leaving Destiny to raise herself until an older couple took her in and did as best as they could by her. Buck and Destiny's attraction to one another is exciting and new to them. Each feels like they never have before, like maybe each could accept the faults they feel they have.

THE COWBOY'S DESTINY by Marin Thomas is an touching and eloquent read. Reading this emotional story was personal for me. I feel Buck's pain about his childhood. I completely understand where he is coming from. I love this pair. I love how even though they have been through much in their young lives, they still have optimism and hope to continue on and they hold no grudges. The whimsical  inhabitants of Lizard Gulch bring the comic relief to this tale, even the tale of ghostly apparitions add a little something more. The Cash Brothers series by consummate author, Marin Thomas only gets better and better with each sibling's tale. I am eager to read the next one, but will be so sad to read the last.

~KIMBERLY~


NEXT OUT FROM MARIN THOMAS
OUT AUGUST 1, 2014!!!

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43 comments:

  1. I love this series by Marin Thomas. I totally agree with you that I look forward to each new book in the series but will be sad when it ends.

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    1. HI Margie--thanks for the nice words about The Cash Brothers series--these books have been a joy to write and I'm thrilled readers are liking these brothers :-) Thanks for stopping by Kim's blog!

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  2. I can't wait to read this one!!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kim's blog, Tracey! I hope you like Buck and Destiny's story and the quirky old coots they have to deal with :-)

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  3. Happy Release Day Marin! I love the series and can't wait to start reading my copy of the book later today!

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    1. Thanks, Jackie! Let me know what you think of Buck and Destiny when you have a chance and thank you for purchasing a copy of the book--I appreciate your support *Hugs*!

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  5. I have been loving this series! I felt badly for Buck in the last book, so I will be glad when he gets his HEA!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kim's blog, Sharlene! Buck has his hands full with his happy-ever-after--hope you enjoy the book :-)

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  6. I have only read one book from this series but I love it. Can't wait to read more.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kim's blog, Quilt Lady! I hope you get the chance to read another Cash Brothers book :-)

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  7. The book sounds awesome, who doesn't like a cowboy. Happy Release Day!

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    1. Hi Terry--thanks for leaving a comment on Kim's blog--it's always a fun day when a new book hits the shelves :-)

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  8. Congrats on the new release, Marin! I'm looking forward to reading Buck's story. :)

    Marcy Shuler
    bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Marcy--thanks for stopping by Kim's blog--and be sure to let me know what you think of Buck's story if you get the chance to read it!

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  9. Have read it and LOVE it :) Would love to win the signed book though. Love all your books Marin!!

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    1. Hi Anna--thanks for stopping by Kim's blog! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story and I appreciate all your help in spreading the word about The Cash Brothers books!

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  10. Happy Release Day!! The book sounds intriguing!

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    1. Hi Sandra--thanks for leaving a comment on Kim's blog! I hope you get the chance to read one of the Cash Brothers books--if you do let me know what you think!

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  11. Sounds interesting

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  12. bn100 thanks for stopping by Kim's blog! Hope you're having a great week!

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  13. The book sounds good. I really need to catch up in this series.

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    1. Hi Lori--thanks for stopping by Kim's blog--I hope you get a chance to try The Cash Brothers books...if you do you'll have to let me know what you think :-)

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  14. I just finished reading Her Secret Cowboy and totally LOVED it!! It would be fantastic to win Buck's story!!

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  15. Hi Betty, thanks for the nice words about Her Secret Cowboy...I think you'll enjoy finding out what happens to Buck in The Cowboy's Destiny--enjoy your weekend!

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  16. I found this contest on Pinterest :) I was introduced to Ms. Marin Thomas on a different book giveaway now she is my favorite cowboy romance author! I am so excited to read the rest of her books!

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    1. Suzanne--thanks for the nice words about my writing! I'm so glad you like my stories--it's always a thrill for me to reach a new reader. Thanks for stopping by Kim's blog!

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  17. I saw this giveaway and I would love to read one of her books.

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    1. Hi Lynda--thanks for stopping by Kim's blog--I hope you get the chance to read one of The Cash Brothers books soon--if you do be sure to stop by the Cash Brothers FB page and tell me what you think of it :-)

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  18. I really want this book. Entering under the name of Virginia

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    1. Hi Virginia--thanks for entering the giveaway and stopping by Kim's blog--enjoy your weekend!

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  19. Hi I don't think I have read you, but if Kimmie loves you I may have to go looking for you.

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    1. Oops my email is slimshrub@hotmail.co.nz sorry.

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    2. Hi Cherie--thanks for stopping by Kim's blog! If you do get a chance to read any of the books in The Cash brothers I hope you'll let me know what you think. :-) Enjoy your weekend!

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  20. Happy Release!!! I need to catch up with this series.

    Lori P
    jlipayer(at)charter(dot)net

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    1. Thanks, Lori and thanks for dropping by Kim's blog--hope your weekend is off to a good start!

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  21. I am looking forward to reading THE COWBOY'S DESTINY..Please enter me in contest.Thank you for the opportunity to win.I enjoy reading your books. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    1. Tina--thanks for entering Kim's blog giveaway for The Cowboy's Destiny!

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  22. I can't get enough of Marins books!! I love her worrying style, makes me feel like i know the Cash's.

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    1. Hi Sandie--thanks for the kind words about my books! I'm glad you're enjoying The Cash brothers series :-)

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  23. Really enjoying this series, but I know it'll be over all too soon. :(

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    1. Cindy, I'll be a little das too when The Cash brothers series ends...I've had a lot of fun writing these brothers :-)

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