Review: The Cowboy Way (Men of the Sprawling A Ranch #1) by Anna Alexander

September 3, 2014 Review 0

Review: The Cowboy Way (Men of the Sprawling A Ranch #1) by Anna Alexander

Book 1 of the Men of the Sprawling A Ranch Series

An on the job accident leaves ranch owner Trey Armstrong with a dislocated shoulder and no recollection of the last few years of his life, including his marriage to the lovely Greta. His mind might not remember her but his body sure does, and despite his lack of memory, Trey finds himself eager to return to the homestead. With his ranch a success and a beautiful, understanding wife by his side, Trey comes to think he's been living the charmed life.

But not all is as it seems. Behind shy smiles and scorching kisses, Greta is hiding secrets that could destroy their rediscovered relationship. When the illusion of his perfect marriage begins to crumble, Trey realizes he can't live in oblivion forever and will have to remember his past in order to salvage his future.

Welcome to the Sprawling ‘A’ Ranch, where the men are as hot as the August sun.

Title: The Cowboy Way
Author: Anna Alexander
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Elite Metal, The Marlboro Man, Only at The Cavern, To Have Faith
Source: Author
Published: August 12, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 173
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Purchase your copy: Visit the Author's Website

Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: three-half-flames

Do you remember the movie from back in 1994 starring Woody Harrelson and Kiefer Sutherland called The Cowboy Way?  A fun romp with our heroes showing the cops in New York City the “Cowboy Way” of doing things.  Well this isn’t it.  The only time our hero – Trey Armstrong – leaves the ranch is when he wakes up in the hospital with no memory of the past several years.

This was not your nice little light hearted romp on the ranch either.  This dealt with some heavy duty emotions.  First off, Trey has to deal with why he has forgotten the past several years.  It doesn’t look like it was so bad.  Hot wife.  Ranch doing very well.  He has finally gotten the fancy pickup he has always wanted.  So, why is everyone seem so afraid of him?  Why does he look like he has aged decades?

So begins the journey for Trey to find out what happened and who he has become.  Not as easy as it sounds, because, although answers may be given, everyone seems to be holding something back.  Especially his wife, Greta.

This was a heart wrenching story for me to read.  I very much identified with Trey and what he felt.  Not so much the memory loss, but the ultimate reasons for the memory loss, and what was happening just before the memory loss.  I really don’t want to go into too many details – spoilers and all that, but I will say it was heartbreaking.  *wipes a tear*

This is very much an emotional, character driven story.  A well written story. The author did an excellent job in expressing all the pathos of this story.  Even though I found it a bit difficult to read at times, (it is hard to read when you are crying!) it was well written enough that I had to keep turning the page to see how this was going to be resolved.  I heaved a huge sigh of relief when things, mostly, worked out.  We are left with a hint of what the next book will be about.  Who am I kidding?  It’s a sledge hammer over the head type hint!  Don’t worry!  It is not a cliff hanger and Trey and Greta have found their HEA.  It’s another character in the story and I will be looking for the next book to find out what happens with him.



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