Review: My Cowboy Freedom (The Cowboys #5) by Z.A. Maxfield

November 18, 2016 Review 0

Review: My Cowboy Freedom (The Cowboys #5) by Z.A. Maxfield

The author of My Cowboy Promises and My Cowboy Homecoming returns once again to the Rocking C Ranch...

After doing time, Skyler is used to fighting for everything he wants, and what he wants most is a job at the Rocking C. But Sky's boss Sterling Chandler is a vocal homophobe and his men don’t necessarily trust an ex-con. Sky’s willing to overlook their attitude. It’s enough to be back outside, working in the open air. He wants to put his past behind him and he plans to mind his own business; hopefully, the men he works with will do the same. That doesn’t mean he wouldn’t like a friend—especially one like shy giant Rock Evans.

Rock does his best to stay away from Sky. Rock’s a gentle man with a big heart and the tattooed wrangler scares him. Forced to work side by side, they start falling for each other. When Chandler suffers a massive stroke, Rock and Sky must work together to save the boss’s life and run his ranch. Can Sky’s hard work and Rock’s Texas-sized heart teach Chandler that love will always save the day?

Title: My Cowboy Freedom
Author: Z.A. Maxfield
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: My Cowboy Heart, Lost and Found, Home the Hard Way, My Cowboy Homecoming
Series: The Cowboys
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: My Cowboy Homecoming
Published by Intermix
Source: Publisher
Published: November 15, 2016
Genres: Male Male Romance, Western Romance
Pages: 289
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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Romances with an ex con as a main character especially when that character is a love interest have always been hit or miss (mostly miss) for me. Needless to say I was a bit hesitant when I grabbed the latest installment in Z.A. Maxfield’s The Cowboy series. In the end I was pleased that this one fell onto my need to read pile.

Sky would be the ex con that I had some initial (completely unnecessary) concerns about. He is fresh out of prison. I mean the opening scene with him is him getting released from an eight year sentence. He has the clothes on his back and a letter offering him a job at the Rocking C Ranch. He’s familiar with the ranch. He spent some time there as a child when his father worked the ranch. Sky has a plan, it’s sort of a life plan for his brand new life. He’s going to stay on track, behave, and not go back to jail.  

Most of the hands at the Rocking C are leary of the newest hand they get to work with. Rock is not one of them. He is immediately smitten with Sky. All Rock sees is tan skin, sexy tattoos, and a man he wants. He’ll take a new friend even though he knows deep down he wants so much more. Rock’s life has been vastly different than Sky’s and it’s every single one of those differences that will try to keep them apart.

The Rocking C is very homophobic and it’s owned by the biggest homophobe in the big state of Texas. Chandler Sterling is still all kinds of twisted up over what he sees as a betrayal at the hands of his daughter. Every person Sky comes into contact with seems to want to warn him away from Rock. Yet everywhere he seems to turn on the ranch he finds himself alone with Rock. The tensions run high and happiness seems like it is always just out of reach for Rock and Sky.  

My Cowboy Freedom easily works as a stand alone. Characters from the previous book make an appearance due to the fact that Rock and Sky both work on Sterling Chandler’s ranch. There is not enough history from the previous books in this one that would cause a reader to get lost.

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