The only reason rancher Chase Stockton and his brothers survived their brutal childhood was because they protected each other. Nothing will ever come between them…until a sudden tragedy calls in a life debt Chase can’t ignore, forcing him to make a choice that could destroy the very bonds that hold his family together. 

Mira Cabot has never asked for help, but when a sexy, protective cowboy makes her an offer she can’t afford to refuse, she finds herself on her way to Wyoming to be the shotgun bride of a man she has every reason…and no reason…to trust. 

The sizzling connection between Mira and Chase turns a rescue mission into something dangerously addictive, one that could either heal two broken hearts, or shatter them forever.

Titles in the Wyoming Rebels series include:  A Real Cowboy Never Says No – A Real Cowboy Knows How To Kiss –  A Real Cowboy Rides A Motorcycle – A Real Cowboy Never Walks Away – A Real Cowboy Loves Forever – A Real Cowboy for Christmas – A Real Cowboy Always Trusts His Heart –

Title:  A Real Cowboy Never Says No
Series:  Wyoming Rebels #1
Author:  Stephanie Rowe
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  June 30, 2015
My Rating:  4.5 stars

It’s ironic how the death of one man affected and changed so many lives in large and small ways, truly a ripple effect.  Aside from the gripping romance and introduction to the characters of this series, that is something that I took away from A Real Cowboy Never Says No.  Perhaps not what one would expect, right?  If AJ hadn’t died, sending his two best friends into each other’s lives in person then several men would have forever been trapped in the belief that every woman in the universe was untrustworthy.  They would have lived out their lives lonely and eventually even more bitter toward what their father and his various no good wives had done to them all.  The ripple effect of how we each have actions and reactions on other people, even strangers is what I was thinking of a lot during this story.

I was touched by Chase’s and Mira’s story.  They took an unusual, even dangerous situation and turned it around into something that had possibilities that no one ever expected.  Chase may have believed that he had no love in himself for anyone beyond his brothers, yet he proved his feelings for Mira over and over without seeing it for what it was.  In the end, Mira’s influence was a completely positive thing for the entire family, it took a near tragedy for that to be seen clearly.

The good thing about coming to a series late is that I can now binge read the rest of the series to get up to date – and I’m going to enjoy that.  I’d recommend A Real Cowboy Never Says No to any Romance reader who enjoys believable characters, a rather unique situation and the setting up for the rest of the series.  I enjoyed myself in this world very much, and I’m looking forward to diving into the next story.

I own a Kindle edition of this story.

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