I received an ARC of this book from CBB Book Promotions in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book’s blog tour promotions.

This book is a friends-to-lovers story that had one or two things that complicated the trope. The hero was a widower. The heroine was his best friend who had had feelings for him for so long. However,  it wasn’t v that simple because the heroine was also best friends with the hero’s late wife,  so they both really had a complicated history.

I enjoyed this book because it showed how differently people deal with grief. In this book,  the hero went on a downward spiral,  taking comfort in alcohol instead of teaching out to people who casted about him and were always there for him.

There was a scene where the heroine said she’s always had feelings on and off for the hero but that she only love him now because back then, her feelings weren’t really love. And I understood that. You don’t really love an idea. You think you love a person, but that’s not actually true until we know the whole person, not just the parts that we see. Until we see them at their lowest, at their most broken and most hopeless, at their most impossible. And when you can still stand by there side and see only the good that they can be, that’s when you can say that what you feel is really love.

Overall, this is a good story that was sweet, touching, and entertaining. The secondary characters are also worth checking out. The first couple’s story is already out while the third couple is an exciting thing to look forward to. I would gladly recommend this book to anyone. I’ve read other books from Maisey Yates before, but I think this would be my favorite from her, so far.

Reading Order [book-series]
Book 0.5 – Shoulda Been A Cowboy
Book 1 – Part Time Cowboy
Book 2 – Brokedown Cowboy
Book 3 – Bad News Cowboy

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