Mariah Callahan’s father has just died and left her with his small piece of land in small town Jubilee, Texas. Everything happens for a reason and right in the nick of time for Mariah as she had just lost her high powered wedding assistant job in Chicago and was staying on a friend’s couch. Mariah hasn’t talked to her father since he split from her mom and her when she was just a kid to go train cutting horses down south; still holding on to that resentment, Mariah packs her bags and heads to Jubilee to see if she can sell her father’s possessions and get the heck out of there, but one look at ex rodeo champ Joe Daniels passed out in a horse trough gets her to thinking small town life wouldn’t be so bad after all. But can she really play second fiddle again? This time to a ghost?
Joe Daniels has had a very hard week what with his best friend dying on the day of his wife’s death two years before. Could life get much worse? Enter his best friend’s city dwelling daughter and you can bet that’s a yes. Looking just like his dead wife Becca, Mariah inflames him while irritating him at the same time. When Mariah refuses to honor her father’s last wish, making plans to sell her inheritance and move back to Chicago, Joe has to make her see what she’d be missing. But can he finally bury his wife for good and make a fresh start with Mariah. Will Mariah see past her anger and hurt at her dead father to make a life with Joe in Jubilee?
The Cowboy Takes a Bride was a classic Lori Wilde novel. Endearing, funny, and unforgettable. With enough sexual tension to make your heart rate gallop, and secondary characters to make you wish that they were your neighbors, The Cowboy takes a Bride will have you sitting on the edge of your seat in anticipation. The first book in the Jubilee Texas series roped me in and hog tied me to my chair, on the lookout for the next installment in this wonderful new series.