Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Review for Welcome Home, Cowboy by Annie Rains - 4 out of 5


After a bad breakup leaves Julie Chandler completely devastated, she comes to Seaside seeking a fresh start. A talented, compassionate yoga teacher, she has developed a program to help alleviate the effects of PTSD, but getting a bunch of bullheaded Marines into downward facing dog might be impossible. So Julie’s shocked when one of her first students dives in headfirst—and almost tempts her to take down her walls with his easy smile and electrifying touch.

Ever since Texas cowboy turned Marine pilot Lawson Phillips lost a crew member in a helicopter accident, he hasn’t been able to fly. When a psychologist orders him to attend, of all things, a yoga class, Lawson’s outraged—until he finds out Julie is the instructor. She’s beautiful, graceful, and completely guarded when it comes to his advances, but he’s determined to find out what makes her tick. Because underneath Julie’s hard shell is a woman Lawson knows he could fall for—and he’s not ready for the ride to end.


Welcome Home, Cowboy was really sweet! Julie was in a relationship, where her boyfriend was very controlling, so she has moved back to her hometown to start anew, and she doesn't want to get involved romantically with anyone. She is a yoga instructor, and she is hoping she can get a job at the local Veteran's Center to teach yoga to help soldiers with PTSD. Lawson is a pilot, who was in a bad accident, where one of his fellow soldiers lost his life, so he hasn't been able to fly because he has PTSD. Lawson has a hard time talking about the incident, and letting people in, so he isn't necessarily in the right frame of mind to start a relationship. Julie and Lawson meet, and feel an instant attraction to each other, but both feel they aren't ready to be in anything serious, but of course, they can't resist each other. I loved both the characters! Julie is a little stuffy, but I like her tenacity and that she has a good heart. Lawson is a tough guy cowboy, and he also has a really sweet side; especially with the people he cares about. Julie and Lawson together were adorable, and I enjoyed the sex scenes. The sex scenes have a nice level of heat for this type of story; the scenes don't get too descriptive, but they are still steamy, which I feel falls inline with the type of story Welcome Home, Cowboy is. I enjoyed the side characters also; I haven't read any of the other books in this series, and even though there were some characters from previous books, I don't feel like I was lost while reading this book. I'm interested in reading the past and future books because there are some interesting stories that seem like they are developing in this book. I also loved the dual POV's!

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