A Thousand Steps

A Thousand Steps
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Sunday, June 22, 2014


Love with a Perfect Cowboy (Cupid, Texas, #4)Love with a Perfect Cowboy by Lori Wilde
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love With the Perfect Cowboy by Lori Wilde is a 2014 Avon publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Lori Wilde has perfected the small town romance! Who can top a name like Cupid for a small Texas town? This series just keeps getting better!

As we all know occasionally Cupid's arrows sometimes appear to have misfired. Such is the case with Luke and Melody. As teens they relished the forbidden fruit that was their romance. The Hatfields and McCoys have nothing on the Greenwood/Fants and the Nielsons. So, before it even got started Luke and Melody's romance came to a crashing halt.

In the years since, Melody has moved to New York and lived the big city life with relish. The last person on earth she ever gave a single thought to was Luke. Then out of the clear blue sky he's standing in front her on the worst day of her life. Melody's just been fired and kicked out of her boyfriend's apartment.
Luke is in NY to convince Melody to come back to Cupid. A terrible drought has the tourist population down to a trickle and they need a big campaign to get people interested again. With nothing else holding her in NY and with Luke's effective manner of persuasion, Melody agrees to try and help out her hometown. But, the old feud between their families once more comes between the couple.

Before Luke can move on with his life he needs to make peace with Melody even it means New York is where she feels she should be. He feels like the less said about the families the better. Melody has a different idea though and personally I thought Melody was right. It was obvious that Cupid did have a good aim after all and no matter what Luke and Melody were destined to be together. But, first the families will have to somehow make peace with one another and forgiveness will be a must.

This story was so good! A nice example of how years of bitterness and holding grudges will ruin more lives in the long run. While Luke and Melody each carried their fair share of grief and guilt over what happened in the past, really the blame should have been placed at the doorstep of the old family feud and the unwillingness the families had to put the past behind them. It will take something really big to make these people come to their senses though. That's sad because they really could have prevented so much heartache and tragedy if they had only opened their eyes to what was really important in life sooner. But, it's better late than never. This book has a really wonderful, grab a box of tissues, smile through the tears, happy ever after. This is the best book so far in this series!! Highly recommend! Five stars!


w045loriwilde (1)New York Times and USA Today best selling author, Lori Wilde has sold seventy-eight works of fiction to four major New York Publishing houses. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and a certificate in forensic nursing from Kaplan University. She is a member of the Internal Association of Forensic Nurses.
Her first NYT bestseller, the third book in her Twilight, Texas series, The First Love Cookie Club has been optioned for a television movie. The town of Granbury, Texas, upon which her fictional town of Twilight, Texas is loosely based, honors Lori with an annual Twilight, Texas weekend each Christmas. Click here for more information.
A popular writing instructor, Lori is a two time RITA finalist and has four times been nominated for Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award. She’s won the Colorado Award of Excellence, the Wisconsin Write Touch Award, The Golden Quill, the Lories, and The More than Magic. Her books have been translated into 26 languages and excerpted in Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Complete Woman, and Quick and Simple magazines. She lives in Texas with her husband, Bill, and her New American Shepherds, Sassy and Cookie.

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