Book Review: A Cowboy to Remember by Rebekah Weatherspoon
Evie’s living the dream; a successful celebrity chef, star of a popular TV show, she literally has the world at her feet. And then, in the blink of an eye, a shocking accident snatches away her very identity as she wakes up in hospital not even knowing her own name. Fortunately, she has an entire team of awesome and supportive friends around her who are determined to help her get her memory and her career back.
It’s hard to say whether I loved the romance at the core of this book or Evie’s relationship with her ‘girl gang’ of friends better; there was a huge and fabulous supporting cast of almost entirely Black women who gave me a serious case of Friend Envy. I also had Boyfriend Envy too, though, because cowboy Zach Pleasant was absolutely delicious. This is a second-chance romance; Zach and Evie grew up together but were never romantically involved because of family disapproval and… well I won’t spoil the rest, but Stuff happened that made Evie walk away without looking back, and Zach’s desperate to make the most of his second chance.
The only thing I didn’t really buy into here was the villain, who was a bit of a cardboard cut-out, right down to literally gloating about her villainous deeds in public. Honestly she seemed a bit unnecessary. There were also maybe a few too many supporting characters - having a nasty nurse replaced by a nice one was another slightly pointless plot point as nothing ever came of the nasty nurse storyline. It was a Chekov’s Gun which failed to go off.
All in all I really enjoyed this, but I do think the cast could have been pruned back a bit. I’m very much looking forward to the next in the series about this sexy trio of brothers! Five stars.
Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this title via NetGalley.