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5 stars for The Bull Rider’s Heart by Betty Derr May #westernromance #romance #bullrider #bookreview

Title: The Bull Rider’s Heart

Author: Betty Derr May

Genre: Contemporary Western Romance


Book Blurb:


A Bull Rider's Heart is a heartwarming and poignant story of second chances, family, and the journey we take to discover our true purpose in life.


A Bull Rider's Heart is a heartwarming story about finding purpose and hope in unexpected places, and learning to let go of the past in order to embrace the future. Whether you're a fan of rodeo or simply looking for a compelling, emotional read, this book is sure to capture your heart and leave you inspired. Cash Maguire had always lived for the thrill of the ride. He was a bull rider, through and through. But when a devastating injury halts his career, Cash finds himself lost and directionless. That is, until a surprise appears on his doorstep - a daughter he never knew he had. As Cash navigates the ups and downs of fatherhood, he's forced to reevaluate his entire life and start down a new path. Along the way, he'll discover that the greatest ride of his life might not be on the back of a bull, but in the love and sacrifices of being a parent. : A Bull Rider's Heart is a heartwarming and poignant story of second chances, family, and the journey we take to discover our true purpose in life.


My Review:


Cash McGuire is a professional bull rider. It’s a tough life. He’s lucky to spend 8 seconds on a bull. And once he’s off, he’s even luckier if he can get out of the ring without getting gored. But it’s a life he’s chosen and loves. And he sees no end in sight.


Until a baby is left on his doorstep. His baby, as it turns out. He takes his daughter, his longtime girlfriend, and ranch hands on the rodeo circuit with him. It’s a challenge, but he’s determined to be a good dad and maintain his ranch and career.


Little did he know what bull he would pull and how the ride would end. The bull bucks him and gores him. The man’s lucky to be alive, but his rodeo days are over.


One might think that’s enough for one person to handle, but wait, there’s more. Someone is injuring and even killing his livestock, his livelihood. With his injuries, Cash is forced to rely on others for help—something he’s not used to doing.


A Bull Rider’s Heart is a wonderful story about determination, dedication, and love. Cash is forced to pivot, and rethink his priorities. But more than that, he finally starts to think about those around him—his daughter, his brother, and his  girlfriend.


Betty Derr May has created characters you love, from Cash to Lyndsey, his girlfriend, and Agnes, the ranch cook, who takes care of him (and his daughter) like a mom.


She vividly paints the world of a working ranch. She shows not only the triumphs, but the disappoints. May gives us a sneak peek into the back rooms and offices of the rancher, as well as the auctions, and the rodeos.


This book won over my heart. I loved the story, the characters, as well as the world May built. The ending is sure to melt your heart.


I’m hoping we see more of Cash, Lindsey, and everyone else in their world.


My Rating: 5 stars


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Author Biography:


Betty Derr May is a Romance writer, whose books offer not only romance but a romance with a twist. She lives in beautiful Colorado amidst tall majestic trees and mountains. Originally from Oklahoma, her series Marigold is about the people of a mythical town of Marigold they will make you laugh, cry, and sometimes feel the hurt and joy of the characters as she brings them all to life. But they will always entertain you. Betty is the mother of three sons, and three rapidly growing granddaughters. She is also the proud owner of an English Bulldog who can most days be found asleep at her feet while she writes. She is a graduate of Colorado Christian University where she learned some of her story telling ability. When she’s not writing she enjoys spending time with her family, Sorority Sisters, movies, and working puzzles.


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Reviewed by: Terry


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