REVIEW: A Cowgirl’s Secret by Melinda Curtis

Posted December 17th, 2021 by in Blog, Harlequin Mills&Boon, Heartwarming, HJ Top Pick!, Review / 0 comments


A Cowgirl’s Secret by Melinda Curtis is book #9 in her Mountain Monroes series. The saga of the Harlen Monroe grandchildren has been fascinating. This latest addition was quite entertaining.

Cassie Diaz lives with her brother Rhett and her grandfather on the Bar D Ranch in Second Chance, Idaho. Times are tough in Second Chance and at the the Bar D. Cassie has grown up around the rodeo and horses, did trick riding in her younger years and now trains horses for entertainment purposes. Why Cassie thought this qualifies herself to win a rodeo purse bull riding is anyone’s guess, but the ranch needs the money. The bull Cassie drew was named Torpedo Tom, a nasty, rank bull. She lasted maybe three seconds and Tornado Tom left Cassie quite injured. So no purse and worse yet hefty medical bills. Bentley Monroe suspected that Cassie was in pain when he first met her. Cassie finally listened to Bentley’s pleas to let the local doctor check her out. This led to doctor’s orders of two days bed rest which wasn’t going to work because she was babysitting two little kids over the weekend. Bentley took charge, drove Cassie and the kids home and put Cassie to bed. He could handle the kids on his own. That’s how Cassie started falling for Bentley.

Bentley Monroe is the Monroe family genius who also happens to be an engineer. He is only in Second Chance to meet up with his sister Olivia who almost died in a boating accident. Cassie Diaz calls him the Pied Piper of children and animals. They seem to be drawn to him. It seems that Cassie is also drawn to him as he is drawn to her. But his life is back in Philadelphia. Bentley doesn’t think a long-distance relationship will work for Cassie and himself. But maybe there’s another way.

The overall arc of the grandkids finding their way after inheriting Second Chance continues. I loved both of the main characters in this story. Both Cassie and Bentley are unsure of what they want to do in the future. Meeting each other and falling in love complicates their decision making. True love wins and whatever the future holds they plan to face it together. What a wonderful happy ending.

Book Info:

Publication: September 28th 2021 | Harlequin Heartwarming | The Mountain Monroes #9

Could saving the ranch…

Mean a future together?

Cowgirl Cassie Diaz has a secret—a bull riding accident may have stolen her dream of motherhood. She needs to recover, but how can she rest with her family’s ranch in peril? Recent Second Chance, Idaho, arrival Bentley Monroe offers help, and his quiet strength makes her feel safe. Loving him could heal her wounds, but would she have a future with this family man?

USA TODAY Bestselling Author

The Mountain Monroes

Book 1: Kissed by the Country Doc
Book 2: Snowed in with the Single Dad
Book 3: Rescued by the Perfect Cowboy
Book 4: Lassoed by the Would-Be Rancher
Book 5: Enchanted by the Rodeo Queen
Book 6: Charmed by the Cook’s Kids
Book 7: The Littlest Cowgirls
Book 8: Caught by the Cowboy Dad
Book 9: A Cowgirl’s Secret



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