A rich cowboy with a classic Cadillac—sounds like the stuff of dreams for a small-town Texas girl, right? Wrong! Josh McKinley and his classic car have been Sara Carson’s nightmare since Josh left ten years ago. Now the cowboy and his Caddy are back. Sara must choose between loyalty to her family and love for the one man she shouldn’t want.
Is the key to Sara Carson’s heart the Cadillac that their families have been feuding over for ten years? Or will Josh McKinley have to give up the car he treasures in order to win the woman he loves?
4 STARS “An easy reading book that held my interest all the way through & it made me smile.” Goodreads
4 STARS “Thoroughly enjoyable! This book got me through a rough weekend and the hero is one to melt your heart.” Goodreads
5 STARS “The author has done a fantastic job with this story. The characters will come alive as you turn the pages. Your heart goes out to both Sara and Josh. You will hate seeing the book end.” Babs Book Bistro
3.5 PINK HEARTS “The perfect second chance romance.” Pink Heart Society
Sara wandered down the hall, turned the corner at the end of the corridor, and ran smack into a bare, sweaty, male chest. The impact was brief. Hard hands closed over her shoulders and steadied her before setting her away. Sara looked up. Her mouth opened and closed, then opened again.
“You!” echoed through the emptiness.
Sara jumped back farther. More memories squeezed her heart. Of all the voices that she might hear, she never expected to hear Josh McKinley’s deep baritone.
“So, you’re back.” His mouth twisted on the statement. His graveled voice and daredevil blue eyes challenged her.
She wasn’t ready for this. “What are you doing here? Gloating because my father’s bedridden and can’t throw you out?”
“Not gloating, working.”
What a surprising idea. “That’s ridiculous. It’s Sunday and Carson’s Cars is closed.”
“Always was, as I recall. Guess even an old devil like your daddy needs a day of rest.”
Her eyes widened. How dare Josh try to provoke her. He’d betrayed her, run off like a coward. Never mind that she’d done her own running a few years later. “My father would never hire a McKinley, and no McKinley would want to do an honest day’s work when he could shyster widows and orphans instead.”
Josh hooked his thumbs in the front pockets of his jeans and leaned against the wall, his narrow hips cocked at an aggressive angle. “I don’t work for your father.”
He had no right to prop his broad shoulders against that wall. “Then you’re not working here, so get off Carson’s property.”
Damn him with his dark hair and bright eyes. He didn’t move. He gave a slow smile and looked her over, head to toe and back. “You’ve changed, Sara.”
Déjà vu skittered bumps over her skin. Time was when she would have danced naked in a cactus patch for that smile. No more. “Maybe it’s time you found out just how much I have changed.”
About the Author
Author of historical and contemporary romances, I fell in love with happily ever after the day I heard my first story. (Yes, I was a precocious little brat who read at the age of two, but I could hear much earlier than that.) I studied literature for far too many years before discovering that writing stories was much more fun than writing about them. Heck, as an author, I get to read the story before anyone else. I am happily married to my sweetheart of many, many years. Insatiably curious, an avid reader and traveler I love to hear from readers about your favorite books and real-life adventures. Crazy Cat stories are especially welcome. You can send me your words of wisdom . . . Don’t shake your head at me; all words are wise in one context or another. You can trust me on this; I’m an author. As I was saying, you can send your words of wisdom, humor, and friendship to me at [email protected] Can’t wait to hear from you.
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The Knight Chronicles:
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Lies and deceit threaten at every turn but to defend his home, Baron Raeb MacKai must give his heart to his greatest enemy.
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An Interview with Rue Allyn by Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Thank you for talking with us at TRS. Please tell us about your featured book, Her Cadillac Cowboy.
Rue: You are very welcome. Thank you for the opportunity to share this story with your followers.
HH: What do you like best about Sara and why will readers identify with her?
Rue: I like Sara’s determination and her loyalty to family. She doesn’t always like her family members, but she loves them and does everything she can for them while still finding ways to achieve her personal dreams.
HH: What do you like best about Josh and why will readers love him?
Rue: Who doesn’t love a guy who loves kids so much that he opens a daycare center and takes in a homeless teen. Did I mention he’s good looking and has carpentry skills? Josh is fairly close in character to the guy I married 43+ years ago.
HH: What is the secret to a great romantic comedy?
Rue: If I knew that I’d have been making millions years ago.:). What I do know is that comedy is as much about timing and perspective as it is about situation. If you are the person slipping on the banana peel and killing your back when you fall, the situation is far from funny. But if you’re the guy who just had his wallet stolen and the thief is the one slipping on the banana peel the situation isn’t just funny, it’s justice. You get the last laugh.
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
Rue: In May I’ll release a historical novella set in winter of 1870s northern Scotland titled Forever Hold My Heart. The story is an expanded version of a novella that appeared last November in the Bluestocking Belles boxset, Follow Your Star Home. July will see the release of another romantic comedy, The Catnapped Lover. Like Her Cadillac Cowboy, this is an older story that has been extensively revised. It also happens to be one of my favorites.
HH: What goals have you set for yourself in 2019?
Rue: 2019 will see me self-publishing for the first time with a release every two months. I also need to finish the books that I plan to release in 2020. One of those involves a female mule-skinner.
HH: What’s your writing schedule like?
Rue: Busier than a one-armed paper-hanger. Self-publishing means that my days are filled with writing, edits, marketing preparations and activities, more writing, editing, and marketing. I start my day with a walk and breakfast. I work in two-hour chunks on whatever is most time sensitive. I usually shut down between 8 and 10 PM, then do it all again the next day. Sounds boring but the variety in each activity is infinite so I love it.
HH: Do you have any appearances this year online or at a con?
Rue: No in person appearances. However, I’m a member of the Bluestocking Belles, a very active group of collaborative authors. Also, I’ll be on-line frequently with a release party every two months. The first one is happening March 18thfor Her Cadillac Cowboy https://www.facebook.com/events/682280142211880/. Everyone’s invited.
HH: What are you reading right now?
Rue: I just finished Nelson’s Navy by ???, because there is a pirate story in my future. I’m about halfway through Law, Land and Family by Eileen Spring a book about inheritance law in England from late medieval times to the mid-19thcentury. I write both historical and contemporary romances, so I’m always doing research of one sort or another.
HH: What would you most like to accomplish as a writer?
Rue: I’d like to hear from more readers. Yes, I’d love a little cash, but really my purpose for writing is to entertain. I can’t know if I’m succeeding or not if I don’t hear from readers. Readers can always reach me at [email protected].
Once again thank you very much for the opportunity to share with all the TRS followers.