Cowboys and Cupcakes (Merry Everything Book 3) by Jodi Payne & BA Tortuga

"....but I'm hooking my wagon to yours. It's not a pie crust promise." Cowboys and Cupcakes.

From the blurb:

Baker Jax Martinez works odd hours making cupcakes and cookies in his New York apartment. It’s a skill he learned from his grandparents, who raised him in a bakery of their own, and he’s never wanted to do anything else. His strange schedule makes it hard to have friends and a social life, but he’s an introvert so the occasional Sunday dinner with his best friend January is enough for him.

Sawyer McMahon joined the army to leave behind everyone and everything he knew after losing the cowboy he loved in a horrific rodeo accident. After nearly losing his own life as a soldier overseas, he’s not sure what’s next for him. His old rodeo buddy Hawk Destry, who has had to deal with a disability of his own, offers Saw a place to stay for a while in New York and he takes it, hoping Hawk can help him get his recovery on track.

It’s an instant friendship when Jax finds an excuse to rescue Saw from an overwhelming moment, and they discover quickly that they want to be more. Their issues and quirks seem to fit together in a strange and complicated way, but neither of them has thought much beyond the present moment. Could they actually have a future together? Or are they destined to be just friends?

Miki J's Review:

I haven't actually read the others in series... it was fine other than the back stories on the others - if you don't like spoilers, then, get on back!! hehehe  

I enjoyed Cowboys and Cupcakes because it gave that "it just is" feeling. Insta-connection, yes, but it was gentle and just felt right. And when it's right, it's right.   

Very romantic and sweet story which also highlighted the struggles of someone coping with the aftermath of series injury. It didn't make a fuss of it... it just was and deal with it as best as you can. And I truly loved the "cowboy speak" - love those sayings!!! 

Very enjoyable book!!

Rating: 4 Stars

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