Her Mule Hollow Cowboy (New Horizon Ranch: Mule Hollow #1) By: Debra Clopton
"Cliff saw a woman in need and stepped in—because Maddie was too stubborn to ask…
Cowgirl Maddie Rose has never belonged anywhere but she’s just inherited part of New Horizon Ranch—along with her partners, four handsome, extremely capable cowboys… Maddie’s trying to adjust to her new life and her new partners she’s still unable to believe she’s an owner of this fabulous ranch. Not sure why she was included, she’s out to prove herself worthy of the honor of the inheritance. Loving her new life in the small Texas town of Mule Hollow, she’s determined that, for the first time in her life, she’s going to finally belong somewhere…
Professional Bull Rider Cliff Masterson has been chasing his dreams for years—or has he been running from his past? He’s searching for more in life and ready to dig in his spurs and put down roots deep in the heart of Texas. Rescuing a beautiful cowgirl from being trampled by a bull has him dreaming of romance, home and hearth.
But Maddie’s had enough people in her life leave and she’s not willing to risk her heart on him—Sparks fly as he’s determined to prove to the feisty cowgirl that the only think he’s chasing now is wedding bells with her…
Can the Matchmakin’ Posse of Mule Hollow help this couple find their happily ever after?"
"Get in there, you ornery hunk of steaks," Maddie Rose gritted out through clamped teeth while thrusting all of her weight into pushing the cattle trailer's rear gate closed. A hard task since her hundred twenty pounds didn't hold up against Buford's two thousand pound bulk. Needless to say, despite all of her shoving and pushing. Despite all of her exertion. Buford's big, hairy rump hadn't budged even an inch! Nope, there it was—hanging out over the back end of the trailer.
Firmly in the way of the latch.
"C'mon, only a few more inches," she coaxed, pushing, giving it everything she had. But the bull wasn't buying it. He didn't budge.
"Arrrg," she growled, frustration nearly getting the better of her.
This should have been a piece of cake—an easy load-up. Ha!
Bull-headed Buford messed that up deciding he wanted off rather than on.
Just Maddie's luck.
And what was new about that? "Nothing," she grumbled.
She wasn't a whiner, but there was no getting around the hard truth that most things in Maddie's life hadn't come easy. She'd been fighting for survival since the moment of her existence—a sickly baby only a few weeks old at best estimation, found alone, sitting in a carseat. Yup—just sitting on the steps of the post office like she belonged there.
Obviously, she didn't belong anywhere.
Maybe before that, but unlike most people Maddie had no recollection, no records, nothing...as far as her life record went she hadn't existed until that day in the post office when she was found.
If she'd been a whiner she wouldn't have made it.
No, Maddie was a survivor so she'd grown used to days like today. But it sure was getting old.
Buford's attitude was a sharp reminder she'd better not get comfortable with the good fortune that had recently come her way.
The thought dazzled her. Like a beautiful sparkly gift under the Christmas tree that she knew had to belong to someone else...and yet it was hers.
She really was part owner of this magnificent New Horizon ranch. An amazing cattle ranch sitting on the outskirts of Mule Hollow, the most embracing little town she'd ever known."
This was a wonderfully written sweet contemporary romantic quick read. The author does a good job at keeping the readers attention because one will not want to put it down until the end. I loved how these two Maddie and Cliff were brought come together. With Maddie getting adjusted to his new life and Cliff now ready to settle down will they be able to find happiness? Be ready for a good novella read that will have the reader even laughing out loud. Would I recommend? YES!