The Cowboy Singer by Paula Tiberius
Paula Tiberius is currently on tour with CLP Blog Tours and The Cowboy Singer. This is a really sweet romance novel, filled with a solid plot and loveable characters. MC April Connors flees from LA to her grandmother’s house in Texas after her boyfriend leaves her for another woman – while she is over six months pregnant with his child. Alone, jobless, and living with Grandma, April figures this is just her life now. She puts the idea of ever finding a husband out of her mind – who would want to help raise a kid that wasn’t their own? James “Jimmy Wick” Warwick, an aspiring singer, finds he can’t get April Connors out of his mind since she moved to his town. Even though his life is now filled with court dates and custody battles between his ex-wife, James tries to focus on the positives – his singing career, meeting April, and his beautiful four year old daughter Summer. But when his ex moves Summer out of Texas, James isn’t sure what the next step is. Does his stay with April – a woman he’s known only for a few months – or pack up and follow Summer to Florida? April runs into troubles with her ex as well when he suddenly appears back in her life, looking to be a father. Could she possibly ever get back in a relationship with the man who left her – or will she ever get a chance with her cowboy singer?
I was riveted by the story right when I started reading. I immediately sympathized with April, and thought she was very courageous to admit she needed help and to do the best thing for her child. I actually thought the story was moving too fast at first, I kept thinking I was missing important bits, but then I grasped that this is simply a fast-moving, short and sweet novel. I appreciated the fact that everything moved the story forward, as I come across a lot of unnecessary filler scenes in novels. I loved James’ character. He was such a good guy, another rarity these days. My heart hurt when his daughter moved away from him, and for a second I wasn’t sure how the book would end. I thought him and April would get together, but sometimes it just seemed there was too many obstacles for it to be a happy ending. A very strong novel from Paula Tiberius and one I recommend!
**Everyone who leaves a comment on Paula’s tour page will be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases their copy of The Cowboy Singer before July 23 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com, will get five bonus entries.