Secret Nights with a Cowboy (A Kittredge Ranch Novel) by Caitlin Crews
Updated: Jan 25
Sportochick’s Musings: Author Caitlin Crews creates characters that feel like they will walk right of the pages into your living room.
Secret Nights with a Cowboy (A Kittredge Ranch Novel)
Author: Caitlin Crews
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Author Caitlin Crews creates characters that feel like they will walk right off the pages into your living room. This is both exciting and emotional as you get more absorbed in the plot. Face it all of us have a lost love, someone we can’t forget or get over no matter how hard we try.
This book is filled with characters that are real. They don’t have perfect lives. They argue, cry, get angry and walk away, hold grudges, and treat each other poorly (or so we think). It is refreshing to be able to feel their emotions in a manner that makes you sad or happy for them or want to be a cheerleader for them no matter what.
Honestly, I wasn’t sure I would like this style of writing since I usually read books to escape life but after spending 2020 and now the beginning of 2021 in a pandemic, I find that I understand things so much clearer and this book made me feel like I was part of a family with real struggles learning things about each other they never knew or understood. It’s about widening your perspective to see that not all things are what they seem and that if you allow yourself you will see love you never knew existed.
Both Rae and Riley are strong characters with fortresses around them creating a very interactive storyline around their long tumultuous relationship. As they volley back and forth trying to find common ground the reader will begin to feel hope for their marriage being saved.
For me the standout theme the author does well is showing each of them choosing to communicate in a different more loving manner while courageously opening themselves to possibly being hurt again.