I must admit, I never thought I would read a cowboy romance novel, let alone love the story and begin to eagerly await the sequel.....
So y'all I originally saw the cover of this book floating around twitter and Instagram. At first, I was like "oh that's interesting," but I was able to casually ignore it while waiting for my latest book order from Amazon. About a month ago I canceled my Amazon Prime, and let me tell you it's hell waiting for shipping without prime, so to past the time, I thought about buying a book on kindle. At first, I didn't know what I wanted, but that book cover with the image of the pretty chocolate cowboy lingered on my mind, and the fact that the main characters were black and the author was black was a plus in my book. So with wanting to support black art and a strange sense of curiosity, I brought the e-book.
I have to say that I am so glad that I did! With that, let's get into a Cowboy to Remember by Rebekah Weatherspoon.
Taking a trip to Charming, was one of the most pleasant and enjoyable book journeys that I have taken this year and I wasn't expecting it. A Cowboy to Remember is the love story of Zach Pleasent cowboy and Evie who is a tv chef. The storyline is your typical memory loss but love brings it back sort of thing, but that's okay. I'll stop here to keep from giving anything away, but there are plenty of enjoyable twists and turns along the way.
I love the characters in the story. The side characters include Evie's friends and Zach's brothers were just as fleshed out and three dimensional as Zach and Evie. And old Hollywood starlet, and grandmother Miss. Leona has enough glamor and humor to remind anyone of their eccentric grandmother or aunt. I liked the ways in which the characters interacted with and related to each other.
I also like the way that Zach and Evie fall in love through memories of the past and through her memory loss. And Zach's final declaration of love and help to help Evie achieve her dreams of owning her own restaurant is pure joy and pleasure. It is written in such a way that any girl reads it and thinks if only I can be loved that way. Most of all, I like the way that the book tells a black story, without urban tropes and slang terms, showing another degree of the black experience.
I don't think that there is anything that I didn't like about this book. It got me hooked in the beginning and kept me there until the end. This was probably the fastest I have gotten through a book so far this year just because of how easy and pleasant it was to read as well as because I was so hooked.
If you are looking for a new romance story, especially one that has black characters in it, and a black female lead (black women need love too.) then you should take a trip to charming, I assure you it will be pleasant. (see what I did there)
I'm waiting for my Jesse story. Strong, caring, shy cowboy is right up my alley.
Zuhri's Final Thoughts
Star Rating: 5 Stars
Reading Scenario: During quarantine when you are a single pringle and looking for some lovings.
Book Club Recommendation: If you have a book club dedicated to romance novels, then this would be one to add to your book club's list. If not, then it is probably a pass. While it is an enjoyable solo read I don't think it would create much for a big club.