As A Cowgirl's Pride opens, the reader is thrown into Leah's life and the trouble she's in. We see it through her eyes as she witnesses a crime. I instantly sympathized with her and wanted to read the rest of her story. When Leah comes back home, her family takes her in with open arms. I enjoyed watching the interaction between this large cast of characters. They all loved each other. No one judged Leah for the choices she made. These characters were the heart of the story.
A Cowgirl's Pride follows the life and story of Leah Manning, daughter of Lucas Manning. Leah is strong willed, beautiful and determined with a deep rooted devotion to her family. She has been hiding a lot from her loved ones. Not because she's sick of her overbearing and overprotective male relatives. But rather she loves them enough to keep them safe. Revealing her secrets could get someone killed. Leah's pride prevents her from asking for help for too long. She soon realizes she has no other choice. She must surrender her pride and embrace the men in her life, allowing them to protect not only her but to protect another secret she is hiding.
I loved how the story opened up. It’s very rare that you get to witness something through a characters eye’s and feel their emotions. Leah has been through hell the past 5 years. She’s been away from her family but I feel it has only made her stronger. I love how it just shows that no matter what, your family will always be there for you.
Leah Manning grew up among so many domineering, protective males that it left her frustrated, longing for a different life. Her family couldn't understand that she needed to dance. Unknowingly, she'd embroiled herself in a deadly game from which there seemed no way out. Now she was home. Would they welcome her back? What if trouble followed? Most importantly, did Cal still work the ranch?
Brian Calhoun, Cal to his friends, hated Leah when she'd left, but hated himself even more for not going after her. Now she was back and more lovely than ever. Would his adolescent love for her return, develop into something more, or die a slow death at the hands of this new Leah?
Trouble does follow Leah home, and her ex will stop at nothing—even murder—to silence her. Will the terror draw Leah and Cal closer together or drive them apart forever?