Tate and Isabelle. From their first meeting in Seth and Morgan’s kitchen to their adventures in Las Vegas, it was clear that this musical couple were meant to be.
Tate’s character took on a life of its own after we met him in Seth and Morgan’s stories. It became clear there was a bigger story to tell of the country singer who lived on the Blake family homestead. As Tate’s troubled past unfolded, I saw an opportunity to flesh out his life and it became apparent the velvety voice rogue just needed the right person to set him on the path to true love. And who else could do it but a violinist in the process of mending her own broken heart and finding her way? And a Reed woman to boot? Isabelle may be the more reserved of her cousins, but she still has a spark that sets the women in the Reed family apart.
New readers, check out their books in the series, Texas Heat and their sequel Cowboy’s Heart.
And listen to Tate and Isabelle’s playlist
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Reconciling the past. Speeding toward the future. Can a cowboy’s heart survive the now?
Country singer Tate McGill has never been happier. He’s engaged to Isabelle, the woman of his dreams, and his music career has shot him straight to the top. With his adopted Blake clan gathered in Las Vegas for the last leg of his world tour, Tate’s excited to publicly announce his engagement. But his excitement is bittersweet. Isabelle has found a collection of beautiful, unpublished country songs by Tate’s late birth mother and a lifetime’s worth of letters between her and his adopted mother, Teri-Lyn, matriarch of the powerful Blake family. Tate’s given all he has to overcome his abusive past and build a future for himself and Isabelle, but he’s not sure if his birth mother’s words will bring him closure, or more pain.
Isabelle Reed has a wonderful secret—and terrible timing. She’s engaged to her sexy country music star, Tate McGill, and after months of physical therapy to heal the arm broken by her abusive ex-husband, she’s finally able to play her violin professionally again. But best of all, she’s pregnant! Unfortunately, her timing couldn’t be worse. Tate’s afraid to have children, fearing he’ll perpetrate the cycle of abuse he suffered as a child. And with the shadows of his birth mother’s letters, and Isabelle’s disapproving father coming to meet “that cowboy,” Tate has enough on his plate. His entire career is riding on this last gig of his tour and on the film that’s being made about him and his band. He can’t be distracted by the ghosts of his past that Isabelle knows her news will raise. If she can just hide her morning sickness until after Vegas… Continue reading