The Cowboy’s Mistaken Identity (Dawson Family Ranch Book 10) by Melissa Senate
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Cowboy Romance
Romance: One sex scene, a little detailed. Some kissing.
Faith: N/A (I normally read the Love Inspired line. This is a Harlequin Romance)
Language: Some mild cursing.
Melissa Senate immediately grips the reader with two hands and shoves them into the story. One of the best opening scenes of any book I’ve read. I instantly connected with Chase Dawson and the unexpected greeting he experienced when he showed up in a small town in Wyoming to find the father he never knew.
The story starts fast with a twist Chase never expected. The curveballs keep coming through a good portion of the book. Within the first chapter, he encounters Hannah, who thinks he is the father of his baby, only he never met her before in his life. As he talks with her, he figures out why he’s received the negative greeting from the town residents and her.
The author doesn’t let up. Throughout the book, there are several shocking reveals interspersed with a budding romance between Hannah and Chase. Both characters show tremendous growth as they learn to let go of past hurts and embrace a new hope in each other.
When I sat down to write this review, I had no clue that this was the tenth book in a series. The book stands on its own. I never felt like I missed something by not having read the other books in the series. The story wrapped up everything nicely for the two main characters, so it felt complete. It was sooooo good that I’ve added the others to my to-read list.
The cover art for this book accurately reveals how Chase’s character responded to the baby in the book. Very touching.
I found this story extremely hard to put down. I could barely wait to finish my workday and pick it up again. Senate delivered a very satisfying, entertaining read with plenty of surprises. I would highly recommend this book to fans of contemporary romance and cowboy romance stories.
Disclaimer: I requested and received an advanced copy of this book courtesy of Harlequin Publishers through NetGalley. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.