About The Book
The Cowboy’s Perfect Match
(The Sweetheart Ranch #2)
By Cathy McDavid
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
May 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming
He may not be perfect…
But he’s perfect for her!
Ryan DeMere is definitely enjoying the perks of being Sweetheart Ranch’s new wrangler—the best is working with head chef Bridget O’Malley. He’s fallen head over spurs for the talented and determined beauty. There’s just one hiccup. Bridget is holding out for Mr. Right—and Ryan doesn’t quite meet her requirements. But he’s determined to win Bridget over, because Ryan may not be perfect…but maybe their love could be.
1. Here at Kat’s Corner books, we’re fans of cats, but love all pets. Do you have a pet?
Meet Ozzy. He’s my four-footed muse and even has his own regular column in my monthly newsletter. He’s utterly devoted to me and spends a large portion of his day napping next to my computer monitor. He tolerates my husband (whom he refers to as “the man”), pretty much ignores the dog Nacho, and keeps his distance from our newest family member, Sushi (she originally belonged to my mother and came to live with us after we moved Mom into assisted living last December). Ozzy is a rescue, also like Nacho and Sushi. He believes no one else should have access to me other than him, including “the man”, and sleeps between us at night. Moving him to another part of the bed or the floor doesn’t work, he comes right back.
Sasha says hi!
2. Open your text message app. What are the first 10 words that come up automatically?
Thank you Just People Not For Clay (my son) I’m Ok Best Last
Well, clearly I’m not an interesting person, at least according to my text message app.
I think authors are always interesting!
3. When you are not writing, what other “hats” do you wear?
After I quit the corporate world four years ago, I thought I’d have all this extra free time. Surprise, surprise, it didn’t happen. I’m president of my local Romance Writers of America chapter for the second year in a row and love it. As I mentioned earlier, we recently moved my mom into assisted living. I see to all her needs and visit her at least twice a week. While it breaks my heart to see her senility worsen, I’m grateful for every moment I spend with her. I recently started a book club at the community where she resides and just love talking to the literary ladies, as I call them. They’ve all lead such fascinating lives. I’m also very involved with my high school’s alumni group. We’re very active and have several events every year. Just this past weekend my class had a reunion and, you guessed it, I was on the committee.
My mom just retired and I’m convinced she won’t have a free moment!
4. What inspired the idea for The Cowboy’s Perfect Match?
It’s funny, there’s a little bit of me in both the heroine Bridget and the hero Ryan. She’s a list maker (raising my hand) and even has a list of her dating non-negotiables. Yes, it’s true. I had a similar list when I was single and dating, though not as lengthy as Bridget’s. Ryan flips houses on the side—kind of like they do on those HGTV shows. I worked twenty-four years in the construction business and was able to bring a lot of personal experiences to the story. Every problem Ryan has while remodeling his house is something we experienced at the construction company in real life.
5) What is one thing you’d like your readers to take away from this story?
Throw away that list of dating non-negotiables. It didn’t work for me, and it doesn’t work for Bridget. Finding your perfect match will happen when it’s supposed to happen. Just be open and available to possibilities. The same goes for anything else in life, like the perfect job or the perfect house.
I agree that you have to be open. No one will be the perfect match. Marriage, no matter what, is hard work. Let’s all acknowledge our humanness.
6) For readers new to the Heartwarming line, what is something you’d like them to know?
Heartwarming books are sweet in that there’s no sex other than kisses, and there’s also no profanity. That doesn’t mean the stories lack romantic tension, don’t have compelling characters, or are short on riveting plots. Quite the opposite. Because the books are longer than the ones I used to write for Harlequin, I find I can dig deeper into the characters and go further with the plot than I could before. The result is a richer, more complex story.
I agree that you dive into some good character development. I think new reader’s who follow my inspiration reviews that this book does not contain any faith themes and is from a secular point of view. I was very comfortable with the level of PDA in the story.
The Cowboy’s Perfect Match is a sweet clean read set on Sweetheart Ranch. I liked getting to know the characters including Grandma Em and sister Molly, setting and characters coming together to form a great story.
Ryan is a likable guy, full of charm. I understand Bridget’s list making tendencies. I agree with Bridget that there should be some deal breaker items on the man-to-marry list, however all good things can be taken too far and both Bridget and Ryan have to come to realize where their beliefs have a solid base and when they need to be flexible.
I appreciate the way Cathy paced the book, not allowing the characters to go headlong into a full on relationship without being aware of the drawbacks, but keeping the characters growing and moving forward, slowly revealing their growth. But, they also don’t spend the book trying to deny their attraction. They acknowledge it, but also see the very real scenarios.
After getting to know the ranch and characters, I definitely want to find Book 1 and give it a read. I’m not ready to leave Sweetheart Ranch.
I received a copy of this book for the purposes of this tour. All opinions are my own.
Other Books in the Series
A Cowboy’s Christmas Proposal
(The Sweetheart Ranch #1)
By Cathy McDavid
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
November 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming
At a magical time of year…
Can a cowboy help falling in love?
For single dad Owen Caufield, living and working at Sweetheart Ranch for a month is the perfect change of pace. While the cowboy turned wedding officiant can now spend more time with his children, Molly O’Malley, his new boss, is less thrilled. A wedding ranch isn’t the best place for three rambunctious youngsters. But amid the chaos—and the coming holidays—it may be the best place to fall in love…
About the Author
As a sophomore in high school, NY Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling author Cathy McDavid won a local writing competition with her self-illustrated children’s book. Who knew that small triumph would eventually lead to a career writing contemporary romances with over 1.3 million books sold? With forty-seven titles to date, Cathy is also a member of the prestigious Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll. This “almost” Arizona native and mother of grown twins recently married her own real-life sweetheart. After leaving the corporate world four years ago, she now spends her days penning stories about good looking men who ride the range or fight fires or hunt creatures all while sweeping the girl off her feet. It’s a tough job but she’s willing to make the sacrifice.
One winner will receive:
- $10 Amazon gift card
- Author swag
- A Cowboy’s Christmas Proposal and The Bull Rider’s Valentine (print to US winner only, Kindle copies to US or international)
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