Saturday, April 23, 2016

Cowboy The Shadow~Keeper Series Book #3

Title: Cowboy
Series: Shadow Keepers Series
Author: Jas T. Ward
Genre: PNR/Fantasy Romance
Release Date: April 19, 2016
Welcome Back to The Grid Jess William Bailey has a history of being a very bad man. But that was the past—now he’s the most brutal of the bad-asses as leader of the Wires—the toughest and deadliest warriors on The Grid. He makes no excuses, feels no guilt for what he has to do and keeps both at bay with women, drink and violence. But his time is quickly running out and Jess has a solitary goal to make sure he leaves at least one good thing behind—his daughter, Sophia. A child that has been raised by the woman he still loves, Emma and the man that used to be the former dark-side of his split personality, Reno Sundown. The last thing Jess has time for with his collapsing time frame is the beautiful, tough San Fran police detective, Beth Daniels getting in his way. Beth has always been the one to handle everything that came her family’s way and all she has left is her mother who isn’t able to take life’s hard hits. Beth has worked obsessively in the police department to become one of the toughest detectives with a high crime solution rate. But there’s a serial killer in San Francisco and the city’s women are the targets for the cold-hearted murders. She thought she found the psycho doing the deed. But Jess William Bailey is a whole different brand of killer—one she’s told to stay away from. Which she would be glad to do—if somehow she could. The Cowboy is totally country. The Cop is completely rock-n-roll. Can their two very different beats combine to form a heartbeat of a lasting kind? And can it survive when Hell wants to kill the song? From best-selling author Jas T. Ward, comes the newest Story from the Grid of the Shadow-Keepers Series: COWBOY


I loved some of the dialogue between the characters and internal conversations and snark. There was a lot of explanation due to this being a third book in the series, however it is a story standing alone. Be prepared for surprises and twists. The opening tells us about Cowboy's beginning—just when you think you know what's going on—you don't. However, the author does catch us up introducing necessary info and characters. 

Bad Ass Immortal meet bad ass lady cop—lady might be exaggerating. Everybody loves a bad boy with a heart—especially when they profess not to have one. Beth likes him because he doesn't have one and there is no time in her life for a guy—sex yes—great sex—for sure. Enter Jess who fits the bill. They both fight the real bad guys, however on different planes. 

While adding protecting their hearts, Jess realizes immortality has definitions. He may live forever just not necessarily here. A choice made in the past to save another side of himself, and the woman he loves has come back with consequences unforeseen. Because of these and to protect the daughter he loves, he gave up her mother to his other half and works for the little girl's love. 

For a man who believes himself unworthy of love, there are a lot of people who care and want to save him. Is Beth one of them? Can they both get past their determination not to feel and fall in love? It could be very important in so many ways. 

If you like surprises, fun sassy dialogue, strong stubborn people and glimpses into a dark side you'll love this one. Good one WORDS TURN ME ON.

Welcome Back to The Grid…For One Hell of a Wild Ride! 

First of all I loved this book…second of all it’s a must read…third of all buy this book! A definite must for fans of romantic suspense reads who enjoy a mix of supernatural elements…oh and did I mention an immortal cowboy that’s sexy as sin itself!

Jess William Bailey has an antiquity for being a very bad man, but that was in the past. He’s now the most fierce and ruthless leader of the Wires, the toughest and deadliest warriors on the Grid. He makes no excuses, feels no guilt for what he has to do and keeps both at bay with women, drink and violence. But his time is running out…

The last thing Jess has time for with his crumpling time frame is the beautiful, tough San Fran police detective, Beth Daniels getting in his way. 

Beth has always been the one to handle everything that came her family’s way and all she has left is her mother who isn’t able to take life’s hard hits. Beth has worked obsessively hard in the police department to become one of the toughest detectives with a high crime solution rate and move up the department’s career path. But there’s a serial killer in San Francisco and the city’s women are the targets for the cold-hearted murders. She thought she found the psycho doing the deed.

But Jess William Bailey is a whole different brand of killer…one she’s told to stay away from. Which she would be glad to do…if somehow she could...

Cowboy is the fifth instalment in Jas T. Ward’s The Shadow-Keepers Series, and the first in the series that I have read as it can be read as a standalone, but I have since reading this purchased the other books in the series. I enjoyed the uniqueness of the plot, it is cleverly written and flows with effortless ease, creating a storyline and characters that I fell in love with instantly. The witty banter and one liners were some of the funniest I have read in a while. Beth was strong, sassy and kick ass and a perfect match for Jess who was equally bad ass and likeable. I highly recommend everyone to saddle up and find your inner COWBOY

**Arc received via the Author in exchange for an honest review for Words Turn Me On Book Blog**

"I am the product of several realities making the whole: a troubled childhood, domestic violence survivor, homeless person, single mother and a suicide survivor. But in every single one of those realities, one thing remained true - my imagination.
Reading and writing were always my escape. It helped me deal with the harshness of my existence at the time and made me grateful for the escapism books gave me. Now, as a writer, I seek to give that gift back to someone that may need the same haven that saved my soul and my creativity as I once had."
Born and raised in Texas and spending time living in Kentucky, Ms. Ward spends her days and nights writing as therapy to handle the past. She is the proud parent of three very independent grown children and grandmother to three delightful grandchildren.
She has two furbabies that sit and ponder why their human is talking to herself late into the night as she writes out colorful and diverse if not twisted characters and tales.
Ms. Ward is founding author and published by Dead Bound Publishing.

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