Rodeo Sweethearts by Lilian Darcy gives us a quick glimpse into the lives of Rob and Melinda, Jamie's parents from Marry Me, Cowboy. The story line occurs simultaneously with some of the events in Marry Me, Cowboy, and it's really neat to read it like that, from Melinda and Rob's point of view this time.
In Marry Me, Cowboy, also by Lilian Darcy, we see a bit of Jamie's parents. We learn that his mother is a 'bit vague' as he explains to Tegan, and reading about her it is obvious...but we never find out why. Rodeo Sweethearts gives us a much more detailed look at Melinda and Rob, who they are, what they've gone through and how they've coped. They are keeping a big secret, one that's surprisingly never come to light in the small town of Marieta. Rob is tired of keeping the secret, and Melinda is tired of the way she is seen by others and treated by Rob...but is it enough to make her reveal her secret?
Rodeo Sweethearts is a wonderful addition to Marry Me, Cowboy! Lilian packs a lot of feeling into this very short story, and I came away with a much better understanding of both Rob and Marilyn. I love them both! It was a lot of fun to reminisce with them, and at the same time so heart warming to see how much they still love each other after all this time.
If you've read Marry Me, Cowboy you must read Rodeo Sweethearts by Lilian Darcy!