April Harlequin Spotlight…A Cowboy’s Claim by Marin Thomas




Everyone knows Victor Vicario—he’s the scarred loner who’s on his way to the National Finals Rodeo in Vegas. But no one knows about the guilt that drives him. And until he achieves his goal, there’s no room in his life for attachments.

So when Vic is given temporary custody of his young nephew, he is torn. He can’t turn his back on family, but how can he look after a kid when he’s traveling the rodeo circuit? Then he runs into feisty barrel racer Tanya McGee and makes her an offer. She helps him with Alex, and he’ll pay her rodeo expenses. The problem is their little “family” starts to feel all too real.

SONG PLAYLIST: A prepared playlist of songs that embodies the book’s characters and their love story.


Rodeo by Garth Brooks

Rank Riders Anthem Luke Kaufman

Too Young to Feel This Damn Old- Garth Brooks

I Wanna Be A Cowboy’s Sweetheart-  Patsy Montana

Cowgirls Don’t Cry- Brooks & Dunn (featuring Reba McEntire)

Happy Trails– Roy Rogers & Dale Evans

Red Dirt Road-Brooks & Dunn

On The Road Again-Willie Nelson

Life Is A Highway-Chris Ledoux

If It’s The Last Thing I Do-Montgomery Gentry

Amarillo by MorningGeorge Strait

Country Roads (Take Me Home)-John Denver

How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls-George Strait

Always On My MindWillie Nelson

Breathe-Faith Hill

One Ride In Vegas Chris Ledoux

Cowboy Like Me Cody Johnson

About the author:

Marin Thomas  is an award-winning author of over thirty novels, including The Cash Brothers series. She grew up in Janesville, Wisconsin, where she was inducted into the Janesville Sports Hall of Fame for being the city’s first female athlete to receive a Division I basketball scholarship. Marin played basketball at the University of Missouri in Columbia for two years before transferring to the University of Arizona, where she played center for the Lady Wildcats from 1983 to 1986. During her time at Arizona, Marin was an Academic All-American and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in radio-television. After graduation, Marin married her college sweetheart in a five-minute ceremony at the historic Little Chapel of the West in Las Vegas, Nevada. She used the first names of her two children, Thomas and Marin, to create her penname, despite her daughter’s insistence that no one would ever pronounce “Marin” correctly (muh-rín). Marin now writes full time in her empty nest, eagerly awaiting the next text or phone call from her grown kids. Marin and her husband currently live in Houston, Texas. The Promise of Forgiveness is her first women’s fiction novel.

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  1. Planning on reading this. Thanks.

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