Why did this cowboy make the cut? Well...
1) He is loving and protective.
2) He is loyal and loves whole heartedly
3)He admits that he is not complete without Cassidy (*sigh*)
Some of the examples of why Gage makes me swoon:
WHAT THE HELL was that? Nothing like that had ever happened to me. One look at Cassi and it felt like my world stopped. All I could think about was closing the distance between us. I don't know how to describe it, but I needed to go to her.
Wrapping my arms around her, I tried to let her feel everything I wasn't allowed to tell her. That she was unlike any other girl in the world, that she was wanted and cherished, that I loved her with everything in me....
"You won't ever have to worry about forgetting me. I'm not going anywhere."
"I'd appreciate it if you stopped checkin' out my girl too. I waited a long time for her, and I'm never letting her go."
"She's it. Cassidy's it for me, I've never doubted that, not since I first met her...."
"God, darlin', I love you so damn much. Don't ever leave me again."
by Molly McAdams (Goodreads Author)
Gage Carson was excited his cousin Tyler was coming to live with, and go to college with him. When he'd called to ask if he could bring his friend Cassi with him, Gage didn't care. Gage had heard about this mysterious friend since they were kids and felt like he already knew her. Nothing would prepare him for watching her jump out of Ty's Jeep though. Not only was Cassi the most beautiful girl he'd ever seen, but there was something about her that within seconds of meeting her, made Gage want to protect her, and make her his. Too bad Tyler made it a point to remind Gage on a daily basis that he was dating her and she was completely off limits.
For a year and a half, Gage and Cassidy dance around their feelings for each other as Tyler continues to keep them apart; until one day Tyler unknowingly pushes her right into Gage's arms. With Tyler unable to keep lying to them, they finally start a relationship both have been craving since their first meeting. But when an accident and disaster sends her back to Tyler and California, will Cassidy be able to come face to face with the demons from her past to live a life she and Gage deserve; or will the fact that she once again ran to Tyler be the final push that ends Cassidy and Gage for good?