ARC Review: My Heartache Cowboy by Z.A. Maxfield

Posted January 21, 2014 by Annie in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: My Heartache Cowboy by Z.A. Maxfield
My Heartache Cowboy
by Z.A. Maxfield

3.5 Stars


Released: Jan. 21, 2014
Series: The Cowboys #2
Published by InterMix
Format: eARC

MY HEARTACHE COWBOY has a handful of angst, frustratingly real emotions and also the perfect amount of banter to balance it all out.~ Under the Covers

Jimmy Rafferty makes quite the discovery about his old friend, Eddie Molina. He learns that he is gay when he finds him servicing another man. Though this doesn’t necessarily change your friendship right away, it makes Jimmy wonder where he stands in Eddie’s eyes.

As I really enjoyed the first book in this series, I was very excited to be reading this one. However, I found out that this wasn’t exactly what I was expecting. Jimmy had a drinking problem and as his best friend, Eddie is trying to help him out of it. It’s sometimes a dark ride and Jimmy can get nasty at times. Actually, let me correct that right here. He can be very nasty and it sometimes made me wonder about his character a little bit. I went back and forth liking and hating his character. As my frustration mounted with him, it also made me closer to Eddie’s character though.

Eddie is battling his feelings for Jimmy. Despite the nasty temper and the deep denial he is in, Eddie is completely in love with Jimmy and Maxfield really explores the depth of those emotions as Eddie tries to handle Jimmy and help him through his detox.

MY HEARTACHE COWBOY has a handful of angst, frustratingly real emotions and also the perfect amount of banter to balance it all out. This book may have not been what I was expecting, but it also nicely displays the tumultuous journey that Jimmy must make to not only find love, but also himself.

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Z.A. Maxfield

ZAM started writing in 2007 on a dare from her children and never looked back. Pathologically disorganized, and perennially optimistic, she writes as much as she can, reads as much as she dares, and enjoys her time with family and friends. Three things reverberate throughout all her stories: Unconditional love, redemption, and the belief that miracles happen when we least expect them.

If anyone asks her how a wife and mother of four can find time for a writing career, she’ll answer, “It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you give up housework.”

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Sophia Rose

This one twisted me up reading about Jimmy battling his demons and having to watch Eddie suffer right along with him. Thanks for sharing!


Sounds good…thanks for the review Annie.


Mmhmmm cowboys…thanks annie

Amy R
Amy R

The previous book in this series wasn’t a favorite of mine but I am still going to give this one a shot. *fingers crossed*