ARC Review: Saved by the Cowboy by A.J. Pine

Posted August 16, 2018 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

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ARC Review: Saved by the Cowboy by A.J. Pine
Saved by the Cowboy
by A.J. Pine

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: August 7 2018
Series: Crossroads Ranch #1.5
Pages: 110
Format: eARC
 

“While this didn’t quite give me the cowboy fix I was looking for, it was a fun and quick read.”
~ Under the Covers

This is my first A.J. Pine read, although she’s been on my radar for a little while now.  I’ve been actively seeking more cowboy romances this year and that means trying new to me authors.  The only thing I wish is that I had started with book 1.  Not because this can’t be read as a standalone novella, because it can be.  But because I probably should’ve had my first taste of this author be a full length novel.

Novellas are such a tricky thing to write and I’m personally very picky.  I can’t buy into such deep instant connection that would make someone uproot their whole lives from one place to another.  One way of life to another.  I know this happens for people in real life, but it’s not something I’ve ever been able to wrap my head around so it’s hard to see it and believe it in books.  That’s also why I do better with novellas where the characters have history already.  They just need the extra push.

SAVED BY A COWBOY is about a woman who is used to run away from everything, in this case she’s running away from a lack luster proposal for marriage.  She decides instead to go back to the  town where her grandparents lived and find some love letters of theirs, seeking the true meaning of love and maybe figuring out why she won’t settle down and find it herself.  What she finds is the town’s Sheriff after he pulls her over for speeding and the whirlwind kind of love and connection she hasn’t been able to find in her every day life.

Like I said, it was hard for me to buy into it beyond the initial lust and attraction.  But I still found the story to be cute and endearing, as a lot of small town romances often are.  While this didn’t quite give me the cowboy fix I was looking for, it was a fun and quick read.  I’ll definitely give this author another try.

 

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About A.J. Pine

A teen librarian by day and a romance writer by night, A.J. Pine can’t seem to escape the world of fiction, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. When she finds that 25th hour in the day, she might indulge in a bit of Netflix and Hulu, nourishing her undying love of vampires, superheroes, and a certain high-functioning sociopath detective. She hails from the far off galaxy of the Chicago suburbs where she resides with her two amazing kids and three little devils disguised as cats.

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Thanks for the review.

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This is one of the reasons I usually avoid novellas. I’ll wait for a review for one of this author’s full length novels.

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Great review Francesca! Shared on all my socials!!

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Thanks for the review Francesca