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.
by A.J. Pine
Released: August 7 2018
Series: Crossroads Ranch #1.5
“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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