ARC Review: A Cowboy’s Sweetheart


Pampered New York Socialite and dressage rider, Kensington Pope, has been exiled by her jet-setting parents to her aunt’s Rodeo Academy in Wyoming. She wants nothing to do with the rough and tumble students there, especially one particularly handsome cowboy, Javier. But she won’t be there for long. She has a plan in place to break out after her next international competition.

Javier Cruz takes one look at the spoiled city girl and instantly dismisses her. The school of tough knocks has already educated him on what the important things in life are, and he has bigger things on his plate. He’s counting down the days until his eighteenth birthday when he can pull his younger siblings from the foster care program and reunite his family. But as he gets to know Kensi, he sees a kindred spirit and discovers there’s more to her than meets the eye.

Kensi begins to question her desire to flee the ranch as her relationship to Javier deepens and she learns the importance of family. But when he discovers her escape plan, will he be able to trust her again? And when tragedy comes to the ranch, will Kensi be able to step up and take her place in the family?


I received this e-Arc through NetGalley. Honestly I was excited to read this. The contemporary cute romance was just what I wanted it to be. It reminded me of a Hallmark movie. I absolutely love a good Hallmark. The dynamic between Kensi and Javier was hilarious.

The romance wasn’t easy and the lead-up made it that much more enjoyable to read. I enjoyed the dual viewpoints of the book. We got to see each of their thoughts as well as how they changed throughout the book. The secondary characters were lovable as well and I cannot wait to see where this series will go.

Should you read?

Do you enjoy contemporary romance? How about romance but with characters that have a back story? Side stories that interweve?

Or if you just like a good romance that will make you smile.

Author Bio

Crista McHugh is a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING author of fantasy and romance with heroines who are smart, sexy, and anything but ordinary. She also writes fantasy with a little less kissing and bit more action (outside the bedroom) as C. A. McHugh. She currently lives in the Tesla-filled suburbs of Seattle with her husband and two children,maintaining her alter ego of mild-mannered physician on the occasional weekend. Just for laughs, here are some of the jobs she’s had in the past to pay the bills: barista, bartender, sommelier, stagehand, actress, morgue attendant, and autopsy assistant. And she’s also a recovering LARPer. (She blames it on her crazy college days)

Find Crista online at:

Twitter: crista_mchug

Facebook: CristaMcHugh

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