About the book:
Title: My Favorite Cowboy (Heart of Texas #3)
Author: Donna Grant
Published: February 26th 2019 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Source: Received from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review
Format: ecopy (via NetGalley)
Audrey Martinez is a veterinarian who has devoted her whole life to the care and protection of horses―even if doing so leaves her little time for meeting a man. Who would have thought that a strange case of criminal horseplay would lead her to falling deeply, wildly in love? If only the man who makes her heart race faster than a wild mustang would let his guard down, that is. . .
Caleb Harper is no ordinary cowboy. Sure, he wears his hat, boots, and jeans like a second skin, and displays an easygoing charm that comes from years of working on the ranch. But with his military background, and Army buddies at his side, he is tried-and-true Texas tough. Audrey knows she can trust a man like Caleb to help her save horses. But can Caleb trust himself to resist his attraction to Audrey―or will the sparks of their desire end up getting them burned?
Happy Release Day!!!
Another nice cowboy story from Donna Grant, one that makes me want to read more of the next books in the series. I liked it but I do have some comments here and there.
After reading “Cowboy, Cross My Heart”, I couldn’t wait to read Caleb’s story. Even from Book 2 he shows some issues which are better explained in “My Favorite Cowboy”. He and Audrey Martinez have to find out why the horses on a friend’s ranch. She is a well-known veterinarian, with a reputation built on hard work and dedication. She loves horses and is willing to do all in her power and more to find out what or who is harming them. Caleb’s interest is piqued by her physique at first, but he cannot stop admiring her passion and commitment.
All is good and well. The mystery is well built and integrated. But here is where my issues come. I loved the romance, but the willingness to commit comes too quick and while I was expecting this after reading book 2, I have to mention it did bother me a little. All the family and friends get involved in this, which is great. There is a great support system in Caleb’s family and everyone is welcoming anyone with open arms. However, there were moments when it seemed too much.
Overall, I cannot say I did not like the book. There are just some items that were not necessarily to my taste. The action kept e reading and reading, just to find out what was going on and it was an interesting reveal in the end. I’ll go with 3.5 stars and looking forward to the next books in the series. Enjoy!
I do invite you to check out the previous books in the series. Even if book 3 can be read as a standalone, the previous two give you an idea about the atmosphere and how the family and friends come together for one another.
About the Author
Donna is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over forty-five novels. Her most popular series is the breathtaking Dark King (aka Dragon King) series featuring dragons, immortal Highlanders, and the Fae.
In addition to her novels, Donna has written over forty short stories, novellas, and novelettes for digital-first and print release. She has been dubbed as giving the “paranormal genre a burst of fresh air” by the San Francisco Book Review. Her work has been hailed as having “deft plotting and expert characterization” by Publisher’s Weekly and “sizzling” by RT Book Reviews.
She has been recognized with awards from both bookseller and reader contests including the National Reader’s Choice Award, Booksellers Best Award, as well as the coveted K.I.S.S. Award from RT Book Reviews.
Donna travels often for various speaking engagements, conferences, and book signings. She is also a frequent workshop presenter at national conferences such as RT Book Lovers Convention and Thrillerfest, as well as local chapters.
Born and raised in Texas, she also has ties across the border in Louisiana. Growing up with two such vibrant cultures, her Cajun side of the family taught her the “spicy” side of life while her Texas roots gave her two-steppin’ and bareback riding. She is never far from her faithful 80 pound dog, Sisko, or her three cats. She can often be found at the movies or bookstore with her children. Or buying makeup. And shoes.
You an find her at http://www.DonnaGrant.com
as well as her website devoted entirely to the Dragon Kings and all series that encompass the Dark World at http://www.MotherOfDragonsBooks.com.