Kaylee Collins is writing a Western romance but, has no real experience in the country. She is a city dweller at heart; and now no one is buying into her attempt at sounding like she knows what she is talking about. Her editor ends her to spend a week at a working ranch. She is reluctant but, slowly straps on her superficial boots and prepares to go on an adventure. Her slightly overweight corgi Gladys comes along for the ride too.
Cowboy Ever After takes place in Montana. When Kaylee arrives at the ranch, she meets the ranch owner, Luke, who also happens to be her editors brother. He is not exactly thrilled to have a romance author in his midst but, he owes his sister a favor. As Luke and Kaylee spend time together doing the chores of the ranch, they slowly learn to adapt to each other. They also start realizing there is more below the surface than either one expected.
Kaylee is naturally shy which is way she writes bold and daring characters . Being naturally shy also impacts her inability to understand life in the west. During her stay at the ranch, she tries to channel the spirit of her heroine in her newest novel. It doesn’t hurt that Luke is the spitting image of the cowboy in her book. It was so much fun watching Kaylee explore the ranch and find an inner strength that she did not know she possessed.
Luke and Kaylee are super cute together. There are so many moments that had me smiling. It was like a Hallmark movie which I guess makes seeing as how that is also who published it. If were to cast Kaylee and Luke using some of the usual Hallmark performers, I think I would have to go with Bethany Joy Lenz and Andrew Walker. I’ve always enjoyed their movies together and I think they could pull off these characters and their romance with their chemistry.
Cowboy Ever After is a clean romance that will brighten your day. Predictable? Slightly but still manages to keep you guessing with so many “almost” moments. Plus, there are two dogs tagging along for the ride, and who form their own special friendship. Seriously, these dogs are adorable.
Rating: 3.5 Stars
**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.**