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ARC Book Review: “A Cowboy Like You” by Donna Grant

Thank you to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for the e-ARC to read and review. A Cowboy Like You by Donna Grant is set to be published November 26, 2019.

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Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: Heart of Texas #4
Rating: 4 out of 5
Recommend to Others?: Mostly Yes


ABOUT: In the Heart of Texas, a heartthrob cowboy may get his second chance at love…

Danny Oldman, the handsome Lone Star sheriff, is still single. He tells himself, and anyone who asks, that he is married to his job—and what matters most is keeping the people of his beloved Texas hometown safe. The truth? Danny still hasn’t gotten over his high school crush. She moved away after graduation and took Danny’s heart with her.

Skylar Long never thought she would have to flee Houston and return home—where it all began for her. But that’s what happened after the man of her dreams turned out to be an actual nightmare. Now, Skylar is desperate to escape her obsessive boyfriend. Nothing shocks her more than seeing Danny again and realizing that their long-ago attraction is more powerful than ever. But can she and Danny find a way to fight against Skylar’s wealthy, powerful ex who is dead set on tearing them apart?


My Review:
For my first cowboy-romance, A Cowboy Like You was a pretty good read. Such a sweet romance for the season (though the story is set in December). I was really invested in the story and all of the characters involved.

Skylar is a kind, independent woman who has unfortunately become the victim of an abusive relationship. But as much as I like her, she was a kind of a flat and static character. She does however demonstrate a positive/hopeful outlook for others who may be in a similar situation through her words and actions. Her first step is a powerful one.

I have to say I was skeptical throughout the story. Skylar was fortunate that Danny, the county sheriff and old classmate became involved in her situation. But everything that preceded was almost…too perfect. Not unrealistic but more like…too good to be true (very slim odds) for lack of better words. Because it seemed almost too perfect it appeared to follow a basic general outline of a domestic violence case with sugar sprinkled on top. I don’t know. I just couldn’t shake the skepticism.

I do like that this story had a “pack-ish” vibe; same as what you get in all of Donna Grant’s other books. Every character was so loving and warm and open – a huge tight-nit family mentality. And Danny is just the most perfect human being that I am head over heels for.

This is book 4 of the Heart of Texas and I haven’t read the other three book (woops!). But I’d be interested in reading those as well. Overall, I enjoyed A Cowboy Like You.

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