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?
[I received a digital arc for an honest review]
My Favorite Cowboy my Donna Grant had all the good things I love about a cowboy romance. This is the third book in her Hearts of Texas series but can be read as a standalone.
Audrey is the best equine vet around, she works hard and cares deeply for the horses she tends to. When a family friends horses mysteriously take ill she drops what she’s doing to help. Turns out there’s a lot more going on than just a few sick horses, someone is out to ruin Audrey’s reputation and maybe even her life. Caleb is ex military turned cowboy. He finds true peace and solitude in the horses he trains. Caleb finds himself at the farm with Audrey just in time to help her care for the horses and also keep her safe. Both Audrey and Caleb are people who aren’t looking for relationships, but they can’t deny the instant connection between them.
The characters in the story were all great. Audrey is smart, independent and caring. Caleb is a strong charming cowboy. They both had a soft spot for animals in need and both focused on them instead of their own insecurities. I enjoyed how the were both alike in a lot of ways and complimented each other perfectly. I also really loved Audrey’s sister and Caleb’s siblings, it makes me want to go back and read the first two books in the series. The story line was well paced and believable, I just wish Caleb had maned up sooner and called or reached out to Audrey. However, I appreciated that she didn’t automatically forgive him for shutting her out.
Overall, My favorite Cowboy by Donna Grant was a lovely cowboy romance with an interesting mystery and a bit of suspense. I look forward to reading more books by Grant in the future.
“Their eyes met and held. God, he wanted her. The kind of craving that wouldn’t be satisfied until he had her. The type of need that intensified until it consumed him.“
“No one – not one single person– had ever made her feel even a tenth of what Caleb did.“