Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Her Surprise Cowboy by Claire McEwen

Posted April 9, 2020 by meezcarrie in Claire McEwen, contemporary, giveaway, romance / 13 Comments

Her Surprise Cowboy by Claire McEwen, On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Heroes of Shelter Creek #3
GENRE: Contemporary “Clean” Romance
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming
RELEASE DATE: April 1, 2020
PAGES: 368

Looking for redemption…

Finding a future

Rancher Liam Dale is in Shelter Creek to make amends for his troubled past. He had no idea vet assistant Trisha Gilbert would be there, too—and he’s even more shocked to discover he’s a daddy! Trisha has good reasons not to trust him and a baby boy to protect. But now that he knows he’s a father, Liam longs to transform this unexpected reunion into a true family.


Other Books In This Series


I really enjoyed Reunited with the Cowboy, the first book in this series, and somehow I missed book 2. But after meeting Jace & Vivian in book 3, I’m going to have to go back and catch up on their story too!

Her Surprise Cowboy has all the right ingredients for a sweet romance – small town, swoony hero, cautious heroine, an adorable baby, an amusing dog, some yummy kisses, and a cast of fun supporting characters (Book Biddies, I’m looking at you!). But there are so many more layers to this story than may first appear – especially the new & sudden trajectories that one night almost two years ago set for both Liam and Trisha, separately. A one-night stand (which is mentioned as having occurred in the past but never detailed) changed their lives forever with the creation of a sweet little life – one Liam is only just now finding out about, thanks to other events that his reckless night with Trisha set in motion for his own life. They never expected to see each other again and certainly not in this particular setting. As you can imagine, there are a lot of emotions wrapped up in their surprise reunion… and emotions always lead to great romantic tension & delicious kisses!

We’re also introduced to Liam’s brothers at the beginning of this book, and I really hope that McEwen’s next series will be on the Dale boys! They all seem to have intriguing stories just waiting to be told – and all of them have great swooniness potential too.

Bottom Line: Her Surprise Cowboy is a sweet & tender romance with layered characters and a heartwarming subplot, particularly if you are interested in wildlife rescue. Watching Liam embrace the role of “daddy” is as swoony and endearing as you might expect, and so is the romance between Liam & Trisha. A story that draws you in, characters that capture your heart, and just the right amount of humor and warmth.

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received via Prism Book Tours. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4 stars / Love it!

KissingBook Level: 3 / may forget to breathe on occasion

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Claire McEwen writes romance set in quirky small towns and beautiful western settings. Her strong heroes and heroines take big emotional journeys to find their happily-ever-afters. Claire’s books have been published by Harlequin’s Superromance and Heartwarming lines, and have won various awards, including The Golden Quill, the Book Buyers Best, and the National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award. Claire lives by the ocean in Northern California with her family and a scruffy, mischievous terrier. When not dreaming up new stories, she’s a busy mom who enjoys gardening, hiking, discovering flea-market treasures and wandering on the beach. A life-long bookworm, she always has her Kindle close by.

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13 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Her Surprise Cowboy by Claire McEwen

  1. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for your review on “Her Surprise Cowboy” by Claire McEwen and for being part of the book tour.

    Sounds like a fabulous book. It’s on my TBR list and I can’t wait for the opportunity to read it.

  2. Thank you very much for having Her Surprise Cowboy on your blog! I really appreciate it. And I’m so glad that you enjoyed Trisha and Liam’s story!

  3. Diana Hardt

    Beautiful cover. I loved the synopsis and review. It sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for sharing.

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