Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Her Cowboy Sweetheart by Cathy McDavid

Posted May 4, 2020 by meezcarrie in Cathy McDavid, contemporary, giveaway, romance / 24 Comments

Her Cowboy Sweetheart, On Tour with Prism Book Tours

The Sweetheart Ranch #4

GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Clean)
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming
RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2020
PAGES: 384

He’s been a good friend

But can he be her sweetheart?

At Sweetheart Ranch, single mom Carly Leighton finds a fresh start, and a friendly neighbor in former bull rider JD Moreno. Neither are looking for love—Carly must think first of her son, Rickie, while JD is recovering from a career-ending balance disorder. But when her former in-laws demand access to Rickie, Carly turns to JD for support and finds he is becoming more than a friend in need…


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First of all – don’t you just love the cover? That little cowboy is stinkin’ adorable! And both he and the dog steal every scene they’re in at some point. So cute!

Her Cowboy Sweetheart continues the Sweetheart Ranch series with another enjoyable installment. I’ve loved each book so far and this one was a perfect fit with the rest. The sweet friendship between JD and Carly makes a believable foundation for their romance. JD’s Latino roots make him one swoony cowboy, while Carly’s genuine heart makes her instantly likable for readers. Add in her super cute son and JD’s energetic puppy, and you have a feel-good story that will leave you smiling. Of course, we have to deal with some pesky people who aren’t as likable, but this just gives JD and Carly more ways to be protective of each other. Win-win. 🙂

JD’s struggles with Ménière’s disease and Carly’s custody battle with her former in-laws (and parents of her abusive ex-husband) add emotional layers to the plot that give the story further depth and dimension. The author does a great job of increasing awareness for both of these issues through Her Cowboy Sweetheart while also not bogging down or overpowering the story.

Bottom Line: Cathy McDavid delivers another sweet & swoony romance set at the Sweetheart Ranch. Engaging characters and compelling subplots immediately draw readers’ interest and keep it for the duration of the novel. Hombre the dog and toddler Rickie add notes of comedy and warmth to break up the more serious undertones that threaten JD and Carly’s budding romance, and you’ll quickly fall in love with both of them. Another great visit to the Sweetheart Ranch – ready for the next!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book 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

Reviewer’s Note: Readers may want to be aware that there are several casual uses of ‘God’ throughout this novel.

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As a sophomore in high school, NY TimesUSA Today, and Amazon bestselling author Cathy McDavid won a local writing competition with her self-illustrated children’s book. Who knew that small triumph would eventually lead to a career writing contemporary romances with over 1.3 million books sold? With forty-seven titles to date, Cathy is also a member of the prestigious Romance Writers of America’s Honor Roll. This “almost” Arizona native and mother of grown twins recently married her own real-life sweetheart. After leaving the corporate world four years ago, she now spends her days penning stories about good looking men who ride the range or fight fires or hunt creatures all while sweeping the girl off her feet. It’s a tough job but she’s willing to make the sacrifice.

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One winner will receive a $10 Amazon gift card, $5 Starbucks gift card, author swag, and either a print or Kindle copy of THE COWBOY’S PERFECT MATCH

(US only – if outside the US winner will instead receive a $15 Amazon e-gift card and a Kindle copy of THE COWBOY’S PERFECT MATCH).

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24 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Her Cowboy Sweetheart by Cathy McDavid

  1. Kay Garrett

    Oh my goodness gracious – LOVE this cover! Just the cover would have me picking up this book.

    Thank you for your review on “Her Cowboy Sweetheart” by Cathy McDavid and for bringing this adorable, great sounding book to my attention. Definitely on my TBR list now and can’t wait for the opportunity to read it.

  2. Julie Waldron

    This is such a cute cover! I enjoyed the review, it sounds like an enjoyable book.

  3. Mya Murphy

    Since growing up in the south, I’ve always been fixated on cowboys.. They’re just so “pure” and earthy to me. My daddy used to take me to the rodeo in Birmingham, AL all the time. Our entire family worked on our very own dairy farm, had horses of our own… It takes me back to the frontier days whenever I read any book with cowboys.

  4. Liz

    Oops- great blog post (entered my comments not my name) Any book with a dog on the cover goes on my tbr pile 🙂

  5. Anne

    Cowboys have principles, strength of character, integrity and are hard working. They give me hope and are responsible and respectful.

  6. Tina R

    This cover is adorable! I cant wait to read this. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
    Who doesn’t love cowboys? They put others first and they’re dedicated.

  7. Janice Moore

    I agree that the cover is adorable! Next, would like to read about a character with Ménière’s disease! This sounds like a wonderful book!

  8. Diana Hardt

    Beautiful cover, so cute. I really liked the blurb and review. It really sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Vivian Furbay

    I like books about cowboys. My Dad grew up on his parents’ ranch. One of his brother had his own ranch which is owned by two of his daughters today. They still have it in the family name Kibler and I think they still have my grandpa’s brand.

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