Genre:  #Romance #CowboyRomance #Standalone

My Rating:  4.5

Cover:  4

Publication:  January 18th 2018

Read:  February 22nd 2019  *ARC provided by Bemybookboyfriend Promotions

POV:  Third-person dual perspectives

Series:  Burlap and Barbed Wire Book One

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Alyssa Jefferson is ready to start her veterinary internship at the Rockin’ K ranch, in the beautiful Colorado Rockies, where she will be assisting with the births of over three hundred pregnant cows. It’s a dream come true, and she’s so excited the joy is oozing from her. As icing on the cake, it appears the brothers that own the ranch are sexy as can be. A few months with some eye candy, is just what the doctor ordered.

Beau Kipling sees the sweet young thing coming for her riding lesson, and feels a kick to his gut. What is this hot young woman doing dating a man old enough to be her father? He’s so ticked off, he can’t stop himself from being an ass to her. He’s never, in his whole life, felt the instant attraction he feels for this female, and she’s some old guys arm candy.

When the truth is revealed, that Alyssa is his intern for the spring, and not the sheriff’s new girlfriend, Beau knows he’s blown it. And he can’t even explain why he was so mean. No woman wants to hear a guy thought she was a gold digger. Now they must work together all spring. Can he convince her to give him a second chance?

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📝My Review📝:

A Cowboy for AlyssaA Cowboy for Alyssa by Shirley Penick

4.5 Stars!
I am a new reader to this author. First, I’d like to say I truly enjoyed her writing. Since this was my first book from Shirley Penick, I didn’t know what to expect. The flow with her writing was smooth and the pace steady. I was not bored at all. Nor was I able to put this book down until I got my HEA. There are several secondary characters that gave more depth to the story as well as piquing my curiosity toward the next books in the series, which I will be reading soon!

Alyssa will be interning with Beau, who is a veterinarian. She is intelligent and beautiful and totally has Beau’s attention. Everything about her intrigues him. Unfortunately, when Alyssa arrives at the ranch for her interview, Beau mistakes her for someone else. As a result there is some groveling. Their relationship builds slowly which I appreciated. That aspect made this story more believable.

There is also some humor, a bit of suspense and angst, but not too much. Another aspect I truly enjoyed was the scene setting and descriptions of all the veterinary care. It was believable. One more element I loved was the introduction to all the other family members and friends. Everyone was personable and had great character elements.

I recommend this book, especially to those of you that love cowboy romance with a believable couple and the sweetest happily-ever-after. Beau came through with the grand gesture! I loved it!

This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. 🙂

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