Hard Loving Cowboy: Crossroads Ranch #3 by A.J. Pine
This cowboy’s handsome, sexy, and definitely off limits . . .
Walker Everett spends his days at the Crossroads Ranch wrangling cattle-and steering clear of anything that would complicate his already too-complicated life. Until Violet Chastain, the ranch’s newest employee asks him to pretend to be her boyfriend for her parents’ anniversary party. She’s the most beautiful woman he’s ever met and needs his help. How can he refuse?
Violet isn’t about to fall for a brooding bad-boy cowboy, no matter how sizzling their chemistry. But she also never expected Walker to go along with the charade. Before long, he’s charming her parents at their weekly dinners and kissing her way more than necessary. Spending so much time together tests the limits of their “just friends” relationship, but what happens when their game of pretend becomes all too real?
Publisher: Forever (March 26, 2019)
Genre: Romance – Small Town Romance – Western Romance – Cowboy Romance
About the author: A teen librarian by day and a romance writer by night, A.J. Pine can’t seem to escape the world of fiction, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s the author of the If Only series (Entangled Embrace), the Only You series (Berkley/Intermix), the Kingston Ale House series (Entangled Select), and the Crossroads Ranch series (Forever Romance). When she finds that 25th hour in the day, she might indulge in a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires, superheroes, and a certain high-functioning sociopath detective. She hails from the far off galaxy of the Chicago suburbs.
Review of Hard Loving Cowboy
Hard Loving Cowboy is the third book in the Crossroads Ranch book series written by A.J. Pine. A steamy cowboy romance novel that is sure to warm your heart! Pine has written an emotional story that will take you on a roller coaster of emotions as she shares Walker’s story. It was such an honest, realistic, and unflinching story about finding your way in life, facing your past demons, love, and fighting to discover your true self. Walker and Violet are broken people when we meet them and read about their struggles with the responsibilities of life and triggers they face day to day. Their stories are both heartbreaking and joyful as they sometimes stumble but other times rise. This is the 3rd book in the Crossroads Ranch series, but it can be enjoyed as a standalone. I will warn you that once you read Hard Loving Cowboy you will want to read the previous books in the series. Enjoy reading about previous characters that appear in this story and our hero (Walker) is introduced earlier in the series. Hard Loving Cowboy is a lovely ending to the Crossroads Ranch Series If you are a fan of swoon-worthy cowboy romance novels than A.J. Pine is a must read author. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**