Monday, January 8, 2018

#Review #Romance Hired by the Cowboy by Donna Alward

Title: Hired by the Cowboy
Author: Donna Alward
Rating: 3 stars

This is the first sweet romance I've read in a long time. I didn't go into it knowing there would be zero sex in the book, but surprisingly that didn't cause much of an issue for me with this story. While I do think a little more heat could have been worked in, them not sleeping together did fit the plot. I'd rather that than to have the author force it and have it be out of place.

Connor and Alexis were good together. Even though they came from completely different backgrounds, they complimented each other well. I liked the set up even if it was a little cliche. Once I got over that, I was able to settle into the story itself and for the most part, I liked it.

There were a few things, however, that knocked this book down for me. First was the lack of communication. Yes, I get they were relative strangers, but there were times when I just wanted to scream at them to say something, anything, to the other person. And that brings me to the pacing. Most of the time the pacing was good, but there were a few places where things felt rushed. I'm not sure if that was due to word count or what, but it would have been nice to slow things down and let us get to know Connor and Alexis more.

I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a sweet cowboy romance.

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Author Bio

While bestselling author Donna Alward was busy studying Austen, Eliot and Shakespeare, she was also losing herself in the breathtaking stories created by romance novelists like LaVyrle Spencer, Judith McNaught, and Nora Roberts. Several years after completing her degree she decided to write a romance of her own and it was true love! Five years and ten manuscripts later she sold her first book and launched a new career. While her heartwarming stories of love, hope, and homecoming have been translated into several languages, hit bestseller lists and won awards, her very favorite thing is when she hears from happy readers.

Donna lives on Canada's east coast with her family which includes a husband, a couple of kids, a senior dog and two crazy cats. When she's not writing she enjoys reading (of course!), knitting, gardening, cooking...and is a Masterpiece Theater addict. 

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