Crease Hansen is home from college and looking to start up his own dating service in Marietta with his best friend Alice. Everyone assumes they’re a couple because of the easy-going banter they share and the way they mercilessly tease each other. Rather than tell everyone the truth, they go along with it because it looks good for business: The matchmakers who matched themselves.
Alice Winter is only looking to hone her data mining skills, as a stepping stone to a career in the tech industry, so why not join her friend in a start-up? After a magazine gets wind of their supposed matchmaking skills and wants to interview them, they realize they can’t turn down the free advertising. But are they getting in too deep?
When Alice finally gets the interview she’s been dreaming of, the chance to fulfill her professional goals in Seattle is within her grasp. So why does she feel as though her world is crashing down around her?
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Title: Dating the Cowboy
Series: The Hansen Brothers #3
Author: Ann B. Harrison
Genre: Romance, Modern Western Romance
Published: August 14, 2019
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
What happens when best friends begin to pretend to have “the love of a lifetime” in order to launch a new dating service in Marietta? Hmmm… probably not what they expected at all, not when pretend turns into real – and hard choices have to be made.
Crease and Alice didn’t start off with the fake relationship, no, they were best friends and she was just in town long enough to help launch his new venture and fine-tune some of her own skills. But soon the town of Marietta saw them together all the time, laughing, joking, teasing, smiling, and hugging – so what was a town famous for romance to think but that another Hansen brother had found his match. The truth was they were friends who now had to decide to use their fake relationship to gain publicity for Crease’s dating service, or come clean and confess. Two guesses as to which one they picked.
DATING THE COWBOY is a fun romance, full of bantering, growing affection and the beginning of seeing someone you already love as a best friend in a whole new light. Alice has a tough choice to make as she grows closer to Crease and begins to feel at home in his town and his arms. Stay and let the love she’s feeling for this man take flight? Or leave and follow a dream that now seems a bit hollow? Watching this couple go beyond the “friend zone” into true love was emotional and full of chemistry that was always there between them. I had a blast with DATING THE COWBOY, heck, with the entire series and would recommend this one to any romance reader who loves a happy ever after, likable characters, and a couple who are right for each other if they’d only open their eyes.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
DATING THE COWBOY releases on August 14, 2019.
Available for the Kindle