Saved by the Cowboy by A.J. Pine

Once upon a time, Sheriff Cash Hawkins left his simple life for something bigger—and came home with a broken heart. Now he has everything he needs right here in Oak Bluff, California—his job, his dog, and a quiet ranching town best explored on the back of a horse. 

Olivia Belle believes in fairy tales—just not for herself. So when her boyfriend drops to one knee at his sister’s wedding with a proposal that is more business than romance, she hightails it out of San Francisco in search of the only evidence she knows that true love exists—her grandparents’ lost love letters from fifty years ago. 

When Olivia speeds into his town like a modern-day Cinderella in her ball gown and glass slippers, Cash’s careful existence is finally thrown for a loop. Maybe the answer Olivia’s looking for is in Oak Bluff, but the life she ran from is more than 200 miles away. As for Cash . . . he knows a thing or two about being left on bended knee. Olivia Belle could be his happily ever after . . . if this runaway bridesmaid doesn’t run off with his heart.

Titles in the Crossroads Ranch series include:  Second Chance Cowboy – Saved by the Cowboy – Tough Luck Cowboy – Hard Loving Cowboy – 

Title:  Saved by the Cowboy
Series:  Crossroads Ranch #1.5
Author:  A. J. Pine
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  August 7, 2018
Publisher:  Forever
My Rating:  4.5 stars

I had such fun with Saved by the Cowboy, and if you love cowboys, small towns, sass, bantering and a love to warm up any heart… then you would, too.  As a novella, this story is a rather quick read, and it gives you a taste of the Crossroads Ranch series if you haven’t read the introductory first story, Second Chance Cowboy.

I liked Cash and Olivia individually and as a couple.  They both have had relationship troubles in their pasts, they aren’t as trusting as they once were and putting themselves out there to try again is… scary, I guess is a way to say it.  Olivia as a magnet for trouble, and Cash reluctantly is getting her out of that trouble as their own unique relationship builds.  If you’re looking for a fun, banter filled, laugh out loud moments romance with a couple that simply fits together even if they can’t see that at first, then you’ll want to pick up Saved by the Cowboy… and maybe get hooked on a series as well.  There’s just enough information to make waiting for Tough Luck Cowboy to release something to look forward to and it adds a touch extra to this story.  I had a good time with Cash and Olivia and would definitely recommend their story and the series to any cowboy loving Romance reader who enjoys a solid story, likable characters and that small town feel.

*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.*

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