She’s trying to resurrect her career. He’s sworn off women. Will this city-meets-country duo find love where they least expect it?
Dalton J. Vargas the fourth has sworn off love. Women are just a distraction that keep him from running his family’s multi-million-dollar guest ranch near Wickenburg, Arizona. After his father announces an early retirement, the full burden of the ranch rests on his shoulders. When a city-slicker romance author stays at the ranch, Dalton’s perfect world turns to chaos.
River Sloane’s last workplace romance novel flopped—big time. Now her publisher wants her to write a modern-day cowboy romance, which she has resisted for years. When her publisher sends her to a dude ranch in the middle of nowhere Arizona, she must learn about cowboys and ranching to get her career back on track. One hunky cowboy stirs her heart and unexpectedly becomes her muse.
Will she let herself fall in love with the real cowboy or will she return to the life she left behind? Will Dalton open his heart to a new, lasting love?
I enjoyed reading Falling for a Real Cowboy, book 1 in Karen Baney’s Vargas Ranch series. I read it fast because I kept turning the page to find out what happens next.
River is a romance author who has been asked by her publisher to write a cowboy romance. Her publisher generously arranges a research trip for River where she’ll stay at a dude ranch in Arizona. River finds herself stranded in a town near the ranch. Dalton, the ranch boss, is the closest person to town who can collect River and drive her to the ranch.
Dalton and River are immediately drawn to each other, despite their differences. River is from Columbus, Ohio, and she’s a fish out of water on a working ranch. The last thing Dalton is looking for is love, especially with a city girl who’ll be leaving soon.
A fun romance quickly develops as Dalton and River work to overcome the obstacles in their path to true love. I recommend Falling for a Real Cowboy to contemporary romance readers who like realistic instalove cowboy romances with a relevant faith element in the story.
Many thanks to the author for the advanced reader copy.