by A.J. Pine
Series: Meadow Valley #0.5
Published by Forever on September 3, 2019
Sub-Genre/Theme: Contemporary, Cowboys, Firefighters
Format: ARC, Ebook
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I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley.
All designer Ivy Serrano wants is a fresh start. But instead, her Meadow Valley homecoming includes an electrical fire, a trashed custom dress, and a very handsome fireman who knows how to push all her buttons. Lieutenant Carter Bowen may set off sparks of his own, but the last thing Ivy needs now is town gossip . . . or to risk loving another firefighter.
New to small-town living, Carter is determined to prove himself, both at the station and at the fledgling dude ranch where he volunteers. That means no mistakes, no distractions, and definitely no Ivy. Yet there's something about the sassy shop owner that he just can't resist. As things heat up between them, Carter's more certain than ever that she's the one. But can he convince her they have a future worth fighting for?
It’s no secret that I love a good cowboy romance. But a hero who’s not only a cowboy but also a firefighter? A.J. Pine’s novella, Cowboy to the Rescue, delivers the goods!
Clothing designer Ivy Serrano is opening her own shop in the small town of Meadow Valley. But luck is not on her side when a fire breaks out on opening day. As fate would have it, new-in-town Lieutenant Carter Bowen is one of the first on the scene.
Sparks fly between Ivy and Carter right away, but Ivy has a strict No Dating Firefighters rule. Meanwhile, Carter’s working hard to prove himself in his new job. And when he’s not at the fire station, he’s on horseback at one of the local ranches.
Despite their efforts to steer clear of each other, Ivy and Carter can’t deny their connection. But they both have tragedies from the past that they’re each working through. Can they overcome the past and move forward together?
Since this is a novella, the relationship moves pretty quickly. This is a fast-paced story that nicely balances humor, heart, and a little bit of steam. It’s an introduction to the upcoming Meadow Valley series and I’m definitely looking forward to even more cowboys from A.J. Pine.
Rating: 4 stars