Title: A COWBOY’S SWEETHEART (Rodeo Academy #1)
Author: Crista McHugh
Pub. Date: June 25, 2018
Publisher: Crista McHugh
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pampered New York Socialite and dressage rider, Kensington Pope, has been exiled by her jet-setting parents to her aunt’s Rodeo Academy in Wyoming. She wants nothing to do with the rough and tumble students there, especially one particularly handsome cowboy, Javier.
But she won’t be there for long. She has a plan in place to break out after her next international competition.
Javier Cruz takes one look at the spoiled city girl and instantly dismisses her. The school of tough knocks has already educated him on what the important things in life are, and he has bigger things on his plate. He’s counting down the days until his eighteenth birthday when he can pull his younger siblings from the foster care program and reunite his family. But as he gets to know Kensi, he sees a kindred spirit and discovers there’s more to her than meets the eye.
Kensi begins to question her desire to flee the ranch as her relationship to Javier deepens and she learns
the importance of family. But when he discovers her escape plan, will he be able to trust her again? And when tragedy comes to the ranch, will Kensi be able to step up and take her place in the family?
I quickly have to thank RockStar Book Tour for allowing me to be a part of the book tour for this book. This was such a fun and cute read that I really enjoyed it and I am looking forward to where this series will go. This was super fast and a quick read. I was hooked right from the beginning and read it in one sitting.
I have to say that at first Kensi rubbed me the wrong way because she came off as this person who thinks they are better then everyone else and I hate those kind of people, but as the story progressed I could see that she was actually just a girl who was in dire need of attention and she got that from Javier and you could see he broke down her walls and she ended up being a character I liked. He knew that deep down that the Kensi she was portraying wasn’t the real Kensi and it actually takes something to happen to make Kensi realize that she wanted to be a better person.
I loved the connection between Javier and Kensi it was sweet and tender and not rushed. There are so many books that I find rush relationships between characters that it makes it so predicatable but not here.
I also loved Javier right off the bat he was that bad boy but you knew that there was a reason and you wanted to know more. My heart broke hearing his story but its left me wanting more of it so I can’t wait for the next book to come out to find out if he and Kensi end up together and if he wins his legal battle.
Sadly upon searching I don’t see a next one yet. Hoping it will be out soon.