Review: All-American Cowboy by Dylann Crush

Posted June 28, 2018 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 16 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: All-American Cowboy by Dylann Crush
All-American Cowboy

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Series: Holiday, Texas #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Released on July 3, 2018
Pages: 416
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher

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The Delight

City meets Country in this light and frolicking new series about a small town in Texas and its unique and legendary Honky Tonk bar by new to me author.  Quirky folk, city guy disasters, secret clauses in a will, and an old legendary place had a bit of magic for a hot summer afternoon of reading.

Review

All-American Cowboy was one that offered me few surprises.  I read the blurb, loved the idea of a new cowboy romance, some humor and misunderstanding, and that was pretty much what I got.  It hit me just right with the sunny and sassy writing style, plot, and colorful characters.  There was enough depth due to Charlie’s past grief and Beck’s big choice about the old Rambling Rose and his family’s past pain and legacy.

As can be expected when a corporation guy from Manhattan hits ranching town Texas, there was lots of humor.  I felt sorry for the poor guy because nobody went easy on him through the adjustment.  There were lots of fireworks, too, because Charlie isn’t about to let city dude waltz into town and mess with Sully’s legacy, The Rambling Rose.  She rides Beck hard at first thinking he ignored his granddad and only has cold cash inside instead of a heart, but learns things aren’t always what they appear.  Just like Beck is hearing about his family legacy and his grandfather in positive terms for the first time and struggles because his hard-nosed father rides him constantly and there is a part of him that keeps trying to make a connection with the man.

I saw where several little secrets and misunderstandings were going to come back and bite them both in the tush and it was just a matter of waiting it out to see when the storm broke.  Oh man!  And, how!

Incidentally, the pig is the real main character of the story.  Sooo cute!

All in all, it was adorable and fun, big-family/small town, and some sassy romancing just the way I like.  I will definitely be dropping in for the next installment in the Holiday, Texas series and heartily recommend this to those who love light and slightly spicy contemporary cowboy romance.

My thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Challenges

 Romance Roundabout #211 CR
New Release #108
COYER Summer #8

Recommendations

  The Last Cowboy in Texas by Katie Lane

 

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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416 pages of pure cowboy love! Hugs…RO

Sophia Rose
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It went by fast as cowboy romances generally do for me. 🙂 Have a terrific day, Ro!

Carole's Random Life
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There’s a pig?! I may need to add this one to the pile just to meet this pig 🙂 Sounds like a well done romance and I am glad you enjoyed it, Sophia Rose!

Sophia Rose
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Oh yeah, a hilarious pig that steals the show. You must meet her. 🙂

Crystal @ Lost in Storyland
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This sounds like a fun read. I love small town country romances; it’s great to hear that there is depth to the characters as well. And I just have to see how the pig steals the show!! Lovely review, Sophia. I enjoyed reading your thoughts on thsi book.

Sophia Rose
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Oh, yes, Crystal! It’s got country charm and that pig. She’s a hoot!

Carole Rae
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Awww this sounds so cute. 🙂

Sophia Rose
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It was definitely that. So adorable! Hope you get the chance, Carole!

Mary Kirkland
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I get in cowboy moods and this looks like a book I would enjoy.

Sophia Rose
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It’s mostly light-hearted fun with just enough serious to keep it from silliness. It’s great for a lazy summer day read, Mary!

Rachel @Waves of Fiction
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It make me nervous when I know secrets or misunderstandings will be coming out and causing drama, still this sounds like a fun read. Wonderful review Sophia Rose! 🙂

Sophia Rose
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I started to get nervous at first, but then the tone of the book told me it wasn’t going to go all drama llama and it didn’t. 🙂

Rachel @Waves of Fiction
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Just what I needed to here to add it to my TBR. Thanks Sophia Rose! 🙂

Sophia Rose
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Super! Hope you end up liking it, Rachel.

Lover Of Romance
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I do love seeing a city slicker trying it out in the country since the cultures are so different. But I love a solid western romance and I have had my eye on this one and sounds fantastic.

Sophia Rose
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It was a cutie. I hope you get the chance. 🙂