Review: Cowboy Charming by Dylann Crush

Posted July 30, 2019 by Sophia Rose in Reviews / 22 Comments

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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: Cowboy Charming by Dylann Crush
Cowboy Charming

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Series: Holiday Texas #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Western Romance
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Released on July 30, 2019
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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A good ol’ cowboy and a good girl find themselves reluctant partners in this latest of the Holiday, Texas down home country charm romances. I’ve enjoyed the Walker family and was tickled to see that playboy Presley is now up for his turn with a preacher’s daughter, no less.


Cowboy Charming is third in the Holiday, Texas series of standalone cowboy romances connected through a group of family and friends and the old Rambling Rose honky tonk.

Dixie has been a good daughter, granddaughter, student, worker. Keeping her nose clean and being dependable is what she is known for and now her friend Charlie needs her to help run things at the Rambling Rose during the first chili cook-off festival even while her parents have her keeping an eye on her precocious grandmother. But, she’s not on her own. Charlie’s idea of help was to pair up Dixie with the one man sure to make her as twitchy as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs. Presley Walker is a flirty, fun-loving guy who charms all the women and sticks with none. She might be secretly crushing on him, but Presley isn’t a good idea for a long-term gal, right?

Presley has a rep and he earned it, but lately he’s been thinking hard about settling down with a good woman- a woman like Dixie if he can get her to unwind and learn to get a bit of balance in her life of no-fun. They might antagonize each other but when the big bad business developers start sniffing around, he’s there forming a solid front with Dixie. He’ll show her there’s more than meets the eye if she’ll just take a chance.

This series has been one of those that make me take the load off, let out a sigh of relief and curl up in the backyard with an easy-going good book type. There’s family, small town, fun antics, flirty dialogue, heartwarming sweet and spicy romance, and it all comes together to leave me smiling and happy.

Dixie and Presley are the fun sort of opposites. They get on each other’s nerves a bit, but also get under each other’s skin. Neither of them lie to themselves about it even though Dixie, in particular, doesn’t think its a good idea. But, they are so busy trying to keep the Rambling Rose running, make the festival a success, and fight off the developers that they slide into friends and more before they know it. Dixie learns to not sweat the small stuff and that enjoying life doesn’t mean ignoring responsibilities while Presley settles down and proves he’s a solid, loving man she can believe in.

Naturally, family has to get involved and the quirky small town characters so that I was chuckling a lot at the antics that ensued. Dixie’s gran is a hoot and my favorite character in the story.

All in all, it was just summer sunshine and spiked lemonade in this one. I’m totally in love with the town and people of Holiday, Texas, and wish it were real so I could go for a visit. Those who enjoy light, small town romance set in Texas ranch country with a circle of quirky characters and a humorous with a pinch of spice romance should give these a go.

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

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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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Angela @ Simply Angela

I enjoyed Presley in the last book but I passed on this one for the time being. I’m trying to read some of my Blogger Shame books before bringing any new books in. Although now I’m thinking I should pick this one up as a treat! lol Great review.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Completely understandable, Angela! I’ve passed on a few that I wanted so I could catch up. Tough to fit in all the good ones. πŸ™‚

Jenea's Book Obsession

I love a small town romance and this sounds like it hits the mark. Great review.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

This one definitely hit the spot, Jenea. πŸ™‚

2 years ago

Love flirty dialogue and good to hear that although a series these work well enough as standalones.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  vvb

Me, too! I like when a couple is just having fun.

Rachel @Waves of Fiction

Oh, I love the sound of this one! Kinda like a Carolyn Brown? I’m adding this to the TBR! πŸ™‚

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

Very similar, Rachel! I’ve been enjoying them. πŸ™‚

Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

Small town romances! Yayy! I love for those! This sounds really lovely! Glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚
Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

I’m a sucker for them, too, Genesis!

Mary Kirkland
2 years ago

This sounds good. I like towns like this is stories.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

It’s a fun place and that town always seems to come together when they need to for helping someone. Plus, fun romance. πŸ™‚

2 years ago

Love small town romance. Great review, adding this to my list.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Nadene

Yay, glad to point you toward one you might like, Nadene! πŸ™‚

Debbie Haupt
2 years ago

Great review and fitting seeing as where you spent the last several weeks. thanks for sharing xo

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Debbie Haupt

LOL! You are so right, Debbie. πŸ™‚

Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

I love a good small town romance with quirky characters, and the romance sounds wonderful!

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

It was a light and fun one and I love this small town setting. πŸ™‚

Crystal @ Lost in Storyland

This sounds like a fun read. I love small town settings, Texas, and opposites pairings.

Sophia Rose
2 years ago

It was a good time fun one.

Angie Elle
2 years ago

Ummm…you better believe I went straight to my library’s site and added this to my wishlist! This is so far up my alley! I can’t believe I didn’t know about this one. I’ve been trying so hard to stay away from ARCs unless it’s an author I know and love. My way of trying to gain a little control over my TBR. LOL

Great review, Sophia!

Sophia Rose
2 years ago
Reply to  Angie Elle

Haha! Yay! Glad I could point you toward one that hit the spot.

Oh man, I hear you about the out of control ARC pile.