Thursday, April 29, 2021

Review & Giveaway: Must Love Cowboys by Carly Bloom

Must Love Cowboys (Once Upon a Time in Texas #3) by Carly Bloom
Publication Date: April 27th 2021 by Forever
Pages: 657 (with bonus first novel included)
Source: Publisher
Rating: ½

My Thoughts:
Alice Martin, Big Verde’s librarian, needs a date for a co-worker’s wedding. While she’s a capable, smart woman, she’s not very experienced in the romance department, so when Beau Montgomery asks for help with his dyslexia Alice barters her help for a date to the wedding. Tutoring sessions quickly become magical dates, and the chemistry between them was off the charts! Carly Bloom writes some hot stuff! But I also loved the friendship and connection Beau and Alice developed as they fell hard for each other.

Alice the smart, but maybe a little socially clueless librarian has a big heart and is funny as hell, even when she doesn’t mean to be! I adored her! Beau was a sweetheart too, dealing with insecurities because of his dyslexia he felt inferior, and I was so happy Alice was there to straighten him out on that account. Alice had her own insecurities, feeling awkward and unattractive at times, and Beau was happy to show her just how desirable she was to him.

I enjoyed catching up with the past couples and characters. Book club never fails to make me laugh! Miss Mills, the old church lady claiming she skips over the dirty parts, as she waves her devotional to cool herself down: priceless! Claire, Maggie, and Bubba made me giggle, too!

I’ve been loving Carly Bloom’s Once Upon a Time in Texas series! Seriously, soooo good! Sizzling romance, laugh-out-loud moments, a romance with real depth and emotion. I’ve especially been looking forward to Alice’s book, and it didn’t disappoint! I really hope the series continues! 

4.5 Stars

Book description:

In this charming, sexy romance, a bookish beauty needs a fake boyfriend and finds a handsome cowboy who is just the man for the job.

Beau Montgomery is living his best life . . . until he's left in charge of Rancho CaƱada Verde. With his dyslexia, he'd choose a saddle over spreadsheets any day. His best hope is to ask the town librarian for tutoring. Only he's had a crush on the book-loving beauty since his junior high days—and despite being a smooth talker, he can't help getting tongue-tied every time they meet.

Alice Martin doesn't regret putting her career above personal relationships—but when Beau comes to her for help, Alice decides to see what she's been missing. She'll improve Beau's reading skills if the handsome cowboy teaches her how to flirt and agrees to be her date to an upcoming wedding. But when the town's gossip mill gets going, they're forced into a fake romance to keep their deal a secret. Soon Alice is seeing Beau in a whole new way . . . can she turn their imaginary story into a real-life happy-ever-after?

Includes the bonus novel Big Bad Cowboy!

The lovely people of Forever are sponsoring a giveaway of Must Love Cowboys by Carly Bloom! Two winners! The giveaway is open to US and Canadian Residents only. Fill out the rafflecopter below for a chance to win. Good luck!

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  1. I don't think that I have read this author yet but I love the sound of this one. Alice and Beau sounds like fantastic characters. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. The book sounds really good, and I love the cover.

  3. OMG. Yes. Give me all the romance that includes a librarian -- the cowboy is just the cherry on top! LOL.

    1. Those hold a special pull, right? And yes, I can't resist a sexy cowboy!

  4. You can tell it's spring going into summer, the cowboy stories are coming out all over. I haven't read this one. Yet. I'm glad to know it's one you enjoyed.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  5. I've not read her books, but I think I would love them. Thanks for the introduction. :)

  6. I love the sound of this one!!! :D

    1. The whole series is really good, but the second book and this one were my favorites. Hope you can get to it someday, Lark! :)

  7. Awww, my heart. I love that she's tutoring him. What a great way to bond.

  8. I like cowboy romances every once in a while.