Friday, March 8, 2019

Review - Falling for the Cowboy Dad

Author:  Patricia Johns
Series:  Home to Eagle's Rest
Genre:   Romance
Publisher:   Harlequin 
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:  368
Date of Publication:  March 1, 2019
My Rating:  5 Stars

He’s always been the one…

She’s always been just a friend! 

Grace Beverly spent years hopelessly in love with her best friend, Billy Austin. Now he’s back in Eagle’s Rest, Colorado, determined to provide the best life possible for his four-year-old daughter. He’s just not sure how. Helping Billy navigate the world of parenting is a one-way ticket back to heartache. Yet how can Grace say no to her oldest friend?


Grace Beverly has been in love with her best friend Billy Austin for years. As difficult as it was, it was much easier to deal with when he was away. However, he is back in Eagle's Rest, Colorado and is now a single dad. He is struggling with becoming a good father to his exceptional four-year-old daughter Poppy. He asks Grace for help. She just cannot say no.

Grace and Billy had been best friends for years, but they never had a romantic relationship. Poppy had to come into her own, as it were. By the time she saw Billy again, things changed for her with regard to how she saw herself. This no doubt went towards Billy seeing her in a new light. However, despite how he might be attracted to her now, his role as a father is front and center for him.

Falling for the Cowboy Dad is a sweet romance. I love that it had no sex! It was more focused on the relationship that was building between Grace and Billy, and also Billy and Poppy. Furthermore, there was a distinct difference between Grace and Billy and I truly enjoyed how that was explored. It touched on an issue I rarely read about in any book, never mind romance.

This was a great story, smoothly written and quite enjoyable. I loved all of the primary characters, including little Poppy. It was also a pleasure to read the scenes between Grace and her mother Connie. This touching and engaging read was devoured in one sitting. I look forward to reading more stories in this series and by this author.

Many thanks to Harlequin and to NetGalley for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.


I am a Harlequin author who writes for the Love Inspired, Western/American Romance and Heartwarming lines. I have recently signed a book deal with Kensington Books for Amish romance, so in 2019, you’ll find me being published by both Harlequin and Kensington. You can find my books in any place that books are sold. I am represented by Rachel Beck of Holloway Literary.

I have my Hon. BA in English Literature from University of Toronto, and I live in Northern Canada where the weather dominates our small talk. Mr. Johns has the distinct challenge of being married to a writer, and our young son has yet to be impressed by seeing his mother’s books on a store shelf. 😉 It’s the perfect life for me.

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