Cowboy to the Rescue

Cowboy to the Rescue

by A.J. Pine

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Overview

From "a fabulous storyteller" (Carolyn Brown, New York Times bestselling author) comes a western romance about a cowboy who isn't afraid to break the rules.
All designer Ivy Serrano wants is a fresh start. But instead, her Meadow Valley homecoming includes an electrical fire, a trashed custom dress, and a very handsome fireman who knows how to push all her buttons. Lieutenant Carter Bowen may set off sparks of his own, but the last thing Ivy needs now is town gossip . . . or to risk loving another firefighter.
New to small-town living, Carter is determined to prove himself, both at the station and at the fledgling dude ranch where he volunteers. That means no mistakes, no distractions, and definitely no Ivy. Yet there's something about the sassy shop owner that he just can't resist. As things heat up between them, Carter's more certain than ever that she's the one. But can he convince her they have a future worth fighting for?
Look for the first novel in the all-new Meadow Valley series, MY ONE AND ONLY COWBOY, on sale December 2019!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538734070
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Series: Meadow Valley
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 4,949
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

A librarian for teens by day and a romance writer by night, A.J. Pine can't seem to escape the world of fiction, and she wouldn't have it any other way. When she finds that twenty-fifth hour in the day, she might indulge in a tiny bit of TV to nourish her undying love of vampires, superheroes, and a certain high-functioning sociopath detective. She hails from the far-off galaxy of the Chicago suburbs.

You can learn more at:
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Cowboy to the Rescue 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Laura_F 7 days ago
This introduction to Meadow Valley is amazing!! Ivy has just returned home to Meadow Valley and it's not going smoothly. There's a fire in her dress shop, there's the usual small town gossip, and the new lieutenant at the fire department pushes all of her buttons. Carter is the new guy in town and is trying to adjust to small town dynamics. He might push all of Ivy's buttons but he can't afford the distraction of a beautiful woman when he's trying to prove that he deserves the position he has and isn't just a city interloper. This novella introduced so many characters that I would love to see get their own HEA. I can't wait to visit Meadow Valley again!!
D-does-reviews 8 days ago
I felt an immediate connection to these delightful characters who find each other annoying upon their first meeting but that annoyance quickly leads to breathless kisses despite their best efforts to keep from getting involved. Based on my enjoyment of this introduction novella I can predict future books in this author’s new series are going to be one click purchases for me. Ivy is still deeply grieving the loss of her brother and Carter is mourning the loss of his father’s approval and though Ivy has no interest in dating a firefighter when she and Carter confide in each other their friendship quickly become a romantic relationship. I’m really partial to reading a series with small town atmosphere and the combination of an accomplished firefighter and transplanted Texas cowboy is a first and it really works for me. I have to confess that I’ve been married to a firefighter for almost 40 years so I might be just a little biased in how hot Carter looks in his turnout gear. I can’t wait to read future books in this series by this highly talented and accomplished author whose books are treasured favorites of mine. I highly recommend this engaging romance to fans of all ages. I read an early copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.
Shirleylinn 13 days ago
. Cowboy to the Rescue is another great story from this talented author. Carter and Ivy were wonderful characters. In this character driven storyline Ivy had to overcome her fear so she could take a chance with Carter. This is a sweet story and I would definitely recommend it.
Deb_from_Oz 13 days ago
This is a gorgeous book my first by this author but it won't be my last I will now be reading the back list Ivy Serrano may have had a fire an the fire department may of come to her rescue but she didn't them by the time they arrived she had put out her fire with her fire extinguisher and she didn't need any blue eyed handsome fire fighter with a distracting accent help no siree. Lieutenant Carter Bowen is new to town he has come for w new start he has every intention of blending into the new department and at the dude ranch where he volunteers He doesn't have time for a fiery custom clothes designer. They both have a dark past she is getting over the loss of her fire fighter brother who died in a building collapse While Carter is just running from his past Can these two ignore the spark that has flared between them or will they be forced to both face their fears and form a bond that could last a lifetime. Will they get a HEA You will need to read to see
Christine_QueenofBooks 13 days ago
A really cute novella that's low on the steam. Thank you to Forever (Grand Central Publishing) and NetGalley for a free e-arc for review. This was a really cute story! Ivy is working through some fire-related grief when she develops an unstoppable crush on...you guessed it, a firefighter. What made this novella for me was a) the friendship between Ivy and Casey (yay, for main characters with friends) and b) the writing! I'll refrain from quoting, because I recognize I read an arc, but suffice it to say, I like A. J. Pine's voice, and will try more from her in the future! The steam between the two love interests was pretty non-existent to me - there was just a little bit of foreplay. If you avoid detailed sex scenes, this just might be a romance novella for you!
Vicki101370 13 days ago
Carter Bowen is the new Lieutenant in Meadow Valley, having just moved to California from Texas for the job. Ivy Serrano has just opened her new boutique after returning home from spending time with her family after her brothers tragic death in a fire fighting accident. While there is an instant attraction between the two, Ivy is still too raw from the loss of her brother, and is unwilling to open herself up to the risk involved with dating someone in such a risky line of work, while Carter is adamant that he can't be with someone that doesn't support his career. Despite all of their resistance, the chemistry between the pair is undeniable, and they soon find themselves falling into a routine, and spending more time with one another. Cowboy to the Rescue is a slow burn - Carter and Ivy are a sweet, sexy, funny pair, and a great introduction to the new series by A.J. Pine. While this is a novella length story, it is full of the emotion and human connection I've come to adore in Pine's stories. I am thrilled to have this introduction to a new town and series - pick this one up today.
Lori-Gonzo 13 days ago
Oh how I loved Ivy and Carter! They both realized early on that they had a special connection even though neither wanted to act on it. Both vulnerable. Ivy with her grief and not wanting to be that close to anyone. And Carter with his wanting approval and acceptance. Their connection was fun, flirty, and immediate. Carter is swoonworthy and Ivy is a woman who could be your best friend. I loved her interactions with her best friend Casey. Reading them two together makes me want Casey to have her own story. I am happy the way the book ended and how their story wrapped up with big decisions made. Their story was delightful, fun, and light. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher through Netgalley.
Caroles_Random_Life 13 days ago
This was a really good shorter read. I have really wanted to read more of A.J. Pine's work so I just couldn't resist the opportunity to read this novella. This was a wonderful introduction to the upcoming Meadow Valley series. I had a great time getting to know some of the characters in the larger community and look forward to getting to know each of them a bit better once the series really gets going. I was able to read this novella in a single evening and had a great time with it. Ivy is opening her own store in Meadow Valley. She grew up in the town knows everyone and is looking forward to opening her store and featuring some of her own designs. She didn't plan on an electrical fire but she was prepared to deal with it. Carter is new to Meadow Valley and its fire department. They meet when he shows up at her store after the fire and he insists on going by the book and checking things out. These two have such great chemistry from the start. Ivy is determined not to get in a relationship with a firefighter while Carter will not let anyone get in the way of his career. As long as they ignore his profession, everything is perfect. I really liked them together and thought that they had a lot of common ground. It was a lot of fun watching them fall for each other over the course of the story. I would definitely recommend this novella to fans of contemporary romance. It was a really well-done romance filled with wonderful characters. I am looking forward to future installments in this series! I received a review copy of this book from Forever Yours (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley.
Anonymous 13 days ago
Ivy owns a dress shop in the small town of Meadow Valley. On her opening day her mini fridge sets off a small fire and introduces her to the new fire lieutenant Carter Bowen. Although there is an instant attraction Ivy has lost her firefighter brother to a fire and has vowed never to get involved with a firefighter. Carter is only on probation, he is determined to make this new chance work, a huge change from his former life in Houston and his family business. He shouldn't allow the prickly owner of the dress shop to distract him from his goals. Carter isn't just a firefighter, he's also a cowboy, running a dude ranch with some friends in his spare time. This suffers from the curse of the novella, not enough time for more than a single plotline, and as a consequence it felt overly simplistic with no character development. Having said that, it was enjoyable and introduced us to Meadow Valley and some intriguing characters. I guess brothers Wyatt and Shane will be getting their own books soon. I received a free copy of this novella from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.