Falling for the Cowboy Dad: A Clean Romance

Falling for the Cowboy Dad: A Clean Romance

by Patricia Johns

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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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488039638
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 03/01/2019
Series: Home to Eagle's Rest
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 191,738
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Patricia Johns writes from Alberta, Canada where she lives with her husband and son. She has her Honors BA in English Literature and has written in other genres under different names before coming to Harlequin. She loves prairie skies and time with her family.


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Falling for the Cowboy Dad 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
RomanticReadsandSuch 12 days ago
Grace has been (silently) in love with Billy for years but finally put herself first and cut him out of her life when he moved away with her best friend. This is such a hard but relatable situation. Grace had such little self-confidence and having him not see her as anything more than a friend did nothing for her state of mind. But getting away and making a life without him helped her discover more about who she is and her worth. Having him back again threatens that … but its difficult to turn him away. Billy had no clue about Grace’s feelings and was hurt when she stopped talking to him. He’s back now, a little girl he didn’t know he had in tow, and seeing Grace again seems like a godsend. His own troubles are pretty overwhelming – making a connection with Poppy and trying to figure out how to raise a super-smart daughter while continuing to hide a lifelong secret – so having her around again brings him hope. Johns does a great job of taking two people with their own insecurities and putting them in a situation where they have no choice but to face them. These are real, every day issues and they are handled with a good deal of care. Both Grace and Billy have a lot of discovery to do and have to really talk with those that mean something to them. There’s no way that they can successfully move forward without addressing their problems first. **Review given honestly and freely after receipt of a reader copy. This opinion is completely my own and was not influenced in any way.**
RobinLovesReading 9 months ago
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.
MalkaShayna 9 months ago
I received a free advanced copy of this book from NetGalley.com This is my unbiased and voluntary review. This is a heartbreaking story about two best friends, who each kept a secret. that resulted in them losing contact for several years. Grace Beverly was in love with her best friend Billy Austin, but instead of telling him, she watched him go from one hot girl to the next, until finally breaking off contact after he left town with a friend of hers. He never thought he was good enough for Grace, because he couldn't read and thought he was stupid. He hid his dyslexia from everyone. She became a teacher and they are brought back together when she is in town temporarily as a substitute teacher, while he is back in town because he is now a Dad of a 4 year old girl, who he had not known about until her mother left her with Billy. Poppy is a very precocious child and Billy is overwhelmed, afraid to make the same mistakes his single mother did with him. Will they have a second chance with each other, or will their fears keep them apart? This is the first book that I have read from this author. Wonderful characters, a compelling plot and a well written narrative make this a pleasant read. There is a HEA, though the end seemed hurried, as if the book was only allowed a certain number of words and they were running out.
Ireadergosum 10 months ago
This is a good book if you like an easy romance read with a friends to lovers romance--the unseen best friend, and the caring man who has his own insecurities. There's tension woven throughout the whole story, and everything is up in the air until the very end. The juxtaposition of Poppy and Billy really pulls at the heart strings, and Poppy has the cutest personality ever. And then there's Grace who has found her confidence and is so caring. This is a character driven plot and all of the characters pulled me into the story. The ending was a little abrupt for me, but I'm still a sucker for a HEA.