“The Cowboy” Jake Richardson maybe at home in his Australian outback, but the city slick Carina Chapman is way out of her league in his territory, and so was I.


Book one in the Hot Aussie Heroes; “The Cowboy” unfortunately just did not ride my senses. Jake wants to diversify into tourism to keep his lands, and he’s struggling to get it all together. Carina ends up at his work in progress resort, as a result of a wrong booking by her assistant.

If I really think about it, the premise of the story is good, but the development of the story did not sit well with me. For a city girl from New York, who revels in her daily comforts, hates snakes and crawly things, less than a week is way too short to fall in love with an Australian cowboy and decide to stay back with him.

I haven’t read Margareta Osborn before “The Cowboy”, and just because this story did not reel in my senses doesn’t mean I will not go back for more. I actually liked her writing, diction and grasp of telling a story. But I felt that the narration was too short for the story to unfold properly and develop the relationship between Jake and Carina. The HEA was too fast and too soon.

Received an ARC from Tule Publishing via NetGalley for an honest review.