Review: Cowboy for Hire by Victoria James

Review: Cowboy for Hire by Victoria JamesCowboy for Hire by Victoria James
Series: Wishing River #2
Published by Entangled: Amara in March 2020
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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When a shy woman inherits a ranch, she’ll have to find an inner strength to succeed—and open herself up to love—in this heartwarming novel from New York Times bestselling author Victoria James.

Sarah Turner has led a very sheltered life. So when her parents pass away tragically, suddenly she’s left in charge of the family ranch with little know-how but plenty of will to keep it afloat. Determined not to lose her parents’ legacy or her newfound independence, she needs a hero fast—not to save her, but to show her how to save herself. But she’s unprepared for the ruggedly handsome cowboy who answers her ad.

“Cowboy for Hire,” the ad said, and Cade Walker is quick to respond. Betrayed as ranch manager by his former boss, he’s looking for a new place to put down roots—without the pressure to prove himself again. Except when he meets his new boss, it’s clear he’s not only there to run a ranch but to also teach Miss Independent how to run it. But as they struggle to make the ranch flourish, they’ll both need courage if they hope to find a family...together.

Note: I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions shared are my own.

With everything going on in the world, I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Personally, I find myself gravitating towards feel-good reads, and Cowboy for Hire by Victoria James is a great contender if you’re also in the market for just that. Cowboy for Hire is a sweet, small-town romance. Sarah Turner finds herself needing help to run her family’s ranch, and Cade Walker steps in hoping to prove himself.

I enjoyed Sarah and Cade’s chemistry together and their determination to prove themselves. Sarah wants to prove that she can run the ranch despite the fact that she’s female, lived a sheltered life, and has some medical issues. Cade is desperately trying to prove his worth to everyone despite his past. The push and pull between the two of them as their relationship grew was fun to read. Victoria James did a great job creating these two characters. As a reader, I felt like I understood both of them and connected with them. So when they made their mistakes, I understood where their hearts were when the mistakes were made and just wanted them to forgive each other and themselves.

The story did feel a tad slow in the middle, but overall, Cowboy for Hire was a really good small-town romance. If you’re in the mood for a feel-good read and enjoy these sorts of romances, I’d highly recommend Cowboy for Hire by Victoria James.

Cowboy for Hire by Victoria James will be available on March 31, 2020!