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Cherish Me, Cowboy by Alissa Callen

Cherish Me, Cowboy - Alissa Callen

***ARC provided by publisher through NetGalley***

Ooh, a little Harlequin-y, but cute, short, and sweet. Loved the heroine, loved the hero (although his penchant for leaving was a bit annoying at times), loved the hero's horse, loved the heroine's neighbor. The pacing was good, the narration flowed nicely, it had a nice little twist toward the end...

The only thing that bothered me was the length. There was (maybe) too much crammed into the 70 pages. The whole side-plot of a would-be suitor and his three ne'er-do-well buddies was a bit redundant and seemed pushed into the sidelines toward the end, where we didn't actually see the 'conversation' unfold, but were instead told about it. Also the fact, the side-plot didn't help the main story progress, screamed of filler to me, and, in my opinion, could've easily be scraped.

Still, I enjoyed it, and was thankful neither protagonists regressed into their high-school selves (as in the previous book), and the main 'conflict', if you will, was resolved without much fuss, whining, or crying.

And enjoyable read.