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Accidental Cowgirl (Whisper Creek #1)

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  764 Ratings  ·  136 Reviews
In her Loveswept debut, Maggie McGinnis tells the tale of a city girl who’s running on fumes—and the cowboy who shows her all the good things she’s been missing.
After being betrayed by her con man ex-fiancé, Kyla Bennett nurses a broken heart. But Kyla's friends have other ideas and when they whisk her off to Whisper Creek, a dude ranch staffed by cowboys so hot they dim
ebook, 288 pages
Published October 8th 2013 by Loveswept (first published January 1st 2013)
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Lisa Jayne
Oct 16, 2013 Lisa Jayne rated it liked it


I requested this title from netgalley hoping for a sweet and sexy love story and I'm glad that I did, this country style tale was full of sweet dialogue, interesting drama and stateside cowboys. I was more than happy enough with this romantic soirée and it was likeable enough to keep me turning the pages and here are my 'Accidental Cowgirl' thoughts...

What's it all about?
Kyla Bennett has had more than her fair share of heartache and ups and downs. The road to happiness looks like
Loved this! Very sweet romance! Decker is back at his family ranch to try and help save it after the death of his father. His father left them with a big debt from his gambling. Kyla and her friends go to stay at the ranch for 2 weeks for a getaway. Kyla is recovering from an awful car accident and from a cheating,lying, fiance who ruined her life. The chemistry between Kyla and Decker is sweet and slow building. I really enjoyed this book - it was a great romance that left me with a smile on my ...more
Sep 05, 2013 Ian rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: lovers of cowboys and horses
In quick succession, Kyla's fiancé cheated her and her grandparents of their savings; she was in a serious car accident which left her broken and scarred; and her grandparents who were forced to leave their home passed away.

With the court case behind her and her now ex-fiancé behind bars Kyla's two closest friends drag her to a dude ranch in Montana to help her regroup and plan her next step. One of the first people she meets in Whisper Creek is Decker, the quintessential tall dark and handsome
Claire Robinson
Aug 21, 2013 Claire Robinson rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars.

Another great read from Loveswept.

I must admit, I usually get (and subsequently have come to expect) three things with a Loveswept Romance -

1 - A Great Story.

2 - Brilliant Characters.

3 - Lots of steamy and original sex.

This book delivered on 1 and 2 in spades, but fell a little short on 3 for me. The sexual tension between Decker and Kyla simmers almost from the get-go, so I have to admit I was eagerly awaiting some sexy hay-filled stable action, but it sort of ended before it start
Sep 03, 2013 Beth rated it really liked it
Kyla Bennett is struggling with the betrayal of her con-man ex-fiancee. Her friends decide the best way for her to recover is for them all the take a trip at a dude ranch in Montana. With her luggage and emotional baggage, Kyla makes the trek that will change her life forever.

Whisper Creek is a family owned dude ranch that is struggling to survive. Decker Driscoll has returned home to help his mother and brother save the family ranch. His father has recently died, leaving a huge gambling debt w
Susan (susayq ~)
What a sweet little romance book! This was a perfect light and fluffy read. Decker and Kyla have some drama happening, not to mention baggage that holds them back, but for the most part, this is just a sweet getting to know you romance. The drama isn't too over the top or out of place though. My only complaint is that I wish there would have been an epilogue to let us know how they're doing later and if they saved the ranch.

ARC received from the publisher via Netgalley
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I love fish out of water stories so Accidental Cowgirl was a perfect read for me. Following a horrible year Kyla’s two best friends convince her to accompany them to a dude ranch in Montana for a much needed mental break and some good old fashion fun. Kyla’s adventure doesn’t get off to the best start and when she’s rescued by Decker, she finds herself having thoughts she wasn’t sure she’d ever
Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept through Netgalley provided me with a copy for my honest review

Kyla just wants to be alone so she can wallow in her guilt and deal with her broken heart, her friends are having none of that. As good friends do they have come up with the perfect place to get away and have some fun, a dude ranch with hot cowboys on staff. On the way there Kyla gets a less than stellar welcome and meets Decker. After his father dies Decker comes back to his families ranch to
Oct 20, 2013 Sheri rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

This book gave me the warm fuzzies, I immediately connected with Kyla and all of her bad luck. Through in one very hot cowboy and a hilarious cast of unique characters and some characters I loved to hate and it was the perfect book for my mood. Definitely a nice break from the spicier books I’ve been reading, Kyla and Decker are seriously attracted, but have both been burned in their past and that past just keeps popping up and saying Boo!.

The added intrigue of the Whisper Creek ranch
Heather andrews
Aug 26, 2013 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing
I'm always in the mood for ranches, and hot cowboys so I was really thrilled to read this book. There may not be steamy, steamy scenes but there are sweet love scenes that I fell in love with. Decker holy hotnes he's just so dreamy, "did you try saying whoa? The horse is trained to stop, you know." You can tell there is attraction there but both Kyla and Decker are hesitant to make a move, but Decker his mind is an intriguing place to be, "Decker tried exceptionally hard not to think of Kyla in ...more
Roberta Capizzi
Jun 28, 2015 Roberta Capizzi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
wow! wow! wow! what a fantastic story! I've just finished this book and I want to go back to page one and read it again!
Staggeringly handsome cowboys, breathtaking landscapes, fun, angst, and obviously a wonderful romance.
Full review will be posted once I get down from the Montana-induced high. If you love country romance, this is the perfect weekend read.
This is the first romance novel I've read that used a Ponzi scheme as a plot device.
Mar 20, 2017 Nellie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

So funny, sweet, romantic, well written, love scenes behind closed doors, only a few cuss words. Looking forward to more!!
Hazel G. (I ♥ Mancandy) *Craves the Angst Reviews* .
Oct 11, 2013 Hazel G. (I ♥ Mancandy) *Craves the Angst Reviews* . rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: adult, contemporary romance readers
Find This and Other Reviews At Craves The Angst.

Accidental Cowgirl is A Loveswept Contemporary Romance written by Maggie McGinnis. I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review through Tasty Book Tours .

4 Whispering, Romantic Stars!
A Simple, Delicious Story with Fantastic Characters and A Beautiful Backdrop!

The Review:
Kyla Bennett is a woman scorned. Tricked and swindled by her ex-fiance and having survived a horrific car accidents thats left her with both physical a
Tina "IRead2Escape"
3 out of 5 Hotness Rating
4.5 Stars

Accidental Cowgirl is my first book Maggie McGinnis book, but it certainly won't be my last. I absolutely loved this book! I loved the characters, the story, EVERYTHING!

Kyla Bennett has suffered so much over the last year she just wants to get away and start fresh. She lost just about everything to her con-man ex-fiance, saw her grandparents lose their beloved ranch and got hurt in a terrible accident. So when her friends try to talk her into a getaway at a ran
Oct 02, 2013 Erin rated it it was amazing
You guys know I have a thing for cowboys, right? I'd like a Decker Driscoll for my very own. (sidenote: when I just tried to type "like" I actually typed "lick" first by accident...that would've been correct too...just thought you should know)

I really loved this.

The first taste that we're given of Kyla, with her internal musings/monologue, had me immediately in "like" with her & her cute sense of humour and I think that's a tough thing to do. Going into a book that features romance of any ki
Oct 18, 2013 Bethany rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, cowboys
Accidental Cowgirl was a sweet contemporary romance, taking place in the beautiful Montana country side.

Kyla Bennett just had her entire world rocked, everything she thought was true turned out to be a lie. The man she thought she was going to marry was to blame for it all. Kyla’s two best friends decide she needs to get away from it all. That’s how she found herself spending two weeks at Whisper Creek dude ranch. Decker Driscoll is returning to Whisper Creek for the summer after being gone for
Oct 12, 2013 Judy rated it really liked it
3.5 stars rounded up to 4. A very pleasant romantic read about a Bostonian lady reeling from a bad car crash and then finding out that her Bernie Madoff type fiancé had been cheating on her and had swindled millions of dollars, some of it from her and her family members. She follows some friends to a dude ranch for some R&R and meets a beautiful cowboy with almost as much baggage as she has. Years ago his deadbeat father had ordered him off the ranch after thinking the cowboy was responsible ...more
Nikki Barrett
Oct 08, 2013 Nikki Barrett rated it liked it

3.5 Lightning Bolts

A woman running on empty, taking a little trip courtesy of her best friends....this starts the change of a lifetime. Kyla has about had it. She's just gone through hell thanks a man she thought she could trust, someone she loved, someone who ripped out all of her emotions and left her to fend in a situation that's not a good one. Then she meets Decker, and things just might get a little heated.

The story starts out with plenty of humor, and there's many moments like that thro
Stacey is Sassy
Oct 07, 2013 Stacey is Sassy rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.

I received an ARC Courtesy of Netgalley for this review.

Accidental Cowgirl was a very sweet read. When I mean sweet, I mean no sex was described in this story. I missed it a little bit.

This author has an interesting way of writing very pivotal parts in the storyline. Instead of getting the conversations or getting the feelings (sex scenes) she skips to the next chapter. Sometimes this is a good thing, as you don't have to hear history repeated, but sometimes you miss the characters re
Oct 12, 2013 Debi rated it liked it
Shelves: netgallery
A unedited copy from Netgalley and the publisher for an honest review

Accidental Cowgirl is a fast paced, sassy romance. It's hot but sweet enough to leave a lot to your imagination. My first Maggie McGinnis read, but she's keeps it witty...extra points for adding the phrase "stranger danger" in a fun way.

Kyla's friends are doing an intervention by insisting on a 2 week vacation from Boston to of all places a dude ranch out west. Her friends think clean air, open spaces, and cowboys will help her
Jackie  Kluyts - Kiwibooknerd
*ARC courtesy of NetGalley*

I have not read a book by this author before and that is my bad....because really this was such a sweet love story that I devoured it in one sitting and now will be downloading more of this authors books.

This is the story of Kyla who has had more than her fair share of bad luck. Her fiance swindled her out of her money, and broke her heart, she had a bad car accident and broke her leg and spent the better part of a year in rehab and attending the trial that finally put
Sep 12, 2013 Wanda rated it it was amazing
Kyla is on a much needed vacation with her friends, the vacation isn’t the spa retreat she hoped for, but she is making the best of it. Her friends plan was to take her away and take her mind off what she's been living with for the past year.

Decker is a sexy cowboy, who has been dealt a hard hand in life. He feels like he's responsible for things that were out of his control when he was just a teenager. But years have pasted and he is back on the Ranch to help his Ma and brother, to make this i
Lauren Anne
Oct 03, 2013 Lauren Anne rated it really liked it
Simply adorable love story. This is the first book I have read by this author received an ARC through NetGalley and I admit it was quite enjoyable. This was a straight boy meets girls, they fight the attraction, he's got baggage, she's got baggage and throw in the typical bitch that wants to stand in their way.

Decker is adorable, the cowboy living in LA for 10 years but aches for his home. Kyla has been screwed over and she doesn't trust any men. They are very cute together, you want them to li
Jul 27, 2014 Diane rated it it was amazing
Liked this book from start to finish. Liked the characters and the story's sweet romance :)
Mar 25, 2014 Dee rated it really liked it
Shelves: rrrc-mng-read
3.5 rounded up - really hoping she writes moer about Kyla's friends
Dec 17, 2014 Mish rated it liked it
3.75 stars
Mar 20, 2017 Donna rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, 2017
Sweet and frequently humorous romance. Enjoyed it immensely. Great characters and smooth writing. Jumping straight into the next book in the series.
Lynne Tilley
Mar 09, 2017 Lynne Tilley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely Brilliant

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it had me crying with laughter more than once. If you had this much bad luck on holiday you would give up and go home.
It must be the cowboys that make you want to stay.
Monica Cardoza
May 21, 2014 Monica Cardoza rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

These two people have been beating themselves up because of what has happened in their lives. One woman needs to heal because of a terrible relationship and needs to quit blaming herself for his actions. One man has been blaming himself for a tragic accident that was not his fault; he needed to live life and love and be loved.

I truly liked this story, it was funny, sweet, and did I mention funny. I love how carefree the characters were and how believable they were. I love when I can’t s
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