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Accidental Cowgirl

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  360 ratings  ·  112 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


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
4.5 stars

What a fantastic, feel good romance! This wonderful cowboy romance made me want to live on a ranch and find my own cowboy love.

Kyla Bennett desperately needs a break from her messed up life. Her two best friends invite her along on a ranch holiday to let loose and just relax for two weeks. Problem is, Kyla is afraid of horses and the owner’s son, Decker proves to be a bigger threat to her heart than she ever imagined.

Decker Driscoll chose a different life, or rather, it was chosen for
Sep 12, 2013 Ian rated it 4 of 5 stars
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
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
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
Claire Robinson
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
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
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
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
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
Nikki Barrett

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
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
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
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
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
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
Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Aubrey
Book provided by NetGalley for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

I adore books about cowboys. I do not know if it is because I’m a city girl longing to live out in the country or what. I really liked this novel. It was super sweet and the characters had depth and dimension. I could really relate to Kyla in that I hope to find my forever love in a cowboy or farmer. Kyla comes to Montana with a bunch of baggage. She is scared of life in a way after trusting her
Jennifer Schultheis
Hard to believe that Accidental Cowgirl is Maggie McGinnis's debut contemporary romance novel. This book is such a sweet, feel good romance, that it will have you wishing this story never ended. Kyla's life can't get any worse. She found out her fiance already had a wife and was just using her. He was a master con artist. He took all her money, along with the money that belonged to her grandparents. Then after all that, she gets into a serious car accident that leaves her broken in more ways tha ...more
Donna Porter
Kyla Bennett has a broken heart and her friends talk her into going to a dude ranch in Whisper Creek. She breaks down on her way there and her rental has a flat. She checks and there is no spare. Now she is really upset could things get worse, well they do. She sees a truck coming toward her with a blue light on. The elderly man proceeds to tell her she looks drunk and he keeps putting her through tests. His name is Roscoe and he is harmless but Kyla doesn't know that. He has the beginnings of A ...more
Kyla Bennett was tricked by her two best friends into going on a two week vacation to Montana. What she thought was a ranch that she was going to have spa treatments and a lot of relaxation was actually a dude ranch with hot cowboys. Well that part of it was okay but riding horses and going on trail rides and scavenger hunts wasn’t what she had signed up for. Nope all that she wanted to do was relax, finish healing and sleep for a whole night without having nightmares for the first time in a yea ...more
Monica Cardoza
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
Reading Bliss
Maggie wove an intense and fast paced novel with this book. First thing I have to say however is that I truly hope that a second book is in the works because I feel like there is so much to learn about Decker and Kyla. Kyla is a city girl who is struggling with things that have happened over the last year of her life. Decker is a country boy who is struggling to come to grips with his past. Their paths intertwine when Roscoe pulls Kyla over when she gets a flat and has car troubles.

The story tak
The Accidental Cowgirl: A Loveswept Contemporary Romance by Maggie McGinnis is a 2013 publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Kyla is trying to recover physically, mentally, and emotionally from: a snake of an ex-fiance who stole from her and her grandparents, a near fatal accident, then the deaths of her grandparents. Now she has trouble sleeping and is prone to debilitating panic attacks. So, her two best friends decide Kyla needs a va
Nikki Brooks
Downloaded from Netgalley for honest review.

Fabulous cowboy romp!!! This is the quick fire love story between Decker - handsome architect/cowboy and Kyla - petite/broken spirited MBA. They are both running from a guilt ridden past and meet at Whisper Creek ranch, which Deckers family own. There is a spark between them instantly but due to misunderstandings and outright lies by "Malibu Marcy" they are always just out of synch. It was a shorter length book but lost nothing. We have a great back st
Liked this book from start to finish. Liked the characters and the story's sweet romance :)
Tina Larsen
I was given a copy of this book by NetGalley for an honest review ...
I love going into a book with no expectations and loving every minute of the story! It would be hard to find someone who has had a worse year than Kyla Bennett. She's recovering from a terrible car accident that left her broken in more ways than one and she recently learned that her fiance was married and scammed her and her family out of all their money. How do you move on from all this drama ... go to a ranch in the middle of
Sep 16, 2014 Chanel rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those wanting a romance on a Dude Ranch.
Accidental Cowgirl” has that very familiar plot- - a city girl vacations on a Dude Ranch, falls for the oldest son, who of course, is still angry over his ex and has no plans to commit to any woman. In this book, the city girl, Kyla, is a very charming lady from Boston. She is still healing from both a failed relationship and a car accident. She is not looking for love until she meets the hot cowboy/owner/architect, Decker.
In this type of plot, there is always a younger brother that is also a s
Accidental Cowgirl starts off with Kyla Bennet stranded in the middle of nowhere in Big Sky, Montana. Kyla has just left court in Boston and headed to Whisper Creek where her three friends are meeting her at. Except that she ended up with a car mechanical problem. She has never expected to be save by Decker Driscoll from a retired sheriff who has dementia and a rattlesnake and hope she will never see Decker again.

Kyla is recuperating from a car accident and the trial of her con-man ex-fiance. Sh
Katie Fink
Kyla Bennett was betrayed by her ex-fiancee--turns out, instead of an investor, he was a con man, and he took everything--her money, her family's money, her pride, her ability to trust (see, con man was also already married to another woman). After the trial, Kyla needs to get away, and her friends Jess and Hayley take her to a dude ranch in Wyoming with real-life sexy cowboys to get her mind off of her problems.

Decker Driscoll is back in Wyoming, helping his mother and brother, Cole, try to ho
Oct 09, 2013 Diana rated it 3 of 5 stars
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Three Stars
I thought this was a cute story by Maggie McGinnis. Our heroine Kayla Bennett heads to Whisper Creek Ranch in Montana for some physical and emotional healing. Kayla had a bad accident; she was in a coma, woke up to find her fiancé had stolen her money and married someone else. Although she has an MBA from Princeton, these misfortunes have led to her losing her job. With persuasion from her friend
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