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Hometown Cowboy

(Rocky Mountain Riders #1)

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NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH A COWBOY
Jessa Mae Love is done with relationships. No matter how tempting he might be, she cannot--will not--fall for a man like Lance Cortez. The outrageously handsome cowboy is practically a living legend in Colorado, as famous for riding bulls as he is for breaking hearts. What would a big-time rodeo star like him see in a small-town veterinari
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Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 28th 2017 by Forever
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Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance

Hometown Cowboy is such a wonderful book, and I was BLOWN away by how much that I actually enjoyed this book here. It really REALLY shocked me. I don't even know why I haven't even checked out this author before. I blame picking this one up on my library, because it was on one of their feature shelves down their romance section, and boy I decided to just take a chance and grab it up since I have seen so many positive thoughts on this author
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Michelle
Feb 28, 2017 rated it liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: https://bookbriefs.net**Hometown Cowboy is the first book in the adult contemporary romance Rocky Mountain Riders series by Sara Richardson. This is the first book I have read by Sara, but it won't be my last because I really enjoyed this cute read. It was a quick and satisfying, (mostly) fluffy read. Fans of small town romances will enjoy Hometown Cowboy, and the cast of characters will leave you excited to journey back to this town for fu ...more
Anna's Herding Cats


Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2m4sut9

Hometown Cowboy was an easy introduction into the Rocky Mountain Riders. Sexy cowboy, a heroine who's a dreamer and rescues animals, chocolate, a darling little pig, family struggles and mending broken relationships. Hometown Cowboy was a tempting introduction to the Rocky Mountain Riders.

The gist of it is that Lance is training for a huge rodeo competition and is having trouble concentrating because of worry over his dad
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Jessica Alcazar
This was truly an enjoyable read. The story-line was cute and funny and really sweet. Not too high on the angst, but a bit heartbreaking at times. Predictable conflict towards the end (because what romance story doesn't have one of those lol) but not boring or cliche. I thoroughly enjoyed my first read by Sara Richardson!

Copy provided for blog tour review
Stacee
Feb 09, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I downloaded this on a whim, looking for some new sorbet authors.

I really liked Jessa. She's genuinely a good person, loyal, loving and so kind. I truly enjoyed being in her head. Lance is stubborn and stand off ish and maybe a bit cocky and he wears it well. Their UST was off the charts.

The plot was sweet and funny and maybe a bit heartbreaking. Of course there's the angry break up and grand gesture, but it was the epilogue that was the best. And with this great cast of her bffs and
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Gretchen  (About That Story)
I had so much fun reading this and getting to know Jessa and Lance. It was just so entertaining and sweet. By the end, I was smiling big time!

A hot, stubborn cowboy plus a woman who is trying to avoid love? Those two combined made for such a great story. I loved getting to learn Jessa and Lance’s histories and watch them open up. I thought they had fun chemistry and I liked their flirting and banter. I loved the humor and Jessa’s attitude about love. They both have some issues they were working
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: missy
Jessa Mae Love is not looking for love at all. She’s way to busy trying to keep her animal shelter open and her role as small town veterinarian keeps her very busy—very busy… too busy to be lusting over the living legend rodeo star in town… nope, definitely too busy for Lance Cortez. Until Lance offers up a proposition she just can’t turn down—keeping an eye on Lance’s dad while Lance trains for the rodeo finals. He’s trying to prove he’s still “got what it takes” on the rodeo circuit and doesn’ ...more
Danielle
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hometown Cowboy is the first book in the Rocky Mountain Riders series and already I am in love with the characters. Jessa and Lance were easy to love characters. While Lance is preparing for a rodeo he needs to keep his focus on that but when he needs someone to look after his father while he is training he asks Jessa. Jessa helps out but she is starting to become a distraction Lance cant afford which I thought was really cute.  

I enjoyed the storyline and was glad it was on the different side o
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OpenBookSociety.com
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: caro
http://openbooksociety.com/article/ho...

Hometown Cowboy
Rocky Mountain Riders, Book #1
By Sara Richardson
ISBN: 9781455540754
Author Website: www(.)sararichardson(.)com
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro

Synopsis:

NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH A COWBOY

Jessa Mae Love is done with relationships. No matter how tempting he might be, she cannot–will not–fall for a man like Lance Cortez. The outrageously handsome cowboy is practically a living legend in Colorado, as famous for riding bulls as he is for breaking h
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Giuls
Aug 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
1,5 stelline


LENTO, LENTO, LENTO.

Questo è tutto ciò che c'è da dire su questo libro. La storia sembra non iniziare mai e per tutto il libro non succede nulla. È tutto piatto e noioso, non solo la trama, ma anche i personaggi che provano emozioni così a caso: nulla per quasi tutto il tempo e poi all'improvviso iniziano a parlare d'amore come se fosse un sentimento che si scambiano da secoli.

Altra cosa che mi ha dato altamente fastidio sono stati i nomi dei personaggi maschili: tutta la famiglia Co
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Bette Hansen
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent

Good start to a new series. Jesse is a relationship girl. She wants it all. Husband, kids, house and a dog or two. Lance doesn't believe in relationships. After his mom walked out years ago he swore he never love a woman the way his father had. These two shouldn't work but they do.

I highly recommend this one.
Brittany
Actually really liked Jessa. She's a hopeless romantic, that wants her one true love. But she's also a realist and kind of sassy when the moment needs her to be.
Her relationship with Luis is adorable.
Wasn't a fan of Lance. Mostly just because I didn't really find anything to spark my interest with him.
The romance/relationship between Jessa and him wasn't 100% believable. I didn't feel it.
Nonetheless, a quick read.
Cheri
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars

I almost didn’t read this story. Really, I was so tempted to skip it. It often seems the books I’ve been waiting on from the library (both online and brick and mortar) all become ready at the same time. I just have so much I have to get through that I don’t want to end up back on the waiting list for any of them after waiting so long. This story was actually attached to another story I read. For some reason, the copy I got of Luckiest Cowboy of All included both that one and this one. S
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Aly
Mar 09, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5

"Funny how you can remember every detail about the most significant day of your life. Not the best day of your life necessarily, but the day that shaped you, the day that you were forced to find your strength."

For Lance Cortez, this day is when his mother left her family and never came back, letting him, a fourteen years old teen and his two brothers (ten and seven) and their dad to pick up the pieces. It didn't went well and now, Lance live with his father, while his brothers started a new l
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Olivia Farr
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
"Hometown Cowboy" was an unexpected, emotional ride (and I mean that in a good way). Lance has had the responsibility for the world on his shoulders since his mother left their family when he was 14 years old and he took on the care of his two younger brothers while his father was on the rodeo circuit. As he was just a kid, he made the best choices he could, but they may not have been best all around- such as letting the good, middle child take the fall for the youngest's arson and then having t ...more
Texas
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Carolyn Brown, Luckiest Cowboy of All (#3 of The Happy, Texas Series) - I can't remember if I've ever read one of Ms. Brown's books; I hope so. I love to read any books situated in Texas, except those written by people who don't know anything about us. This is a heartwarming, suspense filled, second chances at love for four interesting people. The fun story moves along at a fast pace and before you know it, the story is finished.

There's no stupid formula in this story; just open communications
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books are love
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was fun and quirky. I hated to see all that Lance and his brothers went through. HOw one sacrificed for another and lost so much due to that sacrifice. How one had to grow up so fast and also lose the thought that love is real and relationships work out and how one seemed to breeze through life and just let things be shrugged off.
Lance was a good straight up honest guy. He worked hard and was responsible. He felt the weight of so much on his shoulders. He believed his family, his future an
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C.J. Butcher
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hometown Cowboy

NEVER FALL IN LOVE WITH A COWBOY
Jessa Mae Love is done with relationships. No matter how tempting he might be, she cannot--will not--fall for a man like Lance Cortez. The outrageously handsome cowboy is practically a living legend in Colorado, as famous for riding bulls as he is for breaking hearts. What would a big-time rodeo star like him see in a small-town veterinarian who wears glasses, rescues animals, and cries when watching rom-coms? Turns out, plenty.
Raising bulls, ridi
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Natalie
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hometown Cowboy by Sara Richardson is the story of Jessa Mae Love and Lance Cortez's blossoming relationship in the small town of Topaz Falls, Colorado. Although they have known each other since childhood, Lance never thought of Jessa romantically, and Jessa didn't think that Lance was the relationship type... nor was she interested in pursuing any man after already having her heart broken multiple times. She had officially sworn off all men! Jessa is the owner and veterinarian at the financiall ...more
Cally
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I found this book a great cute read.

We meet Lance Cortez he's a sexy professional bull rider who at this present time is training for the Worlds. Lance still lives at home with his dad but lately his dad has been acting strangely towards Lance and then wondering off. Lance realises that he knows he needs someone to look after his dad whilst he is training so he enlists the help of his dad's best friends daughter Jessa Love.

Jessa Love is the towns vet and owner of the Animal rescue and shelter. J
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Renee Entress from Renee Entress's Blog
4 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, secrets, and heartbreak.

This is Jessa and Lance’s story. Jessa is done with relationships. She is tired of falling. Lance is a player and nowhere near what she should look for in a man. But the pull is there. She is a small-town veterinarian what would he ever see in her anyway? Lance is always moving around. Riding the circuit and taking care of his father he is always on the go. But one look at Jessa has him halting in his
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EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads
Sara Richardson knows how to write small town romances, I have found she is one of my go to authors if I want a small town romance read. I really enjoyed Hometown Cowboy it had everything this gal enjoys in a good read, a sexy cowboy, a sassy heroine, a family secret, friends and family who knows what’s going on before the hero does, & lots of laughs.

Lance Cortez, a professional bull rider, needs help to keep an eye on his father Luis Cortez, after he wanders off and is acting strangely to
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Melissa Morr
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sara Richardson knows how to write small town romances, I have found she is one of my go to authors if I want a small town romance read. I really enjoyed Hometown Cowboy it had everything this gal enjoys in a good read, a sexy cowboy, a sassy heroine, a family secret, friends and family who knows what’s going on before the hero does, & lots of laughs.

Lance Cortez, a professional bull rider, needs help to keep an eye on his father Luis Cortez, after he wanders off and is acting strangely to
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Nicole Smith
Mar 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book in the series and it was a great start. I got sucked right into the book and I couldn't put it down. There were moments in the book that had me tearing up. I really enjoyed the characters. I liked the banter between them. I also liked the close friendship the women have. Lance's past has jaded him on the thought of marriage, but sometimes it just takes the right woman. Even though Jessa's love life has let her down so many times she still has her heart set on her own HEA. ...more
Angel Hatfield
Jul 04, 2017 rated it did not like it
Jessa Mae Love is a small-town vet who is unlucky in love. She starts right off by being dumped via text, which also makes her lose her number one donor. Lance Cortez has been busy training for his next rodeo. However, when his dad’s heath takes a turn for the worst, he feels he has no choice but to find a way to help him. His best solution is to talk his dad’s friend Jessa to move in with them.
This sounded like a cute and quick read. However, I really just didn’t like Jessa very well. I also d
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Sue Stewart
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book! The tangled history of the Cortez family hooked me right from the start. Jessa was such a great character - "You're simply in love with the idea of being in love.". She sure has her work cut out for her with Lance. Luis and all his secrets added a captivating additional layer to the entire roller coaster story line.
Can't wait to read each of the Cortez brothers stories,
Nikkita
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story so much. Lance has a lot of personal baggage to overcome, but with Jessa he has a reason to make that happen. Jessa is romantic at heart soul, that is trying to find her happily ever after.
Linda
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read by Sara Richardson. I really enjoyed this book and I enjoyed the way she talked about family, love, and guilt and it wasn't just a romance, it was a lesson on forgiving. Love looks simple but when your heart has been broken, it is harder to forgive. Great story
Elaine
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved the start of author Sara Richardson's new series. Can't wait for the next one!
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Contemporary romance author Sara Richardson has been a communications manager, copy writer, magazine editor, and whitewater rafting guide. The day after graduating with a master’s degree in journalism, Sara realized she was too empathetic to be a journalist and starting writing her first novel instead. A lifelong fascination with true love quickly led her to the romance genre.

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