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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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Michelle
Feb 28, 2017 Michelle 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.
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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 Stacee 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 Bookgasms Book Blog rated it really liked it
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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 Danielle 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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Bette Hansen
Jul 02, 2017 Bette Hansen 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.
Aly
Mar 09, 2017 Aly 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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books are love
Feb 28, 2017 books are love 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 C.J. Butcher 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 Natalie 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 Cally 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 Melissa Morr 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 Nicole Smith 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 Angel Hatfield 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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Elaine
May 31, 2017 Elaine rated it it was amazing
Loved the start of author Sara Richardson's new series. Can't wait for the next one!
Kristi Lewis
May 07, 2017 Kristi Lewis rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this romance novel. I loved the characters in this book. I plan to read more books by this author.
Toni
Jun 03, 2017 Toni rated it really liked it
Cowboys and small towns. The perfect combination.
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Welcome to the kick-off to a brand new series by Sara Richardson, always something to look forward to. Hometown Cowboy gives us a look into the Cortez family – dad and three brothers, all holding memories of the past that won’t quite let go enough to see the present or the future with much hope in the relationship department. Luis, a former bull rider himself, has watched the effects his wife’s leaving has had on his boys. He built a good life for them all, a ranch t
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Madison  Monroe
Feb 28, 2017 Madison Monroe rated it liked it
The only reason that I am giving this book three stars is because at the 70% mark, the book just slowed down and it lost me. This book is about Jessa, a veterinarian, and Lance, a cowboy bull rider, who both were served a heaping plate of parental issues and the fall in love. Sweet right? Well it is because Jessa has a heart of gold and Lance is a strong minded cowboy who wants to be alone. They have known of each other since they were kids, but they never really looked at each other. They offic ...more
Cara Ross
Mar 05, 2017 Cara Ross rated it really liked it
Jessa Mae Love has been dumped yet again, but this time by text message! So she is done with men, done with kisses, she is just going to focus on her father's animal rescue legacy to her and make him proud! She is certainly NOT going to kiss Lance Cortez, her father's best friends eldest son! No way!! And she certainly isn't going to fall in to bed with him either...

When Lance Cortez's mother walked out of his and his brothers lives when he was 9 years old, he would have never imagined that it w
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Crystal
Feb 28, 2017 Crystal rated it it was amazing
Hometown Cowboy is the first chance I have had to read Sara Richardson's work. I am extremely impressed with her work. I love cowboy stories. There is just something about their charm and good guy attitudes that you can't help but fall for.

Jessa Mae Love has the worst luck when it comes to men. She just doesn't seem to have any luck when it comes to finding Mr. Right. So for now she has sworn off men. I found an instant bond with Jessa. I admired her love of family, friends and animals. She is
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Meaghan
Mar 19, 2017 Meaghan rated it really liked it
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This was a very enjoyable small-town western romance. It was sweet the way Jessa helped with Lance's dad no matter what, and the relationship between Jessa and Lance grew in a very believable way.
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Mar 05, 2017 Nerdy Dirty & Flirty rated it really liked it
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Lance Cortez is a bull rider, busy training for the final ride of his career. When his dad goes missing, he employs the help of Jessa. Their fathers were best friends, and since Jessa's dad passed, she's been very close with his father. She's the best bet at finding him since she knows where he usually goes hiking.
Jessa Mae Love is a small town vet. She loves fast and hard, but has the worst luck with men. The last thing she needs is to fall for a smooth talking cowboy and another heartbreak. S
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Kelly
Mar 03, 2017 Kelly rated it really liked it
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Hot and sweet, touching and funny

This was my first book by this author so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. What I got was a well-written, enjoyable story with complex characters and an intriguing set-up.

As the oldest of three brothers and the son most closely following in his father's footsteps, Lance Cortez is trying to come out from his father's shadow and make a name for himself as a bull rider. He's also still dealing with the repercussions his mother's abandonment left his family with,
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Brandi Aga
Feb 23, 2017 Brandi Aga rated it liked it
Hometown Cowboy takes place in Topaz Falls (I love how relaxing that sounds!) with a hot rodeo bull ridin' cowboy..... and a sweet, down home, outdoorsy animal rescuer. The perfect combination!

Jessa Mae Love is done with romance until Lance Cortez walks into her life, looking for help with his dad, Luis. Luis and Jessa have a strong connection already, so she really doesn't want to say no. Plus it's the perfect opportunity to get closer to Lance.

The more time they are around each other it's ob
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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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Other Books in the Series

Rocky Mountain Riders (3 books)
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  • Renegade Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Riders, #3)

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