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Colorado Cowboy

(Rocky Mountain Riders #5)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  42 reviews
Come home to Topaz Falls, Colorado where a down-on-her-luck bull rider falls for the cowboy she can't resist in this heart-warming western romance!

As a champion barrel racer, Charity Stone has learned to hold her own in the male-dominated rodeo world. There's no cowboy she can't handle...except for one. Officer Dev Jenkins has made it clear he doesn't look at her like one
Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
Published April 2nd 2019 by Forever
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Charity has escaped from the scars of her childhood by fully focusing on become the best barrel rider around. She has no room in her life for men or asking anyone for help... Until her sister, who she hasn't seen in 10 years shows up on her door with her 13yr old nephew. Her sister skips out in the middle of the night leaving Charity with a belligerent and scared young teen.

A local officer of the law, Dev, who has the hots for Charity, offers to help her with finding her sister and spending time
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When she came to Topaz Falls two years ago, barrel racer Charity Stone didn't know that she would become a small town gal. She have her colleague from the rodeo circuit and she made friends, but she still kept to herself the details about her past and is hard to approach for men.

Police officer Dev Jenkins have been attracted to her since the beginning but he knew right away that to get a chance with her, he had to give her time and let her set the pace. It's not something they discussed nor ackn
Bette Hansen
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adored this one. I haven't read all the books in this series but easily read this one without feeling like I'd missed something. This story is full of family drama, a sweet slow build romance, and a tiny bit of mystery. Charity Stone is definitely a strong female character and I loved her sass. She's determined to do things on her own and doesn't like to ask for help. When she finds herself caring for her sulky thirteen year old nephew she quickly knows she is in over her head. Will she finally ...more
Dee/ bookworm
Mar 11, 2019 rated it liked it
This was entertaining, but there were a lot of things in the book that didn't add up. Since its fiction you can pass it off, but somethings were questionable. Like how did Charity have money. She was a barrel racer, but is that enough to come from nothing and have enough to purchase a house, a truck, a horse, probably a horse trailer and keep the horse fed? I don't know. Anyway..

I received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.
This is my first Sara Richardson book (I have another of hers on my tbr). This was heavy packed with emotions about family drama and suddenly Charity the main character has to raise her troublesome 13 year old nephew left by her sister who is on the bad end of the law. I wasn't prepared how this story was going to turn out (being the kind it was), but overall it was good.
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Colorado Cowboy will punch you right in the feels! Charity had a rough childhood and it has made her a hardened adult who is NOT looking for love. Dev is the local sheriff who has carried a torch for Charity, but even he has some past hurt.
As if these two aren't enough to get your feels feeling, add in Charity's nephew who is abandoned by his mom (Charity's sister) and in some legal trouble.As a teacher, my heart went out to Brodie. I have seen students like him before: tough on the outside bec
4.5 Stars

I was so excited when the publisher contacted me to review this book, as I very much enjoyed the book that came before this in the series. I think I loved this book even more!

This story was so much more than just the romance between Charity and Dev, it was the relationship between Charity and her nephew Brodie, her sister and her mother and the things that make a group of people a family.

This was a slow burn romance and there was some steaminess too it, it wasn't too over the top.

Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Just when I think I can’t enjoy this series more or Sara Richardson has dug as deeply into emotions as is humanly possible along comes COLORADO COWBOY and I’m amazed all over again.

Part of what fascinated me in this romance is that Dev and Charity came from similar backgrounds, not exactly the same but close – and they each emerged with a different outlook on life. What makes the difference? The situation, the people around to help or not help, personality? I don’t h
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, kindle, netgalley
4.5 stars

Charity and Dev are two of the most fragile people on the inside with the toughest exteriors. They are both wonderful humans who care deeply, sometimes too deeply. While their early childhoods are very similar, the rest of their growing up years are drastically different and it shows. Dev has at least learned to trust others. He still has a fear of abandonment, but he knows enough to know to love and lose is better than never having love. Charity still has these lessons to learn.

As well
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh, I fell in love with Charity, Dev, and Brodie. I was right there with their pain, fear, and hope. I know this book is Charity and Dev working on a relationship, but Brodie becomes part of it even if he is just a kid. This has real issues in it that people must work through. Sara did a get job with that.
Charity Stone is a champion barrel racer. She spends almost all her time with men, and she can hold her own with them. That is until Office Dev Jenkins comes into the picture. He treats Charity
Jessica Figueroa
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Charity if a barrel racer and shes more then surprised to see her sister at her door after her sister making it clear she didn't want her in her and her sons life. On top of that she up and disappears and leaved her nephew in her care. Worried about her sister she asked Deputy Dev to track her sister down.

I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting getting to know Charity and her sisters backstory. It really set the tone of who her sister is, and why things happens the way things went down. H
Mar 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the second book I have read in this series. Each book can be read as a stand alone novel. So this is great for new readers as they can jump right into this series at any point. I do have to admit that I am a bit bias. This book combines two things that I have a fond place for in my heart...horses and Colorado. Being a Colorado naïve, I am drawn to books that are based in Colorado or authors that were from or live in Colorado.

Right away, I was drawn into this book. I just liked Charity,
Yvonne Cruz
Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first book of the series I have read, and rest assured that it’s definitely a stand alone.
Charity Stone has made a name of herself not only as a champion barrel racer, but also as a gal that will handle anyone and anything. Her childhood was tough. One in which she had to take care of herself while her Mom paraded men.
Dev Jenkins is the local deputy that has been attracted to her, though from the distance. When Charity’s sister drops her 13 year old son Brodie on her doorstep with a
Danielle Urban
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Colorado Cowboy by Sara Richardson is a novel that heats up to a boil and leaves one wishing for me story. The cast of characters tugged at my heart strings all the way. Two women who grew up with a mother that lacked in parental sense. The sisters find themselves in trouble. Both had to grow up fast.

One has a tough trust no one act and the other sister lands herself into jail. Charity finds herself facing her past life. All those bad mistakes by her own mom leave her feeling hot with temper. Bu
Renee Entress
4 star

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

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Hometown Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Riders #1)
Comeback Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Riders #2)
Renegade Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Riders, #3)
True-Blue Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Riders, #4)

This is Charity and Dev’s story. Charity is used to being in a male dominated world. She is a champion barrel racer, so she is used to cowboys. She does not
Jean Huber
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it

Thank you to @readforeverpub and @netgalley for this free ARE in exchange for a fair and honest review!
Colorado Cowboy by Sara Richardson was exactly what I was in the mood for! This is a super sweet romance where the female lead is the strong character who calls all the shots in the romance! This book is great for anyone who loves plot driven romance where it doesn’t seem like scenes are just being created for 😈👄💏 On a steaminess level I would rate it a 🔥🔥
The story follows Charity a champion
Mar 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
So, I really enjoy when I pick up a book and you start reading and you realize you have read other book in the series, and you can't wait to find out what the characters have been up too. This book is exactly that, it was almost like turning on your favorite tv show or coming home after being away. I really had a hard time putting this book down. I really enjoyed how strong and independent Charity was but she also had this struggle about asking for help when it comes to those who mean the world ...more
Lovely Loveday
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Colorado Cowboy is the fifth book in the Rocky Mountain Riders book series by Sara Richardson. A contemporary western romance with a sexy cowboy who makes for some steamy scenes. Colorado Cowboy is a fast-paced romance that can easily be read as a standalone novel. Richardson creates a well written and lovely list of characters you are sure to fall in love with.  So, if you haven't read the previous novels in the Rocky Mountain Riders book series you will after reading Colorado Cowboy. I was dra ...more
Living My Best Book Life
I absolutely adored my first Sara Richardson novel! I have been on a cowboy-romance binge and Colorado Cowboy didn't disappoint.

I loved the plot. A barrel racer, Charity, and an officer/cowboy, Dev, who start to develop feelings for each other. There are twists and turns the whole way through which made this even more enjoyable.

Charity is a strong headed woman who loves her independence. Her beauty is striking and men take notice, but she is a tough one to crack. No man has been able to find a
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Charity Stone has held her own in the rodeo world, she means business and takes no crap from the guys. When she decides to settle in Topaz Falls she catches the eye of officer Dev Jenkins. Charity does not do relationships, but when she unexpectedly has to take care of her nephew she finds that she turns to Dev for help. Dev has liked Charity from the moment she moved to Topaz Falls, he is determined to break down her walls. When she comes to him for help with her nephew he thinks this is the pe ...more
Linda Rea
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Charity is a famous barrel racer and she doesn’t take any crap from any guys after the way she grew up figuring if she doesn’t get attached to anyone she can’t be left alone. When Charity’s sister drops in with her son Brodie that Charity hasn’t seen in ten years she is suspicious but she lets her stay the night but when she wakes up her sister is gone. Now she is stuck with a brooding 13 year old boy but Dev the sheriff in town has always had a sweet spot for the fiery barrel racer so he offers ...more
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure how I was going to like this read about a cop and a barrel racer, but I became invested in their story SO FAST!!! They both had some heavy baggage to unpack together. Though it was bumpy for them, I really enjoyed the ride that was this story. You can easily see that they genuinely care about each other as a person from their first interaction.
The dynamic with the nephew was a nice addition in my opinion. Then again, I like when there is a kid involved to help move the trust betwe
Negar Arvanaghi
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great opening line.

She's kind of cynical.

Ew. Pretty sure kids still look like kids. How drunk is this guy?

I could have told her she'd end up taking care of Bodie.

It's not a false accusation if there are pictures of her sister committing a robbery.

Haha, poor Vera!

Yikes, triplets. People have trouble with one baby at a time.

Jett could stand to use some male attention

Sheesh, Gracie, being a good person is more important than riding lessons.

I actually like Charity's mom.

It's not Dev's fault that Mel
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it

Colorado Cowboy, by Sara Richardson, is the latest in the Topaz Falls series. I have been waiting for Charity and Dev’s story since Richardson introduced Raines’s Renegades and it did not disappoint. Both Charity and Dev have a lot to learn about trusting people and what family looks like; Richardson pays as much attention to the family piece as the romance. Though not officially a second chance romance there are lots of second chance elements. I recommend this book to those that enjoy Kari Lynn
Deanna Stevens
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is part of a series, but can be read as a stand alone book. The characters of Dev, Charity and Bodie took me on a roller coaster as we see how these characters react to situations that are out of their comfort zones! I really enjoyed this story! I will be buying more books by Sara Richardson as I was impressed with her talent! A great weekend read!

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my open, honest review!
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, ebook
I really liked this romance. They really got to KNOW each other, and I liked how they worked through their issues and the supporting cast was very good. The pacing was good, and while their were some personal walls needing to come down, I never felt that the conflicts were OTT reactions. Overall, an enjoyable story that kept me reading well past my bedtime. *I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and this is my voluntary and honest review.
Heather andrews
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Charity, appreciates a good view, “oh.” She startled. He’d caught her looking. “It’s…nice.” Yeah, sure. She was totally checking out the gun and not his body. " Dev doesnt take subtle hints so his wiman just has to make demands, “obviously.” Charity realized she was digging her nails deep into his back. “You need to lose the pants. Now.” I liked this book, I fell in love with Dev.
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
Charity and Dev danced around each other for quite some time until they finally let each other in. Charity has family issues and winds up with custody of her nephew and needs help, and Dev is more than happy to step in. This was a sweet western romance!
Mar 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
An easy and heartwarming read with a epilogue that made me smile. Loved Dev and how he was there for Charity and Brodie. Can’t wait for a return trip to Topaz Falls.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC received via NetGalley.
Kaylee Nizza
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
LOVED IT!! Sara Richardson out did herself with this story. It has the feels.
Charity definitely has her guard up until Hot Officer Dev proves himself. The chemistry is hot and the sparks fly.
I highly recommend reading this book.
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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 (6 books)
  • Hometown Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Riders, #1)
  • Comeback Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Riders, #2)
  • Renegade Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Riders, #3)
  • True-Blue Cowboy (Rocky Mountain Riders, #4)
  • A Cowboy for Christmas