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My One and Only Cowboy

(Meadow Valley #1)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  192 ratings  ·  87 reviews
From this "fabulous storyteller" (Carolyn Brown, New York Times bestselling author) comes the first book in an all-new western romance series.
Delaney Harper thought she'd seen the last of Meadow Valley two years ago after she divorced her lying, cheating, gambler of a husband who left her broken-hearted and, well, just flat broke. But news that her ex sold their property--
Mass Market Paperback, 1st edition, 639 pages
Published December 17th 2019 by Forever
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Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Tucker by: Forever

Many thanks to Estelle at Forever for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review
”The heart doesn’t care about logic or what’s best for business.”

I must say that I am disappointed. Not that this was bad or anything. It was just not as romantic or smutty as I had hoped it would be.

So, what’s this book about?
Delaney Harper thought she'd seen the last of Meadow Valley two years ago after she divorced her lying, cheating, gambler of a husband who left her broken-hearted and,
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

This was a fun little romance! I have enjoyed what I have read from this author in the past so I was pretty excited to give this book a try. I enjoyed the book from the very start and great time seeing how everything developed. I am so glad that I decided to give this book a try.

Sam and his partners are still getting the ranch they run off the ground. The business is off to a good start but they do hope that things pick up a bit. Sam
A.J. Pine
Apr 19, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Oh hey look! The first book in my upcoming series is on Goodreads! Perhaps you'd like to add it to your TBR. It's got cowboys and romance and stuff. ;)
Dec 19, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: A. J. Pine Fans, Romance
3.5 Straightening Things Out Stars
* * *1/2 Spoiler Free
I know when I read A.J.Pine I will be thrust into a relationship/push-pull tale. This was a story that had both of the main characters owning the same land.

Our gal had a lousy thieving ex-husband who sold the ranch they both owned to a rancher who was trying to make a go of the land into a guest ranch. The only problem is she needed to have her half of the land for herself and because the ex forged her name, our rancher was in a bind.

We ar
Books Just 4 Me
Delaney has returned to Meadow Valley to claim her land that was sold illegally. Sam, the new owner, is caught off guard and is extremely worried since he’s poured everything he has into this new dude ranch business. This was an insta-love romance, within 24 hrs they were head over heels for each other. Fair disclosure, I’m generally not a fan of insta-love and feel it’s pretty hard to pull it off realistically. I thought each character had good qualities. Pine did a good job portraying the effe ...more
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
I love new beginnings and the Meadow Valley series is off to a great start with My One and Only Cowboy. Sam Callahan has opened up a new guest ranch near Meadow Valley and has sunk his time, money and energy in launching it. What he didn’t see coming is a woman who wants half the ranch and claims she owns it. Unbeknownst to Delaney Harper, her ex-husband sold it without her knowledge and forged her signature on the deed. All she wanted was a place to set up her animal rescue and she’s ready to c ...more
Shelleen Toland
Aug 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Delaney Harper thought she'd seen the last of Meadow Valley two years ago after she divorced her lying, cheating, gambler of a husband who left her broken-hearted and, well, just flat broke. But news that her ex sold their property---without legally removing her from the deed---means heading back to claim her share of the land---and possibly her dream.
Sam Callahan, co-owner of the Meadow Valley guest ranch, is barely keeping his head above water. He bought the land for a steal, but keeping a new
Sandy S
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date December 17, 2019

Delaney Harper thought she'd seen the last of Meadow Valley two years ago after she divorced her lying, cheating, gambler of a husband who left her broken-hearted and, well, just flat broke. But news that her ex sold their property---without legally removing her from the deed---means heading back to claim her share of the land---and possibly her dream.

Sam Callahan, co-owner of the Meadow Valley guest ranch, is barely keeping his head abo
Robin Loves Reading
My One and Only Cowboy is the first book in the Meadow Valley series, although it was preceded by a novella, Cowboy to the Rescue. Delaney Harper is all too glad to be rid of her cheating and lying husband and was glad to have left Meadow Valley for good. However, one of the things her ex did was to sell their property there without finishing the process, thus leaving her no choice but to head back to the small town to reclaim what is hers.

When Sam Callahan discovers that Delaney Harper
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5/5 stars

My first book by this author and I enjoyed it. It was a little slow at times and a little long for me but it was still a good story. Liked Sam and Delaney. They were a good couple.

I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley and I am voluntarily leaving an honest review.
Avid Reader
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
My One and Only Cowboy (Meadow Valley #1) by A.J. Pine
4 stars
M/F Romance
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Delaney knows disappointment. She spent years with someone who showered her with it. But, now that she's free, she wants her dream again. While trying to figure out how she was going to do that, she realizes that her dream can still happen. But, in order to get it, she'll have to go back to a town where she was humiliated and lost it all.

Sam and his brothers are runn
Dec 31, 2019 rated it liked it
This book is a cute small town romance with a huge conflict pretty much from page one. If you are a fan of insta-love, steam, cowboys, and some real life heaviness, then definitely check it My One and Only Cowboy by AJ Pine. Thanks Forever Romance for the copy to review.
Dec 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
My One and Only Cowboy was a sweet, but simple quick read that a majority of romance readers would find enjoyable. It had a meet cute, heartfelt interactions, and some serious family drama that quite a few may find relatable. Sam and Delaney's relationship is one that was a bit insta-love, but the chemistry was evident from the start. Even though they put an expiration date on their time together, they kept falling more and more in love with each other making it hard to leave when their week was ...more
Ashley Hampton
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story by AJ Pine! Pine is a new-to-me author, and I am very glad to have found this book. The story was well written, solid, and quite unique. I laughed, I got upset, and I anxiously turned the next page. I had to know what happened with Sam and Delaney so much that I read the entire book in one sitting. The world was constructed in a way that introduced multiple characters without being overwhelming, and I am looking forward to the remaining books in this series. (Hopefully Sam's b ...more
1-Click Addict Support Group
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ahh… cowboys….

This author knows how to write cowboys and Sam has moved to the top of the list! Delaney bursts into his hard-working life, threatening all that he and his partners have worked for. Delaney’s dream was in direct contrast to Sam’s. The sparks were inevitable.

Oh the sweetness! Sam and Delaney, despite all the reasons they should have been at odds, kept it civil and even quasi-friendly. If they didn’t think about why they were thrown together, they had other things on their mind like
Dec 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
This title ended up having a great balance of heart, comedy, and steam! There was so much about this story that worked well for me. Then again, I seem to really enjoy small town romances!
Delaney is a character I was able to relate to on more than one level, and I loved experiencing things through her eyes. Sam was also just a good man who was doing what he thought was best for all parties involved, even if it made him miserable in ways.
Highly recommend checking this one out!
Jenny - Book Sojourner
Very sweet. Sam and Delaney had great chemistry. Certainly deeper waters they were dealing with. But this book was a lot of fun too.
Jennie Fortna
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
ARC for honest review with no compensation received from NetGalley and Forever.

One and Only Cowboy is book 1 in the Meadow Valley series by A.J. Pine a new to me author. This story is about Sam Callahan co owner of the Meadow Valley guest ranch and Delaney Harper who has come back to town to claim what was taken from her by her forging, lying cheating husband...namely the ranch!

Will Sam lose the ranch or can they find a solution and maybe find the HEA they both think isn’t in heir future??
Jess (ireadergosum) Reviews
The A.J. Pine cowboy romances I’ve read have been so much fun, and this one is no different. The reluctance to fall for each other, the sparks that fly, and the back stories really made the journey the lead characters are on so enjoyable to read about. Plus I love how the small town adds to the overall story. Poor Delaney just has the worst luck, or does she? She did meet Sam in the midst of the mess she’s in. It’s definitely worth reading to see. I’m looking forward to seeing where this series ...more
Gretchen  (About That Story)
This was a sweet, endearing, and entertaining read. It was fast-paced and light but touched on a hard subject. I liked the characters and learning about their struggles. This was light and fun mixed with bits of emotion and drama.

Delaney and Sam had a pretty instant relationship. I liked them but since it was so fast, I never fully connected with them. I liked the conflict taking place and their growing feelings. They were going through personal battles and I liked watching them work through the
Debbie Smith
Dec 01, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, romance
This is the first book I’ve read by author A. J. Pine. The story starts out a bit slow, but near the end, it gathers speed. Unfortunately, the middle is just there. Nothing remarkable.

When Delaney’s car breaks down Sam, one of the owners at the guest ranch she is there to investigate, offers her free lodging. Since she is low on funds, she accepts but insists on helping out around the ranch so that she can earn her keep.

Though Sam and Delaney immediately feel an attraction, Sam feebly attempts t
Dec 15, 2019 rated it liked it
This was my first A.J. Pine read, although I was familiar with her beforehand. I love a good cowboy romance and although this one was slim on the 'cowboy' details, it was still a good small-town lovable hero romance. My biggest issue is that the middle of the book seemed to drag and it took me days longer than usual to actually finish the book - I wasn't excited to get back to it right away after work. This is more of a summer read or a rainy day at home type of read, in my opinion. And the susp ...more
May 24, 2020 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the Publisher***

Delaney and Sam should want nothing to do with one another, as her ex-husband forged a deed and Sam (along with his brothers) bought the property...possibly in a sale that will be seen as illegal. Delaney wants her land to start her dream, and Sam and his brothers have already used the land to start, they both want what the other possibly had a claim to...maybe not the best foundation for a workable relationship.

But, they also have an amazing chemi
Donna Repsher
Dec 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the third novel I've read by A.J. Pine, and since it is the first novel in a new series, I was eager to read it, and from the very beginning I wondered if I'd like it because it opens with a less than original plot device--the heroine's car breaks down in the driveway leading to Meadow Valley Ranch, and she is soon rescued by the hero, Sam, and there have been a spate of similar broken down cars opening quite of few of the novels I've recently read, but, as it turned out, in this novel t ...more
Dani (Paperback Wishes)
Early copy provided by ForeverPub in exchange for an honest review

“Today, though, something felt…off. The guests all seemed happy at their breakfast, and everyone headed out to their various activities just fine. But sometimes Sam got an inkling, and for a guy who liked to keep things simple and logical, inklings didn’t sit well.”

The story of this lovely book starts pretty slow I’d say, Delaney Harper has just come back to Meadow Valley to get back the land that her ex-husband stole from her
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you Forever Romance for generously sending a copy of My One and Only Cowboy!

“Different doesn’t necessarily mean broken. It just means learning to cope”

A.J. Pine wrote the book that convinced me to try cowboy romances a few months ago. As a born and raised Southern California girl, I was very skeptical about adding this genre of romance into my stacks. But her book Second Chance Cowboy helped me realize I might actually love cowboy romances! I’ve read a few other authors in the last few mon
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

MY ONE AND ONLY COWBOY is the first title in the Meadow Valley Ranch series which has a connection to the earlier series, Crossroads Ranch. While you don’t have to have read the Crossroads Ranch series to enjoy this one – a quick visit to the author’s website shared that we’ll be seeing someone we definitely know from that series making an appearance at this guest ranch. I have read and loved Crossroads Ranch and would recommend it if you have not yet discovered the E
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sam is part owner of a guest ranch in Meadow Valley, California. He, his brother and friend bought the land for a steal and are now struggling to make their guest ranch a success. The profits from the ranch will also help pay for the care home for Sam’s father who has early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Sam meets the beautiful and feisty Delaney when she shows up on the ranch to claim part ownership. Her ex sold the ranch without her consent and forged her signature. She wants half the land in orde ...more
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Delaney Harper was on the cusp of having everything she wanted, then in an instant her lying ex-husband took it all away. They had just purchased the land to build the home of their dreams, along with an animal sanctuary so she could do what she loved, and help animals, she thought everything was going according to plan. Then his gambling debts caught up to him, she discovered he'd been lying and cheating and she walked away, she needed to rid her life of him and the pain he caused.

Little did s
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A teen librarian by day and a romance writer by night, A.J. Pine can’t seem to escape the world of fiction, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She’s the author of the If Only series (Entangled Embrace), the Only You series (Berkley/Intermix), the Kingston Ale House series (Entangled Select), and the Crossroads Ranch series (Forever Romance). When she finds that 25th hour in the day, she might ...more

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