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Her Cowboy Sweetheart

(The Sweetheart Ranch #4)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  22 reviews
He’s been a good friend

But can he be her sweetheart?

At Sweetheart Ranch, single mom Carly Leighton finds a fresh start, and a friendly neighbor in former bull rider JD Moreno. Neither are looking for love—Carly must think first of her son, Rickie, while JD is recovering from a career-ending balance disorder. But when her former in-laws demand access to Rickie, Carly turns
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 5th 2020 by Harlequin Heartwarming Larger Print
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May 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you Prism and Harlequin Heartwarming for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

Her Cowboy Sweetheart
By: Cathy McDavid

I do love a good Harlequin Heartwarming story, and Cathy McDavid delivers a beautiful read that is wholesome, clean, entertaining and insightful. Carly and JD are a compelling couple from the start. Both have issues to concern themselves with daily. Carly is a divorced single mother with an ex husband who is a
Jul 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sweet story filled with hope about a single mom starting over in a new place. She finds friendship and love with a kind man coping with a career ending balance disorder.
May 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Her Cowboy Sweetheart is a great addition to the Sweetheart Ranch series, yet it is able to be read and enjoyed as a stand alone novel, too. I really liked the two main characters, JD and Carly. They both showed, time and again, throughout the novel that they would put the safety of others above what their heart desired.

Their growing feelings for each other, despite JD’s apprehension to enter into a relationship while dealing with health issues, provided some great chemistry. I really enjoyed wa
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
First of all – don’t you just love the cover? That little cowboy is stinkin’ adorable! And both he and the dog steal every scene they’re in at some point. So cute!

Her Cowboy Sweetheart continues the Sweetheart Ranch series with another enjoyable installment. I’ve loved each book so far and this one was a perfect fit with the rest. The sweet friendship between JD and Carly makes a believable foundation for their romance. JD’s Latino roots make him one swoony cowboy, while Carly’s genuine heart ma
Hallie Szott
May 08, 2020 marked it as reviewed
Friends Carly Leighton and JD Moreno cannot deny their mutual attraction, but of course, neither is looking for romance right now. Carly has her adorable one-year-old son to consider, while JD is adjusting in like of life-changing health concerns. Still, as the story unfolds, their challenges push them together. Their friendship shines through it all—and perhaps, even proves that becoming more is exactly the right choice.

Visiting Sweetheart Ranch once again in Her Cowboy Sweetheart is a pleasure
Apr 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you in advance to the author, Cathy McDavid, and Prism Book Tours for providing a complimentary review copy. A positive review was not required. All words are my own.

While I am not new to the Harlequin Heartwarming books, I am new to McDavid’s work.

While this is part of a series, it can easily be a standalone read. I wouldn’t have known it was part of a series to be honest.

What is interesting is that this is the third (3rd) in the Heartwarming line of “The Sweetheart Ranch” series, howe
May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing

I have read several of Cathy McDavid books and have really enjoyed them so I was excited about reading this one. First of all, this is the sweetest cover, with the cutest little boy and the adorable furry friend. Such a comforting picture. And inside this book, Ms. McDavid deals with many real life challenging situations.

Carly is at Sweetheart Ranch for a fresh start, but she wasn’t looking to spending so much time with her neighbor. Neither was former bull rider JD More
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Her Cowboy Sweetheart is a wonderful story about Carly Leighton and JD Moreno. Carly has been divorced for more than a year from an alcoholic, abusive husband,Pat. She and her son, Rickie, moved and she worked full time along with turning a hobby into a part time business. The ex had signed away all his parental rights which suited Carly just fine. Pat's parents never believed that their son could be so abusive. For a year they didn't even try and see their grandson. Then, after a year, things c ...more
Beth Carpenter
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Real and appealing characters with real problems make this book special. So does the setting of ranch country in Arizona. It was fascinating to learn about JD's balance disorder and how it could crop up at any moment and throw a wrench into his life. A good man, patient with dogs and children, and with Carly and her issues, too. ...more
Janice Sisemore
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Her Cowboy Sweetheart

I love books that deal with real life illnesses. In Her Cowboy Sweetheart JD has a balance disorder that affects his everyday life.
I have read a lot about the illness he has and I am glad to see a character in a book that has it. There needs to be more awareness of it.

Carly is a single mom that gets involved with JD. Her former in laws are interfering in her and trying to influence her dating JD. They are doing other things too. Read the book to find out what it is.

In Her
Karen (BaronessBookTrove)
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Prism Book Tours. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Her Cowboy Sweetheart by Cathy McDavid is a cute romantic book about two people falling in love and finding themselves being a family.
Can JD and Carly be good together for Rickie's sake?
JD Moreno
JD Moreno was a bull rider in the rodeo until he had to retire because of something that keeps JD from being on his own two feet. He is a great guy, and it
Rachel DeVaughn
May 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have read “The sweetheart ranch” books number 2 and 3 so I was really excited to read the next book in the series. I love the ranch setting where these books take place. It’s really fun and easy to read.

I really liked Carly’s character and I could relate to her being a protective single mom and hesitating to bring a man into her child’s life. Her battles with custody are emotional and very real and tugged at my heart strings. I loved how the ranch was a safe place for her and her son to heal a
Suzie Waltner
May 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
As if Carly and JD aren’t cute enough together, Cathy McDavid goes and adds an adorable one year old and a dog who is learning to obey (not so well) to the mix in Her Cowboy Sweetheart.

This friends-to-more romance ramps up quick as the attraction between Carly and JD is something neither of them deny from the start. But each of them also has some big concerns with starting a relationship.

McDavid throws some difficult challenges (health and family) at her characters that they must overcome befor
Toth Jo-Ann
May 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-books-read
This was a joy to read. Carly Leighton was recovering from a bad marriage and JD Moreno was coming to terms with a lifetime illness. I love the way Cathy draws you into the the story. She gives you a idea of what each of them are trying to live with. Then to add to the mix is her mix is the ex-in-laws who want to see Rickie. There are surprises and the coming to term of things done. There is a test as to honesty. But what makes the story is the building of a relationship while dealing with some ...more
Nicole Smith
May 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
I so love this series so much. These books are make you feel good romances. This book was no different. I could hardly put it down. I read it i a day.I loved Carly ad JD. JD is going to win your heart right off. He's a special man where life has throw him a curve ball ad he believes he's a burden to any future love prospects. Carly and her little boy are a bright spot for JD. I turn he is for them as well. JD and Carly are so adorably cute together. Trust me after you finish this book y
Peggy Clayton
Oct 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with this book in more than one way. If you look at the cover your heart just wants to melt as the little boy is so cute and so is the puppy. Then you start reading this book and you don't want to put it down as story is just so good it deals with an ex mother in law who it out of place also a disease that a gentleman has no control over. Put that all together and it just becomes a really good read and is one that you don't want it to end. Cathy hit the ball out of the park for a ...more
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The Sweetheart Ranch (Book #4)
May 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Her Cowboy Sweetheart is the fourth book in The Sweetheart Ranch series, but you definitely do not have to read these in order! You’ll enjoy this book just as much if you just jump in here. The Sweetheart Ranch books all revolve around the wedding business and horses, of course!

The main characters in Her Cowboy Sweetheart are ones that I really enjoyed getting to know. They’ve both got issues holding them back from serious relationships, but when you know you’ve found the one, you just know! I r
Cathy Cermele
May 04, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Her Cowboy Sweetheart is such a heartwarming and sweet novel that it was hard to stop reading it once I started. I quickly got caught up in the story of single mom, Carly Leightman who is raising her precious little boy, Rickie. She's also busy working two jobs and is lucky to have the help of former bull rider, JD Moreno.
Carly and JD are both facing some challenges that hold them back from serious relationships, she's had a marriage that ended badly while he suffers from an illness that prevent
Kate Vale
Carly Leighton finally thinks she's got her life on track with a good job she loves at Sweetheart Ranch, a side gig making jewelry for the cowgirls who want to pretty up their horses and a home of her own while she cares for her year-old son. And she's made a friend so different from her abusive ex-husband.

JD Moreno likes her, too, but he fears that his balance problems make moving forward to be more than just a friend with Carly a no-no. So...they agree to be just friends.

But when her ex-in-la
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I was absorbed into this story fairly quickly. The characters are engaging and interesting, and their dilemmas aren’t typical in romance.

Carly Leighton is easy to sympathize with. She is a single mom and is trying to overcome a difficult and painful past.

JD Moreno is easy to connect with as well. I like his personality, and the organic way his relationship with Carly grew.

Prior to this book, I’d never heard of the inner ear condition that former bull rider, JD Moreno, experiences (Meniere’s di
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very sweet, emotional romance. The dual conflicts of the hero's medical condition and heroine's past abusive relationship had me hooked, and the addition of an adorable dog and kid made me smile throughout. Great comfort reading.

(I read the Harlequin Heartwarming edition of this book, which I didn't see on Goodreads.)
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