Who Wants to Marry a Cowboy? (With This Ring)
By Chrissy Dionne
Jun 20, 2013 - 12:33:20 PM

Florist Ainsley Fairfax isn’t interested in succumbing to her mother’s marriage minded schemes and normally she’d be able to evade her mother’s efforts but this time the one thing she loves is being threatened – her beloved flower shop, Charleston Blooms.  Ainsley has no romantic interest in Edward and her mother’s insistence on throwing them together for a cruise isn’t going to change that fact.  Fortunately, Ainsley’s sister has the perfect solution – Cecelia will take her place on the cruise while Ainsley heads off to Wyoming to take Cecelia’s place in a ranching bachelorette weekend – sans television cameras.

Sounds easy enough, right?  Cecelia will finally have the chance to win the heart of the man she’s loved for years while Ainsley gets the opportunity to escape for a while.  Ainsley’s not interested in finding love with Riley, the bachelor in question and she fully intends to keep to herself, but can’t resist the pull of the ranch greenhouse – and soon Riley’s falling into the same ‘captivating’ category despite her best efforts to remain detached. 


Riley Pommer isn’t at all happy about having a bunch of bachelorette’s vying for his attention in a homegrown version of the popular reality show.  It’s a ploy his sisters cooked up in an effort to save the ranch and he doesn’t have the heart to say ‘no.’ Most of the women there are exactly what he would have expected – playing the damsel in distress, overbearingly attentive, or just plain ‘stripper in a former life.’  The only one who really interests him is Ainsley with her no nonsense attitude and easygoing personality.  Of course, the simple fact that she’s not afraid to go toe-to-toe with him could be part of her charm.


WHO WANTS TO MARRY A COWBOY? by Abigail Sharpe is a refreshing romance.  Throw away any preconceived notions you might have had about cowboys because Riley is definitely a one of a kind.  Ainsley might come from a wealthy family but there’s nothing pretentious about her.  I love her independent attitude – especially in the face of some of the other bachelorettes who are more than a little catty.  I found Ms. Sharpe’s writing to be utterly charming and fun with some emotionally charged scenes thrown in for good measure – including one where we finally learn what PB means.  One of the other bachelorette’s kept referring to Ainsley as ‘PB’ and I wondered what that stood for through much of the story and was stunned when it’s finally revealed – I actually felt my face heat in anger over the slur.  


WHO WANTS TO MARRY A COWBOY appears to be Abigail Sharpe’s debut novel and it certainly put her on my authors to watch list.  Her next novel,

WHO WANTS TO MARRY A DOCTOR?, is scheduled to be released in December 2013.

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