Hometown Cowboy by Sara Richardson *Stephanie’s Review*


I picked up Hometown Cowboy by Sara Richardson because I’m trying to keep my Netgalley ratio as close to 100% as possible. That includes going through my backlist of review titles. What I found was a sweet contemporary romance. Don’t let that fool you though! Richardson could spike the heat in this story with no warning whatsoever!

I enjoyed Hometown Cowboy. I started it on my commute between states and set it aside for awhile. It really took some time to get going for me. I liked Jessa enough but there were just times when I would roll my eyes at her a bit. I can’t really describe it. She certainly wasn’t “too stupid to live” but she was just a little less together than I typically like to see heroines. I think part of that is that she wanted someone…..anyone really to love her and give her a happily ever after. The bar was kind of low for candidacy.

Then there is Lance. He embodies everything a “typical cowboy” is which is to say dumb as a fence post when it comes to pesky things like emotions. For the most part I found this to be tolerable. I liked Lance enough but to be completely honest I felt like he didn’t have much of a personality or story. I had to look up his name to write this review and I finished the book only a few days ago. Now Lucas (Lance’s brother)…..he’s a different story. I’m actually kind of excited for his book.

The shining star in Hometown Cowboy for me was Luis. I apparently have a thing for lonely old men. Nothing will zing my heart faster and I have no idea why. None. It’s weird, I know. There were a few other secondary characters that I enjoyed and I am looking forward to seeing them in future books.

There are some things that Richardson addresses in Hometown Cowboy and I can’t really go into it with much detail without spoiling the two biggest plot points. What I will say is that I felt they were dealt with without much fanfare. I found that to be anti-climatic. The story builds up these two pseudo-mysteries and then when they are discussed it just seemed so blasé.

In the end Hometown Cowboy by Sara Richardson was a sweet contemporary romance. I enjoyed it but the only reason I’m really going to continue the series is because I’m curious about the remainder of the brothers.

4 responses to “Hometown Cowboy by Sara Richardson *Stephanie’s Review*”

  1. I have been picking this one up and putting it down since I received the ARC. I just can’t get into this one. I struggled with some of the other books in the series as well, although the second in the series is my favorite.


    1. That’s why I think I’m going to give the second book a chance. I was really interested in Lucas and Naomi!


  2. I am sorry to hear you didn’t like this one that much, I really liked it. But I can see why you struggled with it.


    1. I’m glad you liked it! It may have also just been the wrong time for me too. I’m going to read the second book so we’ll see how I feel after that!


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