When an old military buddy turns up at the ranch he shares with two friends, Noah Harding never imagines the friend will skip out overnight and leave his baby boy behind. Noah will have some choice parenting advice to offer when the baby’s mother turns up, but until then, he’ll do his best to take care of the little one. Yet when a relieved Jen finally tracks down her son, Noah realizes the story is more complicated than he thought. And soon, so are his feelings for Jen . . .
Jen Rossi doesn’t expect much from her unreliable ex, but she’s shocked to return from an extended mission and discover he’s abandoned their son with three men she doesn’t know. Not that Noah isn’t doing a good job as a fill-in daddy. In fact, there seems to be very little the straight-talking cowboy can’t do. And with a winter storm settling in, and close quarters making it impossible to deny their chemistry, this temporary solution might just become the key to forever . . .
Titles in the Three Cowboys series include — Three Cowboys and a Baby —♥—
This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: Three Cowboys and a Baby
Series: Three Cowboys #1
Author: Kate Pearce
Genre: Modern Western Romance
Published: December 27, 2022
Publisher: Kensington Books – Zebra
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Three Cowboys and a Baby begins the Three Cowboys series with a heartfelt romance full of steam, frustrations, laughter, and one adorable little boy, Sky. This story had me wrapped around one little baby’s pinky and never ever let go.
Luke, along with his military friends, Noah and Max are tending Luke’s family ranch with hard work, and determination while finding exactly what they each need in this remote location… a place to heal. Each has their own story to be told, each has his own wounds to be healed. But when a military friend comes to town looking for someone he can’t find he stays at the ranch… until he sneaks out leaving his little boy behind. Now Noah, who has the only experience with children, is taking care of little Sky all the while fuming at his friend’s actions and the baby’s absent mother.
But not everything is as it appears on the surface so when Jen, the baby’s mother, arrives in a desperate search for her son right before a snowstorm is about to hit as tempers flare, misunderstandings happen, and questions pile up almost as quickly as the falling snow outside that will leave them snowed in with only those on the ranch to deal with whatever happens next. Noah didn’t expect to discover that Jen had been away on a mission with a delay in returning only to find that her ex had taken off with their son as she made a cross-country search for Sky. Neither was looking for romance but then no one really ever expects it when fate steps in and puts you in the right spot at the perfect time to find your forever person.
Three Cowboys and a Baby is a well-written, engaging, believable romance full of everything that will make me smile and flip pages quickly. A touch of frustration, lots of (often unintended) laughter, some steamy encounters, strong friendships, and an adorable baby to tie them all together. I had such a fun time in this world and definitely will be watching for the next release in the Three Cowboys series.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. The opinions expressed in this review are my own – good, bad, or indifferent.*
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