Three Cowboys and a Baby by Kate Pearce
Zebra Books (December 27, 2022)
Western Romance/Contemporary Romance
Three sexy cowboys find their lives upended in surprising ways in this sweet and sexy new trilogy of feel-good contemporary westerns from Kate Pearce, New York Times bestselling author of the beloved Morgantown series.
In this fun and sexy new series debut from New York Times bestselling author Kate Pearce, a real cowboy doesn’t back down from a challenge—even when an unexpected arrival shakes up his world . . .
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 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 . . .
Overall, I liked the book. I did grow frustrated with the main couple as neither had good communication skills and were hot/cold constantly. Jen, I found wishy-washy, and Noah was relationship challenged but had a good heart. I really liked the variety of characters and baby Sky’s personality really shone through. This is a decent story and was entertaining. A very good beginning to a new series.
Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (December 24, 2022)
ARC provided by Netgalley
Bought copy via Brenda Novak Monthly Books Box Subscription/Book Club Read January 2023
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kate Pearce was born in England in the middle of a large family of girls and quickly found that her imagination was far more interesting than real life. After acquiring a masters degree in history and barely escaping from the British Civil Service alive, she moved to California and then to Hawaii with her kids and her husband and set about reinventing herself as a romance writer.
She is known for both her unconventional heroes and her joy at subverting romance cliches about exactly who gets into bed with whom. In her spare time she self publishes science fiction erotic romance, historical romance, and whatever else she can imagine. She currently writes cowboys for Kensington Publishing and Regency mysteries under her Catherine Lloyd pen name.
You can find Kate at her website at http://www.katepearce.com