Thursday, May 23, 2019

Review: The Cowgirl's Forever Love (The Colemans of Heart Falls #1) by Vivian Arend

Return to Heart Falls—a place for family, friends, and falling in love.

The first stand alone novel in a new trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Vivian Arend.

Lisa Coleman committed to stay in Heart Falls until her sister’s baby arrives, but after that, she’s moving on. She’s not sure exactly what is on the agenda, so it’s good to still have a few months to figure out her dreams. While she’s waiting, there’s no reason she can’t enjoy herself with the very sexy local veterinarian. A naughty interlude with a man who knows all the right moves would be the perfect distraction from Coleman chaos: newborn baby! New dog! New found family?!

Josiah Ryder is beginning to feel women only want him for one thing. Playing fast and loose was fun in the past, but it’s time for a change. He’s ready to prove he’s in it for the long haul, but the one woman he truly wants insists she’s in town for six months and not a moment longer. He’ll have to pull out all the stops to make Lisa realize nothing out there can compete with finding forever right under her nose.

What I thought about
The Cowgirl's Forever Love

Even though Lisa Coleman is taking care of her sister Tamara at Heart Falls, she knows her time there will be coming to an end once Tamara has her baby. She thinking about travel and adventure -- that is until Josiah Ryder starts to woo her.

Josiah hasn't had great luck with women, and he's a really good guy. A veterinarian, he puts his patients first, but something is missing in his life.  When he finally asks Lisa out, he realizes that is it companionship (and more ;-) that he needs.  Even though he knows Lisa may be leaving Heart Falls, he moves slow with Lisa and gives them time to really fall for each other.  I truly loved this about Josiah -- while his decision to wait to take their relationship to the physical level has some roots in his past, he really just wants to take his time with someone he cares for.

Most of the book centered around Lisa and Josiah's growing relationship.  I really enjoy romance that pays attention to the "falling-in-love" part of the love story, and Vivian Arend does a great job of weaving Lisa and Josiah's story into some other interesting storylines.  Between Tamara's baby, a situation with a puppy mill, and another new member for the Coleman family, the story stayed interesting to the final pages. And there's an adorable dog along for the ride as well.

What I love most about this author, the Heart Falls series and this spinoff is that there is a recognition of some basic themes of family and how family takes care of each other and just basic goodness of heart. These are feel good stories that are not boring and just leave me happy when I get to the end. It doesn't get much better than this.

An ARC provided for review.


With over 2 million books sold, Vivian Arend is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary and paranormal romance books, including the Six Pack Ranch and Granite Lake Wolves.

Her books are all standalone reads with no cliffhangers. They’re humorous yet emotional, with sexy-times and happily-ever-afters. Vivian pretty much thinks she’s got the best job in the world, and she’s looking forward to giving readers more HEAs. She lives in B.C. Canada with her husband of many years and a fluffy attack Shitzu named Luna who ignores everyone except when treats are deployed.

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1 comment:

Northwoman said...

This one sounds really good. Great review! Glad it was a winner for you.

Anne - Books of My Heart