My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I received A Cowboy’s Sweetheart from Netgalley. This has no impact on my thoughts. My thoughts are my own.
When I was little I would read any horse book I could get my hands on. Black Beauty, Thoroughbred series, Heartland, The Saddle Club. I loved pretty much all of them. A Cowboy’s Sweetheart by Crista McHugh reminded me of a little bit of all of them even though it still held it’s own. Kensi reminded me of Veronica from The Saddle Club, but I ended up really liking her.
Kensi came to Wyoming from New York City because she got in trouble with the last party she had and her parents thought her aunt and uncle would be able to straighten her out more than they could. They were rich and they weren’t really there for her a lot of the time so she didn’t hear the word no very much, and she also didn’t hear praises very often either from her coach. Kensi was into dressage, which is like horse dancing and she spent a lot of the book training for a competition in Germany. Things began changing for her when she switched coaches and when she met Javier.
Javier comes with his own baggage from the past and he spends the majority of the book trying to deal with his situation. What is shocking to everybody is that Kensi thinks about somebody other than herself for once and wants to help him out with his situation.
Both of these characters were likable and I liked how they changed in the book. I really liked the romance part of it too. The horse crazy part of me wished for more horse related moments but the book was still a good read. It’s a strong three out of five star read. I’d recommend it to anybody who misses their favorite children’s horse books. It’s an easy book to read for the summer time. Thank you Netgalley for giving me the chance to read it!