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Hired by the Cowboy by Donna Alward

Hired by the Cowboy (edition 2012)

by Donna Alward

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Title:Hired by the Cowboy
Authors:Donna Alward
Info:Harlequin Romance (2012), Kindle Edition, 177 pages
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I absolutely loved this sweet and clean romance. I've rated it a 5*. I was pulled into the story right away and had a hard time putting it down. Both the hero and heroine were hurting but they tended to pull each other to a better place. A lot of unexpected twists and turns and a fast read. Want to read more of her work. ( )
  NancyLuebke | May 16, 2016 |
Alexis is alone and pregnant. Connor needs a wife. They decide to marry in order to help each other out. Will love follow?

I am not typically impressed by Harlequin romances, but I tend to like marriage of convenience type stories. I really liked the fact that the author made a standard historical romance staple fit into the modern age in a fresh way. The characters were believable and I had a hard time putting the book down. Definitely a keeper. ( )
  aharey | Apr 2, 2016 |
flat characters the story just dragged on very formula with no real emotion ( )
  Fairydragonstar | Mar 30, 2013 |
Hired by the Cowboy is Donna Alward’s debut book for Harlequin Romance and part of the Western Weddings series. It is absolutely a wonderful, sweet and tender love story and sure to melt any reader’s heart and make any cynic a true believer in romance and falling in love.

Can you imagine having no family, on your own with little money, no husband and a baby on the way, and determined to take care of this new life? Well for Alexis Grayson that was the case and of all things she faints!

Connor Madsen, is one handsome and sexy cowboy and he has a serious problem. How will he save his previous Windover Ranch when his trust fund only becomes available to him upon marriage? Connor isn’t even dating anyone and the bank won’t lend him money, so what is he to do? As fate will have it Connor literally finds Alexis at his feet in a dead faint, and their story begins.

Connor immediately likes Alex, likes her strong character, determination, and sense of humour plus she’s not too hard on the eyes. As for Alex, Connor is one handsome cowboy, a gentleman so when he offers her a place to stay until the baby is born and to take care of her, can that be so bad? Think again! When she learns his plan that they must marry to save his ranch, she believes he’s lost his mind!

Donna’s development of both of these two characters is amazing as she uses their attraction for each other in a very sweet and emotional way. I found myself holding my breath to see if and when they would realize that they belonged together and even though they both used their immediate situations to solve immediate problems, in the end, their attraction, sensitivity and friendship for each other would form such a bond they would soon see the light!

I would have never guessed this to be a debut book. I found Connor and Alex’s story sincere, sweet, romantic, having all of the elements which make a great love story! Thank you Donna, for Hired by The Cowboy. I personally can’t wait for the next Windover story, Marriage at Circle M. ( )
  MarilynS | Dec 7, 2007 |
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"Donna Alward debuts with Hired by the Cowboy and makes this familiar premise her own....a fresh setting and likable characters."
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"It’s kind of like a fairy tale for adults, and there are times when we need them. Hired By The Cowboy (is) Donna Alward’s first book and she makes a strong debut. If you love sweet stories, this is exactly the book for you."
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0373039549, Mass Market Paperback)

Alexis Grayson is good at looking after herself—she's been doing it all her life. So what if she's alone and pregnant? She'll cope! But gorgeous cowboy Connor Madsen seems determined to take care of her. And Alexis can help him—he needs a temporary wife; she needs somewhere to live until the baby's born. A short-term marriage will solve all their difficulties!

As Alexis gets to know the courageous, honorable Connor, she realizes that she might have made the biggest mistake of her life. Because all this wife-for-hire wants is a marriage for real!

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