cowboys need not apply finds jessica and matt battling each other and bringing out the best in the other. and the more time they spend together the clearer it is that in spite of all their many differences, jess and matt are meant to be. all you need to do is figure out the logistics of a city girl and country boy falling in love and making a life together.
their love is one that builds up gradually and the relationship feels so strong and steady that when they do have their dark moment, it's hard because there isn't a lot of book left to resolve everything. jessica's mother plays an interesting role in the dark moment, and no role at all in the resolution, so that feels like an unresolved thread. but it's a minor complaint in what is overall a satisfying read. also this one really feels like an older school harlequin the way it's written. my grandmother would have really loved this story. (and that is a compliment, lest anyone be confused.)
**cowboys need not apply will publish on august 13, 2018. i received an advance reader copy courtesy of netgalley/entangled publishing (bliss) in exchange for my honest review.