Book Review: That Cowboy of Mine by Donna Grant

About the Book:

Title: That Cowboy of Mine

Author: Donna Grant

Page Length: 304

Publication Date: April 26, 2022

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks

Synopsis: Is he an enemy?

Dillon Young is proud that she inherited her aunt’s ranch. The problem: someone is trying to run her off and is willing to do whatever it takes. Strange, dangerous things keep happening. Dillion suspects her no-good neighbor and fellow wealthy rancher Hank Stephens. Never a man to get his hands dirty, he sends others to get the job done. So, when the irresistible Cal Bennett is found passed out drunk on her property, Dillion is on high alert. Until someone takes a shot at her and Cal springs to her rescue. When the hard-bodied, no-nonsense-talking cowboy points out that she may need some help, Dillion is inclined to reluctantly agree.

Or a lover?

Waking up on a stranger’s property with a shotgun in his face is not Cal Bennett’s idea of a good time. Never mind that the woman on the other end of the barrel is one of the most fiercely beautiful women he has ever seen. Things get more interesting when he finds himself shielding her from flying bullets. It’s clear that this smart, savvy woman could use a hand and he is all too happy to lend any part of his body she requires. His proposal: pose as lovers until they find out who is after her ranch. As the danger rises and secrets are revealed, the passion explodes between them. There is no turning back. 

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My Review:

That Cowboy of Mine is an exciting and romantic contemporary romance that follows Dillon and Cal as they work together to figure out who is threatening Dillon and her ranch.  Dillon’s determined to make a success of the ranch she inherited, even when strange and dangerous accidents start happening. When she finds Cal, a handsome rodeo champion, passed out on her land with no recollection of how he got there, Dillon becomes instantly suspicious, especially since Cal showed up the same day her prized stallion disappeared.  

Cal is immediately drawn to Dillon, and he proves his innocence right after Dillon finds him.  As the pair works together to figure out who is targeting Dillon and the ranch, Cal must also show the slow-to-trust Dillon that his feelings are true.  Will Dillon trust Cal’s intentions and take a chance on love?  And who is trying to run Dillon off? 

This is an exciting romantic suspense filled with danger, intrigue, and several unexpected twists and turns.  The characters are fleshed out well, with compelling protagonists and villains you love to hate.  Though Dillon thinks she knows who is targeting her, several people have motives, and she never knows who she can trust, which makes for an intense and suspenseful read. 

Dillon and Cal are both interesting and dynamic characters. They both go through a lot as they become immersed in a situation that is far bigger than either realized.  They also deal with their own struggles as well. Dillon has trust issues, which isn’t surprising considering everything she’s gone through, and Cal is questioning many different aspects of his life. 

The pair has fantastic chemistry, and there’s a ton of sexual tension between the two. Though their relationship is a bit insta-lovey, and they both acknowledge their attraction to each other, they have a lot to face before they take their relationship to the next level. I love how Cal constantly and consistently proves his feelings are sincere, and his determination to keep this independent, intelligent, and brave woman safe definitely shows what an honorable and sincere man he is.  

Overall, I enjoyed this story. It was a fast read that starts with an intense scene and doesn’t let up until the end.  I would recommend the book to readers who enjoy romantic suspense or cowboy romances. Special thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing me with an advanced copy of the book. All thoughts are my own.


Favorite Parts:

  • The romance.
  • The intrigue.


I would recommend That Cowboy of Mine to readers who enjoy romantic suspense, contemporary romance, or cowboy romance.

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