Book Review: More Than a Silly Crush by Remi Carrington

About the Book:

Title: More Than a Silly Crush

Author: Remi Carrington

Series: Cowboys of Stargazer Springs Ranch

Page Length: 228

Publication Date: April 13, 2023

Synopsis: I only saw him as my best friend’s little brother . . . until I married him.

Getting pregnant before the wedding wasn’t my plan, but surprise! Then my fiancé (correction, ex-fiancé) tells me to take care of the problem. And that’s how he becomes my ex.

But being a single mom in this small town won’t be easy. Maybe not even possible. I’m a large animal vet. It’s not like I can take my baby to work with me.

Then my best friend’s younger brother drops to one knee and proposes so that I won’t be a single mom.

After hours of pondering, I accept Parker’s impulsive proposal.
Romance has never been part of our relationship, but he treats me better than anyone I’ve ever dated. He’s caring, protective, and more than a little good looking. Way more than I deserve.

But I really didn’t think about the day-to-day of married life. Or what it would be like to see him without a shirt all the time. He’s no longer the scrawny kid who liked to tag-a-long. He’s a full-grown cowboy and quickly becoming my best friend. (Well, my other best friend)

Just when I think maybe a happily-ever-after is possible, tragedy strikes.
Now that there’s nothing to save me from, I have to let him go. But walking away from my knight in shining armor will absolutely shatter my heart.

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My Review:

More Than a Silly Crush is a lovely addition to the Cowboys of Stargazer Springs series. It’s sweet and charming, and the romance between Parker and Bluebonnet is wonderful. Like the other books in the series, this one focuses a lot on relationships. Friendships, family, romantic relationships, and more are explored, and I like how the book highlights the importance of setting boundaries, nurturing healthy relationships, and knowing one’s worth.

Parker and Bluebonnet have known each other since they were kids, and though Parker has loved her for years, Bluebonnet has no idea. They make such a great pair, and I really enjoyed their friends-to-lovers romance. Parker is so husband material! Attentive, supportive, and thoughtful, he is always there for Bluebonnet, and when she is pregnant and single, he jumps at the chance to marry her. Though Parker’s sure of his long-held feelings, Bluebonnet is just starting to realize that her feelings for Parker are more than friendly. It makes for an entertaining and

There’s also a great found family aspect of the story. The people of Stargazer Springs Ranch are fantastic secondary characters, and I love that the main characters from previous books have roles in this one. You don’t have to read the other books to follow this one, but if you did read the others, you’ll be happy to see some recurring favorites.

Parker’s family is amazing too, and they treat Bluebonnet as one of their own. I love this for Bluebonnet, especially since her relationship with her mother is so toxic. I feel like Bluebonnet learns a lot about herself and what she wants (and doesn’t want) in her relationships, and though she doesn’t have the support and love from her mother, she finds it in Parker and the other people in her life.

I would definitely recommend this book and series to people who like clean contemporary romances. It was sweet and entertaining, and the sweet moments and the funny, laugh-out-loud moments balance the more serious subjects well. The next book features Dag and Goldie, and I can’t wait for their best friends-to-lovers story! Special thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of the book. All thoughts are my own.



Favorite Parts:

  • The romance!
  • The friendships.


  • best friend’s brother
  • unplanned pregnancy
  • friends-to-lovers
  • marriage of convenience
  • small town romance

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