“Hired by the Cowboy” is a Harlequin Romance novel by bestselling author Donna Alward.
The main characters meet by accident—literally. When Alexis Grayson wakes from fainting in the street in the middle of town, Connor Madsen is there to help her. Connor has a rugged, sturdy body and gorgeous black hair and Alex, as she calls herself, is taken with the cowboy immediately. Alex is pregnant and alone, and Connor is immediately taken with her beauty, her inner strength and her determination to survive and make a life for her and her unborn child. When Connor proposes a deal—he needs a temporary wife; she needs somewhere to live until the baby’s born—Alex takes him up on his crazy proposition that they get married.
When these two strangers start to have feelings for each other, it turns their worlds upside down. Alex’s last boyfriend, Ryan, broke her heart and she’s sworn that her heart won’t go there again. But she feels Connor’s determination to take care of her. Both Alex and Connor lost their loved ones unexpectedly and are afraid to lose another.
The author craftily takes us through the emotional roller coaster that can come with falling in love. She tells the story from both characters’ point of view so the reader sees exactly what is going through the characters’ minds as they figure out their feelings. Each has feelings that grow every day and yet each is scared to share those feelings for fear of rejection.
Donna Alward tells this delightful love story with a straightforward tone, enjoyable wit, and a dash of humor. “Hired by the Cowboy” will be enjoyed by love story readers of any age.