Contemporary Fiction, Review

Her Stand-in Cowboy by Crystal Walton

It is my pleasure to share my review of this witty yet heartfelt contemporary faux fiance romance, Her Stand-in Cowboy by Crystal Walton!

about the book

Her Stand-in Cowboy by Crystal Walton

Her Stand-in Cowboy by Crystal Walton

When a wary farm girl takes on a big city chiropractor as her stand-in boyfriend, convincing her family they’re in love might be easier than convincing themselves they’re not.

There are certain things a single country mom learns to accept. Like the fact that she now shares a sacred bond of empathy with her dairy cow, that spit-up can reach places it never should be able to, and that a pretend relationship is far less complicated than one her southern mama insists on setting her up in. At least, it is when you have anyone’s luck besides Ainsley Jamison’s.

Only in Ainsley’s life would her imaginary decoy turn out to be a real-life city boy who is as hilariously wrong for her as he is persistent. With less than four weeks before her entire family shows up for Thanksgiving, they don’t have a cotton-picking prayer of turning Connor into a believable cowboy in time, let alone fix up her place while they’re at it.

Heaven knows Ainsley’s already maxed out her faith hoping she made the right choice raising her son there. But while praying she didn’t make a mistake taking on her daddy’s farm is one thing, praying she didn’t make one taking on Connor Allen is another entirely. One that’s about to turn everything in her life upside down.

Download Her Stand-in Cowboy now to enjoy a clean romantic comedy full of quirky characters, small-town fun, and a romance sure to touch your heart.

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my thoughts

With a dash of faith and a heap of country charm, this faux fiancé fiasco is flirtatious and fun! Ainsley’s bruised heart is dragging her down like an anchor of grief and pain but she’s a farm-strong mama bear who won’t quit. Besides admiring her spunk and grit, I just love her heart (and her crew) to bits, y’all!

Although he may not realize it at first, buttoned-up city boy Connor is (in my opinion) feeling stifled by his father’s grandiose hustle-bustle plans and expectations. Down-home small-town family man looks oh so good on the good doctor and he holds his own when the southernisms start to fly!

Country gals and fans of barnyard comedy are going to eat this story up! I highly recommend this story to anyone who enjoys a good laugh with lots of heart and I’m looking forward to Walton’s next Stand-in installment!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review. The opinions expressed are my own.


about the author

Crystal Walton

Crystal received her bachelor of arts from Messiah College in PA, married her exact opposite in upstate NY, and earned her master of arts from Regent University in VA, where she currently resides with her husband, David and son, Ryder.

She writes contemporary sweet romances with humor, broken characters, and emotional plots full of grace and hope. Her popular Home In You series includes Write Me Home, a 2017 RONE Award finalist, and Begin Again, a 2017 Readers’ Favorite Gold Award winner. When her hands aren’t full with her very active, little blue-eyed hero, she’s delving into the wonder of words, supporting her Starbucks habit, or laughing over movie quotes with her husband.

Visit her website or connect with Crystal on facebook, twitter, or instagram!


Home In You series

Still Falling by Crystal Walton Write Me Home by Crystal Walton - Faithfully Bookish review Begin Again by Crystal Walton Just Maybe by Crystal Walton Chasing Someday


Let me know if you’ll be adding Her Stand-in Cowboy by Crystal Walton to your tbr!

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