Friday, 24 May 2019

Book Review: Her Outback Cowboy by Annie Seaton

Her Outback Cowboy
Annie Seaton

Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication date: 19th June 2017
Series: Prickle Creek #1
Pages: 192
Format read: Kindle eBook
Source: Own read 

The last thing advertising art director Lucy Bellamy wants is to go home to the Outback, but duty to family calls. At least there’s one bonus—her first love, sexy cowboy neighbour, Garth Mackenzie, is there and the attraction between them is still explosive. But Lucy has no intention of getting stuck in this two-bit town and she counts down the days until she can go back to her real life.
After an engineering degree and working in the mines of Western Australia, Garth has returned to the Outback and is home to stay. His goal is to settle down, start a family, and work his beloved land with the girl he’s always loved. But if it comes to Lucy choosing between the glamour of the city or making a home with him in the Outback—he’d lose, hands down.

Her Outback Cowboy is book one in the Prickle Creek series. I recently read book two in this series and I enjoyed the character of Lucy so much I was eager to read book one where Lucy is the main character.

In Her Outback Cowboy we are introduced to the four cousins, Lucy, Liam, Jemima and Sebastian.
Confirmed city-girl Lucy is called back to Prickle Creek farm, along with her three cousins, to help their grandparents work the farm. The cousins decide between them to do three months on and three months off, continuing on with their careers in between.

Lucy meets up with neighbour and one time boyfriend Garth McKenzie and they strike up a friendly liaison. Lucy views this as a temporary arrangement as she is eager to return to her life in Sydney.

Lucy and Garth had a terrific relationship, their conversations were open, with each knowing exactly how the other felt. I loved garth’s confidence. He was always kind and considerate and he knew exactly what he wanted.

I was a little confused about the whereabouts of the cousins’ fathers. We do learn that Lucy’s father has died but the other two didn’t get a mention.

Seaton writes from the heart and her representation of life on the farm makes even the hard slog of farm life sound idyllic and appealing.

I am really enjoying this series and even though each story is stand alone I would recommend reading the series in order to get a clearer understanding of the characters and other side stories going on in the town of Spring Downs.

 My rating  5/5

 *this review is part of the Book Lover Book Review Aussie author challenge

and book #19 in the Australian Women Writers challenge


Photo credit: Goodreads
Annie Seaton lives on the edge of the South Pacific Ocean on the east coast of Australia. She is fulfilling her lifelong dream of writing and has been delighted to discover readers love reading her stories as much as she loves writing them. Annie lives with her own hero of many years. Their two children are now grown up and married, and two beautiful grandchildren have arrived. Now they share their home with Toby, the naughtiest dog in the universe, and two white cats. Each winter, Annie and her husband leave the beach to roam the remote areas of Australia for story ideas and research. In 2014, Annie was voted Author of the Year, and in 2015 was voted Best Established Author in the AusRom Today Readers Choice Awards.


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