Book Review | Wishing for a Cowboy

Wishing for a Cowboy (Wishing River #3) by Victoria James

Publication Date: March 9th 2021

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Janie Adams has been a single parent to her nephew since he was a baby. Fifteen years later, she’s finally found out who his father might be, so the two of them travel across the country to find him. She’d do anything for this kid. But when they arrive in the small town of Wishing River, Montana, and Janie finally meets the ruggedly handsome cowboy she’d been told had abandoned his son, his shocked response changes everything.

Aiden Rivers can’t dispute this is his kid when he sees his own features staring back at him, but he had no idea Janie’s sister was pregnant when she left him. He didn’t even know she had a sister—clearly they’d all been lied to. Now he has fifteen years of fatherhood to make up for and no idea how to be a dad. This was never in his plans.

Janie sticks around to help him ease into parenting, everything from showing him how to lure a sulky kid out of his bedroom to keeping up with the latest teen-speak. Together, they surprisingly make a good team, this city girl and country boy. But when the past catches up with them, Aiden and Janie must decide what’s best for the boy who’s connecting them, not only for each other…which could mean splitting them apart.

This is my first ever Victoria James book and what a page turner this was. Normally I’m not a big cowboy romance fan but the blurb really persuaded me and I’m so glad I agree to reading an ARC of this book. The relationships between Janie, Aiden and Will are complex and complicated. There’s a great build up of the backstory for each of our main characters, and it’s great to get bits and pieces along the way. I didn’t think the story was overly emotional but it did keep me in place devouring every word. Each of these characters are people you want to root for and see nothing but the best outcomes for. The story felt genuine and nothing felt forced. This was a feel good story about so many deserving people and overall was a great read. If you’re looking for something that’s easy to get caught up in and devour this is a book for you!


I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review!

About the Author:

I always knew I wanted to be a writer and in grade five, I penned my first story, bound it (with staples) and a cardboard cover and did all the illustrations myself (if you’ve ever seen my drawings you’ll know how horrible they must have been.  I still draw stick figures).  Luckily, this book will never see the light of day again.

In high school I fell in love with historical romance and then contemporary romance.  After graduating University with an English Literature degree, I married my own hero, pursued a degree in Interior Design and then opened my own business.

After the birth of our first child, I knew it was time to fulfill the dream of writing romantic fiction.  I’m a hopeless romantic who is living my dream, penning happily-ever-after’s for my characters in between managing kids and the family business.  Writing on a laptop in the middle of the country in a rambling old Victorian house would be ideal, but I’m quite content living in suburbia with my husband, our two young children, and very bad cat.

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