Review: The Cowboy and His Baby by Jessica Clare

The Cowboy and His Baby
by Jessica Clare
Publisher: Berkley
Publication date: May 7, 2019
Genre: Romance

Dustin is a ranch hand with a reputation around town as a ladies’ man. He loves flirting and the thrill of the chase. When he tilts his cowboy hat just so, no one can resist his charms. It’s all fun and games for Dustin until he meets a woman who sparks real feelings in him, and he’s blindsided by love.

Annie is an animal trainer working on set for a film. Other than her furry, canine coworkers, she hasn’t connected with the rest of the crew working on the movie. It’s only when a certain cowboy catches her eye that Wyoming becomes interesting. She intends for their romance to be a fling, but by the time filming wraps up, she’s unexpectedly pregnant.

While Annie is prepared to walk away and raise her baby by herself, Dustin isn’t so ready to say goodbye. He has to prove to Annie that she has a future in Wyoming and capture her heart before it’s too late.



The Cowboy and His Baby is the story about a cowboy who has been wandering between farms as a ranch-hand for the last decade, and an animal trainer who’s in town working on a movie set. Annie has no plans to hook up with any of the locals but when Dustin catches her eye, she decides to spend some time with him. This story is definitely a slow-burn romance. Half of the story is of the two getting to know each other and hang out while Annie is in town. It isn’t until halfway through that the baby part of the story comes into play.

Like I said, Dustin has never really stayed in one place for too long. He’s a bit restless and is always moving between ranches. So, when he meets Annie and finds himself starting to feel calm, and losing that itch to move on to someplace new, he knows he’s found the girl for him. However, he has no clue what’s going to happen to them when the filming wraps up and Annie has to move on to the next gig.

Meanwhile, Annie isn’t looking for anything serious. She’s only in town for a short period and then she’s leaving. However, when she finds out that she’s pregnant, she’s forced to reevaluate her life. One thing that bothered me about Annie was that she didn’t appear to ever plan to tell Dustin about the pregnancy. It seemed like the only reason Dustin got the heads up was because the movie needed some more shots and everyone was called back to the set. Thus, making Annie face Dustin. She took a huge nosedive in my opinion with that one.

Even though you’re led to believe that Dustin is a player, everything he did with Annie made you question that. He was always attentive to her, cared about what she wanted and needed, and made it known that he was there for her. So, I’m not quite sure why she kept doubting him. Her lack of trust in him kind of ruined the mood for me. She seemed to always think that running away was the answer, and it just never fully made any sense to me. Especially when there was a baby involved.

The Cowboy and His Baby was a cute story between two very different people who fall in love and end up a family. It’s a slow-burn romance that took about half of the book to actually get to the “baby” part of the title, but it worked for these two. I liked that there was no insta-love or immediate drama. It was just a cute story, until the craziness started up. I wish that Annie put her big girl panties on and talked things out instead of running away, but in the end it was still an enjoyable read.




6 Thoughts on “Review: The Cowboy and His Baby by Jessica Clare

  1. I never understand why someone would never tell the other they are having a baby.

  2. I do like slow burn romances and I also like that Annie grew. Might be something I’d enjoy. Brilly reivew.

  3. sometimes a cute story fits the bill. great review
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

  4. I’m glad to hear that you ended up liking this one. It sounds pretty good.

  5. it really drives me crazy when characters just don’t open up and talk things out. Its a plot device so many authors use and my least favorite. But I do love this author though 🙂 So I will probably pick it up.

  6. Glad it was still okay even with some crazy. This one might have slipped past my review pile and I need to get on that. Oops!

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