The Cowboy and His Baby
By Jessica Clare
Author’s Website: jillmyles(.)com
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro
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. (Goodreads)
Animal trainer Annie is on the set of her doggie’s latest movie trying really hard to make things work with the moody director. Her dog, Spidey, is a Boston terrier and he is the lead along with the main character in a western movie. She has been having trouble with the director as he is constantly changing his mind about scenes and trying to make Annie teach Spidey how to run across a field on fire, something Spidey isn’t very fond of. Once filming is over for the day, the crew heads into town for some well deserved fun.
At the local bar, Dustin is with his friends enjoying the afternoon when he is sent on the mission to determine whether the freckled, redhead is a good candidate for his friend Jordy who is trying to find a girlfriend. This is when Dustin first meets Annie and doesn’t leave her with a good impression of himself. But that changes later when they bond over Old Clyde’s dogs and they start seeing each other differently. Annie isn’t the prettiest of girls, she wears sweaters that are too big for her and she prefers the company of animals but Dustin thinks otherwise and he soon starts to win her heart.
Circumstances make Annie leave town before Dustin can tell her how he really feels about her but when she returns, Annie has a big surprise in door for him. Annie is pregnant and she isn’t looking for a father for her baby. She won’t make Dustin do anything he doesn’t want, but she thought it respectful to let him know about the baby.
“If you want to do nothing but sit around and grow a baby for the next year, I’m totally fine with that.”
“Wow, you really do need that baby book if you think it takes a year more to gestate a baby.”
I loved this book, I especially loved how supportive everyone close to Annie was to her when they found out she was pregnant. First there was her mom and her Hollywood friends who didn’t freak out because she was single and pregnant. Then there was Dustin, who didn’t doubt the baby was his or acted like he didn’t want anything to do with her. He was really supportive and immediately into the role of father. Then there was everybody at the ranch who knew what she was going through and sympathized with her.
“I wanted to be sitting somewhere, rubbing your feet and getting you ice cream and pickles, because everyone says that pregnant ladies love that.”
There were also some funny moments with Annie and her mom, who insists on being called Kitty instead of mom. Anni also has this fun conversation over breakfast with her mom and friends which shows what kind of environment Annie grew up in and made her the independent girl she is. But there’s also sweet moments between mother and daughter and romantic moments between Annie and Dustin.
Annie and Dustin’s relationship starts off really fast and then stops abruptly, but when they reunite they start to know each other better and workout their problems. Dustin cares for his unborn child which helps him reconcile with his past. Annie finally has someone that loves her and she can trust, and a baby she cares for on the way. If you like cowboys and puppies The Cowboy and His Baby is for you, it’s a fun book filled with romance and a lots of doggies.