Diapers and baby food are uppermost in Skye Blackwood’s mind—at least until she’s alone at night. Two years is a long time, and her toy collection isn’t all that satisfying. Especially since her battery-operated lovers came from Booker, her ex.

Everyone said they married too young, and they were right. He could be a bigger part of their daughter’s life, though, so she tracks him down—and is shocked to discover he’s working at a Texas sex therapy ranch. She reserves a week of something tall, dark, and cowboy for herself, planning to use her down time to talk to Booker.

When Skye steps onto the Boot Knockers stage, Booker doesn’t hesitate to pull the plug. A giant misunderstanding may have ended things between them, but no way is he letting another cowboy into her bed.

Once alone, their animal attraction flares back to life. But time hasn’t healed the emotional wounds that still run deep. And renewing their old bond could be the biggest mistake they ever made…


I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Here’s another book that I’m reading even if I never got to read any of the previous books in the series. Again, I am lucky that the installments in this series can be read on their own, so I can start with the sixth book and not feel like I just entired the twilight zone. This is also my first book from this author. I know I’m late in joining the bandwagon, but hey, better late than never, right?

Anyway, back to the book. I knew that this book wasn’t going to be your sweet second chance romance. And I was right. Cowboy Not Included was hot in all aspects. The sex was all sorts of flaming red hot scenes. But there were also funny parts that cracked me up. I don’t think they were intentional on the author’s part, but I liked the light moments in the book.

Now, I don’t know if I want to go back and read the previous books because there’s just a lot of them already. However, what I can say for sure is that while this is my first book from this author, it will definitely not be my last. I’ll be on the lookout for her other books, that’s for sure.


Em Petrova lives in Backwoods, Pennsylvania, where she raises 4 kids and a Labradoodle named Daisy Hasselhoff. Her dream is to find an old pickup and travel small-town USA, meeting new people. Her heroes are hardworking–in bed and out–and she is known for panty-scorching erotic romance.

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