Book Review: The Cowboy’s Valentine by Donna Alward

Cowboys ValentineTitle: The Cowboy’s Valentine

Author: Donna Alward

Series: Crooked Valley Ranch #2

Publisher: Harlequin

Released: February 3, 2015


Book Description:



Coming home is hard enough without ranch manager Quinn Solomon making Lacey Duggan feel like an unwanted guest. She’s only here until she figures out what to do with her one-third ownership of Crooked Valley. But Quinn’s irresistible daughter is giving Lacey ideas about being part of a family. And though they don’t even like each other, Lacey’s having crazier notions about the widowed single dad.

Does Lacey think she can waltz in and turn Quinn’s life upside down…only to leave again? The pretty accountant knows nothing about running a ranch, yet she’s making the Montana homestead feel like a home. Quinn isn’t looking for love again. Until a woman who’s all heart and a determined little girl help one lovestruck cowboy see the light.


I picked this one up because I’m a sucker for cowboy stories. Harlequin’s American Romances tend to focus on the importance of family and community. They are usually fairly clean at least compared to most of the books Harlequin publishes and it had just been Valentine’s Day so this title caught my eye.

I ended up really enjoying The Cowboy’s Valentine. I didn’t realize this was the 2nd book in a series but it worked as a stand alone as the 1st book was about Lacey’s brother. There was some back story that was obviously introduced in the first book but enough information was given so I didn’t feel lost.

I loved that Quinn tried so hard to be a good father to his daughter Amber. And I loved how he helped Lacey overcome her insecurities and doubts in herself due to the way her marriage ended.

4 stars

Rating: 4 Stars – Great Book

Content: some language and innuendo and one short sex scene

Source: Review copy from



  1. I really enjoyed this book too, Amber was absolutely adorable.

  2. Sharlene Wegner says:

    I just picked this up. Loved the first book, The Cowboy’s Christmas Gift. I have read a few other of Donna’s books & enjoyed them, too.