Princess Ava must marry a king—but things change when a cowboy takes the throne. . .
Mark Jaroka is content with his life on the ranch, his brothers by his side.
Until he becomes the cowboy king.
Hauled halfway across the world after a royal family tragedy, Mark resolves to be worthy of the title. He’ll learn the ways of a monarch, but between him and his untamed brothers, the marble floors better get used to worn leather boots. Then he falters at an unexpected duty—forming a strategic alliance with the whip-tongued and supercilious Princess Ava Veisi.
Ava’s only chance at happiness is to escape royal life and leave her poisonous secrets behind. The problem? Her parents have demanded she marry the new King Markus. She stoops treacherously low to try to make him refuse her, but as her escape plans start to take form, she finds herself falling for the sexy, kind-natured cowboy.
On the brink of fleeing, Ava is torn between claiming her freedom and the love of a king. No matter her choice, it’s going to break her heart.
Her Cowboy King is the first book in the Cowboy Princes contemporary romance series. If you enjoy heartfelt emotion, real and compelling characters, and sweeping settings, then you’ll love this trope-blending romance by award-winning author Madeline Ash.
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Well this wasn’t a story I’d expected... there is a little bit of everything in here...
worth the read...🤓
Thoroughly enjoyed Her Cowboy King. I love how Madeline Ash weaves contemporary themes within the romance genre. Her stories are always fresh and enticing. I can’t wait for the next instalment.
A gorgeous royal romance with a cowboy twist
Madeline Ash is one of my auto-buy authors and for good reason. She’s twice finalled in Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA awards, has won a Romance Writers of Australia RuBY award and is a finalist again this year.
It’s no surprise that I love her emotionally driven stories, and Her Cowboy King is no exception.
This is the first in a new series featuring identical triplets who’ve been raised on a Montana cattle ranch but are suddenly thrust into an entirely different life after the death of their uncle and his son in a balcony collapse means they are forced to take up royal duties. The blend of genres is well handled and the fish out of water trope works well.
This first book is Markus’ story. As the oldest brother he suddenly finds himself forced to take on the mantle of king of Kiraly, a country he knows little about. Along with that responsibility comes the expectation that he will marry and produce an heir.
Princess Ava Veisi of neighbouring Kelehar has been earmarked by her parents and the acting regent of Kiraly as a suitable and strategic match for Markus and so they find themselves pushed into a situation neither wants.
There are so many layers to this story that it’s hard to know where to begin. First there is the what-if question around putting an honourable man, a cowboy, in such an alien environment. How would he behave? What if there were three of them? Then there’s the issue of arranged marriages, which have ever been commonplace among royalty. How does that mess with the heart, the soul and the essence of those in the agreement. Add in a whiff of corruption and a hint of scandal and you have the makings of a ripping good yarn.
Read this book as you like - it makes for good, lighthearted and entertaining reading, or allow yourself to be transported into the minds of the protagonists and savour the richer depths of the story. Whatever you do, I feel confident you’ll love Her Cowboy King as much as I did.