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Review: The Cowgirl Nanny

Book Review: The Cowgirl Nanny by Jen Gilroy

Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Cowgirl Nanny by Jen Gilroy, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

The Cowgirl Nanny by Jen Gilroy

Title: The Cowgirl Nanny

Author: Jen Gilroy

Publisher: Harlequin - Heartwarming

Release Date: April 23, 2024

Genre: Contemporary Romance

He needs a nanny…

But what about love?

With two kids and a ranch to run, Bryce Carter needs a nanny for the summer. And professional barrel racer Carrie Rizzo might be perfect, at least until she returns to the rodeo in the fall. But while Carrie’s incredible with his kids, Bryce isn’t ready to open his family—let alone his heart—to anyone…even if she might be the perfect cowgirl for him.

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My Review

4 stars


Jen Gilroy delivers a sweet, slow burn romance that tugs at the heartstrings.


Widower Bryce hires Carrie as a nanny for the summer to watch his two kids. Carrie, taking the summer off from barrel racing, is an amazing nanny. I loved the way the author made Bryce’s kids a central part of the story.


The romance between Bryce and Carrie builds slowly and I liked the way the author wrote them to be sensitive to what the kids might see in their romance. I was pleasantly surprised to find Bryce’s mom’s point of view in the story as most of the time Harlequin romances only include two POVs. Her character leant some of the dramatic tension to the story.


Fans of clean, sweet romance will enjoy this story. It’s also perfectly clean and suitable for a YA audience, even though it’s geared towards adults.


Disclaimer: I requested and received an advanced copy of this book courtesy of the publisher through Just Read Tours. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.


About the Author

Jen Gilroy

Jen Gilroy writes sweet contemporary romance and dual timeline historical women’s fiction—warm, feel-good stories to bring readers’ hearts home.

A Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® finalist and shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Joan Hessayon award, Amazon named her third book, 'Back Home at Firefly Lake,' a 'Best Book of the Month: Romance' in December 2017.

A dual British-Canadian citizen, Jen lived in England for many years and earned a doctorate (with a focus on British cultural studies and social history) from University College London. Returning to where her Irish family roots run deep, she now lives with her husband, teenage daughter and floppy-eared rescue hound in small-town Eastern Ontario, Canada.

When not writing, she enjoys reading, ice cream, ballet and paddling her purple kayak.

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