Monday, December 5, 2016

Cowboy Rising - Mia Hopkins (Review)


Feisty reporter vs. gruff cowboy—buckle up for a hard ride.

Journalist Georgia Meyers is writing an article about MacKinnon Ranch in a last-ditch effort to save her job at a failing newspaper. At first, the hot-as-hell rancher wants nothing to do with her. But butting heads leads to knocking boots, and soon she’s getting the real story—in bed and off the record.

Cattleman’s son and petroleum engineer Daniel MacKinnon turned down a lucrative oil career to take over the family farm. Frustrated about giving up his dreams and worried about money, Daniel buries himself in ranch work—that is, until gorgeous Georgia shows up and rocks him to the core.

A blazing one-night stand leads to something deeper. Despite their feelings for each other, he’s tied to the land and she’s a rolling stone. When the time comes to part ways, will the lovers choose duty over desire? Or will they face their fears and rise to the challenge of love?

Get ready for sassy banter, sizzling sex, orgasms galore, and a nerdy dirty-talkin’ cowboy who can go all night long.


I loved Mia Hopkins book Cowboy Karma and couldn’t wait to read her next book.  Cowboy Rising follows another cowboy Daniel MacKinnon who runs his parent’s ranch.  Journalist Georgia Meyer is writing an article about the MacKinnon ranch and runs into Daniel.     At first it looks like Daniel is blowing off Georgia, but after unforeseen events they end up spending one hot night together.  

I think I loved this book more than Cowboy Karma.  I didn’t find the sex scenes to be as graphic in this book, but I found the romance build up to be perfect.  I loved how the author was able to create the romance between these two characters.  It felt so real and it just clicked for me.   The book is again told in both Daniel’s perspective as well as Georgia’s perspective, which really helped me see a complete picture and the romance.

Daniel is a character who is in a rock and hard place.  Daniel thought he knew what he wanted to do in his life and then his father got sick and he had to run the ranch.  Daniel had a whole different life planned and had to do a 180.   Daniel is trying to piece together now a new life plan and then Georgia arrives. 

Georgia is such a great female lead that the author created for this book.   She is a journalist who doesn’t stay in one place long and also is in an industry that is not doing well.  Georgia takes everything in strive that has happened to her and still keeps going forward.  I like how strong of a character the author made Georgia she was great to read about!

The storyline is very fast paced and is easy to follow along with.  The story follows a very natural progression.  Also, the author does a great job describing the scenes as they are occurring in the book.   I felt like I could imagine the farm while Georgia is touring.  

I would recommend this as a nighttime read.   It was a perfect book to unwind with after a long day of work.  It was easy to take your mind off of life and sink into a cute romance.

My Rating: 5/5

 Author Bio:
Mia Hopkins writes lush romances starring fun, sexy characters who love to get down and dirty. She's a sucker for working class heroes, brainy heroines and wisecracking best friends.

When she's not lost in a story, Mia spends her time cooking, gardening, traveling, volunteering and looking for her keys. In a past life, she was a classroom teacher and still has a pretty good "teacher voice" and "teacher stare."

She lives in the heart of Los Angeles with her roguish husband and two waggish dogs.

You can also visit her online at the following places:


  1. I haven't really read any cowboyish books. This sound sleek one i would enjoy though!! Great review!

    1. This series is cute and quick reads! I would definitely recommend it!


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