Blog Tour Stop, Review & Contest: My Cowboy Heart by Z.A. Maxfield

Title: My Cowboy Heart by Z.A. Maxfield
Publisher: Penguin Group
Imprint: InterMix
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, M/M, Romance
Length: 266 pages
Book Rating: B+

Complimentary Review Copy Provided by Publisher Through NetGalley


J-Bar ranch foreman Malloy pretty much keeps to himself—slinking around the edges of everybody else like an old coyote, doing his job and staying private. That is until Crispin Carrasco shows up.

Lean, muscular, and with a motor mouth that won’t quit, Crispin sparks something in Malloy—something the foreman didn’t know was there. But how does a lone coyote approach the warmth of a fire? And more important, what would happen if that fire burned?

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The Review:

Z.A. Maxfield’s My Cowboy Heart is a delightfully engaging love story between two unlikely men.

Complete opposites and coming from two very different backgrounds, Malloy and Crispin Carrasco are two cowboys who are surprised by the attraction between them. Malloy has always dated women so he is completely surprised by his reaction to out and proud Crispin. He is drawn to Crispin right from their first meeting and they quickly form an easy friendship. But a very unexpected kiss between them some raises disquieting questions for Malloy about his sexuality and their relationship takes a very unexpected turn.

Malloy is the quintessential strong, silent type. He cares deeply about Eddie and Jim, the other two full time ranch hands and he is devoted to his foster family but he finds it difficult to express his emotions. Instead, Malloy demonstrates his love through his actions and he takes his responsibilities as ranch foreman very seriously.

Crispin is the anti-thesis to Malloy. He is self-confident with an out-going personality. Crispin is comfortable in his skin and his sexuality. But his sweet exterior hides a backbone of steel and he stands up for himself when he needs to. And as we soon discover, Crispin carries wounds from his past that are not quite as healed as he thought.

The romance between Crispin and Malloy is sweet, sexy and angst free. The chemistry between them is palpable and there is plenty of sexual tension as Crispin and Malloy explore their burgeoning relationship. They also share a deeply emotional connection that only grows stronger when their future is threatened by a heartbreaking chain of events.

Crispin’s arrival shakes up the status quo, not just for Malloy, but for Eddie and Jim as well. Both men are hiding secrets of their own and Malloy is stunned to discover how little he knows about the ranch hands. An unexpected tragedy makes it clear that it is time to tackle an escalating problem head on and this story arc will be further explored in My Heartache Cowboy which is due to be released in January 2014.

My Cowboy Heart by Z.A. Maxfield is a beautiful romance and moving story of self discovery as Malloy unexpectedly finds love with Crispin Carrasco. It is also a heartwarming novel about family and friendship. A warm and emotional read that I absolutely loved and highly recommend.

Author Bio

Z. A. Maxfield started writing in 2007 on a dare from her children and never looked back. Pathologically disorganized, and perennially optimistic, she writes as much as she can, reads as much as she dares, and enjoys her time with family and friends. If anyone asks her how a wife and mother of four manages to find time for a writing career, she’ll answer, “It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you give up housework.”

Her published books include Crossing Borders, Drawn Together, and the St. Nacho’s and Brothers Grime series from Loose Id, ePistols at Dawn and The Pharaoh’s Concubine from Samhain Publishing, and Notturno, Vigil, Stirring Up Trouble, and All Stirred Up from MLR Press.

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Grand Prize: 1 winner will receive a $50 Gift Card to either Amazon or B&N (winner’s choice) and an e-copy of My Cowboy Heart.

Additional Prize: 3 additional winners will be selected to receive e-book copies of My Cowboy Heart

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11 Responses to Blog Tour Stop, Review & Contest: My Cowboy Heart by Z.A. Maxfield

  1. Karl

    Can’t really say why I think of the book but the blurb and review sound very promising. I look forward to reading it some day.

  2. Trix

    Thanks so much for the review! I love ZAM’s CROSSING BORDERS and am about to start GASP!, so this one would be great…

  3. Joe

    This sounds right up my alley. I’m definitely looking forward to it.

  4. Joan

    Good review. I love Z.A. Maxfield stories about close knits of families and friends – like in St. Nacho’s series and lately ‘Grime and Punishment’. Looking forward to all 4 cowboys tales.

  5. Gigi

    Please count me in. Thanks!!!

  6. Nancy S

    Really? Cowboys? Could it get any better? Yes, the author wrote the St Nachos books! YAY!



  8. deb p

    Add to my book list of must read.

  9. laurie goudge

    This sounds right up my alley. I’m definitely looking forward to it.

  10. Jen B.

    I am so intrigued by this book. I wasn’t planning to add anything new to my wish list but I really want to know how the story plays out.

  11. BookLady

    Sounds like an interesting book. Great review. Thanks for the giveaway!