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Peek Inside Nothing Like a Cowboy

When the rancher Melly’s falling for turns out to be the man behind the offers on her family’s ranch, she’s sure Brett can’t be trusted, no matter what her heart is telling her.

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Fashion designer Jules O’Connor is counting the days until she leaves the After Brett Harrison’s meddling sister sets him up on a dating site, he feels obliged to go on the date she’s set up. He’s too much of a gentleman to stand up someone up. He never expects there to be real chemistry between him and the sweet teacher he’s been matched with. He and Melly hit it off, and one date turns into two...and then three...

Melly Walker is a bit gun shy when it comes to relationships, so when the rancher she thinks she might be starting to fall for turns out to be the man behind the offers on her family’s ranch, she’s pretty sure her instincts were wrong again, and Brett isn’t the man she thought he was. Her heart might want to trust in Brett, but her head is warning her she’s been wrong before.

Each book in the Not My First Rodeo series is a STANDALONE story that can be enjoyed out of order.

Books in series:
Anything for a Cowboy
Nothing Like a Cowboy
Something About a Cowboy


"Nothing Like a Cowboy is a short, sweet read that allows a story to be told; along with providing great characters to relate to and giving the reader the happily ever after they crave." --Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

"I really enjoyed this book, it was so easy to read and it flowed beautifully. It follows two divorcees on their first date and how the relationship develops and blossoms from there." --Donna Maguire,  Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640630437
Series: Not My 1st Rodeo, Book 1
Release Date: Nov 27, 2017
Page Count: 101
Imprint: amara next
Genre: contemporary, cowboys
Tropes: fling, overcoming odds

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Autry's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Nothing Like a Cowboy is centered on Brett and Melly; two skeptics who are testing the dating waters again. After tipping their hats to each other on an online dating site, only then does Brett give in to his sister Mandy and try just this once. ...more

By Kame May 04, 2015

4 Stars

Brett’s twin sister has decided he needs to get back into the game, the dating game. She created an account on an online dating site and even set up the first date without telling him. Now Brett feels he must go meet Melly for coffee as standing up a woman is not the right thing to do.

Brett, ...more

By SiKReviews April 08, 2015

A really cute story. Second chance at love, cowboy style. Melly and Brett both married people who dazzled them. It wasn't long until they realized though. This dating site gives them a second chance. One was ready for it, the other was pushed into it. Once they met, they were happy they gave it a ch ...more

By Bernie November 28, 2017

Nothing Like a Cowboy is a sweet romance in the Not My 1st Rodeo series written by author Donna Alward. ...more

By Shirley January 05, 2020

Good Read

Mel and Brett’s relationship was one that everyone would lie to have end as theirs did. Loved the story and anyone that loves a great romance should read this one! ...more

By Char (1RadReader59) September 01, 2016

When two people have been seriously burned in previous relationships that resulted in divorce you find that they are gun shy. To even dating. Yet, Melly Walker had hopes that if she went back to her roots of a good old country girl she would be grounded again.
So, imagine how excited she was when s ...more

By Heidi April 23, 2015

I was kindly gifted this book via netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion and a review.

This is the first book in not my 1st rodeo.

Donna Alward takes us on a romantic journey, though to some it may be a tad predictable but non the less i found it romantic as well as satisfying.

Brett Harrison tri ...more

By Mary July 07, 2015

This novella was a quick read, featuring another couple in the series. I like that Brett and Melly were both unsure about the dating scene. Brett's sister set up his profile without his knowledge, so he was just thrown into the middle of an already arranged date. Melly had been on ...more

By Elle November 06, 2015

Brett Harrison is divorced and has been alone for a while; it's definitely starting to show in his mood, so to help his sister decides to set him up for a little online dating.

Melly Walker is a divorcee who has decided it's time to get out there so she signs up for online dating.

The story was short, ...more

By Margaret June 23, 2015

This is a good, quick story to read. I have been hankering for reading all the Cowboy stories I can find. I liked this one. This one starts with Brett arguing with his twin sister about putting him on the dating site He is getting over his divorce. Spoiler. His mom raised him to f ...more

By Donna March 17, 2015

I really enjoyed this book, it was so easy to read and it flowed beautifully. It follows two divorcees on their first date and how the relationship develops and blossoms from there. I really enjoyed the characters in the book and although this was the first book I have read by this author it certain ...more

By Jo (Mixed Book Bag) June 23, 2015

Nothing Like a Cowboy is a short sweet story with two really great characters. Not My First Rodeo is the phrase that Donna Alward uses to indentify characters who have been married and divorced. Brett and Melly both had very bad marriages. They met and click and then something happens that causes te ...more

By ItaPixie May 10, 2016

This was a nice and quick read.

I liked how the main characters meet thanks to a dating site and they are awkward and skeptical at the beginning but they can't deny the chemistry that bursts between them since the first date. ...more

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Donna Alward

About the author

Donna Alward

Donna lives on Canada’s east coast with her family which includes a husband, a couple of kids, a senior dog and two crazy cats. When she’s not writing she enjoys reading (of course!), knitting, gardening, cooking...and is a Masterpiece Theater addict. You can visit her on the web at and join her mailing list at

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