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Country Hearts by Cindi Madsen {A Book Review}

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

She shouldn't get involved with the cowboy next door...
Laid off from her teaching job in the city, Jemma Monroe takes a job teaching in a tiny town and rents a house on the outskirts. A visitor soon shows up at her door―a horse. His owner, a handsome neighbor in boots and a cowboy hat, comes by to collect him.
When single dad Wyatt Langford meets Jemma, it’s the first time he feels interest in a woman since his wife left. But she’s his daughter’s new teacher, so they both know they should keep their distance.
Nonetheless, Wyatt keeps finding excuses to spend time with Jemma, and Wyatt’s daughter becomes more and more attached to her. With them, Jemma discovers the good things about country life, from starry skies to s’mores cooked over a fire. But she still misses her past life in the city. Is there any reason for them to dream of a future together?

Cindi Madsen is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and young adult novels. She sits at her computer every chance she gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. She has way too many shoes, but can always find a reason to buy a pretty new pair, especially if they're sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music and dancing and wishes summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most definitely NOT all year long) with her husband, three children, an overly-dramatic tomcat, & an adorable one-eyed kitty named Agent Fury.

After reading a few more serious and heavier themed books, I needed a more lighthearted read to get a  little escape from all that. When I pick up a book from Hallmark, I know that this is exactly what I am going to get... this was not a disappointment.

We've all seen or read this type of story before--- city girl meets country boy and romance follows. Sure, it might not be an uncommon theme for a story, but the telling of this one was absolutely fabulous. The romantic leads Jemma and Wyatt had such a fun, playful chemistry that I could not help but smile as I read their bantering. It made these characters all the more lovable and naturally had me wanting to see them get their happily ever after. The comedic mishaps and moments had me wanting to read more. I enjoyed this small town and all the unique characters introduced and really wasn't ready to say goodbye to them quite yet. In fact, I would love to see more stories out of this town!

If you've never read a Hallmark book, it truly is just like the movies that we've all come to expect from them just in book form--- sweet, heartwarming and perhaps even a little addicting. I truly enjoyed this sweet romance, and know that the sweet romance fans out there will too!


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