Friday, January 4, 2013

Review: The Marine Cowboy (Always a Marine, #7) by Heather Long

Title: The Marine Cowboy
Author: Heather Long
Series: Always a Marine
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic, Western, Military
Published Date: December 28, 2012
Cover Art By: Mina Carter

Turning down a billet at Mike's Place in Dallas, Sergeant A.J. Turner left Iraq for Freewill, Wyoming with one goal in mind—to forget the last five years. Trading his MARPATS for jeans and his cover for a cowboy hat, he plans to work his ranch and pray the green grass, tall trees, and sweet mountains can wash away the taste of the desert.

The last thing he expected was a reminder of a promise made to his buddies: one night to help them all start again.

Sheri Vaughn quit her corporate job, sold her house and moved to Freewill on a whim. Six months after her divorce, she's hardly ready to put her toe in the dating waters again. One bottle of wine later, however, she signs up for Madame Eve's exclusive 1Night Stand service and lists a very particular set of qualities she wants in a man; he must be honorable, courageous, forthright, single, have served as Marine, but be a cowboy at heart. If she wants to dream, at least she can dream big.

But when local hero A.J. Turner arrives home, Madame Eve comes through, and Sheri has to find the courage to make her dream a reality…

Can one night, even a night arranged by Madame Eve, fulfill both a promise and a dream?

This is a Western Escape romance, complete with a handsome, hard working cowboy (former marine) and Freewill’s new librarian. Both had their own reason for signing up for Madame Eve’s 1 Night Stand service. During a drunken night Sheri develops a list of qualities that no man can surely meet – knowing she isn’t ready to open her heart again after a failed marriage; even for a single night. A.J. joined the service as part of a pact with his unit; to help with the transition back into civilian life.

A good storyline, realistic dialogue and likeable characters make for an enjoyable read and I'm already looking forward to more installments in the series. See the covers below for previous installments.


Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge by Decadent Publishing for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.


  1. Ok this sounds like a fun read and I am partial to cowboys and when you roll them into the same smexy package *faints*

  2. Meow... what a great combo. Gotta love a sexy marine cowboy!