Sarah M. Anderson

Contemporary Westerns with a KICK

February 2013 from Harlequin Desire
ISBN-10: 0373732244 ♦ ISBN-13: 978-0373732241
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    James Roberts Bradley burned out early. Ten years ago, he walked away from multi-million dollar film roles and disappeared into the Montana back country. As an assistant producer for a blockbuster Western that already has Oscar written all over it, it's Thalia Thorne's job to track Bradley down and sign him to the project. She's used to dealing with Hollywood egos and hardball negotiation tactics. She never expected to find a real-life cowboy who tips his hat and says 'no' with a smile. Can she convince Bradley to take the comeback role of a lifetime?


Four and a half stars! A wounded man who has found his way to peace and a woman with a lot to prove make this a sensual, emotional romance worth reading. --RT Book Reviews

“5 out of 5 Stars! A lovely read that took me away from the first page...A highly recommended read.”--Babs Book Bistro

The lead couple makes for a rousing redemption ranch romance as he has demons from his past that haunt him while she needs him if she plans to remain in Hollywood. Though the device of a snow storm stranding the protagonists has been used a lot, fans will enjoy this entreating character-driven contemporary--Genre Go Round Reviews

Four Hearts! I found the author’s use of sarcasm in the character’s “inner monologues” was hysterical and realistic. I certainly hope her future novels continue to be as funny, charming and steamy as this one.--Harlequin Junkie

Secondary characters in this story are scattered in all the right places to lend real substance and move the story along.--Romance Reviews Today

I really enjoyed all the characters in the book.  They were written in a way that I could see them and hear them as I read.--Susan’s 2013 Reading Blog

Sarah M. Anderson has penned a story guaranteed to pull at your emotions... J.R. was an amazing man, a study in contrasts. He could be so many things and Thalia fell in love with all of them. J.R. was just as captivated but Thalia had a few secrets that came between them...Pick up the oh so excellent, A Real Cowboy by Sarah M. Anderson to find out. You, too, will fall in love.--Cataromance

5 Stars!...It was so sweet and raw I couldn't help but fall in love with them. I loved Sarah Anderson's writing and the ability to write a touching, steamy story that had me surrendering to my feelings. I definitely recommend this to anyone that want their cowboy fix!--Lily Pond Reads

4.5 Stars! Overall, this is fantastic story that made me laugh, swoon and get very frustrated, often all at the same time. I loved the romance, loved the very real look into the Hollywood scene and I loved the sense of family that seem to sit at the heart of Sarah M. Anderson’s stories.  She has promised me more Cowboys and, after this one, I really can’t wait. --Scorching Book Reviews

A REAL COWBOY is a pretty interesting look at celebrities lives from a very personal angle. Anderson does a really fine job working with just this concept. She shows what a very fine line there is between a normal and celebrity life. Hiding in plain sight seems like a strange option but she writes honestly about doing just that. Anderson did a great job bridging two different worlds in a totally enjoyable and engrossing tale.--Fresh Fiction

Grade: B--Recently books from the Desire line have been disappointing, with flat characters who have no chemistry together, but this book is most definitely an exception to that rule. A Real Cowboy involves a man running from his past and a woman sent to find him but who finds much more than she expected.--The Good, The Bad, and the Unread

A Real Cowboy made me realize that I would really love to see the wide open spaces of Montana, especially during a blizzard and hopefully with a hot cowboy like J.R. Bradley to keep me warm! ~ Kitty, Guilty Pleasures

Secondary characters in this story are scattered in all the right places to lend real substance and move the story along. Don't miss A REAL COWBOY!--Romance Reviews Today

The only bad thing about “A Real Cowboy” is that there wasn’t enough of it.--Ramblings and Reviews



“Harlequin Desire fans will get a treat with Sarah M. Anderson’s next project. A dangerous snowstorm traps an unlikely heroine with a “superstar-turned-rancher” but will the inclement weather give her time to convince the man that he has to take on one last role? We’re looking forward to seeing what happens when we get our hands on The Rancher’s Valentine.”


Click here to read the first chapter of A Real Cowboy.



The Real Cowboy