Review: Pregnant by the Cowboy CEO by Catherine Mann

Posted July 7, 2015 by Lola in Contemporary, Release Day, Review, Romance / 24 Comments


Pregnant by the Cowboy CEOPregnant by the Cowboy CEO (Diamonds in The Rough #3)
by Catherine Mann

From one-night stand to one huge secret! Only from USA TODAY bestselling author Catherine Mann.

Jewelry designer Amie McNair would do anything for her dying grandmother, including promise to travel with the outsider chosen to run her family’s business empire. Simple. All she has to do is keep her hands to herself and find a way to let the sexy new CEO know she’s pregnant with his child.

Preston Armstrong has secrets of his own. But spending a week with Amie has this tight-lipped cowboy longing to open up. Even if his past threatens their future as a couple, and a family.

My Review:
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review

I really enjoyed the first two books in this series and was excited to also get my hands on a review copy of the third book for review as well. I really have grown fond of these characters and I was looking forward to see how Catherine Mann would wrap up this series.

The start of this book felt a bit off, it felt like we jumped head first into things with the prologue and only later I realized how important that part was, but it felt a bit like a jarring start. Once the first chapter started we’re back in familiar terrain, Amie’s grandma gives Amie her quest to spend a week with the new CEO of the company to present an united font. Mariah McNair is really perceptive and a smart women even though she’s dying and all these tasks basically set the main characters up with their love interest.

I really enjoyed this book and it takes us through a lot of emotions, I felt this last book in the series was more emotional than the previous once, mainly because it’s the last book, but also because of Preston his past and Amie being with a baby which complicates their relationship.

I really liked getting to know Amie and Preston better. We already got glimpses from Amie in the first two books, so we already know things about her and her past and her parents, but in this book we get her perspective. While she is a very creative and successful women she has a lot of insecurities she carries around and while she wants Preston to be in her life for her and their babies sake, she doesn’t know how to breach the topic and actually wants the whole love thing and not just being together for the baby, but as these things are so intertwined it’s really hard for the reader and the characters to separate them. Preston is a workaholic with a past he rather leaves behind. He cares about Amie, but he isn’t the most skilful when it comes to relationships and he messes up a few times and then there’s a scene later on with his ex-wife which was very fun and well written and I liked how it wasn’t only awkward like how things usually are when exes are involved.

I liked both characters although there where also times I wanted to shake some sense in them. Amie her insecurities prevent her form seeing what’s in front of her and Preston tries to do things right and doesn’t realize what he does wrong instead. It was frustrating, but also fun to see their romance develop. One thing that bothered me a bit, was that while the chemistry was of the charts and they certainly had a lot of lust and attraction I felt the love and deeper emotions less. There are some hot scenes and the chemistry between them was obvious, but sometimes it felt like they had sex instead of talk things through. Eventually it is clear they have more, but I felt it went a bit too fast and only in the epilogue I really felt like they where in love.

We also get some cameo appearances of mainly Alex and Nina, which was fun as we see how their lives are continuing. And towards the end we also hear how Stone is doing. All in all this book wraps up all their stories nicely and gives us a view of their future. It’s also bittersweet at times because of Mariah her illness. I liked the ending and I felt at pace knowing everything was at place.

To conclude: I really enjoyed this book. It’s the last book in the series and wraps things up nicely. This book felt a bit more emotional than the first two books and deal with a few emotional topics. I liked how the baby complicated their relationship, although the romance felt more based on lust than love, especially at first, but I did feel their chemistry and connection. All in all this was a great book and a great ending to the series.


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Other books I read and reviewed by this author:
– Catherine Mann – One Good Cowboy (Diamonds in the Rough #1) – 4 stars
– Catherine Mann – Pursued by the Rich Rancher (Diamonds in the Rough #2) – 4 stars
– Catherine Mann and Joanne Rock – How to Lose a Groom in Ten Days (Runaway Brides #1) – 4 stars
– Catherine Mann and Joanne Rock – The Wedding Audition (Runaway Brides #2) – 4 stars

Have you read a book where a pregnancy complicates the romance and do you enjoy the added drama or not?


24 responses to “Review: Pregnant by the Cowboy CEO by Catherine Mann

    • I can’t wait to hear what you think of this one. The title is a fun, I also like the title for the second book Pursued by the Rich Rancher and how both that one and this title adequately express where the book is about. It’s a great series and I really enjoyed it 🙂

    • I think my first Harlequin romance was when a YA author I knew switched to the adult genre and ever since I have been reading more Harlequin books and so far I really enjoy them. They are all great romances and not too cheesy as I expected. This was a nice series ending :). I hope you give this series a try!

    • That’s what I liked it was a real issue and not just something that existed only in their head and they both handled it in an adult way. It also felt pretty realistic.

  1. I do like it! It is a test of is he just into her or for keeps and with a family. Shows a tender side that you don’t get to see!

    • The scene with the ex really took me by surprise, as often exes are only introduced to add drama or make the other jealous and here it was obvious his ex had her own live and even gave him valuable advice. The start was a bit jarring, but lukcily the rest of the book was great.
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    • So far I have really enjoyed the Harlequin books I read. I always request a few more on netgalley when they add new titles. They are great for when I am in the mood for a good romance. And they certainly have funny title sometimes ;).
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