ARC Mini-Review: Summer Nights with a Cowboy by Caitlin Crews

USA Today bestselling author Caitlin Crews returns with Summer Nights with a Cowboy, another emotional romance in her stunning cowboy series Kittredge Ranch….

He doesn’t believe in love…

Traveling nurse Janie Atwood has come to Cold River to uncover old family secrets and maybe, if she’s lucky, find a new home. That the gorgeous, glowering sheriff next door thinks her caring for his elderly neighbor is a nefarious scheme is a bonus. Having never been anything but a good girl, Janie finds Zack Kittredge’s simmering suspicion an excellent reason to try being a little dangerous instead…

She doesn’t believe in squandering it…

Sheriff Zack Kittredge is okay with being… intense. He takes his loner status as seriously as he takes his responsibilities to protect Cold River. And he thinks cheerful Janie might be a threat to the town. But the more he gets to know her, the more he faces the truth—she’s brighter than sunshine and he’s like a moth to her flame. When Janie suggests he could use a few charm school lessons, he surprises them both by accepting. He doesn’t need help. But it’s clear he might need her…

Because the only thing hotter than the summer sun in the Rockies is the forbidden passion that burns between them…

My thoughts

Caitlin Crews has taught me that you can write a book that sounds really erotic without having to go into details. Whew, it got hot here.

Summer Nights With A Cowboy is a funny and sweet romance. Crews adds witty repartee and lots of self-deprecating humor. The flirtation between the outlaw and the sheriff is so much fun. I love Zack’s reaction to Janie. I think it is hilarious how everything negative he thinks, Janie thinks is awesome. I was shaking my head more than once at their antics.

“I should have rescued you. But, and I hope you won’t take this the wrong way. I was so overcome with secondhand embarrassment that I couldn’t.”

“I don’t blame you. The firsthand embarrassment was actually scarring. I can feel the scars, literally. They’re forming as we speak.”

Hope and Janie. Loc. 184

I like the back-story about families and the discussions about getting older. I think this is so on point with where we are today in society. Kudos to all traveling nurses and those who deal in geriatrics. 

I love a fun-loving family and the Kittredges seem to bring all of the fun. Though I have to say that Hall Hollow sounds just as fun.

Summer Nights is a quick and fun read. Crews brings humor, heat, and romance to Cold River and to us and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

I received an ARC of this book and I am writing a review without prejudice and voluntarily.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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Caitlin Crews

Caitlin Crews discovered her first romance novel at the age of twelve, in a bargain bin at the local five and dime. It involved swashbuckling pirates, grand adventures, a heroine with rustling skirts and a mind of her own, and a seriously mouthwatering and masterful hero. The book (the title of which remains lost in the mists of time) made a serious impression. Caitlin was immediately smitten with romances and romance heroes, to the detriment of her middle school social life. And so began her life-long love affair with romance novels, many of which she insists on keeping near her at all times, thus creating a fire hazard of love wherever she lives.

Caitlin has made her home in places as far-flung as York, England and Atlanta, Georgia. She was raised near New York City, and fell in love with London on her first visit when she was a teenager. She has backpacked in Zimbabwe, been on safari in Botswana, and visited tiny villages in Namibia. She has, while visiting the place in question, declared her intention to live in Prague, Dublin, Paris, Athens, Nice, the Greek Islands, Rome, Venice, and/or any of the Hawaiian islands. Writing about exotic places seems like the next best thing to actually moving there.

She currently lives in Oregon with her animator/comic book artist husband and their menagerie of ridiculous animals.4

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Further Details:

Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, 978-1250750020, March 29, 2022

Series: Kittredge Ranch, 3; Settings: Cold River, CO, US

Pages: 320


Promo photo: Photo by Jared Lung on


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