Cowboy Karma by Mia Hopkins Review

Cowboy Karma
Cowboy Cocktail #4
By: Mia Hopkins
Released: October 18th, 2016
Little Stone Press
Tour Host: Barclay Publicity

Who Needs Luck When You Can Get Lucky?

Come back to the rodeo with Mia Hopkins and the newest release in the Cowboy Cocktail series, COWBOY KARMA!


When Harmony Santos’s boyfriend dumps her on her birthday, she doesn’t get mad. She gets lucky…with a mysterious cowboy whose bedroom eyes and rough edges bring out her inner bad girl. But when their one-night rodeo turns into more than a rebound, Harmony worries her heart hasn’t healed enough to take on someone new—even if that someone is as sweet as he is sexy.
Tie-down roper Lucky Garcia can’t believe his good fortune. A shot at national finals and now this—his longtime crush, in his arms at last. The more time he spends with Harmony, the harder he falls for her. But financial demands and family responsibilities take him further and further away from her—as does his secret fear she hasn’t quite gotten over her dickhead ex.
Behind closed doors, Lucky and Harmony are filthy perfection. But when reality comes knocking, the star-crossed lovers must decide: walk away intact, or risk it all for a chance at happiness.

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When Harmony Santos started dating a doctor, she changed everything that made herself.well herself! She went from outgoing, loud, party girl, to quite and restrained Nurse and girlfriend of a wealthy prestigious doctor. But when Harmony's doctor boyfriend broke up with her at dinner on her birthday! Harmony did the one thing that made her feel better! She went to the local bar and met up with her sister! But then she did the one thing that she never saw coming!...she had a one night stand with Lucky Garcia.

Lucky Garcia if finally on the fast track! As a tie-down roper, he finally has a shot at the National Championships! Which will go A LONG way to helping his family and help put his siblings through school! And just to add to his all time high, his spent the night with the one women he has had a crush on since high school! Harmony Santos!! But the morning after she is full if retreat and that hurts Lucky more than he imagines.

But Lucky being the great guy that he is, offers to help Harmony get her ex-boyfriend back, but Harmony is not sure she wants him, as she is really attracted to Lucky…but is it the real thing or just a rebound fling? And are they both willing to take that chance?

We are back with another installment in the Cowboys Cocktails series, and this one is just that bit more delicious than the last! It was SO quick for me to become addicted to Mia Hopkins books, they are so well written and the plot is so delicious, that you are left craving   for more!

I absolutely loved Lucky's character! He is just generally a great person, whom worked hard for everything he had! I also loved the fact that he was in the rodeo circuit, in order to help out his family!! Harmony character was playful and maybe a hint of insecurities, which made you feel like she was your friend and you just want to help her! I have to say my favorite screen in the whole book, is when Harmony brings Lucky's Mom and sister to his event!! That was a huge step for her in this book, and completely melted my heart!


I give Cowboys Karma 5 stars.




The room was steamy with dancing and pheromones. Harmony ordered a Bud Light and ran the icy bottle over her forehead.
A new song started up. Shaking off her melancholy, she strode right into the heart of the crowded dance floor. Steve Earle’s “Copperhead Road”—an easy line dance. She counted her way in and soon was stomping across the dance floor. The loud music pounded in her chest. Even though it had been years since she’d line danced, her body knew the steps without her thinking about them. The heartache receded a little.
More dancing. Maybe some shots. Maybe making out with a stranger. That’ll keep me from feeling…this. Whatever this ugly feeling is.
She danced solo for three more songs. Then an old-timer led her in a waltz. The country gentleman was followed by a baby-faced cowboy in a camo baseball cap. She danced three more songs with him and bid him goodbye with a hug and a kiss on the cheek—too young.
The DJ took the mike. “Next up, the cowboy cha-cha.”
A slower dance. Harmony fanned herself with her hand and thought this might be a good time to grab a shot of Fireball chased with another beer.
She turned to leave the dance floor when a big warm hand rested on her shoulder.
“Wait. Don’t go yet.”
She turned. In the dark, the new cowboy’s face was obscured in the shadow of his hat. The DJ cued up an old Bellamy Brothers song Harmony remembered her father loved. It began, “If I said you had a beautiful body would you hold it against me?” She knew the words as surely as she knew her own name.
The dancers around them paired off in a hurry and got into the sweetheart position. Everyone counted off together and started around the massive dance floor in a counter-clockwise direction, all in time.
Before Harmony could say anything, the stranger took her hands and spun her. His movements were sure and strong. He was an experienced dancer, not someone who had to be babysat around the floor.
“Been a long time, hasn’t it?” he said.
She stole sideways glances at him. Tall and muscular, he wore a black hat and a plaid shirt with the sleeves rolled up. His forearms were thick and smooth. She could see that he had a strong jaw, a dark, short beard, and dark skin. He spoke crystal-clear English with a lilting Mexican accent.
“You don’t remember me, do you, Harmony?”

She stared.
A half-smile. “Guess I’m just another cowboy to you.”
For strangers, they moved in perfect rhythm. Harmony felt grateful that he was a strong lead since her brain was otherwise occupied with trying to figure out who he was. When he brought their bodies together, chest to chest, she looked up at him. His body gave off controlled strength and a smooth, unnerving calm. At last, she peeked under the shadow of his cowboy hat.
Dark brows. Bedroom eyes the color of whiskey.
No way. “Lucky?”


Forget chocolate and flowers. This homegrown honey is all the sweetness he craves.


Small-town life is nothing but a waiting room for eighteen-year-old honor student Corazón Gomez. Work and school leave little time for love, but with a full-ride Ivy League scholarship and a one-way ticket out of the boondocks, who needs it?
The answer appears on Valentine’s Day when her old cowboy crush ambles into the ice cream parlor where she works, inviting her to go on a late-night ride in his truck. For the first time she wavers between staying on the straight and narrow, and going off-road with the handsome heartbreaker.
After four years working on ranches all over the country, Caleb MacKinnon is back on the family farm helping out his mom and brothers while his father fights cancer. The one bright spot: smart, funny, and wickedly sexy Cora.
From the start, they both know this blazing-hot love affair can’t last. But when autumn comes and Cora has to leave for the East Coast, Caleb must find a solution to keep himself—and his heart—from falling apart.




Ball-busting business woman meets no-holds-barred cowboy. He’s gonna need a longer rope…

Marketing hotshot Monica Kaur has put her big-city life on hold to help bail out her brother’s failing business. Now she’s got three months to plan and promote a rodeo, the first her tiny hometown has ever seen.
To ensure the rodeo’s success, Monica enlists a local hero, a rancher’s son who’s made a name for himself on the bull-riding circuit. Problem? She can’t stop daydreaming about the cocky bastard—and all the things she longs to do to him out behind the chutes.
Professional bullfighter Dean MacKinnon is home helping his family while his father fights cancer. Haunted by bad memories, jaded by love, Dean finds escape in a no-strings-attached go-round with brainy, sexy Monica, whose close-knit Sikh-American family would sooner run him out of town than see her with a notorious rodeo Romeo.
In private, Monica and Dean play as hard as they work. But as the rodeo draws near, that clean break they promised each other is getting more and more hung up in the rigging.


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For eight years, Melody Santos played the game of love and lost—big time. Now she’s back in her tiny hometown looking after her younger sister, making ends meet with an assortment of odd jobs. When her childhood best friend hires her to help him sell his family’s grass-fed beef, the last thing she anticipates is falling in lust with the legendary, brown-eyed player.
To put his family’s cattle ranch back in the black, Clark MacKinnon has his sights set on big contracts—gourmet chefs and restaurateurs. If that means long hours traveling from farmer’s market to farmer’s market, Clark doesn’t mind. Particularly since his new assistant is his childhood crush, all grown up and sexy as hell.
One night in bed leaves them breathless and hungry for more. But when his love-’em-and-leave-’em reputation collides with her trust issues, Clark and Melody must face the truth about what they’ve become: not friends, not lovers, but players in a game that’s impossible to win.




Mia Hopkins writes lush romances starring fun, sexy characters who love to get down and dirty. She's a sucker for working class heroes, brainy heroines and wisecracking best friends.
When she's not lost in a story, Mia spends her time cooking, gardening, traveling, volunteering and looking for her keys. In a past life, she was a classroom teacher and still has a pretty good "teacher voice" and "teacher stare."
She lives in the heart of Los Angeles with her roguish husband and two waggish dogs.



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