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The Cowboy's Best Friend
The Cowboy's Best Friend

The Cowboy's Best Friend


4.60 (890 ratings)
He's a cowboy with a billion dollar problem. His best friend can solve it, but it might break his heart.*Previously titled Cowboys Don't Marry Their Best Friend*Palmer wouldn't trade his family's land for the world. But the only way to save the ranch from financial disaster and claim his billion-dollar inheritance is to find himself a wife. His happily-ever-after would be complete if he could just hitch his wagon to the woman who sees him only as her best friend.Ames' free spirit can't be tied down. So she's more than willing to help Palmer find the perfect bride before she takes off to pursue her dreams in LA. But every time she thinks about the rugged cowboy with another girl, her heart burns with jealousy.Though Palmer tries to enjoy his new match-made companions, he can't keep his mind off Ames. And now he worries her wanderlust is blinding her to what's right in front of her eyes.Can Palmer and Ames find the truth in their hearts before it's too late?

Reviews for The Cowboy's Best Friend:
★★★★★ "I don’t pass out 5 star reviews like candy, but I felt that I had stepped into a real setting with real people and real problems. Nothing felt manufactured in this story and the angst didn’t drag on and on." - Ballet in AK
★★★★★ "Jessie Gussman gives her readers a bit of adventure, entertaining characters, interesting storylines and clean romance, if you're interested in these attributes from the books you read, this is a book for you!" - Phyl
★★★★★ “I only lived in North Dakota for two years, but a part of me has missed it ever since. Reading this book reminds me of exactly why.” - Old Dog
★★★★★ "I loved this book. Best friends becoming something more and having to decide how much love is worth. I enjoyed the banter and antics between the two and the musings in their heads. The small town seems wonderful and the other characters mentioned seem great - I can’t wait to read about them in future books!" - Michaela
★★★★★ "If you're signed up for Jessie Gussman's newsletters, you already know there's going to be a lot of humor in her books. This one is no exception. As much as this is a romance, it's also a story about family values. And don't forget the humor! I love stories that make me laugh out loud like this one did." - Brenda

Books in the Sweet Water Ranch series:
  1. The Cowboy's Best Friend
  2. The Cowboy's Secret Baby
  3. The Cowboy's Beauty
  4. The Cowboy's Best Friend's Sister
  5. The Cowboy's Convenient Marriage
  6. The Cowboy's Fairy Tale
  7. The Cowboy's Secret Romance
  8. The Cowboy's Bargain Bride
  9. The Cowboy's Enemy
  10. The Cowboy's Mistletoe Christmas
  11. The Cowboy's Marriage Mistake


Sweet clean cowboy romance

This is fun story to read and the audio was great too. The characters were interesting and the story line was good. Ames and Palmer are just fun to read about especially when Ames kept introducing Palmer to her different girlfriends to see if he would pick one to marry so he could get an inheritance. Lots of fun humor and sweet moments. The audio was wonderful to listen to and the narrator did great with this story.

Debbie Montgomery
It was a great story

About to read the next one in the series. Bought all of them today! Great story of friends, family and love

Thoroughly enjoyed this book.

Jesse Gussman gives her readers a bit of adventure, entertaining characters,interesting storylines and clean romance, if you're interested in these attributes from the books you read this is a book for you!

Review of the audio version

Palmer and Ames have been childhood playmates and best friends forever. Now, for the first time in years, Ames, Miss I-excell-at-everything, is home for a full summer. Then best friend Palmer discloses he needs a wife to receive a one-billion dollar inheritance. How can Palmer tell Ames he wants that “wife” to be her. Fun and games ensue on the way to the altar. Jessie Gussman has written a story that pulls at your emotions as you root for a happily ever after with these two. The narrator, Jay Dyess, delivers exceptionally good voices for every character. His smooth and easy delivery makes this an excellent listen and worthy of purchase with that precious audible credit!

J Archibald
Ranch or LA?

Palmer is absolutely the best!!! Ames becomes much better toward the end. It was entertaining to see how they learned and grew. The Cowboy’s Best Friend is a n enjoyable book with plenty of problems to solve. Read this if you like friends to more books.

Old Dog
North Dakota Really Is Exactly Like This

I only lived in North Dakota for two years, but a part of me has missed it ever since. Reading this book reminds me of exactly why.

Amazon Customer
Sweet water

The story is well written but the heroine is not very likable. She is selfish and hurts others, especially Palmer, in order to get her way. Of course, in the end, she finally sees the light, but I would not have ever wanted her as a friend. Frankly, Palmer is too good for her.

Lisa Nelson
Easy read

A story of tradition, family, love and determination. This charming story of high school best friends USA breath of fresh air.