The Cowboy Takes a Bride
Mar 27, 2012
Author: Lori Wilde
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Avon (March 27, 2012)
Ex-champion bull rider-turned-cutting-horse cowboy Joe Daniels isn't quite sure how he ended up sleeping in a horse trough wearing nothing but his Stetson and cowboy boots. But now he's wide-awake, and a citified woman is glaring down at him. His goal? Get rid of her ASAP. The obstacle? Fighting the attraction he feels toward the blond-haired filly with the big, vulnerable eyes.
When out-of-work wedding planner Mariah Callahan learns that her estranged father has left her a rundown ranch in Jubilee, she has no choice but to accept it. Her goal? Redeem her career by planning local weddings. The obstacle? One emotionally wounded, hard-living cowboy who stirs her guilt, her heartstrings, and her long-burned cowgirl roots .
This is the third romance I have read by Lori - the other two were in the Cookie Club Group romance series. This is my favorite so far.
I'm not a big romance fan, but if the banter is quick and fun and the characters are amusing without turning into overly sappy caricatures of real humans I can easily read one. The description on the back cover (above) nearly frightened me away when it started talking about Blond-haired fillies, but apparently this is not how the author writes, just whoever wrote the back copy.
It is a romance, there's no getting around that, with the crazy love and lust, but I did like the characters and therefore enjoyed the story. The title does rather give away the ending though doesn't it? :)
Fun note - on the back cover of the paperback, Avon has placed one of those nifty smartphone scanner codes. Scan it into your phone for goodies or text AVON to READIT (732348) "exclusive content".
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