Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Catch Me A Cowboy by Katie Lane

Shirlene Dalton has it all: a dream marriage to a man who spoils her rotten and the most outrageous mansion Bramble, Texas, has ever seen.  But when her husband unexpectedly dies, Shirlene finds herself right back where she started-in a rundown trailer on the wrong side of the tracks.  Never the type to let a little bad luck and a whole heap of heartache get her down, Shirlene is ready to prove to the local gossips she can make it on her own...until she ends up living next to the most tempting cowboy in town.

Billy Wilkes has a score to settle and a plan to wipe Bramble right off the map.  But when his sexy, redheaded neighbor figures out what he's up to, his good ol' boy charm won't be enough to save him.  With the town on his tail, Billy will have to come clean quick-or kiss Shirlene goodbye.

Romance.  Technically this is a romance, and yes, it's there and it's great.  There are a few steamy scenes that don't go over the top and you find yourself rooting for the couple to work it out.  That's not the real attraction to this book though.

Bramble, Texas is a small town full of characters so absurd that they have to be based on actual people.  You never know what's going to happen next or who's going to open their mouth and say the unexpected.  Even the arguments over 'awl' (oil) will have you in stitches.  You'll fall in love with this town full of sassy, smart alecks.  You won't be able to get enough of them. Amid trucks with balls and pigs stuck in chair springs, you'll find a great getaway read.  You just might even learn a little something about yourself along the way.

*I received this advanced reader's copy in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts and opinions are expressly my own.

Minding Spot Reviewer - Shawn

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