The Reluctant Cowboy – book review

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The Reluctant Cowboy
by Kate Pearce
Release Date:  November 29, 2016
Publisher:  Zebra
Book #1 in the Morgan Ranch series <-- this is a fun link!
Number of pages:  352
Kindle Edition
Source: ARC from Net Galley
Contemporary Romance M/F
Rating: NC-17
Read 11/10/16 to 11/12/16

There is something amazing when you are reading a book by an author that is new to you and realize you are just LOVING it, and you know the author has an extensive library you can delve into.  This book was just like that for me.  I really didn’t want to put it down.

Sometimes when I’m reading a book about a hero with a tough outer shell, it’s obvious that he’s soft on the inside.  Not so with Chase.  But somehow the author didn’t make him unlikeable.  Even though I couldn’t figure out if there was really the soft center I was hoping for, I could see the potential for one so it made him more mysterious than unlikeable.  Of course he had his moments that I would have like to knock him upside the head, but don’t we all have those moments? 

The heroine, January, is all the things I like.  Sweet but not a pushover, a good listener who will speak up when needed, down to earth but up for fun.  She is exactly what Chase needs.

There’s a bit of a mystery in this story but it’s not the central theme.  I would in no way classify this as a suspense novel.  But be warned, although this story does not have a cliff hanger there is an aspect of the history of the Morgan Ranch that goes unresolved.  It in no way takes away from the main story in this book and will not leave you disappointed at the end.

One thing bothered me, and it’s really quite silly that it bugged me so much.  The characters seem to like to take a shower in the morning and then again BEFORE going to do the chores.  I don’t know how that makes any sense.  Why would you continuously shower before mucking horse stalls and feeding chickens?  I warned you that it was silly of me to be so bothered, but there you have it. 

As I mentioned in the first paragraph, this book made me curious and excited to read more by Kate Pearce.  I’ve looked at her library of work and see that she has everything from paranormal to western to sci-fi to historical works in her repertoire.  I think this is going to be an interesting journey.

4.5 stars

**I received and ARC of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.**
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About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is 23 and living at home while working. He just finished trade school for media arts and is looking for a job that will be a career so he can get out on his own. In the meantime he's got a steady job with benefits. Our youngest, Griffin, is 19 and in the Army. He just got married so I have also gained a daughter. Unfortunately, he is stationed in Washington so they're across the country from us. I was lucky enough to have the option of leaving the work force a few years ago. Since that time I've been slowly trying to get our house in order and catching up on a lot of reading.
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