Title: Tease Me, Cowboy
Author: Rachael Johns
Opening line: ‘…As much as Selah Davis loved her life in Seattle, she got an all-over buzz every time she came home to Old Town Marietta …’
Blurb: Selah Davis loves her life as a journalist in Seattle but on a rare trip home to Marietta to cover the Copper Mountain Rodeo, she confesses to her best friends over drinks that her one regret in life is not sleeping with her high school boyfriend, Levi Monroe. Into the bar walks Levi, also home for the rodeo. When her friends dare her to proposition him for a one night stand, she’s at first appalled… but the more she thinks about remedying her one regret, the less she can get him and their electric chemistry out of her head. Selah’s always been her parents’ good daughter. Would it hurt just for one night to be a little bit bad?
My thoughts: TEASE ME, COWBOY is, as the title suggests, a ‘Cowboy Romance’ and my first attempt at reading this romantic sub-genre. To be perfectly honest I have not been big on cowboy westerns, or cowboy anything really; and it was only because I admire Rachael Johns’ work that I trusted her enough to give the genre a go. Well I really, really enjoyed it, it wasn’t all creaking saddles and yeehaa’s as I feared. The story is set in the small fictional town of Marietta. This town was created by a bunch authors who have formed ‘Montana Born Books’ and have all written a number of books set in this town. The founder of the group, Jane Porter, invited Rachael to guest write this novella for them and several of the characters mentioned in TEASE ME, COWBOY have appeared in their own stories. Of course now I am no longer a cowboy romance virgin I will have to look these other stories up.
TEASE ME, COWBOY is a second-chance love story, Selah and Levi had their chance and walked away from it. Now a dare gives them the opportunity to make things right. Something that you don’t think is going to happen after their first dinner together. Despite the shortness of the story (it is a novella after all) there is depth to our loved up couple and enough information about the support cast to feel like you have known them all forever. The romance was believable – I mean they were picking up where they left off and feelings had been smouldering for years – and the sex scene was not gratuitous and fitted into the flow of the story.
Thank you Rachael Johns for converting me to another area of romantic literature – at least I think I thank you – my credit card is whimpering though.
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A – Excellent Stuff – a real page turner and hard to put down. I carved out extra reading time just so I could finish it. This book got carted into the bathroom with me, read over meals, read at work, and/or kept me up late at night. If this author has more work, I will certainly read it.
With thanks to Tule Publishing and the author via Netgalley for my copy to read and review.