Rebel Cowboy by Nicole Helm #Review

Rebel Cowboy by Nicole Helm #ReviewRebel Cowboy by Nicole Helm

Series: #1 Big Sky Cowboys
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on January 5, 2016
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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DNF at Chapter 3  Will return to this one later.

Montana, ranch life, a hockey player turned cowboy, and a strong woman.  Sounded superb to me!

However, I did three chapters of two people sniping at each other for no reason other than they had some preconceived notions about what the other should be and a resistance to attraction.

Normally, I give a book some more time to show me it has more.  And I will, but at the moment, I am in the mood to smack both protagonists and walk off in a huff.  Sooo, I’ll wait until I’m in a different mood to give this pair a chance to get over it since I see some real potential for a strong, engaging story with her background and his playing into it.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.
  • It did sound superb

  • That’s too bad. I love antagonistic relationships, but sounds like maybe they started out too hard.

    • Yeah, she jumped all over him from the second he opened his door and all he did was open his door. And she kept at it all because he was a hockey player and came to Montana to fix up his family’s ranch and needed a bit of help figuring stuff out so he hired her for help. Wonder if he paid extra for the pissy attitude. 🙂

  • I’m having a similar issue with another book I am reading. The hero and heroine are sniping at each other constantly, and then the heroine just did something RIDICULOUS and immature and not something I could ever see a 32 year old ever doing. So I’m not sure I want to jump back in.

    • That’s just it. Too far and too much. I’ll wait until I have more patience, but as you say, do I even want to try? We’ll see. 🙂

  • Debbie Haupt

    I’ll add my smack to yours Sophia Rose, good luck on your next try!

    • Thanks, Debbie! Sometimes, I’m just not in the mood for cranky people. 🙂

  • She was a trial early on. Hopefully next time it’ll go a little better for ya. 🙂

    • Yeah, I need a bit more patience and then hopefully I’ll get past the cranky parts to the good stuff.

  • Sorry you’re not enjoying this one. It sounds good though.

    • Maybe I’ll like it better when I get past the beginning. It sounded good from the blurb and I am curious to see what happens.

  • yeah, stories with this type of angst ….you have to be in a certain mood for and I have issues with heroines like that though.

    • I definitely wasn’t in the mood so I thought it best to give it some time on the shelf and try later. I was pretty irritated with her for jumping down his throat for no reason which set him off into teasing her and getting more of her reaction.

  • Aww, sorry this was a bust. I actually added this to my TBR a few weeks ago.

    • I’ve been told I stopped too soon so maybe it will be great for you if you tried it. 🙂 Anna @ HCBS loved it. She said this beginning is the hard part, but it gets better.

      I will probably give it another go when I no longer feel irritated with the heroine for being so snippy and cranky. Though, I’m not sure when that will be. 🙂

  • I hope you’ll enjoy this one more next time you pick it up! That kind of characters can really test your patience and in some moods I can’t handle that. Better to put it down then and come back to it another time.

    • Exactly. I was just getting more and more frustrated, but I could see some stuff I liked and wanted to pursue so maybe in a little while I’ll go again.