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Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Released on July 3, 2018
City meets Country in this light and frolicking new series about a small town in Texas and its unique and legendary Honky Tonk bar by new to me author. Quirky folk, city guy disasters, secret clauses in a will, and an old legendary place had a bit of magic for a hot summer afternoon of reading.
All-American Cowboy was one that offered me few surprises. I read the blurb, loved the idea of a new cowboy romance, some humor and misunderstanding, and that was pretty much what I got. It hit me just right with the sunny and sassy writing style, plot, and colorful characters. There was enough depth due to Charlie’s past grief and Beck’s big choice about the old Rambling Rose and his family’s past pain and legacy.
As can be expected when a corporation guy from Manhattan hits ranching town Texas, there was lots of humor. I felt sorry for the poor guy because nobody went easy on him through the adjustment. There were lots of fireworks, too, because Charlie isn’t about to let city dude waltz into town and mess with Sully’s legacy, The Rambling Rose. She rides Beck hard at first thinking he ignored his granddad and only has cold cash inside instead of a heart, but learns things aren’t always what they appear. Just like Beck is hearing about his family legacy and his grandfather in positive terms for the first time and struggles because his hard-nosed father rides him constantly and there is a part of him that keeps trying to make a connection with the man.
I saw where several little secrets and misunderstandings were going to come back and bite them both in the tush and it was just a matter of waiting it out to see when the storm broke. Oh man! And, how!
Incidentally, the pig is the real main character of the story. Sooo cute!
All in all, it was adorable and fun, big-family/small town, and some sassy romancing just the way I like. I will definitely be dropping in for the next installment in the Holiday, Texas series and heartily recommend this to those who love light and slightly spicy contemporary cowboy romance.
My thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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