G. Bianco, 2019
Saddle up, folks! A new cowboy romance has just been published and its action-packed plot is one you’ll definitely want to read this summer! That Cowboy of Mine is swoony, exciting, and a book to definitely get your hands on when it comes out on April 26th.
Dillon Young is proud that she inherited her aunt’s ranch. The problem: someone is trying to run her off and is willing to do whatever it takes. Strange, dangerous things keep happening. So, when the irresistible Cal Bennett is found passed out drunk on her property, Dillion is on high alert. Until someone takes a shot at her and Cal springs to her rescue. When the hard-bodied, no-nonsense-talking cowboy points out that she may need some help, Dillion is inclined to reluctantly agree. His proposal: pose as lovers until they find out who is after her ranch. As the danger rises and secrets are revealed, the passion explodes between them and there is no turning back.
I don’t know if I’ve actually read a cowboy romance before, but consider me a fan of them now! This book jumped right into the thick of action and mystery and it had me hooked from page one! Between murder attempts, missing horses, and the mysterious appearance of a hot bull rider, the activities on Dillon’s ranch will leave readers curious about what will happen next and when the truth will eventually come to light. This story took a bit of a suspenseful turn with danger lurking over Dillon and the ranch, but this book was still a fun and quick read. Plus who doesn’t love a little sexy tension between a hot cowboy and his new boss??
If you're looking for a quick read, this cowboy romance is definitely one to add to your TBR this summer! I am definitely excited to explore more cowboy romances, as well as Donna Grant’s extensive backlist!
*I received an ARC from St. Martin’s Press in exchange for my honest opinion.
Elissa Sussman has written many best-selling books, but her most recent novel is sure to be a show-stopper. Set to be released on April 12th, Funny You Should Ask shows how sometimes timing can mean everything and oftentimes the universe has bigger plans for us.
Then. Twenty-something writer Chani Horowitz is stuck. While her former MFA classmates are nabbing high-profile book deals, all she does is churn out puff pieces. Then she’s hired to write a profile of movie star Gabe Parker: her number one celebrity crush and the latest James Bond. All Chani wants to do is keep her cool and nail the piece. But what comes next proves to be life changing in ways she never saw coming, as the interview turns into a whirlwind weekend that has the tabloids buzzing—and Chani getting closer to Gabe than she had planned. Now. Ten years later, after a brutal divorce and a healthy dose of therapy, Chani is back in Los Angeles as a successful writer with the career of her dreams. Except that no matter what new essay collection or online editorial she’s promoting, someone always asks about The Profile. It always comes back to Gabe. So when his PR team requests that they reunite for a second interview, she wants to say no. She wants to pretend that she’s forgotten about the time they spent together. But the truth is that Chani wants to know if those seventy-two hours were as memorable to Gabe as they were to her. And so . . . she says yes. Alternating between their first meeting and their reunion a decade later, this deliciously irresistible novel will have you hanging on until the last word.
This book was a fabulous binge read for me. I quickly became emotionally invested in the plot and loved how the story was told in alternating timelines. The emotions run so high in this book and there's so much tension in the beginning that readers will be devouring this book like I did trying to figure out just what happened 10 years earlier and how our main characters will come to terms with it in the present.
The way Chani's emotions are conveyed is so well-written and the way fame and its relationship with the media is explored is so well done. You really get a glimpse at both the celebrity side of things, as well as the journalistic viewpoint of trying to do your job, while also being the force that can impact someone else’s life. The way the past and present parallel with one another yet differ so much only highlights the theme of timing and “what ifs” this stroy offers. Additionally, readers can’t help but root for Chani and Gabe to finally give into the feelings, both the good and the bad, they’ve been holding onto for a decade.
I basically felt every emotion while experiencing Chani and Gabe’s story. I laughed, I cried, and I just couldn’t stop reading this book. This was a five star read for me and I cannot wait to see what Sussman will write next!
*I received an ARC from Dell/Penguin-Random House in exchange for my honest opinion.
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