A Cowboy’s Lady
By Debbie Macomber
Taylor has just moved from Seattle to Montana after taking a teaching position at an elementary school. She’s feeling a little unsure about the relocation, but everyone seems to be happy with her being there; for instance, everyone around town is talking about her (specifically how beautiful she is). Once Russ, a local rancher hears about this, he just has to meet her. When the two take one look at each other it’s love at first sight, but the problem is that they butt heads on everything under the sun.
I happened to be online looking up cowboy romances after seeing an intriguing review for a different book, and this book popped up. Of course the rating on this book is 4/5 stars, and she’s a favorite author, so I was sold. Cowboys, Montana, romance–it’s exactly the sort of read I was looking for. Usually Debbie Macomber books are favorites, but this one wasn’t what I expected.
My issue wasn’t the romance at all; in fact, I was actually really surprised with how hot and heavy the romance was. It was irritating dealing with the instalove before 10% though. My main issues were with the characters. Russ is a bit of a jerk, from beginning to end. He’s stubborn, controlling, and disrespectful toward women. He’s one of those men who feel a woman’s ideal role is cooking in the kitchen ‘barefoot and pregnant’ as written in the book, and that women should follow rules. I didn’t like that at all. Taylor was pretty good at sticking up for herself, but she was a bit whiny as well. This just irritated me. These two simply aren’t good for one another and are constantly clashing throughout the book. It feels like it’s all lust with a strong physical attraction. Without much character development or any description of the setting, this book fell flat, and just felt overall boring for me.
I’m certainly not bashing this book. If you’re a Debbie Macomber fan, you might like it, so definitely see for yourself. I won’t say the book was all horrible (there were parts that I liked), but this gets 2.5** from me. This is book one in the series, and I doubt I’ll continue on with them. She’ll still always be a favorite author though.
- File Size: 3296 KB
- Print Length: 256 pages
- Publisher: Debbie Macomber, Inc. (January 26, 2016)
- Publication Date: January 26, 2016
- Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
- ISBN-10: 9781410408372
- ISBN-13: 978-1410408372
Fresh off a breakup, Taylor Manning accepts a yearlong teaching position in Cougar Point, Montana, and plans to focus on herself, avoid men, and return home a changed woman. That’s before she meets Russ Palmer, a local rancher who’s as stubborn as he is handsome. With his old-fashioned attitudes about women, Russ is the last man Taylor could imagine dating, and the feeling seems to be mutual. So why can’t she seem to get him off her mind?
Russ is raising his teenage sister all by his lonesome, and he doesn’t appreciate Cougar Point’s pretty new teacher second-guessing his decisions as a surrogate parent. In fact, every time they cross paths, Taylor seems to have a bone to pick. But no matter how much they disagree, their chemistry is off the charts. And if Taylor would stop arguing long enough to notice, Russ will give her a very good reason to stick around.
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