Monday, September 30, 2013
Review: Cowboy's Chocolate Roses by Jess Buffett
by Jess Buffett
Published July 27th 2013 by Silver Publishing
Available Formats: Adobe (pdf), Epub, HTML (Other), Kindle (mobi), LRF, Mobipocket (prc), MS Reader (lit), Online reading (html), Rocket (rb)
My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Joshua Kell signs a deal that will set his ranch up for life and then spends the night with the woman of his dreams. Waking up alone, he returns home, nursing a broken heart.
Brianna Evans struggles to overcome a horrific trauma. After two years, she's finally taking back control of her life, but she panics when she wakes up next to Josh.
Bri has to find him again, and when she does, hopes he'll understand and forgive her for running. She wants the chance to be happy again. But when a ghost from her past threatens to take everything away, Bri has to trust her cowboy will stop at nothing to keep her safe.
Off the bat, I should mention, once more, that I love cowboy romance stories. I crave them. Ramona married one and I am related to one - same individual, heheheheee. This piqued my interest, of course, since it also mentioned chocolate roses, another love. Not the candies, though, but the chocolate-hued flowers.
Anyway, Josh and Caleb are the quintessential Sundance Kid types with good heads for business. No surprise they get hit on in a bar. Surprise that they get hit on by a drunk bride-to-be who literally pushes her violet-eyed sister Brianna on Josh. A lot of drinks too many, they end up in bed and the fun begins. They should too, if Brianna is described as a tad bit like Elizabeth Taylor in her heyday!
Brianna had gone through a traumatic experience and freaks out when she wakes up next to a huge, barrel chested, six foot and a half man whom she forgets to be that guy Josh they sat with the night before. She leaves in a panic and he wakes up thinking he was used and checks out immediately. Long story short, she later finds out she's pregnant and decides to let him know he's going to be a daddy.
While the relationship is understandably rocky in the beginning, I like that the two of them try hard to make it work. Jealous women and psychotic stalkers don't make it any easier but like any good love story, they end up together despite all the obstacles thrown their way.
I only wish there was a little more detail in the story. The scene where they tell her parents they're getting married, for example, or Timothy plotting his revenge, or Kelly seething with jealousy would have made the story a bit less abrupt for me.
And what is the deal with Caleb, Mel, and Noah? That there is a story in itself! Should I claim a prophecy of a future MFM story in the making? Now that story, right there, is getting my curiosity meter on the up and up.
I just love my cowboy stories.
Note: eBook provided by the author. Thank you, Jess Buffett!
***Written in collaboration with Ramona.***