Title: The Cowgirl Ropes a Billionaire (Cowboys of Chance Creek) (Volume 4)
Author: Cora Seton
Publisher: One Acre Press
Published date: October 16, 2013
Source: Received for a honest review
Book Description (from amazon):
Bella Chatham will lose everything – her veterinary practice, her animal shelter, and even her home – if she can’t find another source of income, fast. So when her best friend signs her up for the hot new reality television show, Can You Beat a Billionaire, Bella accepts the challenge and hopes against hope she can win the ten million dollar prize. If she doesn’t, it’s bye-bye pet clinic and shelter, bye-bye Chance Creek, Montana, and hello to marriage to the billionaire for a year! Evan Mortimer, billionaire, can’t believe he’s reduced to competing in a television contest to win a wife. Unfortunately, it’s the only foolproof way to secure his position as head of Mortimer Innovations. At least he’ll be able to dump his “spouse” at the end of the year; he’s much too busy to be tied down to a country bumpkin cowgirl. Bella doesn’t expect her adversary to be handsome – or funny, or compassionate – but Evan’s all three, and he’s proving a tough competitor, too. When they end up sharing a tent – and a sleeping-bag – her body betrays her with a longing so deep it cuts her to the core. Still, this cowgirl must stay strong. If Evan uncovers her secret fears, he’ll use them to win the contest – and then he’ll own her for a year. She’ll be out of luck, out of cash, and stuck being Mrs. Mortimer until he kicks her to the curb. Too bad she can’t decide which is worse – winning the show and losing Evan forever, or losing the show and only being his temporary wife. Evan can’t believe he’s falling for the one woman who doesn’t want him. This cowgirl’s not impressed by his money, his name, or his inability to sleep in a tent with her for an entire night, but every look and touch she gives him sends his desire through the roof. With a director determined to use his claustrophobia to make him look like a fool, and an adversary so sexy he can hardly see straight, he’ll need all his savvy to come out on top. Too bad he’s going to lose no matter how this show turns out. If he beats Bella, he’ll destroy the first woman he’s ever loved. If he doesn’t beat her, it’s bye-bye Mortimer Innovations. Will either of them remember in time that it’s not who wins or who loses – it’s how they play the game that really counts?
This is the fourth installment in the Cowboys of Chance Creek Series and it is just as awesome as the others. Actually, I think this one is my favorite out of the series. It is exactly the kind of book I want to read after a long taxing day – a light-hearted, funny, mind-less read! Hold up, maybe I should include my definition of “mind-less read” if a book it so good I can get lost in the pages and not have to think about anything but the characters and the story as it unfolds, it to me is a mind-less read. I appreciate when the story line is on course with not a lot of problem solving for the reader – my life is one big multi-step problem solving situation – so anytime a book is written well enough for me to get lost in it – is a winner, winner! And this book is definitely a winner!
You will fly through this book as it is written in an easy to follow simplistic way. The story unfolds naturally and is paced very well. Although, I must say, I did think Bella and Evan got a little too cozy quick, fast and in a hurry – but you know it is what it is, ha! The story line itself is very unique. With reality TV swirling around like mad in our world this book was very relatable and it is certainly the type of situation that could actually happen — and honestly probably already has (you know some situation different details). You will absolutely fall in love with the characters of Bella and Evan. They are warm, funny, and loving people who have had tragic events in their lives that have changed the way they naturally behave and react to people and situations. But as I am sure you can imagine five days in the wilderness will certainly break you down to your natural state like nothing else will. It was fun to read and see the comradery develop between Bella and Evan, as well as the friendly badgering. Seton did a great job letting you know the two characters genuinely like each other and have a good time around one another.
This book is just perfect – if you are looking for a lovely fun read this is it!
Heat Rating: Hot
Reviewed by: A. Lyn
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