I read each of these stories when they were released individually. Getting them together in a set is a great deal on a couple of great stories. Below are my original reviews from the individual releases.
Tempt Me, Cowboy
For anyone who has ever questioned whether it is better to just play it safe and do what everyone else expects of you, or to take risks and make yourself happy, this story is for you. Marietta, Montana is like any typical small town, everybody knows everybody and nothing stays secret for more than a couple of minutes.
I really found Chelsea's character likable. She grew up in Marietta her whole life and never dreamed of leaving. She is a history teacher at the local school and dresses extremely conservatively. She spends her time volunteering and trying to keep her sometimes obsessive mother happy and do whatever it takes to keep the town gossip from being about her.
Then when a stranger, Jasper, moves into the old depot that Chelsea's mother, and therefore Chelsea, wanted to turn into a museum to honor their family heritage, her world gets turned upside down. She is determined to convince Jasper that the depot should be a museum, rather than the microbrewery he was planning on using the building for.
Jasper was also a very likable character. I wasn't sure how he would come across considering he is filthy rich and handsome. But he seemed happy to have finally found someone, Chelsea, who wasn't after him for his money. In fact, she wasn't after him at all. But he is the type of person who doesn't really care what other people think about him. But yet he doesn't take that strong self-image and let it go to his head.
The story played out was wonderfully. The way Chelsea struggles with the ingrained small town mentality of trying to avoid gossip and balancing that with the feelings Jasper stirs inside of her and the dynamic with her mother was great. I really enjoyed how the love scenes were hot without being obscene, just the right amount of spice.
Please Me, Cowboy
Jonah Flint is determined to stop his twin brother Jasper from proposing to Chelsea, the school teacher from Marietta Montana. To help on his quest, he offers a job to Gracelyn, one of his employees. Her role is to be the bitchy girlfriend and to try to drive Chelsea away.
Gracelyn agrees to help her boss, even though she vowed to never return to Montana after her rough childhood there. But all of the time spent together pretending to be in a relationship certainly had it's affect on both Jonah and Gracelyn.
Jonah was hard to understand. I could see his side to a point in wanting to prevent his brother from marrying a gold digger, but he was certainly going about it the wrong way. Gracelyn wanted to impress her boss, but she seemed to have a little too much heart to be able to fully pull off her role. I really liked Gracelyn. She certainly developed throughout the book.
It was an enjoyable story. I thought it was over a bit too soon though. I would've liked to read more about these characters.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 4557 KB
- Print Length: 189 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Tule Publishing (25 October 2015)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01770Y3TE
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 6 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #867,157 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)