Thursday, January 16, 2014

Special Guest Review: "The Texas Cowboy" by Katheryn Lane

The Texas Cowboy (Western Cowboy Romance)

The Texas Cowboy
Jack Cassidy is the hunky cowboy of the title - a man who has become reclusive since the failure of his relationship with his ex-wife, the gorgeous but untamable Carrie, a figure whose presence remains throughout the novel. Jack now spends is time with his horses and his ranch duties. Enter Victoria (Vicky) Baker, fresh from England to visit her cousin Laura Hanson in Dallas. Yes, Vicky and Jack encounter and while there is a chemistry between the two, their approach to the dangerous love dance is negative influenced by Laura (who sees life from another stance and believes the educated and elegant Vicky belongs in the arms of a wealthy Texan instead of a dusty cowboy) and by Carrie and her grating near sadistic ploys to reenter Jack's life. The relationship has its highs and lows (and Lane knows very well how to write about physical attraction), and in the end...well, reading the book will share that.

3.5 Stars 

This is the first book that I have read from Katheryn Lane.  It was an easy and sweet read.  It is no secret that I love all things country, so it was very enjoyable to read this western romance set in Texas.  First of all, I love Jack Cassidy and his signature “Darlin’”.  Vicky and Laura were a hoot.  At times, Laura was a wee-bit over the top on the snob scale, but she truly loved her cousin Vicky and had Vicky’s best interests at heart.  

This was an insta-love and very fast paced love story.  As a reader, I found myself wanting more details about Jack and Vicky’s dates, picnics and horseback riding sessions.  However, there were several funny moments in the book.  For example, Vicky thinking “brisket” was a roller-coaster ride at Six Flags.

Like every sexy cowboy, Jack Cassidy has a secret!  The secret was pretty obvious, but let me tell you, there is a bombshell hidden within his secret, and Jack had very valid points as to why he never addressed it.  However, his feelings were not fully expressed for us as readers.  I felt that Jack’s issues with his secret could have been explored more in depth.

I am giving this book 3.5 stars because I simply just wanted MORE of their story.  The last page definitely made my jaw drop with shock because one sentence literally tied up all the loose ends. I recommend this book to anyone who loves hot cowboys and soap opera type love/drama.

***A copy of “Texas Cowboy” was provided in exchange for an honest review. Thanks!***

Be brave, HJ Bellus

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About the author:
Katheryn Lane

I’m a wife, teacher, author and mother of two boisterous boys, so most of my days are taken up with finding lost school shoes, getting stuck in traffic and wondering why I always join the queue that doesn’t move in the supermarket. However, I try to forget these daily problems (and the fact that I burnt the toast again this morning) by losing myself in a good book and writing novels that give readers a break from everyday life. 

Open one of my books and escape on an adventure to an exotic location, because it’s easier to buy a book than it is to book an air ticket. 

Have a break, read a book!

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