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Strong, Silent Cowboy by Lora Leigh and Veronica Chadwick

 

Title: Strong, Silent Cowboy

Series: Moving Violations #2

Authors:  Lora Leigh, Veronica Chadwick

Pages: 292

Rating: 3*

 

My Review:

This is a contemporary second chance romantic suspense.

This is definitely one to avoid if you prefer not to have a significant portion of the story taken up describing, in detail, the couples’ “bedroom activities”. Sorry, but there was just too much of that for me and it actually detracted from what otherwise was a great plot. The plot itself has great potential, with plenty of mystery and a great community being protected by Jacob Donovan and the Culpepper brothers and their employees. Jacob is a strong alpha male, intransigent, overbearing, domineering and determined to protect those he cares about – which includes Sallie Hamblen, especially when her life is in danger. He’s also definitely not silent and seems to take pride in having marked Sallie with a huge hickey to show she was his. She’s not really a pushover, except where he’s concerned!

The “but” in this review is because it felt as if  someone decided the story needed padding out to make it the required length and, rather than giving more details about the intriguing mystery and elements of suspense or life on the ranch ,they just went back to sharing too many hot and steamy scenes described in too much detail and taking over too much of the book length. It also seems very strange to call the hero a cowboy in the title of the book and then never hear anything about him actually working as a cowboy in any way other than living on a ranch and introducing Sallie to one horse (which he doesn’t ride!) You may well not agree with me and thoroughly enjoy the whole book, but, as usual, I’m being honest and it wouldn’t be great if we all liked exactly the same things!

Thank  you to St Martin’s Press and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and, obviously, honestly reviewed.

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