The sexy cowboy concept is not a new thing, as evidenced by this movie poster from 1941. But right now there’s a ranchload of them for sale on the romance market, supplanting (THANK GOD) the vampires. At least for the moment. I kinda suspect that the vampires will always come back. There’s just something about those dark, mysterious creatures that has everlasting appeal.
Anyway, I took one for the team (so to speak) and picked up One Hot Cowboy Wedding by Carolyn Brown. The premise sounded fun ~ café owner heroine offers to marry her cowboy BFF to save his ranch from his meanie cousin after they discover a weird provision in the will saying cowboy has to be married by the end of the week to keep his inheritance. I assumed (always a mistake) that the novel would be filled with nasty shenanigans from meanie cousin designed to break up the newlyweds and/or expose their fakery.
No shenanigans. No plot whatsoever. The only “tension” consisted of the heroine thinking she shouldn’t succumb to the sudden and inexplicable attraction she felt for Mr. Cowboy as soon as she slipped on her wedding dress, and failing immediately. The rest of the book consisted of: oh drat, we had sex again, now it will be hard to break up at the end of the agreed-upon year.
I’m ready for a vampire!
Just kidding. I am going to review a monster type romance for y’all though. It’s the least I can do. 🙂