There's Something About a Cowboy
By Rich Amooi
Release Date: October 25, 2018
Reviewed by PJ
Rule #1: No Dating Cowboys.
A fake fiancé doesn’t count, right? Oh boy . . .
Amy Weaver is tired of her dad meddling in her love life. Fed up, she hires an actor to play the part of her fake cowboy fiancé when she goes home for her grandpa’s ninetieth birthday. Sure, Luke Jenkins has got looks, charm, and muscular legs, but this is business, pure and simple. Things are fine and dandy until she finds out he’s a real cowboy, not an actor. Now, she’s stuck between a rock and his chiseled jawline, falling faster than a sack of horseshoes. How the heck is Amy supposed to ignore the sparks between them and stick to her rule of not dating cowboys? All bets are off.
I really enjoyed the chemistry between Amy and Luke. There's so much fun to be had when characters, in this case Amy, make (wrong) snap judgments. Of course, Luke is much more than the pretty face, and gorgeous body, Amy assumes him to be and just the person to shake up her comfort zone. Prickly, confident Amy is exactly the kind of woman Luke is drawn to and when a bet between them the night they meet ends with a soul-stirring kiss, he takes the job she offers to explore what could be. She, of course, thinks it's because he needs money.
What Amy has assured Luke will be an easy-money birthday celebration at her family ranch quickly turns into much more. Amy's ex shows up, her jerk of a father tests Luke at every opportunity in an attempt to get rid of him, and her grandparents (champion scene stealers - I adored them) are primed to nudge Amy and Luke down the aisle at the first opportunity. Then there's the chemistry between Luke and Amy, the snappy banter, events that have Amy reassessing her life goals, again, those adorable, scene-stealing grandparents, other quirky relatives who add to the general chaos as well as generating plenty of humor, and the fact that, sometimes, first impressions are far from reality. All in all, a fun ride that had me smiling from beginning to end.
If you're looking for a feel-good contemporary romance that will make you chuckle, make you sigh, tug at your heartstrings, and leave you happy you took the time to read it, then Rich Amooi's latest book, There's Something About a Cowboy should be on your reading list.
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How do you feel about younger men? What if he's a sexy as all get out cowboy who just happens to also be an award-winning barbecue pit master who makes a mean apple pie? You'll have to read the book to find out what Amy does but you can sign me up right now! ;-)
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Fun, Quirky Romantic Comedies from a Guy's Perspective. Rich Amooi is a former radio personality who now writes romantic comedies full-time. He is happily married to a kiss monster imported from Spain. Rich believes in public displays of affection, silliness, infinite possibilities, donuts, gratitude, laughter, and happily ever after.
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