(ARC Review) Tyler by C.H. Admirand

February 28, 2011 2 flames 0

The Secret Life of Cowboys
Author: C.H. Admirand
Source: Publisher
*I received this book free of charge
in exchange for an honest review*

Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (March 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1402243758
ISBN-13: 978-1402243752


Faced with a mountain of bills, rancher Tyler Garahan takes a night job with a lot of trepidation. But being a male performer at a strip club does come with at least one beautiful compensation-and feisty red-haired bookkeeper Emily Langley seems to understand Tyler even better than he understands himself…


Western romance novels can be a hard thing at times for me to read.  Sometimes authors go over the top in the country western talk and make it cliched. Authors have to walk a fine line with this subject in my opinion.

When I started reading this book, I was having a hard time getting into it.  Yes there is the typical cowboy talk and such, but I also had a hard time getting into the characters.  At first, they just didn’t spark my interest.  It starts out with Tyler looking for a job at a night club.  He needs the extra money in hopes of saving the family ranch.  For the pay that he will make doing it, Tyler takes a job at being a male stripper.  Emily is part owner of the night club.  Of course Tyler and Emily fall for each other because it wouldn’t be a romance novel without it.

The book was okay and the writing was the same, but I just couldn’t bring myself to really care what happened with either one of them.  To me it was missing some sparks.  Tyler was sexy, strong and what you expect in a cowboy.  He stands up for Emily when the town tries to shut down her club.  Instant hero for the heroine. 

If you are a fan of western romance, you might enjoy this book more than I did.  I can’t see myself re reading this book in the future, but maybe it is just because I have found myself not to be a fan of the whole western scene.  If you like your rugged cowboys and women who fall in love with it, then give this book a go!  You might find yourself falling for the hot cowboy!


  If the library doesn’t have it, don’t worry about reading it! 2 STARS

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