The Secret Life of Cowboys
Author: C.H. Admirand
*I received this book free of charge
in exchange for an honest review*
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (March 1, 2011)
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