Genres: Contemporary Romance, Western
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on February 5, 2013
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
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She's hardly a cowgirl...
Cat Crandall left a successful advertising job in New York to teach art workshops in the Wild West. The Boyd Ranch is hardly her dream destination, but if the outing's a success, the company will send her to more exotic locations.
But once a cowboy...
Mack Boyd was in the middle of the best bronc-riding season of his life when his mother asked for help with an artists' retreat at the ranch. Mack might be able to ride a wild stallion to a standstill but he can't say no to his family.
Cat and Mack are complete opposites...but when the ranch is threatened financially, can they set aside their differences and work together?
Cowboy Tough is an easy enjoyable read. Although the City girl goes to the country has been done many times, I was still engaged and the storyline felt fresh.
I felt for Cat when she arrives to find far less than she expected in the way of accommodations for herself and her students. They are to stay in the “Heifer House”. Then she gets a motley crew of students, from an elderly couple to a man claiming to be in the fashion business.
Cat’s attraction to Mack is well done, although I found her to be a bit snooty. I suppose that’s what city girls do when around cowboys. Once we learn about Cat’s background and how she is trying to make up for things in the past to her niece, who comes to spend time with her on this assignment, it’s a bit understandable why the usually in-control woman is thrown off by her intense attraction to Mack.
Mack Boyd would rather be on the rodeo circuit than helping his mother run a dude ranch. But circumstances make it impossible for him not to assist her. This cowboy is sexy and has a great way about him. I liked the character and could actually feel his frustrations when he is faced with situations out of his control.
This story keeps you with descriptions of the beautiful sights of Wyoming, the sexual tension between the protagonists and the colorful secondary characters. When everyone is faced with a dangerous situation, you will applaud the responses of this interesting group of people.
Cowboy Tough is funny, touching and and it’s a story you’ll want to keep reading.
If I were to suggest a drink while reading this novel, I would suggest an ice cold beer while listening to A little More Country Than That by Easton Corbin. (Reviewed by Chanel of Chanel Chancey Reviews) – I Read, I Review, That’s It!
Rating: 3.5 Flowers, Sensuality Rating: 3 Flames