Sunday, February 6, 2011

Review: Lone Star Trouble by Autumn Piper

Synopsis (via Goodreads):
One hot cowboy plus one tough rancher-girl adds up to trouble! Kiersten Day holds a grudge against all things Texan, especially cattle baron CJ Howell, with his hubcap-sized belt buckle and tacky white hat. He's set his sights on her tiny Colorado ranch, and he's a master of dirty tactics, slinging threats to make her sell out. Caught in the fight of her life, Kiersten meets Cleve, a tall, handsome good guy. Too late, she finds out he's Howell's son. She might be pregnant, she doesn't know who to trust, and danger is closing in. She's head over heels -- and kicking herself! Content warning, a hot cowboy, dirty tactics and lots of lone star trouble.
My Thoughts: Every once in a while I get in the mood for some hot cowboy action.  Honestly, it doesn't happen often and if I can ride it out it'll usually pass and I won't have to delve into a world with sweaty, hard-bodied men who might or might not spell like cows.  For some reason, I decided that this weekend would be the perfect weekend to give one of them a try.

I'm going to be honest here, I didn't really care for this book.  My biggest hurdle to get over was that I didn't like Kiersten.  I felt like she was a veritable shrew whenever she'd talk to her friends or Cleve.  The way she'd blow hot and cold with her best friend Nate drove me crazy.  I get that she wanted to be independent but with the threats she had against her she acted downright stupid at times.  Most of the time, come to think of it.

I did like Cleve.  I liked Cleve's family.  I liked Nate, although I was confused when Kiersten described him as being "all macho" at one point because he talked like he was going for the gayest guy ever award most of the time.  Honestly, it was Kiersten herself who dragged the story down.  It's hard to get invested in something when you want to throttle the main character.

More books by Autumn Piper

Reading challenges: The E-book Challenge, The Show Me the Free Challenge (IMM 12/19/10)

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