I recently won a grab bag of 10 random books from my favorite place to buy used romance novels online: Better Than Chocolate Book Co.
One of the books was a Western Romance and I set it at the bottom of my TBR pile immediately, as I just “don’t read Westerns.”
So many people have hitched their wagon to this rodeo, definitely check our Kristie’s link filled post rounding up the others discussing favorite Western movies, actors, TV series, and cowboy/horse teams.
As I share a birthday with Roy Rogers I’m gonna have to go with him.
So like the open minded Lusty Reader I am, I have not only been dutifully taking notes on their Western recommedations to add to my Wish List (none of them I have ever heard of or read btw!) and also thought, “Why the heck not just rustle up that Western from the bottom of the stack and give it a shot?!”
So I am now reading A Wanted Man by Linda Lael Miller. Can I just tell you the hero has a loyal dog named Pardner? LOVE IT. And the hero’s name ain’t half bad either at Rowdy Rhodes ;)
Although nothing can EVER EVER beat the real cowboy names from when we went to the Houston rodeo!!!
In other news, somebody (or a few ubernice somebodies!) nomiated me for a Book Blogger Appreciate Week Award in the category of Best Romance Blog.
As other nominees sprung up in blog land I am just aboslutely awed and honored to be among them! Thank you sooo very much!
Lastly I just finished reading Blue Diablo by Anne Aguirre. I loved the paranormal world building and enjoyed it overall.
It was hard for me to adore either of the love interests for Corine, as it always is for me for stories told in first person narrative. And I don’t adore love triangles in general. And because this is a series there was only ONE KISS in the whole book because the personal issues/relationship story line has to be elooooongated and draaaaaawwwn out to last the series. Which I didn’t really like.
Bare bones review: Struck me as a Paranormal Stephanie Plum book. My favoite character and scenes were all those with Butch, the dog Corine and Chance rescued who can understand what people are saying and respond with “yes” or “no” barks.