Title: You Had Me At Cowboy
Author: Jennie Marts
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publish Date: November 27, 2018
Star Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
*I received this ebook from NetGalley in return for an honest review*
Tessa Kane’s life is a mess. After being stood up and beyond broke, she is about to lose her job as a reporter unless she can give her boss the dirt on Rock James, a famous NHL player who is about to get married. The only problem is that the one thing he can’t stand is a reporter. Her luck seems to turn around when a mishap encounter with Rock’s younger brother and best man, Mason, lands her on the inside of the weekend wedding activities.
Mason James has always stood in his brother’s shadow. With his wedding approaching, he can’t stand one more pitying look for his single status. When he meets Tessa Kane, she seems fun and witty and might just be his ticket out of a miserable weekend.
I could not get into this book! Though the set-up was great, a woman down on her luck seems to catch a break just in the nick of time with the help of an incredibly sexy cowboy. However, the more I read the less I liked it.
I felt that the moment Mason asked Tessa to become his pity date for the wedding weekend it went downhill. There was too much too fast. We had gun slinging cowboys, gangsters, super famous hockey players, insane grandmothers and the L-word being thrown out after a very brief four day encounter. To me it was too many ideas that didn’t really go together to create an enjoyable read.
The plot aside, I did not like the characters the further along the story developed. I wasn’t feeling the relationship between Tessa and Mason. There was no development past the initial introductions other than mediocre sex and too sudden “I love you”‘s. As for the secondary characters, though I liked Tessa’s grandmother and she was crazy enough to make me laugh, I feel that a little less would have been more. Mimi crossed the line from crazy old lady to “that woman needs help”.
Would I Recommend?
This is one of the few times that I would not recommend giving this a read.