Thursday, August 27, 2015

Book #Review: Cowboy In My Pocket by Kate Douglas

Book Title: Cowboy In My Pocket
Author:  Kate Douglas |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: Beyond The Page Publishing
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Series/Standalone: Standalone
Format: ebook
Cost: $2.99
Pages: 213
How I got it: NetGalley
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | All Romance Books
Publication Date: July 14th, 2014
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If you like your cowboys sexy, your heroines forgetful and your marriages convenient, this gentle parody of cowboy romances will leave you with a smile on your face and a sigh on your lips. Discover romantic comedy at its best in this captivating tale of a woman who finds her one true love and the cowboy hero afraid to give his heart. Michelle Garrison is a prolific romance writer whose career is suddenly on a downslide. Her plots are boring, her writing is stale and her readers are fleeing for greener pastures. Desperate to revive her career, Michelle sets out to write a bestseller, and who could make a more worthy hero then a cowboy. Force-marched to a dude ranch by her editor, Michelle soon finds herself trudging along a mountain road with no memory of who she is or where she's going, but thanks to the quintessential sexy cowboy hero, Michelle is saved. Swept up in her cowboy's arms, even Michelle can see the parody in her own story: “Everything she’d read about cowboys must be true, she thought, almost hysterically. No wonder they made such popular heroes in romances.”
I'm not sure why it has that name because it has nothing to do with the story. I actually liked this one, it was funny and kinda charming as well.  The character development was good, and I just loved the way in which the story flowed well, and of course the way the character interacted with each other, and how each had their own quircks, and of course the mini story that took place as well.

I loved that Michelle was an author in my favorite genre, she's a romance author who is angry that she has redo a story she has already written because her story and her editor rejected it.  I loved how this story not only had many of the cliches that are in romance but also gently poking fun of them as well.  I laughed so much at that, while enjoying them as well.

Michelle ends up having the most hilarious backstory and of course almost all the outlandish romantic cliches that could be fit in one tale just happened in here.  First a bout of amnesia, a marriage of convenience, and then love, I really how everything just rolled from one to the other.

That ending scene was hilarious, and as her editor says if it was in any other romance I would totally call b.s. on it, but it worked so well with this one.  I actually really liked this. ther are a cute couple both lost and trying to figure out how they can make this work for them.  "Lee Steston" though??? Too funny a name.  What a great way to learn everything she needs to create the next story.  Amd if she wrote it as it happened no one would believe it.

Way too many characters were lying for my own comfort but it added to the story, once again however it did help to point out the flaws in romance.

I highly recommend this for those looking for a great contemporary romantic and comedic story.
Happy Reading my loves and see you next week!!

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