Saturday, October 19, 2013

[Kame's Review]: "Accidental Cowgirl"

Accidental Cowgirl by Maggie McGinnis
Publisher: Loveswept (October 8, 2013)
Genre: Contemporary Romance

In her Loveswept debut, Maggie McGinnis tells the tale of a city girl who’s running on fumes—and the cowboy who shows her all the good things she’s been missing.

 After being betrayed by her con man ex-fiancĂ©, Kyla Bennett nurses a broken heart. But Kyla's friends have other ideas and when they whisk her off to Whisper Creek, a dude ranch staffed by cowboys so hot they dim the Montana sunset, all Kyla wants to do is hide under a quilt. Then in rides Decker Driscoll. He’s hauling about as much emotional baggage as Kyla, but when he stands close by, both of them want to stay close—and begin to succumb to an undeniable attraction.
 After experiencing personal tragedy, Decker never thought he’d see Big Sky country again. But now that his family's Whisper Creek property is in deep with a Vegas gambler, Decker’s back for the summer—and spending all his time running from “cowgirls” who come to the dude ranch to score some dudes. Then he meets Kyla, a kindred spirit who brings on a stampede of protective feelings . . . and a powerful hankering to sear her with a new brand of love.

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Kame's Review:

“It was okay. She could handle this. It was just a little case of Dead Car. On a deserted highway. In freakin’ God’s Country, Montana, which was only about twenty-five hundred miles from her tiny Boston apartment. No problem.”

Kyla has had a rough year. Her best friends have talked her into a two week stay at a Montana dude ranch to get her heart and body  on the road to healing. Being on the ranch brings back happy memories of her childhood and the two weeks every summer would spend in Vermont on her Grandparent’s farm. Those were the happy days before bad choices ruined it all. Decker has promised Ma he would help her this summer. He left his home and business in LA to come back to the one place he loves with all his heart but can’t stay. Kyla and Decker notice each other from the start, but Kyla and her friends will only be at the ranch for two weeks, neither are much for flings and it is not possible to fall in love and want to change your whole life after only knowing someone two weeks, or is it?

Kyla and Decker are both broken; and both find it hard to forgive themselves for things many forgave them for long ago.  It took them a long time to give into their attraction. My favorite scene was when they danced; even though there was some “drama” in that scene I loved the emotion and when they each realized they weren’t alone in their attraction. There were a few times I wanted to kick Decker for how he treated Kyla, but in the end he redeemed himself. 

“What is it with women and weight, anyhow?”

“That’s a mystery we have the wrong chromosomes to ever solve”

This is a fantastically written book, especially the dialog.  There were times I laughed out loud. The secondary characters were just as great as the hero and heroine. Decker’s brother Cole is a great cowboy; and his support of his brother is incredible. Often time authors write a character in Cole’s situation as vindictive; holding onto pain and lashing out. Cole however was written in a way that showed he cared about the big picture, he was probably more mature than many a cowboy his age would be; that endeared him to me. Kyla’s best friends are warm and quirky. I loved their bond and how they cared for each other. The plot and characters drove this book; I didn’t even miss the lower level of sizzle. Different than some novels I have read lately the sex scenes are implied and all warm up to the intimacy was light on the steam scale. 

“I will stop. I will. But God, please tell me you don’t want to, because they only thing in the world I want to do right now is make love to you.”

Maggie McGinnis shines in her debut novel for LoveSwept! This book was a breath of fresh air for me. It was light and fun to read. Every character, even the meddlesome ex-girlfriend, was written with great detail (my prediction we have not seen the last of her).  For the most part they have turned into old friends that I can’t wait to check in on again. In GoodReads this book is indicated as the first book in a series – I hope that is true!  I will definitely be on the lookout for more books by Maggie McGinnis.

     4 1/2 STARS!

Kame received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.

*Note: The quotes used belong to Maggie McGinnis; Kame and TBQ's Book Palace do not claim them.


Meet Kame:

Kame is part of a family of readers; one day she picked up the Nook she purchased for her husband and discovered her love of e-books. A few months later he purchased one for her so he could have his back! Kame’s Nook is never far, and she is hard pressed to pick a favorite book, genre or author. As long as there are characters that make her want to sit down and have a chat and a plot keeps the pages turning, she’ll read it.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) This one sounds like a good book to pick up for a few laughs and an over-all good time. 


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Pat Egan Fordyce said...

Another great review! I loved it too!

Kame said...

Thanks Pat!