Friday, March 28, 2014

[Kame's Review]: "Three Weeks with a Bull Rider"

Three Weeks with a Bull Rider by Cat Johnson
Publisher: Kensington Books (March 25, 2014) 
Series: Oklahoma Nights, 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance

“Cat Johnson knows cowboys and the Oklahoma Nights series is a must read for fans of western romance.” NY Times Best Selling author Lorelei James

One Broken Man…

Cowboy Jace Mills has suffered fewer injuries from bucking bulls than he has from his ex-girlfriend. Following his best friend Tucker’s advice, Jace is convinced it’s time to move on. But with his ex’s tight rein on him, easier said than done.

One Broken Heart…

Tara Jenkins learned a lot in her sports medicine courses, but not how to fix her broken heart. So when her brother Tucker suggests using her skills on the rodeo, it gives her the perfect opportunity to ride off into the sunset—or at least run away.

Three Weeks Together…

Only problem is, Jace and Tara have had a hate-hate relationship for over a decade, putting up with each other for Tucker’s sake. With their long history as frenemies, they know sparks will fly, they just never expect them to flare into scorching passion…

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Kame's Review:

Tara can’t believe her luck. She emptied her savings to buy a car so she could do an internship and finish her sports medicine degree and now she needs a new engine. How is she going to spend three weeks traveling the rodeo circuit and complete her internship?  Jace can not take being in the same town as his exgirlfriend any longer, one minute she wants him around the next she is throwing a lamp at him. To avoid her Jace suggests Tara and he be traveling partner; it should be simple – they don’t really like each other anyhow.

I really had high hopes for Jace. He did have some low moments in Logan and Emma’s story (book 2) but I thought in his own book he would just show me what a true wonderful man he was. I am not saying he is not hunky, he is a cowboy after all – a bull rider no less. However he just was average for me. I can not understand why he put up with all that mess with his exgirlfriend in the first place or why he was okay with some of the comments his friends made. Tara came off as a spoiled brat in book 2 and kept right up on that image for the majority of this book for me too.  Her constant immature comments about Emma grated on me, and I am not sure what Jace saw in her. You can’t call this a friends to lovers story as they seemed to just pitch barbs at each other. Jace seemed to kiss her that first time to shut her up and most of their interludes seemed more like lust than growing love.

The plot idea of two people being traveling partners and the background of the rodeo interested me a lot. I wish that was more explored and less time devoted to the exgirlfriend drama and Tara dealing with Logan getting married. If they could have both come to this with cleared up pasts I think it could have interested me more, but honestly in the way it was written I had to fight to finish; which made me sad because I do love cowboys.

  3 STARS!

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

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! :) It's tough when a book doesn't quite live up to your expectations, especially when part of a series you have liked. But the simple truth is it does happen. Still, sounds like it wasn't a bad read, and hey, cowboys can make anything better, right? 

Have you read Cat Johnson before? Do you have a favorite book of hers?


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