Wednesday, May 14, 2014

[Kame's Review]: "How to Rope a Real Man"

How to Rope a Real Man by Melissa Cutler
Publisher: Zebra (May 6, 2014)
Series: Catcher Creek, 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Against all odds, the Sorentino sisters saved their family’s rundown New Mexico ranch, but the youngest has a dream that just may ruin their hard-earned peace—unless a certain sexy cowboy lawyer changes her mind…

Jenna Sorentino is as independent as they come. Despite her wild past, she’s grown up enough to keep quiet about the identity of her baby’s daddy, go to night college—and hide her plan to escape tiny Catcher Creek. She’s also stopped dreaming of happily ever after—except in the case of gorgeous, rugged, Santa Fe native Matt Roenick. Too bad the oil rights attorney acts like he barely knows she’s alive…

Matt knows only too well that Jenna’s alive—in fact, she’s driving him crazy with desire. But Matt’s got his reasons for resisting her. And when her son’s father shows up, those reasons multiply. Trouble is, Jenna’s secrets are more complicated than he imagined, and forgetting her isn’t as easy as he’d hoped. Matt knows life can be messy as hell. For Jenna, maybe it’s time he got dirty…

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Reviews of Cutler's Previous Books:

Cowboy Justice (#2) -- Kame

Tempted into Danger (#1) -- Kame

Kame's Review:

Jenna planned every detail of her sister’s wedding, now it was time to enjoy it.  At least that is what she thought until the night of the rehearsal when her future brother-in-law informed her that the florist had pulled out of the wedding.  His sexy groomsman, Matt saved the day, calling in a favor from his sister. During the drive to his sister’s shop, Matt and Jenna start to realize there is a connection that goes with the attraction they feel.

Matt is just a wonderful character, very much the gentleman, and definitely a cowboy. His heart was in the right place and he truly seemed to want to help people.  The dialog written between himself and Jenna’s son Tommy was just precious. I did sense a connection between the man and young boy. I thought Jenna was a very strong woman from the other books in the series but after the background about her circumstances came to light I was even more in awe. Melissa Cutler shows you her strength and character in such the refreshing ways; there is one scene where Tommy misbehaves and the way Jenna handled the situation spoke volumes of her character. Jenna is honorable, smart, funny, and a friend to the end; someone I would definitely want as a friend.

The plot flowed nicely and didn’t drag at all; nothing seemed forced. Since this is the third in a series there were references and appearances from characters we have grown to love; all still perfectly written. We did meet a few new characters, my favorite being Kellan’s brother Jake. His background and part in the story I would love to see explored further in a future book.

I adore cowboy books and this did not disappoint.  


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

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) Cowboys -- I'm in! 

Have you read Melissa Cutler before? Do you have a favorite book of hers?


Until Next Time,


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