Thursday, February 5, 2015

[Kame's Review]: "Slow Hand"

Slow Hand by Victoria Vane
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (November 4, 2014)
Series: Hot Cowboy Nights, 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Red Carpet Awards Best Contemporary Romance Finalist 2014

In rural Montana...
Wade Knowlton is a hardworking lawyer who's torn between his small-town Montana law practice and a struggling family ranch. He's on the brink of exhaustion from trying to save everybody and everything, when gorgeous Nicole Powell walks into his office. She's a damsel in distress and the breath of fresh air he needs.

Even the lawyers wear boots...
Nicole Powell is a sassy Southern girl who has officially sworn off cowboys after a spate of bad seeds-until her father's death sends her to Montana and into the arms of a man who seems too good to be true. Her instincts tell her to high tail it out of Montana, but she can't resist a cowboy with a slow hand...

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Kame's  Review:

Nikki can’t believe that she is doing the one thing that scares her the most, flying. It was the fastest way to get to Montana. She has never been and will probably never leave her home in Georgia again for such a far destination but she is low on time and in need of closure. The stress of flying and the hurt of her father’s 20 year absence from her life bring her to the brink of breaking when a handsome cowboy gives up his seat on the plane for her. Good thing she has sworn off cowboys.

“My, my Miz Powell. All charm and swagger, am I? That’s quite an improvement since I left the room. Words like that are sure to turn my head.”

Nikki’s gave locked onto his teasing one and felt another flush coming on.

“I hardly meant it as a compliment.”

Hell no.  She’d been a fool for his type too many times before. She didn’t believe his earlier denial either. He was a player of the most dangerous kind – a damned hot cowboy player. She didn’t trust him. But, being honest, she trusted herself even less.

Nikki is a heroine who has not had every luxury in the world, she has had many challenges in her life and at this time she is just getting by and is not close to call herself happy. I liked her backstory and that it came out little by little in the plot. Her reluctance to recognize the attraction with Wade was slightly annoying, and I felt it needed a better resolution that what happened. I truly liked who she became at the end of the plot; I wish she found that confidence sooner.  I liked Wade the minute he hit the page, a cowboy lawyer – what not to love! He hides his pain well, and I thought the scene where he tells Nikki of his past was one of the best in the book.

The plot is quick moving and spans only days until their “conflict” that tears them apart. After that I got foggy on how much time passed, and when it was told how long they had been apart I questioned it. The resolution of the conflict was satisfying and had me swiping the pages fast. I am looking forward to book 2 in this series.

4 1/2 STARS! 

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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! :) Really, who can resist a cowboy cover like that? 

Have you read Victoria Vane? Do you have a favorite of hers?


Until Next Time,


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Pat Egan Fordyce said...

Looks like a good one, especially since you gave it a Royal Pick! Thanks

Sophia Rose said...

I liked Wade and Nikki and I totally felt for her with the travel nightmare stuff on top of the bereavement. I loved the next story even better. Nice review, Kame!

KAMEBookReview said...

Thanks - I was the opposite - I preferred this one (just by a little) over the next one.

Sharlene Wegner said...

I have this on my stack to read. Yes, that cover drew me in, too!