The Reluctant Cowgirl

Christine Lynxwiler, Author . Barbour $10.97 (285p) ISBN 978-1-60260-150-5

Romance author Lynxwiler (Along Came a Cowboy ) tries to set up a city girl/country boy attraction of opposites in this tale of aspiring actress Crystal McCord, who flees New York for her parents’ ranch in Arkansas after her urban cad of a boyfriend sleeps with her roommate. But since the city girl is from the country, there really isn’t much fish-out-of-water tension, nor a lot of any other kind of plot tension. The titular cowgirl isn’t sufficiently reluctant around her handsome rancher neighbor Jeremy Buchanan, and a dark plot complication—a missing child—resolves itself rather quickly. Crystal’s family history provides another wrinkle, and a smidgen of depth. Clever dialogue flows easily and wittily, almost screenplay-like, the best thing about this romance. Those who like their inspirational romance over easy will be happy to meet the McCord family, with enough siblings and backstories to kick off a series. (Apr.)

Reviewed on: 02/16/2009
Release date: 04/01/2009
Genre: Fiction
Hardcover - 423 pages - 978-1-4104-2053-4
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