Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Kissed by a Cowboy

Kissed by a Cowboy: a cowboy inspirational romance (Heart of Oklahoma Book 1) 

Kindle and audio

by Lacy Williams

  • 116 pages
  • Publisher: Lacy Williams Books
  • Publication Date: February 2, 2014
  • ASIN: B00I7JK0FG

Kissed by a Cowboy by USA Today bestselling author Lacy Williams, a sweet inspirational romance 
Just shy of her thirtieth birthday, Haley Carston returns to Redbud Trails, Oklahoma, to care for her dying aunt. She thinks she’s ready for this homecoming. She’s spent years escaping her perpetual shyness and being Katie Michaels’ tag-along friend, but being back in her hometown brings back a lot of old memories, especially when she is faced with the cowboy she never forgot—Katie’s older brother, Maddox. 
Twelve years ago, Maddox Michaels was supposed to be somebody. He had everything. A football scholarship. A Division I team scouting him. Maybe even a chance at the pros. Now, he’s a burned-out cowboy working day and night to stay ahead of his brother’s medical bills and keep their family farm from going bankrupt. And trying to be a father-figure for his niece, Olivia. 
When Haley and Olivia start spending time together, Maddox can’t help remembering those dreams that died alongside his sister. Will being with Haley open his heart to new dreams? 
My thoughts:  I got this book free off Amazon and I was not required to write a review. 

KISSED BY A COWBOY is the first book I've read by Ms. Williams and I think it will be the last. I didn't care at all about Haley or Maddox. They were completely flat, undeveloped characters that I was held distant from. Haley thought she loved Maddox because he kissed her once at prom, ten years earlier, and he was only a "blind date" set up by his sister. 

I read the whole thing in it's entirety, and didn't notice any glaring grammatical errors or other mistakes, so this is a step up from some self-published books. However, Ms. Williams is not a reader I'd care to read again.

If you like contemporary cowboy romance novellas though, featuring a wounded hero, a struggling little girl with big dreams, and a heroine who has all the answers give KISSED BY A COWBOY a try. 

This is supposed to be an inspirational (Christian) romance. Other than being squeaky clean (no passion) there is absolutely nothing remotely Christian about it. No church, no prayer, no faith message.  For more conservative readers, she does use some soft swear words. 

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