Jane Day is on the run from the paid assassin who had been her fiancé. In Wichita Falls, Texas, she meets Nellie Luckadeau, a spitfire of an old lady who desperately needs someone to work on her ranch. But Nellie’s drop-dead gorgeous grandson “Lucky Slade” is sure he can spot a con artist a mile away. He’s determined not to let some upstart like Jane fleece his granny.
When his signature intimidation methods don’t convince Jane to leave, he pours on the charm to make her spill what she’s up to. She’s happy to play along, but she’s not going to let this hot, hostile cowboy run her off his land when all she needs is a lucky break…
I kind of have this shameful secret. I’ll share it with you dearest reader, because we’re tight, but don’t tell anyone else.
*looks around before stage whispering* I like cowboy romance novels.
Listen, it’s not my fault.
It’s actually all the fault of “One Lucky Cowboy.” (Ok, it’s actually Jane Day’s fault, but as she’s today’s featured harlot, I’ll tell you more about her later.)
Jane is on the run from her murderous hit man of a fiancé and ends up in Texas with nowhere else to go and no way to get there. As fate would have it, Nellie Luckadeau is on the scene and offers her a job. And of course Nellie’s young (and supposedly hot) grandson hates her. I’m sure you can see where this one is headed.
Or can you? Because while the first half is typical cowboy fare, the second morphs into a kind of thriller odyssey in a highly entertaining and totally implausible fashion.
Now there are times when the mentioning of food, products, and songs seems to actually snap you out of the story a bit. Especially food especially when I’m hungry. Over looking that though, it’s a really sweet novel. Sweet because any and all sexual scenes are of the “fade to black” variety where you know it’s happening, but don’t get the details. It’s like this in all her novels, and I can appreciate that.
I think the appeal for cowboy romance, to me, is that in this cowboy culture there’s a lot less materialism going on. As someone who doesn’t really get the whole materialism thing (except with electronics) I really appreciate the whole idea of just working hard and enjoying life.
3.5 stars, for showing me that sometimes the simple things in life are the best.
Like Dairy Queen.
And now I want a Blizzard.