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Of a self professed bookworm and geek girl.

Review: Cowboy Payback by Donna Michaels

Series: Sequel to Cowboy-Fiancé
Genre:  Western Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc
Published: September 9th 2015
Length:  244 pages

I was originally taken in by the cover, after all the dog tags and a title promised me  a double threat - military and cowboy. Plus the blurb sounded pretty good.  So I was so disappointed when I just couldn't get into the book. I put it down and picked it up multiple times, thinking maybe I just wasn't in the right frame of mind, but nothing seemed to work. Finally at 56% I called it quits and DNF'ed the book.

My biggest beef with the book is that there was very little dialogue between anyone else besides Trisha and Brett. Anytime they interacted with anyone else besides just each other, the scene was sharply condensed and summarized. And they really don't spend enough time together to carry us when they weren't together.

Over all I was totally bummed that this book didn't capture my attention the way I had hoped.

Netgalley and The Wild Rose Press provided me with this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Former Marine Captain Brett Brennan loves a good practical joke—when he’s the prankster not the prankee. Unfortunately, his twin brother has learned a lesson or two from the master and springs Operation Payback on him, thrusting Brett into a fake engagement to his former corporal, Trisha Jennings, in front of her matchmaking, District Attorney father.

Relationships are so not his thing, but realizing Trisha is struggling to come to terms with a horrific incident from their recent deployment, Brett takes matters into his own hands, using their fake relationship to keep her on his family’s resort ranch, the perfect place for her to find peace and heal. After all, he would never let one of his own men down.

Except, Trisha is no longer a corporal under his command. Out of uniform, she is all woman, and his unexpected attraction to her soon has him forgetting their prank relationship is only for show. Who knew payback could be so sweet?


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