Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Bet On A Cowboy by Julie Benson

Review of Bet On A Cowboy by Julie Benson

Published: June 5, 2012

4 out of 5 smirks

Synopsis: "Love Is The Wild Card

Commitment phobic Colorado cowboy Griffin McAlister has it all figured out. Do the reality dating show, get the money his family desperately needs and go on with his life. Actually falling in love was never part of the deal…least of all falling in love with the show’s spunky director.

Maggie Sullivan knows she’s found a star the minute she meets Griffin. But as she gets to know the man behind the dimples, she realizes she might have found something more. It doesn’t matter, though; she has a job to do. Besides, how could he ever notice her while he’s busy wooing ten gorgeous women?

Now Griffin has a choice to make: stick with the plan and lose Maggie forever, or risk everything for a chance to win her heart!"

Bet On A Cowboy by Julie Benson is a truly fascinating romance story about looking beneath the surface to find true love.  Maggie and Griffin are two characters whose chemistry comes from the challenge they pose for one another.  I like that Maggie doesn't put up with Griffin's charm and chooses to ignore it, only taking him seriously when he's being honest.  I like that Griffin finally realizes that he can't get everything he wants with just some pretty words and a dazzling smile.  The story revolving around a reality dating show gave the story a unique spin and sitting back and letting things play out.  What I didn't like about this story was how played out calling Maggie plain was.  I mean seriously as a character I was surprised Maggie wasn't limping towards the end of the story from the endless "you're plain" comments kept rolling around in this book.  I also didn't like that most of the comments came from the mind of Griffin.  I give Bet On A Cowboy by Julie Benson 4 smirks because even though I didn't like how many times Maggie was called plain over the course of the  story, obviously this book got under my skin for me to rant about it in a review.  Even this snark can see the brilliance in that.

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