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
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.