Sin in a Stetson…
For most women, going to a friend’s bachelorette party in Vegas is the ultimate gals’ weekend. Jessica Gainey is not most women. An introverted worrywart, Sunset Strip is not her idea of a good time. But, it’s rodeo weekend, and the town is crawling with seriously hot cowboys…none more wickedly sexy than Aaron Weathers.
He’s Texas. She’s New York. Still, Jessica can’t stop fantasizing about that ripped cowboy bod. So for one weekend, she throws caution to the wind to be a wild and daring version of herself before returning to a life where men can’t be trusted and love is a four-letter word. Except that in Vegas, even the greatest odds can have unbelievable—and thoroughly satisfying—payouts!
|Title:||Her Sexy Vegas Cowboy|
|Category / Genre(s):||Harlequin / Mills & Boon (Blaze)|
|Trope(s):||One Night Stand|
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|Location:||Las Vegas, US|
|Release Date:||15th December, 2015|
Vegas with a cowboy twist
This is the first book by Ali Olson and, I believe, her debut for the Blaze line.
The story is a little bit of a twist on the usual Vegas storyline which is really down to the characters. We’ve got Aaron – the cowboy in town for the rodeo, and Jessica – an introvert who is like a fish out of water in the sin city.
Our heroine is a well written and well rounded character. Before I started reading I was intrigued how she was going to be portrayed. Was it really possible to write about an introverted worrywart without making her sound like a moany bore? Yes, as it turns out. I liked the way that Olson handled Jessica’s character and made her true to herself without making her into a caricature. As a card carrying introvert – I approve! Not your usual Blaze heroine but fun to read about every now and then.
It was Aaron that I had more of a problem with. He comes to the rodeo every year to enjoy the rodeo and engage in casual sex with women. It seemed like one woman was more prominent in his liaisons but it did appear that he was something of a cad. Sure, it happens, but I’m not really keen on men (or women) who are supposed to be the hero of the novel being so free with their, well, affections or sleeping around. But if that wasn’t bad enough – when Aaron and Jessica meet for the second time, Aaron is staring at the boobs of two women who are helping him stand. Fear not though – he’s only looking at them and wondering what Jessica’s boobs look like. Right then.
Oh, he’s not that bad but as a result of my slight indifference to him, the book felt a little tepid. The sex scenes were fun and the interactions between Aaron and Jessica were likeable but the book never really kicked into high gear to make me love it. The additional extra of Jessica’s father’s illness, and eventual demise, was tacked on at the end just to tie up loose ends and remove the barrier to the happily ever after. Or at least that’s what it felt like. It seemed a strange angle to take in a Blaze novel.
Overall, this was an enjoyable read and I liked Olson’s writing style. It’s not a book to write home about and not one that I would pick up and read again, but if it’s sitting on your shelf or in your kindle then it’s worth a couple of hours of your time. 3 stars.
Ali Olson is a longtime resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, where she has been teaching English at the high school and college level for the last seven years. Ali has found a passion for writing sexy romance novels, both contemporary and historical, and is enthusiastic about her newly discovered career. She loves reading, writing, and traveling with her husband and constant companion, Joe. She loves hearing from readers.