Monday, January 5, 2015

ARC Review - I Am Not Your Melody (A Bear Creek Saddle short novel) by Shoshanna Evers


steamy cowboy romance

Release date January 6th, 2015!

Stand-alone (NO cliffhangers) prequel to the upcoming Bunking with the Cowboys Series

a Bear Creek Saddle short novel

“Big Bad Bill” Edwards, the biggest, baddest cowboy in Bear Creek Saddle, Idaho, has only gotten meaner in the years since his bride Melody died young…

Miami bartender Allie Crawford has no idea what she’s getting into when she buys half-ownership of the sexy cowboy’s bar, inherited from his late uncle. She’d thought they’d built a friendship based on several months of emails back and forth. But in person, Big Bad Bill will do anything to keep her at arm’s length… only he can’t. The man is sinfully sexy trouble — big trouble. Especially since Allie is just one year out from when her cheating ex destroyed their marriage.

How can Bill and Allie be together if their hearts can’t handle the risk of breaking once more?

Bill has just three rules for dealing with Allie: Don’t kill her. Don’t kiss her. And above all, don’t fall in love…not ever again.

For fans of cowboy romance, Idaho ranchers (heck, even Montana ranchers, since they’re neighbors), and sizzling hot contemporary romance, this short novel by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shoshanna Evers is set in the mountains of small-town Bear Creek Saddle, Idaho. Ride ‘em, cowboy!

My Review:

I enjoyed this sweet tale of cowboy love though I did have mixed feelings about Bill.  Allie has put all her money into being a part-owner of a small town bar and is intent on making her dreams of being a successful bar owner a reality.  She drives across country to meet up with Bill, original owner and now partner to Allie, and get started on re-opening their bar.  She is broke and must make the bar successful to live.  Bill (also known in Bear Creek Saddle as Big Bad Bill) is not expecting Allie to arrive ahead of schedule and certainly didn't expect that not everything she said was a little exaggerated.  They have been emailing each other for months and both had been looking forward to their first face-to-face meeting.  It sure did not go the way either expected.  I enjoyed how Bill and Allie's relationship developed and the fantastic secondary characters (I am looking forward to their own stories) but Bill's personality was confusing to me at times.  He blew hot and cold which was confusing to me at times.  It could be that I have never met a person who's personality was so up and down and that made it harder for me to relate to Bill.  I did like this well written and entertaining story despite my mixed feelings about Bill  and am looking forward to reading the upcoming books in this series. ~Booklover Sue

I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

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