RITA Reader Challenge Review

RITA Reader Challenge: Take Me, Cowboy by Jane Porter


Title: Take Me, Cowboy
Author: Jane Porter
Publication Info: Tule Publishing Group October 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Take Me Cowboy This RITA® Reader Challenge 2014 review was written by Phyllis Laatsch. This story was nominated for the RITA® in the Novella Romance category.

The summary:

When Jenny Wright’s fiancé leaves her standing at the altar in a Vera Wang bridal gown she can’t afford, she’s humiliated and heartbroken. To have Marietta hero bull riding champ Colton Thorpe witness her shame – makes the rejection even more devastating.

Jenny and Colton grew up in the same rough neighborhood and they both left home right after school to pursue big dreams. Now they're both back, with Colton as the celebrity chair for the 75th Copper Mountain Rodeo, and Jenny in disgrace.

Sexy, rugged Colton didn't get to be a national champion by chance. He's a man that takes risks and goes after what he wants. During the rodeo weekend, Colton makes it clear he wants Jenny. Flustered but flattered, Jenny finds it difficult to resist his charm. But what happens when the rodeo ends and Colton leaves town? Will she dare to dream again?(

And here is Phyllis' review:

I'm not really excited about this novella. The main characters started out pretty well and the setup is intriguing, but I never felt I got any depth on them.

The jilted bride figured out that she had never loved her fiancé anyway and was fine with it by the next day. It was a big deal how much debt she had racked up for the wedding and her credit cards were all maxed out, but halfway through the story, that issue just disappeared. Even though she no longer had her good job (with her now-ex), or her apartment in Chicago (ditto), it seemed it didn't matter and she wasn't looking for work or freaking out or anything.

And the hero was never ever ever ever going to marry again and a week later, he popped the question.

I didn't get a strong sense of place, no matter how many times the lovely mountains were mentioned. The town is supposed to be small and yet there's a whole street of mansions, though there's no source of fabulous jobs other than ranching and the ranch owners live on their ranches. They weren’t talked about as if they were summer homes, so who lived there?

It fell flat for me, I guess. Not awful, just flat.

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  1. 1
    Sarita says:

    Sounds pretty meh. It’s always a great disappointment to me when a book sets up all the necessary moving parts for juicy drama, and then just lets them fizzle out. Such a waste.

  2. 2
    denise says:

    the books in the series get stronger as it goes on… lots of best selling authors with interrelated books

  3. 3
    Shamil says:

    would I expect anntihyg less fabulous from you? No. Isabella is just the sweetest and oh what an entrance to this library! You’ve done amazing job peeking in on her activities to tell her story!!!

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