Blog Tour: Cassie's Cowboy Crave Review

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Cassie's Cowboy Crave
(Sweet Montana Bride #1)
by Kimberly Krey
Adult Romance
July 12, 2013                 

Twenty-four-year-old Cassie Lovell has a great job, good friends, and an apartment with a killer view. That is, until life is turned upside down. Without the chance to say goodbye, Cassie is forced into a witness protection program on Emerson Ranch. Just when she fears life is doomed, Cassie meets Shane Emerson, the stunningly handsome cowboy who’ll be posing as her newlywed groom. 

Shane Emerson is determined not to fall for the woman he’s agreed to harbor. Especially since the whole thing was his family’s way of trying to get him hitched. So why is it when he takes Cassie into his home, Shane wants nothing more than to turn their make-believe marriage into more than just a sham? 

In a moment of weakness, Shane steals a kiss. 
In return, Cassie steals his heart. 
Yet before they confess their undying love, 
a hidden danger threatens to tear them apart.

*Although this novel is considered clean romance, it does contain passionate kissing and a few mild curse words.


My Review

I really love reading a good, clean Adult Romance. I also seem to have a thing for cowboys. I think it's just that whole rugged, handsome, and charming persona. I also tend to like books where the two MC's are thrown together in some way and end up falling in love. This book definitely seemed to fit all those things together. Handsome and charming cowboy? Check. Clean? Check. Lots of romance? Check. A guy and a gal thrown together for a space of time with the possibility that they might fall in love? Check.

I really liked Cassie and Shane and all of their friends. Cassie has had somewhat of a sad childhood. She is used to being left behind and so is very hesitant to create any kind of lasting relationship with most people she may come in contact with. She does have two really good friends, but her boyfriend is really a non-boyfriend and her parents don't even see her once a year. She really loves Shane's family (I do too) and, for the first time, feels like she's found a home among them. Shane is your classic cowboy who has had his heart bruised and doesn't want to get involved with anyone again. He is also a hard worker, loyal, protective, and sweet. They made a great pair.

I also loved the setting on the ranch. The horses and hard labor, the group meals and gatherings, the camaraderie and the way Shane's family adopts everyone who works there or marries into the family. I loved the times when Cassie and Shane went off on walks, rides, or on a picnic. Just the simple things they did to develop their friendship.

The romance was fabulous! This is definitely an adult book, so there is some innuendo and some definite kissing. The author did a fabulous job writing those scenes. I loved Shane grabbing Cassie by her belt loops and pulling her in. I love the kissing in the rain and in the pantry. There were definitely some great moments, but nothing that I felt pushed this over that clean line. Shane is pretty honest in his attraction and the way he'd like to kiss Cassie, but he also does a pretty good job of being a gentleman.

I definitely recommend this if you're looking for a sweet and sultry, but clean, romance.

Content: Some innuendo and mild swearing, but would consider this clean for the genre.
Source: Received a copy for review from the tour host, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Writing Romance That’s Clean Without Losing the Steam!

Kimberly Krey

I'm a writer of contemporary clean romance, a lover of home, family, & friends, & the ultimate hater of laundry.

A few of my favorite things: Diet Coke, Cafe Rio, and novels by Marcia Lynn McClure.

I do not go anywhere without: SoftLips Chapstick and Altoids Smalls. 


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