Monday, June 25, 2012
by Vanessa Gray Bartal
Dev Rating: **
A somewhat silly premise typical of a rom-com style romance novel, but it really does work.
The characters are very endearing and likable. Especially the girl. The boy has some annoying woe-is-me moments, but is overall charming.
For me the dev moments were few, but the ones that were there were great. There's the time Cade falls from his chair into the mud. There's when Cade is taking care of an ill Layla.
There are some not great things such as the brothers in the story all having ridiculously similar names. Also, I found it really hard to believe that Layla was a foster kid. She told us a lot about how untrusting she was, but what was shown was the opposite.
The cover is also terrible. A gray tone cover definitely does not catch the eye and the text is difficult to read on it. It looks really unprofessional. Instead of buying the book outright (even though it was a cheap ebook) I downloaded the sample. I was pretty sure from the cover that I wasn't going to like it.
But then, as a sample should, I fell in love with Layla's character and wanted to keep reading.
For a more detailed review, visit: http://www.ruthmadison.com/monday-book-review-cowboy-down/