Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Release Day Review ~ Rocking The Cowboy by Skylar M. Cates

Release Day Review ~ Rocking The Cowboy by Skylar M. Cates

Title: Rocking the Cowboy
Author: Skylar M. Cates
Release Date: August 21, 2018
Category: Contemporary, Dreamspun Desires
Pages: 222
Opposites who go together like country and rock ’n’ roll.
Long before he was a superstar, Remy Sean had a secret crush on Jed Riley. But Jed sees Remy as a spoiled pop rocker and an extension of his father’s control. Still, Jed is willing to let Remy hide from the press on his ranch—but only as a way to get his father out of his life and business for good.
Used to being admired and fawned over, Remy keenly feels the sting of Jed’s dismissal. Can he make Jed see him as more than a pain in the ass? Or is Jed too tangled up in his ranch to see past his old hurt?
Jed doesn’t believe someone desired by so many fans could want him, a simple cowboy. But Remy is determined to change Jed’s mind and steal his heart….

4 Stars!

I adored Remy! He was such a fascinating character and grabbed my attention from the start. Now, while I wish I could say the same about Jeb, it took me almost 2/3rds of the story to finally warm up to him. He was so gruff and angry, and while I could understand why—his dad was a twat of the first order and proved to be even worse than I thought—I was disillusioned over how much of a judgmental ass he was with Remy. Yes, Remy was a pop star and he was used to the attention, but he didn't get to the ranch and expect special treatment, au contraire, he just wanted to heal from a traumatic event during a concert and write songs again. Anyway, despite this, I can't deny they were good together, the chemistry was definitely there and the sex scenes were hot, so there's that.

While I liked a lot of the secondary characters, I have to mention 2 that I didn't particularly care for, one was Jed's father who just up and left his family to manage Remy's career and then tried to force Remy to tour with his ex, who'd been awful to him. And then, Jed's sister, who was an ungrateful b*tch and I wanted to slap her silly. Yes, I didn't like Jed at first, but having her choose her twatwaffle of her father to walk her down the aisle when Jed had been there for her all along, didn't sit right with me and I don't care if she ended up regretting it, it was still in bad form. /rant

So, overall, while not exactly my favorite of Ms. Cates' books, it was still an entertaining read and I have no trouble recommending it.

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

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