Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Last Cowboy by Lindsay McKenna

The iconic Cowboy: Pure alpha male, fiercely protective of all he holds dear. The last of a dying breed. Otherwise known as a pain in the rear.
City girl: It was written all over her like a sign warning him to keep off. Sure, Slade McPherson would train her horse… With his ranch one bad day away from foreclosure, he can’t afford to turn away a paying customer. But no way is this cowboy getting involved with a woman like Jordana Lawton—no matter how pretty she looks in a saddle.
Yet everything can change in an instant. A terrifying run-in with an angry bull tilts Slade’s world off its axis, leaving him wounded and unable to compete in a race that could change his future, for good. With Jordana by his side, he just might stand a chance. But what happens when this old-school cowboy finds himself falling for a modern city girl? (Synopsis from Goodreads)

The Last Cowboy had all of the elements necessary to create the perfect feel good western romance.  The backdrop for the story was Jackson Hole, Wyoming near the Teton Mountains. McKenna had me longing to see this picturesque country side.  Next, she stirred in sexy, heart weary rancher, Slade McPherson. She introduced Dr. Jordana Lawton, a woman who could see through his stubborn exterior. Then, she sprinkled on a villainous neighbor, an estranged brother, disaster and a couple of beautiful horses.

The Last Cowboy grabbed me at page one and held me till the final page. The characters had depth and the plot moved quickly. The storyline was believable and the romance felt fresh. The sub-plot to the novel dealt with horse training and McKenna’s knowledge of the subject was apparent.This took up a large portion of the book but I found it to be interesting and it made ranch life burst to life. 

While this tale offered nothing new it was the perfect read for a rainy day and I enjoyed it immensely. McKenna left the door wide open for follow up stories to this tale, and I’d be happy to go back again.

I want to thank netGalley and Harlequin Publishing for the ARC, in exchange for my unbiased review. This book will be released around November 29, 2011 and is available for pre-order. 

I gave the book 3 coffee cups out of 5. 

 Buy here: B&N or here: Amazon 
 Author's website: Lindsay McKenna

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At October 19, 2011 at 8:51 PM , Anonymous Stephanie @ Read In a Single Sitting said...

Thanks to Linda Lael Miller I'm a total sucker for cowboy romances, but I haven't read Lindsay McKenna yet. I'll definitely keep an eye out for this one. :)

Thanks for the review!

At October 19, 2011 at 11:42 PM , Anonymous Terri said...

My kind of book. I love cowboy romances as well. The name Slade caught my eye and made me wonder if I have read it, but after reading about it I'm almost certain I haven't read this one yet. But I will!

At October 20, 2011 at 10:18 AM , Blogger Frugal in WV said...

I love the coffee theme of your blog, the background with the beans is great! Love cowboy romances, this book looks like something I would like. New follower from blogaholic, look forward to your future reviews! You can find me at
Stop by when you get the chance :)

At October 22, 2011 at 12:22 PM , Blogger Maria Behar said...

Hi, Kimba!

Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my little Halloween tale. I greatly appreciate it!

I love this review! You have analyzed the book in a very detailed manner, one that engages the reader's attention throughout. Yet, there aren't a lot of spoilers in it. Great job!

The cover grabbed me right away! I have a deep love for horses, although, sadly, life circumanstances haven't brought me near them very often... And cowboys...well, I ADORE cowboys! This book sure sounds like a terrific, wonderfully romantic read!!

Thanks for the review!! : )

At October 23, 2011 at 9:41 PM , Blogger Maria Behar said...

P.S. Oh, and check your followers list -- I've been following you for a while now! : )

At October 24, 2011 at 5:41 PM , Blogger roro said...

new folowr
lovly review


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