Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Book Review: 'Cowboy After Five' by Fleeta Cunningham

Mickey was stretching himself thin. Between helping out at his father’s office and working at his own club – Mickey’s Bar – Mickey doesn’t have a lot of spare time on his hands. He does love his after-hours sing-alongs at the old people’s home, though, where he becomes a singing cowboy after five. When he meets the granddaughter of one of his favourite ladies, Leanne, Mickey just knows here is a lady he wants to get to know better.
I really enjoyed this full length story. I found the characters were interesting, layered and vibrant – I particularly liked some of the people at the old folks’ home, Miss Cordelia was a delight! Leanne and Mickey were clearly the main hero and heroine, and I greatly enjoyed their slow, sweet drop into love with each other. There was also plenty of interesting and really well written plot to keep me turning the pages. Between the nefarious happenings at Mickey’s club, Mickey working office hours where possible for his dad at his business and Mickey’s moonlighting as a singer there is more than enough action happening I feel to keep most readers interested.
I found this to be a wholesome, really well paced and lovely story to read. Very romantically sweet, it’s the sort of story I’d happily share not just with my friends, but also my mother or younger women just beginning to explore sweet romances. While there’s certainly romance to it, the happiness and sweet spark is something that lends itself to being shared with family and friends. While I was a little disappointed that much of the plot was fairly predictable, that in itself was rather like a cosy, warm blanket to wrap myself in. The fact nothing too outrageous or crazy happened is sometimes exactly the sort of romance story one wants to read.
A delicious, sweet romance full of good plot and excellent characters.

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