Sunday, April 1, 2018

Book Review: 'Boots and the Heartbreaker' by Myla Jackson


This book was a great read! I started reading it late at night and only meant to read a few pages and then continue on the next day. That was a mistake, because I got so caught up that I read straight through to the end without once putting it down. I enjoyed every page.
Colin McFarlan’s mother really wanted her three sons to get married and start living their own lives so she had given them an ultimatum to marry or she would sell the ranch. Colin’s brothers have fallen in love already so now it’s his turn or else the time is running out. The problem is that this cowboy has been burned by a love that came between him and his brother Brody. Poor Colin was so frustrated by his mother’s ultimatum and irritated at her flirtation with the town heartbreaker that he gets involved with the one woman he has never quite forgotten. I couldn’t help feeling bad for Colin and Fancy. They had tried moving on but hadn’t been able to get past the fallout from their one night together. Plenty of mistakes were made as the past kept coming between them in one way or another.
I enjoyed this short story. I loved the second chance at romance part, and I especially enjoyed the sizzling love scenes. It had a fast pace and defined characters. I absolutely loved the emotions. Colin and Fancy were both wonderfully flawed and vulnerable. Colin was adorable, but he kept jumping to conclusions and messing things up. Fancy was so wary of getting hurt again that she almost messed things up herself by pushing him away. I also enjoyed the secondary story that Myla Jackson subtly slipped into the mix that involved Colin’s mom and Fancy’s uncle. Most of all I adored the funny lightheartedness of the plot. It had a few laugh out loud moments that involved Colin’s clumsy jealousy and Fancy and a cable guy.
For the record, Boots and the Heartbreaker is book eleven in the Ugly Stick Saloon Series by Myla Jackson. This is a blazing hot series that is well written with relatable characters. I’ve enjoyed each amazing story in this series. This one was a fantastic read and I can’t wait for more.

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