California Cowboy

Author: Maggie Casper

Publisher: Samhain Publishing

Release Date: July 31, 2007

Blue Ribbon Rating: 5

Format: EBOOK

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Clay Bodine has lived his entire life at the Lazy B Ranch and he takes the running of the ranch as well as his employees welfare very seriously. He’s a controlling man who doesn’t like surprises - especially when the unexpected surprise is a certain petite redhead whom his brother hired and brought home.

Bobbie Carlington has learned to fend for herself and she certainly doesn’t have to answer to anyone... or at least she didn’t until she went to work at the Lazy B. Now she has a bossy employer to contend with who turns her on more than she’d like to admit.

Chance had mentioned hiring a new kid named Bobbie, but Clay thought Bobbie would be a boy. There’s absolutely nothing boyish about Bobbie and Clay is furious that Chance would bring such a temptation into his domain. To complicate matters, she won’t bow and scrape to his demands... nope, the little lady thinks nothing of confronting him and calling him on each and every one of his asinine demands all while infuriating him at every turn. It’s soon obvious that their attraction is mutual but Clay doesn’t intend to get seriously involved with any woman and he has no doubt that Bobbie is the kind of woman a man keeps once he’s made love to her. Bobbie has no qualms with the thought of having sex with Clay and she has no intention of ever getting married and dang well isn’t about to allow any man to control her. Things between Clay and Bobbie become a little strained when they finally cave in to their mutual desire and he discovers that she’s a virgin. As far as he’s concerned, that means he needs to marry her, only Bobbie isn’t going along with his marital plans and refuses to marry him simply because she’s no longer a virgin. Not once has Clay expressed more than simply desiring her and Bobbie needs more than that if she’s even going to consider marriage. Fortunately she’s got options - options that aren’t going to make Clay happy! Will Bobbie find her happily-ever-after with her stubborn, dominate and sexy California cowboy?

Maggie Casper has been a longtime ‘must read’ author for me and CALIFORNIA COWBOY is a prime example of why fans eagerly anticipate each new story she writes. I loved the ongoing power struggle between Clay and Bobbie. They’re both so stubborn that it’s a blast just trying to figure out who’s going to win in their battle of wills. Bobbie’s drive to better her life really makes her a character that readers are going to adore. Her innocence and independent nature in the face of Clay’s dominating personality is hysterically funny and makes their love scenes hot enough to have readers blushing and wishing for a dominate man for themselves.

Fans of Chance will be thrilled to know that he has his own story - CHANCE OF A LIFETIME will be available at Samhain Publishing in October 16, 2007.

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Chrissy Dionne

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