03 Jul '14

A Nix Review – No Accounting for Cowboys by Leah Braemel (DNF)

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No Accounting for Cowboys by Leah Braemel
Series: The Grady Legacy #2
Published by Carina Press on 2014-05-19
Genres: Cowboys
Pages: 242
Format: eBook
Goodreads
DNF
Book two of The Grady Legacy

Jake Grady loves Bull's Hollow ranch and all the challenges and hard work it entails. But the past year hasn't been easy—his father's good name has been tarnished, and new financial problems are threatening to destroy everything the Gradys have built. Performing live under a stage name has become his escape, a way of blowing off some serious steam.

Accountant Paige Reynolds found Jake's guitar-playing alter ego intriguing, but her connection with the real Jake sends her attraction into overdrive. When she's summoned to make order out of the chaotic paper trail at Bull's Hollow, he sets her world a-rocking—both in bed and out. But Paige has a plan; she's determined to create her own path for the future, but is soon left scrambling for firmer ground.

Good news about Jake's potential singing career is followed by the revelation of another family secret, one that has him questioning whether he belongs at Bull's Hollow at all. But leaving the ranch would mean leaving his family…and Paige. How much is he willing to give up for a real shot at fame?

102,000 words

FTC : I got this from NetGalley for an honest review. I have no relationship with the author.

This book just didn’t click for me. Oh, I wanted it to, and I kept trying longer than I would normally do so based on my fondness for both this authors work and the first in the series, but in the end I had to put it down. The characters, although appealing in theory, didn’t push my buttons as I just didn’t feel the angst the author wanted me to feel because the back-story just didn’t resonate for me. The conflict wasn’t really strong enough to engage me and I felt that, although there is an overall story ARC, it didn’t really advance quick enough to keep up a pace I enjoyed. I’ve seen some fabulous reviews so I assume it was just a bad fit for me. I will note that here that, if you decide to give it a try, you shouldn’t read this without trying the first.

Overall, this is a book that I put down after 75% as it just didn’t grab me. I will try this authors work again in the future. 

DNF

Nix

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