- Print Length: 206 pages
- Release Date: February 12, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
- Language: English
This is book one of a new series called The Cowboy Way, by Becky McGraw, author of the Texas Trouble series. The series is a spinoff from her novella Hope for Christmas, which was included in the anthology SANTA WORE SPURS and is still available on Amazon.com. The Cowboy Way series is a little funnier, a lot hotter and somewhat more intimate without the action/suspense that is included in her bestselling Texas Trouble series.
*******JUST SHOOT ME (#1, Cowboy Way)*******
Tina Montgomery needs to find her Texas Tomcat. Her promotion and livelihood depend on it. That promotion could mean a new life for her, her sister and her niece. It’s a big risk however, because if she fails in her bid to head up a new menswear line at her company, she could lose everything. That’s why finding the perfect model to represent the line has become her sole focus. At the point of thinking she would never find that man, one with both experience and attitude that shows in his face and eyes, she meets Dean Dixon. His gorgeous eyes tell a story she definitely wants to hear and the man has more attitude than any she’s ever met. Physically he’s perfect for the job. But that attitude she thought she wanted in her cowboy quickly becomes her biggest downfall when she tries to convince the sexy, but hard-hearted rancher to help her.
Dean Dixon is done with women. His cheating ex-wife has shown him just how untrustworthy women are. He has a ranch to run, and a son who might not be his to raise alone. That’s more than enough for any man to handle without dealing with his sister-in-law’s friend who is determined to convince him to model for her company. He has seen what that industry has done to his brother. Dean is a rancher, not a model, and he isn’t about to abandon his family or fall into the same trap his brother had. He stands his ground, until his sister-in-law tells him why Tina needs the promotion she’s wanting so badly, and asks for his help. Hope had bailed him and his family out when they needed her the year prior. How could he refuse to help her now?
This is my first reading a Becky Mcgraw book and I must say that I immensely enjoyed reading it. Those random acts of getting a book is really a good thing sometimes.
What I like best about this book aside from the hot cowboy Dean, is the humor. I know most people who read romance is all for the romance and the hotness of this possible book boyfriends but book humor always gets me. I really think Tina and Dean complement each other very well. Tina being the fun part of the story and Dean being the grumpy and cranky part but I’d say very forgivable being the hotness that he is.
Story wise, I like that this story is not just about romance but also about family. I was deeply touched with the unselfish love Tina has for her niece and Dean’s tremendous love for the son that’s not even his biologically. It shows what real family is made of and how real friends are to each other in times of trouble.
The part where Jeremy was telling everybody about his Dad and the chicken really cracked me up. He was really too cute and I can imagine him while reading about it that I want to go inside the book and pinch his cheeks. Mr. Cranky Pants a.k.a. Dean’s reactions to situations either always had me laughing or annoyed. However, annoying as he is sometimes, I like how he tries to make up for it. And really, seeing that his plate is full and there’s so much he needs to handl, I kind of think he’s reactions are understandable.
Usually, it’s the hero that get us hooked into reading a romance book but in this case for me it’s Tina. I was looking forward and even eager on what she’s about to do next. How he get Dean to model for him, the way things turned about in the lake, how the job promotion turned to something unexpected… I learned to admire her character throughout all that. And I think any guy seeing all that has no choice but to fall in love with her. And I love how Tina never second guess herself when it comes to giving Dean a piece of her mind when it comes to his family and Jeremy. Even the condom thing cracked me up although I hate how Dean reacted into it.
Hope and Cord was something I enjoyed reading about too and I’m definitely looking forward to reading their own story (if there isn’t one yet). I can see how much Hope loves Cord and that really made me curious about their story, how they fell in love with each other and how they ended up together.
However I love the chemistry between Dean and Tina, I’d say my favorite characters are Laney and Jeremy. This book wouldn’t be as it is without the two of them. The drama and the humor that these little kids brought to the story was like icing on the cake. Specially that part where Jeremy spent the night with her mom.
Except for the Epilogue, I’d say this is one of the cowboy stories that I enjoyed reading the most. Will definitely look forward to the next installment of the series.
About the Author
Becky McGraw is a married mother of three adult children, and a Southern girl by birth and the grace of God, ya’ll. She resides in South Texas with her husband and dog Abby.
A jack of many trades in her life, Becky has been an optician, a beautician, a legal secretary, a senior project manager for an aviation management consulting firm, which took her all over the United States, a real estate broker, and now a graphic artist, web designer and writer.
She knows just enough about a variety of topics to make her dangerous, and her romance novels interesting and varied. Being a graphic artist is a good thing for her too, because she creates her own cover art, along with writing the novels.
Becky has been an avid reader of romance novels since she was a teenager, and has been known to read up to four novels of that genre a week, much to the dismay of her husband, and the delight of e-book sellers.
She has been writing fictional short stories and novels for fun, as well as technical copy for her jobs for many years. She was a member of the Writer’s Guild on AOL during her last venture into writing romance, as well as a founding member and treasurer of the first online chapter of the Romance Writers of America, From the Heart Romance Writers. Currently, she is a member of both organizations.