Opposing the Cowboy by Margo Bond Collins
Series: Hometown Heroes #2
Published by Entangled Publishing on July 28th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Never trust a good kisser...
Yoga teacher LeeAnn Walker has no desire to see the unspoilt beauty of her grandmother's ranch violated by a greedy oil company. But unless she finds the paperwork confirming she owns the mineral rights, that's exactly what could happen. The worst part? The guy spearheading the whole mess is none other than the hot and sexy stranger LeeAnn just kissed to make her ex jealous.
Jonah Hamilton thought his day was looking up until he found out the gorgeous blonde who kissed the hell out of him is the same stubborn woman he came to town for. And she's not too happy to find out she might be forced to allow drilling on her land.
But Jonah has a job to do, even if LeeAnn tempts him to turn his professionalism into something much more personal...
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Opposing the Cowboy was a nice romance. It was entertaining enough if not a bit clichéd… I’m not sure if that is the right word, predictable comes to mind too, at the same time it had some elements that were a bit too unbelievable to it.
LeeAnn is a yoga instructor in the making, with very bad luck lately, who lives at her grandmother’s ranch. And to top it all there’s an oil company trying to drill there.
Jonah works for said oil company and is sent to town to find if LeeAnn owns the mineral rights or if they can find a way to go around her as she has been refusing them from day one.
Without knowing who the other is, when LeeAnn bumps into Jonah (literally) at a dinner where she sees her cheating ex-boyfriend with his fiancée and asks the hot stranger for help, they kiss each other.
At first they are appalled when they realize who they have kissed, but they just can’t deny their attraction. Jonah sets a plan in motion to help LeeAnn sift through all her grandmother’s hoarding to see if they can find the mineral rights, while getting to know one another.
Unfortunately, a lot of things happening had a fake feel to it, or maybe I just couldn’t get into it. For example, Jonah had this aversion to “neo-hippies, tree huggers, yoga doers who are all unreliable pot smelling flakes”. Stereotyping much?
And then there’s the whole stressed-unconscious-yoga-doing by LeeAnn… there’s no way you don’t realize you’re balancing on one foot and doing a pose, I mean, how unaware of yourself can you be?
Then the whole thing with the papers was too convenient, and the angst-ish circumstances it produced felt too fabricated.
What I’m trying to say is, I had a good time reading this story; it was engaging enough although I couldn’t get into it completely. They have some scorching encounters and they had good chemistry together. Maybe it is a me thing and has nothing to do with the book at all, and that’s why I can’t really put my finger on what my actual issue is.
Rating: 2.5 still a bit undecided Stars
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