Title: Mister Cowboy
Author: Rebecca Jenshak
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Where I got it: ARC from Netgalley
He’s a dirty-talking CEO with the heart of a cowboy.
Brecken Blackstone is not a cowboy. The bristly CEO has finally made a name for himself, trading boots for expensive suits, and the country landscape for a high rise in the city. When he inherits the family ranch, he’s eager to sell and be rid of it and the memories that haunt him.
January Lyle isn’t interested in another rich, boring suit, but from the moment she met Brecken, it’s clear he’s different. Hired to organize and prepare Blackstone Ranch to be sold, January wonders if she’s in over her head – with the large estate and the sexy man who owns it.
I received an ARC of this book for an honest review.
Each chapter of this book was titled with the person who was telling the story – IN THE THIRD PERSON. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book where the chapters were named and then the story was told in the third person. It was very bizarre and not a great style.
Brecken Blackstone is the owner of a successful software company in Denver. His father has recently passed and left him the family ranch. Brecken wants nothing to do with the ranch but to sell it. He stopped talking to his father when he left for college after discovering a horrible secret.
January Lyle is the daughter of a Senator from Illinois who moved to Denver for college. She’s a professional organizer, and after meeting Brecken once, he offers her the job of organizing the ranch to sell.
I liked the back story with Brecken, why he stopped talking to his father and his left the ranch. There was a side story with Brecken’s secretary I didn’t care for as much, and it was super predictable. January seemed to want to get away from the lifestyle she had with her father, but at the same time, needed her father’s love desperately. It was a little odd.
I liked the side characters in the book. January became friends with one of Brecken’s friend’s wife very quickly. I liked her roommate Michael a lot, and his side story was interesting.
The last 10% moved at kind of an unrealistic pace, but it was a good ending, and I liked the epilogue. Overall, a cute story and I would recommend.