Monday, February 3, 2020

Lucky Chance Cowboy by Teri Anne Stanley

At Big Chance Dog Rescue,
everyone can find a forever home.

Marcus Talbott is a soldier through and through, and he's not going to let an injury keep him from his Army unit. Sure, his last mission nearly broke his back, but that's nothing his positive attitude and work ethic can't fix, right? In the meantime, he's got a place on the board at the Big Chance Dog Rescue, and flirting with his friend's sassy sister, Emma, is a welcome distraction.

Emma Stern is barely scraping by while working and caring for her elderly grandfather, but she's running out of options—and hope. The last thing she has time for is Marcus and his flirting, sexy as he might be. But every time Emma thinks she's reached the end of her rope, Marcus is there to lend a hand. Maybe there's more to the handsome playboy after all...

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I absolutely loved the first book in this series, and I was really looking forward to this one. Unfortunately, it just didn’t quite work for me. Marcus is one of the injured soldiers recovering at Big Chance Dog Rescue and Emma is the sister of Adam, the man who started the dog rescue ranch.

On their own, both Marcus and Emma are complicated, likeable characters. Emma struggles to make ends meet while caring for her grandfather and working for her former in-laws. Marcus is desperate to speed up his recovery and return to active duty. They both have interesting, complex histories and I feel like I should have engaged with them more than I did.

I think it’s the romance that misses the mark for me. Emma doesn’t trust Marcus at all – she does have her reasons though – and I hate the judgmental assumptions she makes about him. Marcus is possibly a little bit selfish and a little too single minded to really see Emma or try to forge a healthier relationship with her. Something about the hot and cold relationship strewn with miscommunication and mistrust feels like something I’d warn a girlfriend about – not encourage.

The writing in this story feels much choppier than the writing in the first book and it took me a long time to read because my attention kept dropping off. The pacing is a little slow, the characters don’t feel quite as human as they did in the first book, and I kept picking the book up and putting it down for far too long. I still love the concept and I really hope this story is a blip and the next book is as good as the first one.

Also Available in the Big Chance Dog Rescue Series

Book 1
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our Big Chance Cowboy post.

When Teri Anne Stanley isn’t writing sassy, sexy, love stories from her home, she’s probably doing some sort of arsty-crafsty thing and hanging with Mr. Stanley, her three favorite children, and the dogs. Sometimes she’s masquerading as a day job science geek. She’s definitely not cooking or cleaning. Teri Ann lives near Sugartit, Kentucky (which is between Beaver Lick and Rabbit Hash. Seriously).

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Lucky Chance Cowboy (Big Chance Dog Rescue #2) by Teri Anne Stanley to read and review.

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