Mystic Valley Alpha Cowboy by Arabella Steedly
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My Daddy lied! He was a billionaire!
After finishing art school, Daddy said he was broke and arranged to send me to Montana to marry a rancher who was much older than I.
I convinced myself I’d be all right and went along with Daddy’s plan. Until I saw the rough, tough cowboy come galloping up to the gates of Mystic Ranch to meet me.
Craning my neck to look up at him, I stood frozen to the spot. I blushed to the deepest red when his glacier blue eyes looked me up and down.
His hand was warm and big, as he clutched mine hoisting me up to straddle his mighty steed.
I trembled when I was told to circle my arms around his waist. I could feel the rugged muscles under his denim shirt causing a shock to run down my spine. I bounced a little with every gallop as we rode away as one.
I shook my head in silent disbelieve. He wasn’t old or disgusting…in fact he was quite the opposite. Why did a man like Clyde need a mail order bride? What had Daddy done to me?
****Steamy, Adult Romance****
Mystic Valley Alpha Cowboy
When Big City girl Jade meets small town rancher Clyde, it is not exactly love at first. Especially since it’s supposed to be an arranged marriage that she doesn’t want to be in. I felt like the author couldn’t decide if this story was supposed to be a contemporary romance or written back in the 80’s. There were a lot of scenes or thought processes, especially with Jade, that I felt were very dated and not how a woman today would have said or responded. I also felt that the dynamic between Jade and her father was an odd one and it left a lot of unanswered questions. Finally, I was confused with the “alpha” part of the title as, Clyde was definitely a manly man, but had very few characteristics of a true alpha as interpreted in most other stories today. I rate this book 3 hearts.
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