Book Review~ The Cowboy Inherits a Bride

Title: The Cowboy Inherits a Bride
Author: Cora Seton
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 186 Pages
Purchase: Amazon, B&N

When Sunshine Patterson loses her Chicago home, job and boyfriend in one day, she needs a backup plan, fast. Luckily her Aunt Cecily has provided her with the perfect combination living and restaurant space to start over. Even though the building is located in small town Chance Creek, Montana, Sunshine is certain it’s only a matter of time before she’s back to take the big city by storm. When she arrives in Chance Creek, however, she gets a surprise. Her restaurant space—and apartment—are occupied by a rival to her inheritance: the incredibly sexy, incredibly wrong for her, Cole Linden. 

Cole’s been struggling to save his family’s holdings for far too long. The indoor rifle range he inherited from his father barely pays its rent, but it’s all that’s keeping his other concerns—two apartment houses—afloat. If he was smart, he’d walk away from all of it and start over, but if he does, several dozen of Chance Creek’s inhabitants will find themselves without a home. He thought Cecily meant to leave him the range building in her will. Instead she’s set him up in a four-month-long competition with her big-city niece to see who will win the place. A niece whose knockout looks are making it damn hard for him to concentrate on the job at hand. 

Sunshine can’t believe she’ll have to open a vegan restaurant in a rifle-range waiting room, and she can’t believe she’ll have to share her apartment with Cole, either. Cole can’t believe his friends are falling over themselves to help Sunshine succeed—and get a date with her. 

Now the competition is getting hot, but the sparks flying between them are even hotter. Can Cole and Sunshine find a way they both can win? 
I'm usually a pretty big Cora Seton fan, but I wasn't a huge fan of this one. It was very predictable, and Cole isn't even really a cowboy. He doesn't live on a farm or ranch or work with animals, or do anything else that would make him one except live in a small town and shoot guns. I mean, if that's the qualifier, then I'm a cowgirl! But, I'm not. Not at all. Not even a little bit. Obviously that really bothered me! I guess when I pick up something with "cowboy" in the title I develop certain expectations, like a farm or ranch, cows, horses, land, high expectations like that. I'm pretty sure the title is just to fit into the series, so be warned there.  

 It wasn't bad at all. It was just...okay. Everybody had their nice little stereo-typed molds that they fit into and didn't really grow out of them at all. There was nothing that wowed me or made jump up and down and want to tell you, "you HAVE to read this!!!" There's really not a lot of depth or anything too over the top exciting. But, honestly? Sometimes that's exactly what you need, a nice short, simple, predictable read to take you away for a few hours. If that's what you need, then this may be the book for you.

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