Let’s get some good old fashioned western romance in the mix! Today we have Kissed by a Cowboy, the first book in the eight part series titled Heart of Oklahoma by Lacy Williams.
Heat Level: ♥
Overall Rating: 4/6 Glass Slippers
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Haley Carson comes back to her small hometown in Oklahoma in order to tae care of her dying aunt. A chance meeting with a little girl named Olivia brings Maddox Michaels back into her life. Maddox was Haley’s high school best friend’s older brother, and hewas on the fast track to a pro football career. But life often has different plans and he ended up back in Oklahoma to care for his family. Haley always held a bit of a candle for the tall cowboy, and the spark was reciprocated, although neither of them would truly admit it before. Now it seems that they might have a second shot at exploring a possible romance, but life is messy and family obligations can get in the way.
I don’t believe I’ve ever read a christian romance before, but I went in with an open mind, looking forward to reading a book focused on budding love, rather than lust. While the sweet story was lovely, I was left wanting more. More romance, more dialogue, more…something. Now, that something wasn’t sex, but depth into the characters and their motivations. The info dumping and choppy sentences also left me feeling irked, but I often try to ignore those for the sake of the story as a whole. Still, if you like squeaky clean love in a novella form, pick up a copy of Kissed by a Cowboy.