Friday, April 5, 2013

Book Tour for Take Me Home, Cowboy by Krista Ames (Review & GIVEAWAY)

Today we're going country with Krista Ames and her new release, Take Me Home, Cowboy.  So keep reading to get a glimpse into this book as well as learning more about this book by visiting the other blogs hosting this tour.  Make sure to sign up for the giveaway before you leave too.....

Ally Kincaid returns to Freewill, Wyoming, to see her father after a two year absence. Anticipating a quiet family reunion, she finds herself butting heads with her father’s foreman instead. The man’s arrogance and sexy drawl push all her buttons, making her wonder what he’s hiding beneath his cowboy swagger.
Matt Gentry walked away from the past and shies from the future. No ties means no one gets hurt…until the boss’s daughter, a hot, green-eyed blonde, tempts him to break his own rules.
When tragedy strikes, will building tension and pride destroy their growing attraction or show them the way home?


Ally’s attention immediately flew to the newcomer in the room. How could she not? He was gorgeous. Not that she actually wanted to notice. Ha! Who was she kidding? His hair was still damp where it curled slightly at the neckline of his T-shirt. The short sleeve tee was snug fitting and showed off his pectorals and tanned arm muscles. He grabbed his plate, made his way around the table, and leaned in close. Oh, his scent hit her—clean soap and pure male. Good God.
“Like what you see, princess?” he murmured.
Startled out of her trance, she stumbled for a quick, snide comment. “You wish, cowboy,” she whispered back, and then turned back to her daddy, who was already halfway finished with his meal.
She was not about to let anyone see how rattled the foreman’s presence actually made her. She only hoped she hadn’t already given her odd interest in him away. Ignore him and he won't be any the wiser.She would be sure to make this trip a short one, or she would be in trouble.
Jesse cleaned his plate and abruptly stood, placed his dishes in the sink, and made to leave the room.
“Looks like you kids get to do the dishes. I’m off to my study.” Her dad kissed the top of her head and slapped his foreman on the back, then chuckled as he disappeared through the door.
“That rat!” she said. “He shoveled through his dinner on purpose.”
“No worries, princess. I do the dishes every night anyway. You can go do whatever it is you do before bed. I’ll take care of the clean up before I head out to check the horses.”
“Oh no you don’t. I won’t let you go running to Daddy tomorrow whining because I didn’t do my share, so I’ll wash. And why are you calling me ‘princess’?”
“It seemed fitting. Would you rather me go back to ma'am?”
“No, I would rather you use my name, thank you.”
He only shrugged. He pushed his place setting aside, rose, and reached for the dessert and plates on the counter. “Since we'll be working together, how about some dessert before we get busy?”


Take Me Home, Cowboy shows us that opposites do in fact attract as city girl Ally butts heads with rancher Matt from the moment they meet.  Ally's used to being the apple of her father's eye but Matt now holds a special spot in her father's heart as he admires his work ethic and ability to rebuild his life after a tragedy.  

Ally's initial reaction to Matt is one of suspicion that grows as she overhears many conflicting comments from him that bring out the worst in her.  She appears a bit elitist at first as she resents Matt's being so close to her father.  She's jealous and thinks he's out to hurt her father which soon proves false as a tragic accident has Matt coming to the rescue.  It's hard for her to get past the thoughts in her head which leads to a regrettable decision to run which is not at all thought out.  Her impulsiveness again shows her in a bad light and these fits of immaturity exasperated me.

On the other hand Matt comes off as playful.  He's not offended by her snobbiness and gives just as good as he gets.  He's had a traumatic past that he doesn't want to rehash, he just wants to move on from it. He doesn't know why he's drawn to Ally, he just is.  They're very different people but something about the ranch brings them closer together as shows Ally in a much better light, it's a softer side not hardened by the big city.

I never found their romance to be completely believable, but it is hot. Their verbal sparring leads to some very sexy interludes.  There's a fantasy feel to this story as it's a quick read with lots glossed over. The ending is especially quick and a bit over the top as yet another roadblock is put in the way of the HEA.  Ms. Ames has created a fun read full of fireworks that is every women's fantasy.  Here's to any future delights courtesy of Ms. Ames.....

My rating for this is a B.

*I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.



Born and raised in Northern Indiana, Krista now resides in Northern Lower Michigan. She is married to a very supportive man, Chip, who allows her to follow her true passion of writing and never complains when she is pirated away on her computer for hours. He even helps with proof-reading and is her “in-house” editor and her idea sounding board. She is also a mother of 4 ornery children who keep her plenty busy. With an addition of 2 beautiful chocolate lab sisters and 2 playful cats, there is never a dull or spare moment in her household.
Krista has always loved to read and would often sit up for hours into the night not able to put down a book until she was finished. She still reads when she can but her main focus is creating her own stories to share with the world.


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