Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Cowboy Valentine by Mia Hopkins blog tour #romance @MiaHopkinsxoxo @InkSlingerPR

There's a hot cowboy and a sexy woman on our blog today thanks to author Mia Hopkins. We are part of the Cowboy Valentine blog tour. Enjoy!
About Cowboy Valentine:
Forget chocolate and flowers. This homegrown honey is all the sweetness he craves.
Small-town life is nothing but a waiting room for eighteen-year-old honor student Corazón Gomez. Work and school leave little time for love, but with a full-ride Ivy League scholarship and a one-way ticket out of the boondocks, who needs it?
The answer appears on Valentine’s Day when her old cowboy crush ambles into the ice cream parlor where she works, inviting her to go on a late-night ride in his truck. For the first time she wavers between staying on the straight and narrow, and going off-road with the handsome heartbreaker.
After four years working on ranches all over the country, Caleb MacKinnon is back on the family farm helping out his mom and brothers while his father fights cancer. The one bright spot: smart, funny, and wickedly sexy Cora.
From the start, they both know this blazing-hot love affair can’t last. But when autumn comes and Cora has to leave for the East Coast, Caleb must find a solution to keep himself—and his heart—from falling apart.
Warning: Contains hard, cherry-poppin’ sex in a pickup truck and a cowboy charmer who talks dirty in two languages.
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Rating: 3.5
Cover comment: I like the colors and the images.
Book source: NetGalley

My stay in the fictional town of Oleander may have been short but it sure was memorable. Author Mia Hopkins packs a lot of heat and romance on the pages of her novella. Cora sucked me into her story with her no nonsense voice and once Caleb came onto the scene I couldn't tear my eyes away from the pages. A determined young woman hell bent on leaving small town life behind sees a chance for a quick romance with the hunk she's been crushing on for years. Oh yeah, I'm there.

With her scholarship to Brown University, Cora is getting ready to leave Oleander while traveling heartbreaker cowboy Caleb has just returned to help out at home because his dad is sick. When Caleb enters the ice cream shop Cora works at she sees an opportunity to live a little before going away. What Caleb offers her is too good to refuse and this 'good girl' decides to give in and have some fun. Caution: hot, sexy times ahead!

Cowboy Valentine delivers a fast-paced, well-written smoking read. I enjoyed the story but found myself wishing for more: more pages, more character development and more story. These two are such an interesting couple and their growing relationship could have been explored more and nurtured. What we are treated to is sexy and fun and I only wished my stay in Oleander lasted a little longer. 

About Mia Hopkins:
Mia Hopkins writes lush romances starring fun, sexy characters who love to get down and dirty. She’s a sucker for working class heroes, brainy heroines and wisecracking best friends.When she’s not lost in a story, Mia spends her time cooking, gardening, traveling, volunteering and looking for her keys. In a past life, she was a classroom teacher and still has a pretty good "teacher voice" and "teacher stare." She lives in the heart of Los Angeles with her roguish husband and two waggish dogs.
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