Thursday, 9 May 2013

From The Boots Up by Andi Marquette

Meg Tallmadge is home from college for the summer at her dad, Stan’s ranch, Diamond Rock in Southern Wyoming. She’s just finishing up a college degree and is hoping to get into vet school.

Meg has to be on her best behavior. A reporter from the Los Angeles Times is due to arrive to do a story on the workings of the dude ranch. Meg isn’t looking forward to looking after a big city reporter for a week.

When the reporter scheduled to do the story cancels, Meg and Stan worry the ranch won’t get the publicity it so desperately needs. Fortunately a replacement is found. When Meg meets Gina, bells, whistles and sirens sound loudly in her head. Meg can’t afford to let her feelings get the better of her. Diamond Rock must come first and that means strictly no fraternization. That’s even if her feelings would be reciprocated.

This could be one of the hardest weeks in Meg’s life. But what will happen when the week comes to an end? All bets are off then!

A beautifully written modern day western. With a sweet and tender romance simmering away in the background. Everything about this book screamed wonderful. The settings, the working/dude ranch, the characters, the animals, the cowgirls, but most of all, the love that radiated from the pages.

The story grabbed my attention from the very first page. No.....Strike that, from the great title and the cover. The story is sometimes funny, sad, sexy and hot. I do have one complaint, I wanted more, much more. I’d love to see a sequel or even a full length book with these characters. I’ve added this to my list of re-reads.