“That’s when I saw him–the cowboy–across the smoky room.”
I’ll never forget that night. It was like a romance novel, an old Broadway musical, and a John Wayne western rolled into one. Out for a quick drink with friends, I wasn’t looking to meet anyone, let alone a tall, rugged cowboy who lived on a cattle ranch miles away from my cultured, corporate hometown. But before I knew it, I’d been struck with a lightning bolt . . . and I was completely powerless to stop it.
Read along as I recount the rip-roaring details of my unlikely romance with a chaps-wearing cowboy, from the early days of our courtship (complete with cows, horses, prairie fire, and passion) all the way through the first year of our marriage, which would be filled with more challenge and strife–and manure–than I ever could have expected.
This isn’t just my love story; it’s a universal tale of passion, romance, and all-encompassing love that sweeps us off our feet.
It’s the story of a cowboy.
And the girl who fell in love with them.
Received for Review
Overall Rating 3.50
Story Rating 3.50
Character Rating 3.50
First thought after finishing: It must be exhausting to be Ree Drummond, she does a whole bunch of over thinking (I mean that in a good way as it makes for entertaining reading)!
What I Loved: It is hard not to love a real love story! It was very sweet how she and Marlboro Man courted, got married, and survived a very hard first year of marriage (though that part of the book was rushed–especially since that was the new stuff).
What I Liked: Ree, herself, is a hot mess but fun to read. I will admit I don’t watch her show, don’t visit her website (though I did to look at pictures–very cute family), and didn’t know she was on food network. My sister is a fan so I had “heard” about her but didn’t know much. The book made me smile at the end so that is all that is important.
Last thought: Fans of Ree’s website will love this book (I think) but non-fans will find it a cute true love story.
During her non-reading time you can find her hanging with her rescue furr children named after book characters: Lizzie a beautiful cattle dog mix (Pound Pup), Cinder a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Pound Pup), and Minerva a beautiful Shep/Pitt mix (Foster Fail). Gathering with friends and family, attending conventions, watching movies/tv shows, rooting for the 49rs, and crocheting.
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