Monday, July 27, 2009


Book Review



Line: Harlequin American Romance

Release Month: August

The S-Factor: Satisfying and Sincere


Some Cowboys Are Made, Not Born

There should be millions in Samantha Cartwright’s trust fund…but it’s empty. Luckily for Wade Dawson, her financial adviser, Samantha doesn’t know that yet. So Wade’s buying time to solve the mystery of the missing money by playing cowboy on her ranch. But he’s in way over his head!

Wade is so different from the men Samantha is used to. He wears a tie to work instead of dusty jeans and a Stetson. And while she’s intrigued by him, she’s frustrated by the delay. After all, starting her new horse ranch will finally prove to her overprotective father that she’s capable of running her own life.

But Samantha’s memory lapses from an old injury once brought harm to a child she loved, and she cannot risk being a danger to Wade or his young son. Even if the businessman does look irresistible in a cowboy hat…

Review: ♥♥♥♥♥

This is book three in the Cartwright family saga, and Marin Thomas has done just as good a job on this one as she did on the other two. (A little birdie tells me there just might be a forth book sometime next year) I’m looking forward to it.

Samantha has decided it is time to get out from under her father’s overprotective wing. After all, she is thirty-two years old. Just because she sometimes has trouble remembering things is no reason to live at home all her life. Both her brothers have made lives of their own, and she wants her dreams to come true, too.

Is Wade her dream-come-true? Or is he her worst nightmare?

A financial advisor digging a well – by hand, no less. What was Wade’s reasoning behind that? How did Samantha manage to hurry things along, no matter how hard Wade dragged his feet?

Marin did an excellent job of getting the tension right up there between Wade and Samantha. Yet as hot as they were for each other, it seemed as if every time they thought they were getting somewhere something would happen to interrupt. I got a good laugh at some of Wade’s attempts at physical activity. I was frustrated right along with Samantha when she wanted him to kiss her and he didn’t.

So how did Samantha finally get her dream come true rescued-horse ranch? What did they do for money? And where did hers disappear to?

What I loved most about this book is that Marin has a knack for getting people out of trouble. In each of the Cartwright books someone needed rescuing, and it was done with dignity and tact. Her books are believable, and very read-able. She tackles problems like brain injuries, homeless children, and a widow left with a huge debt, in such a way that no one is left feeling inferior. She makes you believe the world isn’t such a bad place after all.

Hero Hotness Factor ♥♥♥♥♥
Heroine Lovability Factor ♥♥♥♥♥
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Stickability Factor ♥♥♥♥♥
Humor Factor ♥♥♥
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Reviewed by Donna B

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