Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Review – ‘Cowboy Jackpot: Christmas’ by Randi Alexander


Blurb 

A lucky first kiss in front of a Las Vegas slot machine pays off big for bull rider Boone Hancock and New York college student Gigi Colberg-Staub. As they celebrate their win, an intense attraction develops, and they spend a hot, sensual night in each other’s arms. When Boone inadvertently reveals his true objective, Gigi walks out of his life. Boone quickly recognizes his mistake and acknowledges his deep feelings for her. He's willing to take a chance on love, but is it too late to win her back?
 
Review 

Awesome story!
Gieselle and her best friend Kira are in Vegas for the holidays and they meet three handsome cowboys on Christmas Eve in a casino. Boone, his best friend Dallas, and his younger brother Jayden are in the town for a rodeo competition, which Boone won first place in. When Boone offers Gigi one last dollar needed for a slot machine and pulls the lever for her, they win a $200,000 jackpot! Though Boone insists Gigi won fair and square, the casino says Boone legally won. While I don’t understand the rules behind this, Gigi and Boone decide to half the winnings. The romance blooms fast but it’s believable. Boone and Gigi fall hard for one another, but a few crude text messages later and Boone acting like a stupid guy ruins everything. Or does it?
The side characters were great. Kira is spunky and the perfect best friend. Dallas is hot and cocky. There’s definitely some sexual tension between them. Jayden’s book is number three but we don’t meet his love interest in this book.
There are a few loose ends regarding Kira's phone call and why she's mad at Dallas but, since their book is next, those answers should later be revealed.
Anyway, I enjoyed this story very much. It’s well-written in alternating POV with proper chapter and scene breaks. I definitely recommend it.
5 Stars

Disclaimer – I downloaded this book from Amazon and volunteered to review it. I am not compensated in any way, shape, or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.