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COWBOY, 
IT’S COLD OUTSIDE

A Twilight, Texas Novel

by
LORI WILDE
  Genre:  Contemporary Holiday Romance
Date of Publication: October 27, 2017
Publisher: Avon 
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Number of Pages: 400

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Lori Wilde’s Twilight, TX Christmas novels are beloved for their emotional depth and ability to capture the sweetness of the holiday season. In her latest Twilight, Texas novel, COWBOY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE, the holiday season is once again full of romance and surprises.
Everyone in town knows that Christmas in Twilight has a way of bringing lovers together . . . but will its magic bring this pair from “I won’t” to “I do?”
Wearing a too-tight “Santa Baby” costume held in by a double pair of Spanx, Paige MacGregor runs headlong into a gorgeous, grey-eyed hunk of a long, tall cowboy. And not just any cowboy, but country-western star Cash Colton, visiting Twilight to perform in a charity concert. Most women would melt at his feet, but Paige knows all-too-much about self-assured men with cocky attitudes, so she tells him to get lost.
Cash is in town, nursing his own broken heart, but Paige has knocked him off his feet. He’s convinced she’s perfect—someone to inspire his music and share his now-empty bed. True, he’s not marriage material, but he’s determined to convince her that they’re perfect together—at least for a while. But what he doesn’t count on is falling in love with the one woman who isn’t about to give him the time of day!

 

“When it comes to striking exactly the right balance between sweet and sexy, Wilde has the equivalent of perfect pitch.” — Booklist 

 

Cowboy, It’s Cold Outside is just the holiday romance I was hoping to read this season!

Cash is the kind of cowboy I can get behind (haha, behind pun intended!), with his tight faded jeans and cowboy boots.

“The guy was a uterus magnet who turned normal, rational women into blithering idiots.”

He’s trying to be anonymous, ditching his trademark beard and hat, but that doesn’t really work, even in the small town of Twilight. His life is a literal county song; one he couldn’t have written any better. As a musician, he’s used to the fans and paparazzi following him everywhere. But after the breakup of his band, he’s really looking to avoid all of the notoriety. For me, Cash’s character feels fleshed out and real. I kept picturing Garth Brooks as Cash. I have no idea why, other than that he’s really the only county singer that I could think of! I especially appreciate how Cash’s character evolves throughout the novel. By the end, he stands up for his convictions, making difficult decisions that have real impact on his life.

Paige, on the other hand, is not really a character I would want to be friends with. She is a major people-pleaser, seriously lacking in self confidence, working three jobs to get by, trying to clean up the mess that is her life.

“Don’t let her tough act fool you. She’s all soft and squishy on the inside.”

While reading the novel, I wanted to shake some sense into Paige due to her lack of self confidence. She doesn’t necessarily let people walk all over her, standing up for herself when it’s necessary. But most of the time, she has a real difficult time saying no and does’t really fight for what she wants. By the end, she has found her confidence and redeems herself. For most of the novel, I found Cash’s story line much more interesting than Paige’s.

Reader beware: Cash and Paige are a love at first sight couple. From their initial meeting, the sparks are flying between these two. The romantic scenes are more behind closed doors, but it was during these scenes that the characters really get to know each other personally. To me, this emotional connection is much more intimate than reading sex scenes. Cowboy, It’s Cold Outside follows the typical romance patterns. But that’s why I read romance, for the happily ever after.

The witty banter between the characters is quite enjoyable. Ms. Wilde does an excellent job with the dialog in the novel. Often times, it is quite hilarious! I especially reveled in the non-cursing curse words. Cash uses McDang instead of something more offensive. I’ve always believed that there are a lot of words in the dictionary and curse words are not necessary.

I appreciated the musical terms and definitions that headed each chapter. This really serves to tie Cash’s love of music into the story. Additionally, the chapter headers give the reader a sense of what will happen in the book without giving away the story. For example,

Finale: Movement or passage that concludes the musical composition.

is the last chapter header.

I enjoyed Cowboy, It’s Cold Outside a lot. With all of the characters in the novel, I didn’t even realize this was the 8th book in the series. I can easily see myself reading the other books in this series. And I look forward to doing so.

Thanks to author Lori Wilde and Lone Star Book Blog Tours for providing this opportunity to review Cowboy, It’s Cold Outside. I received the novel free in exchange for my honest review.

 

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A fifth generation Texan, Lori Wilde is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 82 works of fiction. She’s a three-time nominee of the Romance Writers of America prestigious RITA award and has won numerous other awards. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University, and a certificate in forensics. She is also a certified Hatha yoga instructor, and runs a yoga/creativity retreat for artists at Epiphany Orchards in Weatherford, Texas, the Cutting Horse Capital of the World.
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