R E V I E W ➠ The Celtic Cowboy by Jessica Marin

2019 ARCs, June 2019 Review, Novella

Adeline Murphy
In Texas, two things are gospel – football and rodeos. Growing up as the daughter of a football legend made me practically royalty, but it’s not a crown I’m interested in. Football life isn’t for me, no matter how hard my family pressures me with their motto of “If you can’t be them, marry them.” Living in the shadow of my football star brothers was exhausting and I eventually became invisible all together. I bide my time working at my family’s car dealership until I gather up the nerve to tell them that I’m living life on my own terms. I have my own dreams and they don’t include marrying a football player or a cowboy. 
My resolve was strong, until a cocky Celtic cowboy sauntered into my life. Ryan Kearney might not wear a football jersey, but wearing a cowboy hat and chaps was just as lethal. Devilish good looks with a mouth that could even charm the panties off a nun, I knew I was in trouble when he set his sights on me.

Ryan Kearney
As an up and coming bull rider, I’ve learned that rodeo life is grueling, but it’s the life I’ve chosen. The pounding of your heart and the thunder of applause that rings in your ears when that buzzer calls out the end of the eight seconds is a sound like no other. My dream to be a professional bull rider in the American Pro Rodeo Circuit is finally becoming a reality when my brother and I leave Ireland to compete for our shot at Nationals in Las Vegas. If I want the title of the best bull rider in the world, being mediocre isn’t enough. To be the best, you have to beat the best, which requires me living, breathing and sleeping rodeos. Being in a committed relationship isn’t even on my radar. So I do casual relationships and it seems my notoriety as the Playboy Cowboy preceded me to America. What can I say? The ladies love cowboys and I love the ladies.
Charming them into bed is my second favorite pastime, so when the warm brown eyes of Adeline Murphy lock on mine and burn with yearning, I know I have her right where I want her. Except I don’t. The sexy spitfire seems immune to my charm and makes me work hard for her attention. 

The chase has become a game – one that I’m determined to win and to make her mine. I wasn’t looking for forever, but I can’t imagine my life without her. 


Release Date: June 26, 2019


Ryan: I can’t wait to see your gorgeous face in the stands today. Dinner with your family after?
Me: Hell No! Straight to the hotel for congratulatory sex on your huge victory.
Ryan: My kind of woman.


⇨ R E V I E W ⇦

Not my first read by author, I have officially read every single book so far!

Ryan Kearney is the younger brother of Rhett, where Rhett is handsome in a rugged way, Ryan is on the pretty side if you wish. Having slept through half of Dublin, he and his brother are heading to America to compete in the Pro Rodeo Cowboy Circuit. A dream really, so this was a very exciting time for Ryan…could almost have been even more in the mile high club if his brother didn’t pull the responsible card on him. It’s going to be a LONG 9 months!!

Adeline is a girl who is pretty much always around family, she is there to work, help and just be. It is perfectly fine until she decided she is going to follow her own dreams, that don’t involve working for her family any longer. Easier said than done!

One evening changes it all, a meet and some sassy fiestiness later….what can go wrong? So this is where it would be great if you read Book #1 BUT no worries, this one gives out enough back-story and info that you will be fine. What I love about this book is that Adeline does not give…not an inch and makes Ryan work for it. Their situation is no ideal, considering why Ryan is in the States and the rules his brother made. Also Adeline, she has a plan, remember…yeah, ALL’S FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR! is all I am going to say!!

A QUICK SLOW BURN, but very SIZZLING once there! *fanning self*

Rating: 4.5★
Steamy: ♥♥♥♥
Recommended: ☑
⇨ H A P P Y – R E A D I N G ⇦

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