Title: How to Rope a Real Man
Series: Catcher Creek, #3
Author: Melissa Cutler
Publisher: Zebra Books
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Buy Link: Amazon (Paperback) | Amazon (Kindle)
Jenna Sorentino is as independent as they come. Despite her wild past, she's grown up enough to keep quiet about the identity of her baby's daddy, go to night college--and hide her plan to escape tiny Catcher Creek. She's also stopped dreaming of happily ever after--except in the case of gorgeous, rugged, Santa Fe native Matt Roenick. Too bad the oil rights attorney acts like he barely knows she's alive...
Matt knows only too well that Jenna's alive--in fact, she's driving him crazy with desire. But Matt's got his reasons for resisting her. And when her son's father shows up, those reasons multiply. Trouble is, Jenna's secrets are more complicated than he imagined, and forgetting her isn't as easy as he'd hoped. Matt knows life can be messy as hell. For Jenna, maybe it's time he got dirty...
I love all of Melissa Cutler's books!
This was one kind of a drag to read...
Jenna and Matt took way too long to get together. When they finally did, the excitement wasn't quite there for me. The lies and deception probably had something to do with it. It was quite predictable and that took away the suspense of the story for me.
There were a lot of great moments, but not quite as memorable as the first two full novels of this series. Anyway, let's talk about the characters...
Jenna - what a strong woman. Whether she was nursing a broken heart or just having a bad day, her son Tommy was always at the forefront of her mind. She was a strong lioness for sure.
Matt - he wasn't the alpha male I wanted him to be. Vulnerability is great in a man, but he just didn't have quite that character that blew me away like Kellan and Vaughn did. I did like that he was very good with children. That's one characteristic I'll always like.
Jake - oh my gosh, can we stop for a minute? This guy... I didn't know what to expect from him, but then I started reading comments on the author's social media page. People were asking for him to get his own story so I got curious. Let me tell you, this guy had heart and was all around surprising. His relationship with Kellan wasn't that great, but when given the chance, he was the amazing brother and friend that he could be... I also liked that he couldn't care less what Matt thought about him and Matt's sister, Tara ;) *brain bleach!!*
Matt: "It's all good. I need time alone."
Jake: "Take it easy, okay? Maybe things will work out with you and Jenna. You never know, I'm sure whatever you did, she'll forgive you eventually."
Matt: "What makes you think I was the one at fault?"
Jake and Tara looked at him like he was a moron.
Jake: We're guys. We're always the ones screwing stuff up."
Rachel - the amount of respect I have for her was amazing. Even though she found love with Vaughn in the second book of the series, her love for her family was also first and foremost. The scene with her and Jenna joining forces to protect the little cub that was Tommy... magnificent. No one messed with the Sorentino sisters and got away with it! Woop!
Jenna: "There's something else I haven't told you. Something big."
Rachel: "Goddamn, Jenna. You always were the one to give me gray hair. You got any ice cream here? I need to indulge in some stress eating."
Jenna: "Only chocolate fudge Popsicles."
Rachel: "Good enough. You want one, too?"
Jenna: "No, thanks."
Rachel: "Let me get a head start before you drop your other news on me."
So, that's my review. If you've read it, let me know what you think in the comments! I'd love to start a discussion :)