Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Guest Reviewer Amy: Review of Cowboy Jackpot

Please welcome my guest reviewer for today! My behind the scenes assistant has decided to peek her head out for a rare appearance. Let's give her a warm welcome. Don't forget to come back on December 7th for a guest blog by Randi Alexander and a chance to win a book.

 Hey everybody my name is Amy. Ursula, book recommend-er, blogger, Editor, reviewer, friend extraordinaire is graciously letting me take the reins for this review. I’m so freaking excited I get to be your guest reviewer for today, I’m all giggly.  Let me start by telling you a little about myself. I have 5 kids, 2 dogs, and 1 husband, therefore, to keep my sanity I read A LOT! So in my mind (and probably my mind alone) that makes me completely qualified to review Cowboy Jackpot Christmas by Randi Alexander. So let’s get started and hope I make Ursula proud!

This is a short story about Boone Hancock, sexy bull rider and Gieselle (Gigi) Colberg-Staub, master’s student who meet in the casino after a rodeo at Christmas. Karma ensues and they find themselves entangled in a sweet and sexy romance. Add in some luck and a little heartache and you have one hell of a good book. We can’t forget Boone’s brother Jayden and his friend Dallas or Gigi’s best friend Kira who left you wanting to read more about them and you get to because this will be a 3 book series. YAY! I love when you get more books. Make sure you don’t just flip right past the cover of this book because it is smoking hot. AHHH… cover love.

I’m usually not one for short stories but, I loved this book. It had all the elements of a good long book wrapped up into one easy read. Randi did an amazing job making the instant connection between Boone and Gigi believable. The way Boone and Gigi met was sweet and romantic it just draws you right in from the start.  It reminded me of those stories you hear where the people met, fell in love, were married soon after and 50 years later are still together.

The love between Boone and Gigi is sweet with just the right amount of hot love scences in the mix. There is a hot bath tub scene that is a scorcher. Randi found just the right balance between sweet and sexy. Plus I connected with the characters so that I felt the emotional ups and downs right along with them. Not an easy thing to do in a short story, in my opinion. Bravo Randi!! Excellent 5 star short story. Now run to get it J Happy Reading! 


  1. I really enjoyed this story. I have actually been reading some Christmas stories this year when I usually don't. *shrugs* I have to more in my Kindle to read. Better get going on them.

    Thanks for the great review, Amy.

  2. Thank you, Amy, for the fabulous review of Cowboy Jackpot: Christmas. I'm so glad you enjoyed the story.

    1. who did the cover? It's great!

    2. Thanks, Amy, I actually did it myself - with lots of input from friends (like Ursula) and family. When I saw the picture of that cute blond hunk, I couldn't resist and bought it right away.

  3. Thanks for this. I now have another book that needs to go on my TBR pile. I absolutly adore christmas romance stories and am always looking for one that will leave me feeling happy.