Review of COWBOY BOSS by Kathie DeNosky
Silhouette Desire #1457, August 2002
After her husband deserted her for her best friend, Faith Broderick decides to get away from everything taking a job as ranch housekeeper in the panhandle of Texas. She can't trust her own judgement any more, and knows that men are faithless. When handsome rancher Cooper Adams' assistant takes off with the only truck leaving Cooper and Faith stranded in a broken down ranch house, faith worries about the instant attraction she feels toward Cooper. But attraction isn't enough to build a relationship--and Cooper desperately wants the one thing she can never give him--children.
Author Kathie DeNosky writes a sexy story with compelling dialogue and with some touching moments. Cooper, in particular, was well developed. His efforts to make the home appealing, his homemade dance hall (complete with boxed juice drinks) and his cage for the mouse that terrorized Faith make it easy to understand why she fell for him. Building on familiar Silhouette Desire hooks of cowboys, boss/subservient relationships, and fertility issues, COWBOY BOSS is a solidly written contribution.
Although Faith's motivations were well developed, Cooper's is more difficult to understand. I would have preferred that DeNosky give us reasons beyond Faith's sexy body for Cooper to fall so desperately for her. The fundamental fantasy of every romance is that these two characters are the only ones for one another--I could see why Faith could think that about Cooper but wasn't convinced by Cooper's fall for Faith.
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