Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Review: Falling for the Cowboy | Bedtime Reads Series by Kennedy Fox

FALLING FOR THE COWBOYNever trust a man who wears nothing more than a cowboy hat and ripped jeans who asks if you’d like to save a horse and ride a… well, you get the picture. 

That should’ve been enough for me to walk away. 

I’ve been warned on several occasions about southern men — with their sexy accents, charming manners, and the ability to easily get any woman in bed — which is something I’ll be avoiding. 

Being a professional photographer has many perks — traveling around the world, calling all the shots, and working with subject matter that isn’t bad to look at — but Colton Langston with his washboard abs and baby blue eyes, could care less about my current project. He’s trouble, I know it, and he’s determined to make me work for every single photo. When I’m forced into riding lessons, I get way more than I ever bargained for, and by the time my trip is over, I’m in too deep.

Being with him was thrilling, but falling for him was unpredictable. 

And ignoring him will be impossible.

**This is a complete STANDALONE novel — filled with plenty of humor, steam, & romance! 18 & up only due to explicit sexual content, language, and adult content.**

2 Stars

Romance | New Adult | Contemporary

Ugh. I really hate to do this. Like, this is killing me, but truthfully, where to start? I suppose here because there was absolutely no connection to the characters, both Colton and Presley were boring, very one-dimensional that have very little depth to their personalities, at least to me. And honestly, there was just very little, to almost no development. I know, this isn’t normally something I would say towards a Kennedy Fox novel, but I cannot get over the fact of how much I disliked majority of the novel and only enjoyed a very small, small smidge of it. 

I honestly thought I would enjoy the characters, really I did. But upon meeting Presley, within the first introductions for that fact, I disliked her. I found her to be stuck up and rather boxed off personality. Don’t get me wrong, I liked that Kennedy Fox incorporated the Bookstagram craze, speaking as someone who does it, but something about the execution bored me. Then adding Colton into the mix with the picture taking to help aid the build of the romance was rather weird for me.

And speaking of Colton. Oh how I have been waiting for this character and yet, meh. He was completely enthralled with his ex still. Yep. There is constant ‘other woman’ drama that utterly overshadows Colton as a character, at least in my mind. I felt it was absolutely unnecessary towards the plot, yes I understand he was jaded in his past but that fact that the start of the novel was his grudge (which yes, was again, understandable) and then within a couple of days was fine because he was head over heels in love with Presley. It was simply dull and too rebound-ish for my tastes. His character lacked a backbone in both his personality and his development. 

So what did I enjoy if anything? Oh the sex. That was pretty fun. I enjoyed the sexual chemistry when Colton and Presley were not talking. Why? Well because on top of the zero connection towards the characters themselves, the dialogue was meek and the only enjoyment I had was these two getting it on. 

Unfortunately though my dislike doesn’t entirely end there. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED the Bishop family, I did. But why was momma constantly involved? I just don’t understand the dynamic here. Yes yes, I know Colton works on the farm, yada yada, I know, but seriously I just felt there was too much filler of the Bishop family and not enough development of Presley and Colton.

Bottom line, this was a disappoint that was lack luster with very little things I enjoyed. I generally love, and I mean diehard fan of all thing Kennedy Fox, however this lacked the flare that calls my obsession towards these women’s writing skills. Falling for the Cowboy lacked a lot of the chemistry I yearn for in their characters and the romance buildup was just mediocre. I know, this is surprising considering my normal reactions, but man I will not deny that I skimmed at least sixty five percent of the novel. Obviously I am going to be the unpopular opinion on this one, and that is okay. I am sure the next Kennedy Fox that comes my way is sure to be a page turner, this one was just not my cup of tea, which happens. 

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