Wednesday, March 6, 2019

No Cowboys No Angels Review Tour

A cozy romantic mystery with suspense, Book 1 from The Mystery Angel Romances series. An angel hidden in every book . . . it's up to the reader to figure out who.

In No Cowboys No Angels, Kellen Brand's inheritance turns out to be a whopper—one dilapidated farm in West Virginia and one guardian angel!

Since Kellen is convinced no sane woman would choose to live in Riverside, she vows to sell her farm and quick. Her handsome neighbor Luke Kenyon must block the farm sale or risk exposure of his family's secrets. While Kellen has located one potential buyer, she faces a town full of objectors. Someone is trying to frighten her off, and Luke is forced to step in and rescue her more than once.

Unfortunately, Kellen can't seem to stay out of trouble. She stumbles onto a clandestine hazardous-waste-dumping operation next to her farm, and she prays Luke has one more rescue up his sleeve. It's her only hope of staying alive.

Unless her mother really did leave her a guardian angel . . .

“So, why are you here? On my front porch. Peeking in my windows.”

Kellen gave Luke a glare fit for the devil. “I was not peeking. I was trying to see if anyone was home.”

He waited.

Her eyes narrowed. “I didn’t want anything.” She hesitated. “I wasn’t doing anything.”

“Well, if you didn’t want anything and you weren’t doing anything . . .” He eased the powerful horse right up next to her though she stood her ground on the bottom step. “. . . then you must need a ride home.”

He snatched her off the step before she could answer and counted on the little spitfire having the presence of mind to swing her leg over the horse when Windsor took off. She didn’t disappoint him. The stallion streaked for the break in the tree line, and she clung to him like a tick on a coon dog. The feel of her arms around his waist had his heart rate matching Windsor’s rhythmic gait once again. Through the tree break and across her unplowed fields, they galloped.

He should slow the horse on the uneven ground. He really should. But if he did, Kellen would loosen her death grip on him.

The sure-footed stallion galloped across the fields as though he knew right where Luke was headed. He waited to the last possible second to rein in the black horse at Kellen’s front steps, then reached around at the same time to slide her off Windsor’s back. Once her feet touched the ground with her balance assured, he tapped his heels to the stallion and cantered back across the fields. He didn’t dare risk a backward glance and spoil his memory of the ride with another hard glare from the beauty.

My Review:
3 stars

I liked the twist of a guardian angel and spent most of the book trying to guess if there really was one or not. I also liked the will-they-won’t-they vibe between Kellen and Luke. Their chemistry fairly leaped off the page at times, and it was fun seeing them interact.

The only downsides to the story were that the non-angel plot was fairly predictable, and I figured out the mystery before the end. Also, at times I was annoyed with Kellen and had a hard time relating with her as some of her decisions didn’t seem logical and appeared to only be used as plot devices.

Overall though, this was a fun cozy mystery with a unique storyline twist regarding the guardian angels. If you’re looking for a nice cozy mystery with some awesome romance and a unique flavor, I would recommend giving this a try.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

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Author Bio and Links:
Petie spent a large part of her career working at Walt Disney World—"The  Most Magical Place on Earth"—where she enjoyed working in the land of fairy tales by day and creating her own romantic fairy tales by night, including her new series, The Cinderella Romances. She eventually said good-bye to her "day" job to write her stories full-time. These days Petie spends her time writing sequels to her regency time-travel series, Lords in Time, and her cozy-mystery-with-romantic-suspense series, the Mystery Angel Romances.

Petie shares her home on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee with her horticulturist husband and a noisy Nanday conure named Sassy who made a cameo appearance in No Angels at Christmas coming April 2019.

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  1. Do you have any ideas for a follow up? Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

    1. Yes, Joseph, Book 2 releases April 3 and Book 3 releases June 5.
      Have a magical week!

  2. Who is your favorite character in the book? Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  3. Thank you for taking valuable time to read and review my story!
    Have a magical Spring!