Book Reviews of My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys: The Reluctant Hero / The Great Cowboy Race / Moonlight Whispers

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys: The Reluctant Hero / The Great Cowboy Race / Moonlight Whispers
My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys The Reluctant Hero / The Great Cowboy Race / Moonlight Whispers
Author: Lorraine Heath, Georgina Gentry, Teresa Bodwell
ISBN-13: 9780758213013
ISBN-10: 0758213018
Publication Date: 3/1/2006
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys: The Reluctant Hero / The Great Cowboy Race / Moonlight Whispers on + 258 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Three cute short historical stories. One is based on an actual horse race that took place in the 1800s.

With that cover I hadn't been expecting historicals but I was pleasantly surprised.
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Helpful Score: 3
Very sexy collection of stories with Cowboys as the main attraction.
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Helpful Score: 3
three short stories. quick reads. predictable, but fun.
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Helpful Score: 1
Over the past months, Ive learned to appreciate the short stories included in an anthology. The 3 novellas included here are diverse and interesting.

THE GREAT COWBOY RACE - Georgina Gentry - 3.5 stars

This was a fun tale in spite of the fact that the story was a bit lame. The chemistry between the 2 main characters really carried the story for me.

Bostonian Henrietta Jennings is running away from a pending marriage to a man she doesnt like. Shes trying to get to her negligent father, who happens to be away at the time of her arrival in Chadron, Nebraska. Desperate for money, she decides to disguise herself in male garb and compete in the 1000 mile horse race.

Comanche Jones has been drifting and decides its time to buy land and start his own ranch. Since hes short of funds for his grand scheme, he enters the horse race.
Gentry made a mistake that many new authors seem to make; she tied up ALL the loose ends before the story ended. It made the novella seem rushed and too neat.

WHISPERING BY MOONLIGHT - Teresa Bodwell 3.0 stars

This is my first story by Teresa Bodwell and the story simply didnt speak to me. Truth in point, the story left me cold. I just couldnt get past the point where Isabelle asked Luke to spend the night with her so she could learn how to be a good whore.

It is 1862; Isabelle Milton is looking for her father when she runs out of money in Washington Territory. She finds a part-time job that plays out just before the harsh winds of winter arrive. The owners of the saloon where she works suggest to one of their customers that he hire Isabelle as a cook.

THE RELUCTANT HERO - Lorraine Heath 5 stars

In this story, we get to watch a master at work! This is a multi-layered story beautifully told in just a few pages!

Dime novelist Andrea Jackson arrives in Gallant, Texas in 1884. Because of circumstances beyond her control, Andrea owes a large debt. The only way she can hope to pay it off is to get a new, exciting series of dime novels going . . . . Andrea needs a hero that will capture the reading publics fancy.

Sheriff Matthew Knight is horrified by Andreas entreaty to use him as her hero. Eventually, Andreas spunk wears the man down. The give-and-take between the 2 leads adds much to the story. Enjoy!
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Helpful Score: 1
Over the past months, Ive learned to appreciate the short stories included in an anthology. The 3 novellas included here are diverse and interesting.

THE GREAT COWBOY RACE - Georgina Gentry - 3.5 stars
This was a fun tale in spite of the fact that the story was a bit lame. The chemistry between the 2 main characters really carried the story for me.

Bostonian Henrietta Jennings is running away from a pending marriage to a man she doesnt like. Shes trying to get to her negligent father, who happens to be away at the time of her arrival in Chadron, Nebraska. Desperate for money, she decides to disguise herself in male garb and compete in the 1000 mile horse race.

Comanche Jones has been drifting and decides its time to buy land and start his own ranch. Since hes short of funds for his grand scheme, he enters the horse race.

Gentry made a mistake that many new authors seem to make; she tied up ALL the loose ends before the story ended. It made the novella seem rushed and too neat.

WHISPERING BY MOONLIGHT - Teresa Bodwell 3.0 stars
This is my first story by Teresa Bodwell and the story simply didnt speak to me. Truth in point, the story left me cold. I just couldnt get past the point where Isabelle asked Luke to spend the night with her so she could learn how to be a good whore.

It is 1862; Isabelle Milton is looking for her father when she runs out of money in Washington Territory. She finds a part-time job that plays out just before the harsh winds of winter arrive. The owners of the saloon where she works suggest to one of their customers that he hire Isabelle as a cook.

THE RELUCTANT HERO - Lorraine Heath 5 stars
In this story, we get to watch a master at work! This is a multi-layered story beautifully told in just a few pages!

Dime novelist Andrea Jackson arrives in Gallant, Texas in 1884. Because of circumstances beyond her control, Andrea owes a large debt. The only way she can hope to pay it off is to get a new, exciting series of dime novels going . . . . Andrea needs a hero that will capture the reading publics fancy.

Sheriff Matthew Knight is horrified by Andreas entreaty to use him as her hero. Eventually, Andreas spunk wears the man down. The give-and-take between the 2 leads adds much to the story. Enjoy!
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This is a romance anthology featuring three stories about three men of the American West. The Lorraine Heath story is the only one I read, so my rating is solely based on that book.

The Reluctant Hero - Andrea Jackson used to write her dime novels for pleasure. Now she must write them to pay off her father's debt. But she has writers block and needs some inspiration. She finds that in Sheriff Matthew Knight who stopped a gang of outlaws from robbing the local bank. But when she asks for an interview, he refuses. Matthew has a past that he doesn't want anyone to know about. He knows he isn't "hero" material, but doesn't know how to stop Andrea from following him around town to get her story.

This is another story that suffers from being too short. There isn't enough to time to get to know the characters, or for them to get to know each other. I'm not a fan of "insta-love". Most of the story takes place in a 24-hour period. I didn't feel the hero and heroine were in love by the end of the book, but there were some amusing scenes that made this story worth reading. My rating: 3 Stars.
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The writing for the most part struck me as immature. The description of each story is complete enough not to repeat here.

Georgina Gentry's Cowboy Race was somewhat shallow in it's character development. Although she included some historical events, they were treated very superficially. It ending was rather too "perfect."

Teresa Bodwell's Moonlight Whispers had a little more character development...because that was basically the whole story. But the sex was contrived...or should I say "forced?" And after that...she wants more?! Maybe...but then it ended so abruptly, from not speaking to one another, to marriage in, what, 2 pages?

I liked Lorraine Heath's Reluctant Hero the best. At least it felt like a whole story...again with the predictable happy ending. But there were a few twists and guesses...a few chuckles and touching moments, too.

If you'd like a quick read with cowboys...it's not bad. Just don't expect too much.