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ALL-AMERICAN COWBOY (Holiday, Texas #1) is Dylann Crush’s debut romance novel. The novel is due out on July 3rd 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca.
Charlotte “Charlie” Walker and Becket Sullivan Holiday the third couldn’t be more different if they tried. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t fall in love. Country girl Charlie was born and raised in the small town if Holiday, Texas. She’s never traveled beyond the state line, and has pretty much dedicated her life to running the local dancehall and being there for her extensive family. City boy Beck grew up as a spoiled, rich kid in Manhattan. When Beck inherits his grandfather’s dancehall, he takes a break from his job at his father’s company and travels to his father’s hometown to learn about his family’s history. Beck also has to figure out what the heck he’s going to do with his grandfather’s dancehall. Charlie has been managing the Rambling Rose Dancehall for eight years now, and she’s more than a little apprehensive when this city slicker comes to town to take over her dancehall. Charlie find herself torn between helping Beck run the Rambling Rose and running him out of town so that she can inherit the dancehall for herself. Charlie also finds herself torn between loving and hating Beck.
Let me start by pointing out that ALL-AMERICAN COWBOY of full of countless handsome, sexy cowboys. And, if that is your thing, then you are definitely in for a treat. Even if handsome, sexy cowboys aren’t your thing (and I seriously wonder what is wrong with you if you don’t have a thing for cowboys), you’re still going to love this contemporary romance novel. Charlie Walker is a sassy, kick-butt leading lady. Her past slowly unfolds throughout the novel, showing why she is ready but also reluctant to not only move on with her love life but with her life in general. Beck starts out as the annoying, arrogant Yankee from New York City, but he’ll grow on the reader just as he grows on Charlie. As Charlie stretches her wings beyond the limited life she has allowed herself since her last relationship, Beck begins to embrace the past and the legacy that his father tried so hard to deny him. Charlie and Beck are both very likable characters, and their relationship develops naturally over a period of a few months. There are misunderstandings and fights just like in any relationship. The supporting cast is also very likable. Charlie’s brothers are her own personal army of protectors, and the rest of the family and townspeople all added to the story and plot. But it’s the Rambling Rose’s mascot – Baby Back the pig – that steals the show! Dylann Crush also brings the Texas Hill Country to life through her descriptions.
ALL-AMERICAN COWBOY is a fun read. The romance between Charlie and Beck is very sweet. There is also a lot of humor in the novel that will have the readers laughing out loud. The scene at the pig beauty pageant had me laughing so hard that I was crying. I’m looking forward to the second book in the Holiday, Texas Series – COWBOY CHRISTMAS JUBILEE.