Nobody’s Cowboy (The Big Sky Mavericks Series #2) by Debra Salonen

I was given Nobody’s Cowboy by Net Galley for an honest review.

Serena moved to Montana, with her beloved animals, to get away from a cyber stalker. She has a new start, a new job and her wonderful animals that all she needs, at least that is what she thought until she met Austen Zabrinski. He has his own troubles but they are easy to forget when he is with Serena and her animals.

I was rather excited to read Nobody’s Cowboy, I mean the cover made the book seem like it was worth the time and the blurb sold me on wanting to get Nobody’s Cowboy. So, imagine my surprise when I open the book only to be disappointed. I lost count on the number of editing errors, which makes me wonder at whether the author and publisher even took pride in this book. There were several sentences with missing words, sentences with words out of place or extra un-needed words. And of course, my personal favorite the wrong word used for example ‘more’ instead of ‘most’ or ‘once’ instead of ‘one’. I mean really how hard is it to get a book edited? Editing would improve any rating and of course increase sales. I know I don’t like writing these bad reviews, so work with me here, please, there were so many edit issues I lost count at ten or was it fifteen.

This is a first, but I need to share this sentence it is just so corny.

The Corniest sentence
Including her carnal liberation and ability to celebrate the body human in so many creative ways.

Nobody’s Cowboy has the potential to be a three- or four-star book if the edits it needs ever get done. If that ever happens, I will be happy to read it again and re-do my review.

Book’s Blurb
Austen Zabrinski looks the part –
He’s got the ranch, the boots, the hat and even a few head of cattle, but everybody in Marietta, Montana, knows the former golden boy of Marietta High is a wealthy politician, not a cowboy. And even though that nasty scandal in Helena might have knocked him down a notch or two in the polls, what kind of a fool would trade access to the halls of power in Helena and a Harvard law degree for a ranch in western Montana? Possibly one whose new neighbor, Serena James–the woman the guys at Grey’s Saloon call “…the Red Hot Llama Mama”–makes him start to think about what he wants out of life, instead of what’s expected of him.

Serena James knows trouble when it hops her fence–
Moving to Montana and deleting her blog seemed like the perfect solution to her online stalker problem. Serena’s ready for a fresh start, but when her escrow on her ranch falls through, she has to scramble to find an immediate but temporary safe haven to rent for her herd of 50 alpacas, two llamas and one giant dog. Serena’s barely moved in when Austen Zabrinski–the man her landlord called “my absentee ranch owner brother who lives and works in Helena”–hops the fence in need of a lift. Even at first glance, Serena can tell he’s nobody cowboy, but who’s to say that isn’t a good thing? A little tryst with her gorgeous, sexy, here-today-gone-to-Helena-tomorrow neighbor might be the perfect welcome to Montana.