book review

Book Review: Chief Cook and Bottle Washer by Rita Hestand

Chief Cook and Bottle Washer

Format read in: Kindle

Price at time of purchase: Free

Price now (subject to change): $3.99

Goodreads synopsis:

Emma Smith hadn’t been straight with her new boss, but he hadn’t given her much of a chance to explain. Trapped in her own lies and uncertainties Emma was running in fear of losing her baby. Deke Travers, oldest son on the 4 Bar None Ranch, needed one thing to make his life more peaceful, his brothers to settle down and get with the business of ranching. There was only one solution, marry them off to country girls. And Emma will be the first bride on the 4 Bar None Ranch.

My review:

Don’t let the title or the cover of this book fool you….it was actually a very cute romance. I almost didn’t down load it because of the title and cover. But reading the book, and seeing what Emma was doing, I can forgive the title. But the cover…no way. I just don’t like it. So, if the author reads this blog…..please change it!!!

The story itself was cute. I did think Emma was kinda dense and very thick headed. I mean, at any point she could have just told Deke that Sammi Jo wasn’t hers biologically. He told her straight up how he felt about people who withheld the truth and she still didn’t say anything. Which made me smack my head at one point in the story.

Normally this bothers me when I read a story, but I loved that the author made everyone out to sound like they are from Texas. I could almost hear the drawl coming from them and with her wording…it was like they were right in bed with me. Well, not exactly in bed but you know what I mean.

I liked the fact that it was a clean, no sex, romance. Some kissing, yes. But none of the other stuff.

I did question as to what decade this book was written in. It came across as late 60’s/early 70’s to me. There was no usage of the Internet or cell phones….so that might have piqued my interest. I also wonder if Sammi Jo is going to have a follow-up romance novel? Inquiring minds want to know!!!

Will I read this book again and will I recommend it to friends? Maybe to both. Change the cover and I definitely will recommend it. Joking. I would recommend it even with the cover.

Book I am reading now:

A Fair of the Heart (Welcome to Redemption, #1)

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