Saturday, December 5, 2020

✱✱Book Review✱✱ The Cowboy Says I Do by Dylann Crush

The Cowboy Says I Do 

Tying the Knot in Texas Book 1

by Dylann Crush

It’s anything but a wedding cake walk for the mayor and the deputy sheriff when they team up to reinvent the town of Idont, Texas to Ido.

Newly elected mayor, Lacey Cherish, ran for office to redeem the family name after her father had to resign for un-mayorly like conduct. But if she wants to salvage her family’s reputation, along with the town’s economy, she'll need to think fast. With few options at hand, she starts to rebrand Idont as Ido, as the most romantic place in Texas to tie the knot.

Lacey's grand plans have just made Deputy Sheriff Bodie Phillips's life a whole lot harder. He's got bigger problems than helping the mayor bring in brides. Like figuring out why his dad and grandfather mysteriously shut down the family business, and who's abandoning dogs within the town limits.

When Lacey’s chance at getting major publicity for Ido’s first wedding is jeopardized, she’s forced to rely on Bodie for help. But as their attraction heats up, they both have to decide how far they’re willing to go to revive the town and their families’ honor.



Momma Says: 3 stars⭐⭐⭐

Crush’s The Cowboy Says I Do is book one in the Tying the Knot in Texas series. If ever there were a town that needed rebranding, it would have to be Idont, Texas, and that's the premise for this romance - rebranding Idont as Ido, and if the author had kept it simple and stuck with that, this had the potential to be a witty and fun sweet romance. The problem is that it felt like this book just didn't know what it wanted to be or what storyline it wanted to follow. 
The romance does have good character chemistry, and it's a charming story as far as Lacey and Bodie's romance, but I had trouble with Lacey. Try as I might, I just didn't care for her, and that makes rooting for a couple difficult at best.
I think Dylann Crush had a fun and engaging idea here, but there was just too much going on. Honestly, when I read the blurb, I expected a sweet and funny romantic comedy, and the bones are there. I don't know if this first book had too much of an introduction to the series or if every book is intended to be this busy, but it just didn't completely work for me. As much as it sounds like I'm complaining, the book is not without its good parts, and it's not a bad story. There were just things that didn't work for me, and I came away with a middle of the road feeling. It's an okay read but not one that left me burning to read the next in the series. I really think this one is a classic case of too much and could've done with a dose of less is more. 

❃❃ARC provided by NetGalley and Berkley Publishing Group

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