Thursday, July 16, 2015

The Cactus Creek Challenge

GIVEAWAY

VETSCH, ERICA
THE CACTUS CREEK CHALLENGE

Anything he can do, I can do better. At least that was what Cassie Bucknell thought before she pinned on Ben Wilder’s badge and took to patrolling the streets of Cactus Creek, Texas. Cassie has been in love with Ben since primer school, but Ben treats her like a little sister. When they are picked to swap jobs for a month as part of the annual Cactus Creek Challenge in their Texas hometown, the schoolhouse is thrown into an uproar, the jail becomes a temporary bank vault, and Cassie and Ben square off in a battle of wills that becomes a battle for their hearts.
 
My Review:
 
Romantic comedy meets the Wild West. Such a fun read! I mean, how can you possibly resist reading sentences like this one:
 
"He almost petted her on the head since she looked so cute and disgruntled, but he figured she'd take to that about as well as a rattlesnake to having his teeth brushed."

Seriously, this book needs to be read just for the clever word choice that's guaranteed to generate a chuckle, never mind the impossible situations Cassie and Ben find themselves in! Plus there's a second romance brewing in the heart of Cactus Creek and those poor souls are just as challenged as Cassie and Ben. It's a wonder everything works out so well! That's thanks to the cunning brilliance of the author. She's created a fast-paced plot with plenty of action, not to mention a bevy of notorious secondary characters, that all conspired to keep me turning pages, grinning right to the very end. Sweet perfection.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of The Cactus Creek Challenge please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 19 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

30 comments:

  1. Sounds like cute story! I do so enjoy clever word choice.

    rachaeldalquistATyahooDOTcom

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    1. You'll love this one then, Rachael...so much fun!!!! Really snaps your attention. Sometimes I'd read a line and do a double take and read it again because it was just that good. Good luck!

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  2. I love Erica's books, this sounds like a smile maker!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. It sure is. And I really need to catch up on her books. The only other thing I've read by her is a novella. Good luck, Merry.

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  3. This looks so cute, and the author is new to me! Great review, and thanks Kav!
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. You're welcome, Nicole. Good luck.

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  4. Heard this was a fun book--love a western romance--new author to me also. Thanks for the giveaway. kjrochon40(at)msn(dot)com

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    1. Soooo much fun, Karen. I'm still grinning.

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  5. Romantic comedy, Wild West.....I'm all in on this one! Thank you for a great review, Kav!

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    1. And so you should be, Melanie. Good luck.

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  6. I am so excited for Erica's release of THE CACTUS CREEK CHALLENGE! It sounds like a fun story!

    psalm103and138[at]gmail[dot]com

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  7. This sounds like a fun book. A new author to me, too :)

    carriemschmidt (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Carrie -- I predict you'd love this one!!!!!! Good luck.

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  8. I've read the book and enjoyed it very much.
    grandaddya AT Comcast DOT net

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    1. It's he kind of book that keeps you smiling, isn't it?

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  9. So excited for Erica! This sounds like a good one.
    Lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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    1. It is -- and don't you love the cover? It delivers what it promises. Good luck, Susan.

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  10. Kav, I had a good laugh at the sentence you gave us. LOL You can bet she would have reacted just like that. I would love to read this book. I think it will be a real fun read. Thanks for your giveaway. GOD bless you. Maxie > mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. It is, Maxie. You'd enjoy it immensely. Good luck.

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  11. Your review makes this book sound wonderful. I want to read it.

    bonnijean dot marley at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, BJM. It's such a great read. Good luck.

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  12. Sounds like a fun read that I'd enjoy this summer. Thanks!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. It sure is. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  13. Love western. Looks like a good read. kamundsen44atyahoodotcom. Kim

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  14. Erica is a new-to-me author that I've been wanting to try and your fun review pulls me right in, Kav. Romantic comedy and Wild West - what more could I want?! Thanks for the opportunity, Kav.
    cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

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    1. It's soooo much fun, Carole. You'll have a rollicking time reading it! Good luck.

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  15. This author is absolutely " on fire" with new releases isn't she ? I love the cover and it sounds like such a fun book. I can't wait to read this !
    Deanne
    Cnnamongirl at aol dot com

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