Of all the probably 200 books I have sitting unread on my Kindle, I wasn’t planning to read Lights, Cowboy, Action any time soon. I love Cindi Madsen, but cowboys aren’t really my thing, and neither are Hollywood books, but my Goodreads summer reading challenge said that I had to read a Western and it was close enough. I mean, is it really, technically a Western? I’m not sure. But it’s about a cowboy on a New Mexico ranch, so in my opinion, it’s close enough. (Also, I’ve owned it for nearly a year, so it qualified for my Killing the TBR challenge, and I’m all about two birds and one stone.)
I hadn’t realized that this was a novella. I also hadn’t realized that it would be a super cliched romance filled with enough insta-love to make me roll my eyes, but it is and it was. I think Cindi Madsen is a really talented writer, but I only kind of liked this novella. I mean, granted, things have to move pretty quickly in a book that’s only 74 pages, but I’m pretty sure Grady and Kaia were in love before they even met. They spend about a minute half-heartedly trying to deny their attraction before spending the rest of the book alternating between kissing and yelling out, “WHAT IN TARNATION.” (Side note: my manager likes to yell out “WHAT IN TARNATION” when something weird happens in the office, so that expression will never not make me smile.)
The whole story is fine if you’re into this kind of fast-paced, stereotypical romance, but I guess I was just hoping for a little bit more.
Have you read Lights, Cowboy, Action? Do you like Cindi Madsen?
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