Monday, October 17, 2011
Kissing Kelli - Kathy Carmichael
Rodeo champion and wealthy rancher, Bobby Gray Nelson, is used to women setting out to lasso him. But when he meets feisty Kelli Palmer, she refuses him on every count. He's always up for a challenge and is determined to woo this beautiful veterinarian who he thinks could be his soul mate.
Kelli Palmer doesn't believe love is in the chute for her. She's devoted herself to the animals she cares for and the family she adores. So when her sister claims dibs on the handsome cowboy, Kelli reins in her attraction and tells him to skedaddle.
Losing is not an option for this gorgeous cowboy. He comes up with a 5-step plan to place his brand on Kelli's heart.
The problem is, he can't even make it to the first step. Never fear, though. He's got a Plan B.
Can Kelli stand her ground -- even after his toe-curling kiss?
In My Own Words:
Dr. Kelli Palmer seems to have everything her little sister would love to have, brains, beauty a veterinary medicine degree, even the horses like her better. So when Kelli goes to the family's 4th of July BBQ, and runs in to a handsome cowboy, how was she to know that he was taken?
Bobby Gray is a wealthy rancher that is looking to make his ranch stay on the map for generations to come. The thing that would seal the deal, would be royalty. It doesn't matter that Kelli has more of a chance of taking the throne as Elvis does being alive. He wants her at the dinner with the banker, and he knows how to make it happen.
When sparks fly, will Kelli look at loyalty to her sister before passion and love? Will Bobby Gray think of his family's heritage before his "soul mate"?
If I could use one word to describe this book, it would be cheesy. The story line was weak (I mean, come on, the little sister has a hissy fit and flies to Germany to avoid her sister.) The romance is non-existent (how can someone love someone else off of a few non-dates and ONE kiss?) The family dynamics is just plain crazy, the level of money these families throw around is ridiculous. I was put off by the cover, was even higher on the cheesy scale, but tried to live by the "don't judge a book by its cover." To bad I didn't pay closer attention. Not sure I will look for more books by this author.