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Book Review: The Cowboy and the Doctor by Eve Gaddy

Dylan Gallagher loves playing the field. The only serious relationship he’s ever had was with his horses and his ranch, and he had no intention of ever changing that… Until he met Dr. Samantha Striker, a challenge too tempting to resist.

Samantha Striker doesn’t fall easily, not even for Dylan and his heart-melting charm. But she can’t deny that the more time they spend together, the steamier their relationship becomes. Soon, she finds that their relationship is more than just simple desire.

When Samantha is threatened by a series of incidents, each one more terrifying than the last, she realizes that someone doesn’t want her to be happy–with Dylan or anyone else. Can they find the man responsible before his actions turn from dangerous to deadly, and Dylan loses the woman he’s discovering he can’t live without?

My Thoughts

Dylan Gallagher works hard on his ranch where he breeds horses. He’s a friendly sort of man who seems to have dated a lot of women all over town. I found this a little unbelievable given that he hadn’t ever fallen for a woman. I let it pass but it was irritating for it to be brought up more than warranted.

Samantha Striker is a trauma surgeon from Texas who has a guarded heart. I found the dialogue and her personality to be immature for her work title and age. She is guarded from finding the wrong men. Yet, she falls for Dylan very easily and without a lot of hesitation.

There were parts of the book I found irritating and unnecessary. There were conversations and arguments within the character’s mind that I found to be distracting from the story. There were a few times it was warranted. Like within the villain’s mind, that was perfectly fine. But other times, it was unnecessary and annoying, to be honest.

Despite the irritating and annoying bits, I did find myself wanting to find out what was going to happen and the romance was okay. I found it was a little too easy, but I overlooked it to find what was happening.

I didn’t read the rest of the series, so the ending did catch me off guard. It was abrupt to say the least.

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