Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Curse of February Fourteenth by Liz Isaacson


Cal Hodgkins, cowboy veterinarian at Bowman's Breeds, isn't planning to meet anyone at the masked dance in small-town Three Rivers. He just wants to get his bachelor friends off his back and sit on the sidelines to drink his punch. But when he sees a woman dressed in gorgeous butterfly wings and cowgirl boots with blue stitching, he's smitten. Too bad she runs away from the dance before he can get her name, leaving only her boot behind...
Katrina Salisbury has made Three Rivers her fourth small town stop after she escaped her high profile life as the #1 women's tennis player in the world. She loved the fame and money and attention, until she found out her fiancé was cheating on her. That was all her wrong kind of attention, and she's left tennis behind in favor of being a cowgirl for Bowman's Breeds. If she'd actually worn a pair of cowgirl boots or seen a horse in real life before, she might be able to pull things off.
She doesn't want any eyes on her, but when she sees her cowgirl boot on Cal's mantle, her heart flutters. As their friendship blooms into something more, she doesn't have the heart to tell him who she really is. Will Trina take a leap of faith and become Cal's Cinderella? Or will she do what she's gotten really good at: Running from the unpleasant?


This is a fun romantic novella that is part of the Three Rivers Ranch series. This was a cute retelling of Cinderella. Cal meets a beautiful woman dressed as a butterfly at a dance but she runs off leaving her cowboy boot behind. Cal wasn't looking to find someone and now he has met someone he is drawn to and enjoys spending time with but that cowboy boot keeps reminding him of the woman that ran out of the dance. This is a book of change, trust and finding a love that is real. I loved the chemistry between Trina and Cal I just wished she would have saved some heartache by being honest sooner. It was well written and for being a novella you didn't feel like it was rushed.

Stars: 4

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