ARROGANT DEVIL an all new standalone
by R.S. Grey is now available!
Everyone in Cedar Creek, Texas, knows Jack McNight is an arrogant devil. Physically, I get it: he’s tan and fit, with coal-black hair that’s clearly been scorched by hellfire. Oh, and his personality? It burns just as hot.
When I show up on the doorstep of Blue Stone Ranch, I’m run-down and rockin’ my last pair of underwear. I’m hoping for a savior, but instead, I find him.
My opinion of Jack is marred by a dismal first impression, but his opinion of me is tainted even before I arrive. He’s heard I’m a spoiled princess there to take advantage of his goodwill. To him, I’m more trouble than I’m worth.
Our button-pushing banter should get under my skin. His arrogance should be a major turn-off. Problem is, devils are known to offer their own form of temptation.
Every one of his steely glares sends a shiver down my spine.
Every steamy encounter leaves me reeling.
Sure, it could be the Texas heat messing with my head, but there’s no way I’ll survive the summer without silencing him with a kiss and wrestling him out of those Wranglers.
Who knows…going to bed with the devil might just be the salvation I’ve been looking for all along.
Y’ALL! A cowboy romance I actually enjoyed! It’s a miracle!
Now, I haven’t read that many cowboy romances (4 total), but I’ve only liked 1 that I’ve read. So I was a bit worried to give another one a try. But, I was very pleasantly surprised!
R.S. Grey’s novels have been a bit hit or miss with me, but this one comes into a very close 2nd place following THE FOXE AND THE HOUND (still my favorite).
I loved the humor in this one. I literally laughed out loud reading this book, and it was just the pick-me-up I needed. The humor seemed extra witty which is just the kind of humor I love.
While the setting was on a ranch in Texas, it didn’t seem overtly cowboyesque. As a Texan, a few parts seemed a bit cliche, but 95% felt so accurate. Particularly when Meredith gets directions from one of the ranch hands, and he tells her how to get there by naming landmarks and churches. That is so Texan and so Southern and so TRUE I laughed so much at that.
“Take the third left after the Lutheran church, and then the next right after First Baptist, and, now, if you see St. Mary’s, you’ve gone too far.”
I loved the slow progress of the relationship Yes, at the beginning they objectively knew the other was good-looking, but they also genuinely disliked the other. I loved seeing it progress from enemies to friends to lovers. It made it seem a bit more realistic.
While I want my romances to end with HEAs, I get a little put off when everything ties up in a 110% perfect bow. I think I much more perfect Happy For Now (HFN). The ending, while it was lovely, was too perfect. Which I know is probably sacrilege when speaking about a romance novel, but that’s my opinion and I’m allowed to have it.
Overall, it was a very fun, entertaining, hilarious, and worthwhile read. I’d definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a fun escape this summer!
I received an ARC of this book courtesy of the author in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author:
R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com
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