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REVIEW: Lady X’s Cowboy by Zoe Archer

Dear Ms. Archer:

Lady X’s Cowboy by Zoe ArcherI am pleasantly pleased with your debut novel. The setting isn’t Regency (though it is English), the heroine is intelligent and thoughtful, the hero is honorable and hardworking. The villain isn’t quite perfect but is better than the average 2 dimensional, foaming at the mouth type usually seen in first novels. Go you! The villain’s downfall is too Hollywood (where the villain spills the beans to the authorities at the proper time) but Lady Xavier’s means of catching him out was nicely done and in keeping with her character.

Will’s dialect does border on being silly but perhaps you’re trying to make him sound like one of the heroine’s favorite dime novels and since he turns most other Western cliches on their heads, I could tolerate it. You also turns a lot of other Romance cliches around which I found to be very refreshing. The love scenes are hot without being too purple and the epilogue didn’t make me want to gag. It’s a very nice B grade book.


Another long time reader who read romance novels in her teens, then took a long break before started back again about 15 years ago. She enjoys historical romance/fiction best, likes contemporaries, action- adventure and mysteries, will read suspense if there's no TSTL characters and is currently reading very few paranormals.

One Comment

  1. Jane
    Apr 07, 2006 @ 08:02:44

    Nice cover. I’ll have to pick this one up.

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