Traditional cowboy Cotton and tattooed Emmy couldn’t be more different. That’s part of their attraction, but different world can make a lot of heartache.
Emmy doesn’t really like cowboys. She might be from Texas, but she’s a city girl, truly invested in keeping Austin weird, just like the slogan says. With her corsets and tattoos, she stands out at the western bar where she ends up after being abandoned by her friends. That might be why she catches the attention of Cotton, who’s a bullrider by trade, and definitely a cowboy. Cotton thinks Emmy might be the most fascinating girl he’s ever met. She’s not a cowgirl, and she’s not model skinny, but she’s beautiful and smart and he wants her like he’s never wanted anything before.
As one date turns into months of seeing each other in between bullriding events, Cotton starts to think that Emmy is the all-important One. Cotton’s friends and family might not be so sure, though. As Emmy’s life starts to unravel around her, Cotton has to fight his fears and his confusion to prove to Emmy that city and country might just be able to work after all.
Two people who could not be more opposite come together in this sexy story, Emmy and Cotton meet in a bar one night. Emmy is a goth with tattoos and piercings and an attitude to go with them. Cotton is a down home country boy rodeo rider. Emmy wants to keep Austin weird, but Cotton sees something in her that makes him want more. They see each other on and off in between his rodeos and soon things become serious between them. Cotton’s family and friends don’t like Emmy, but that isn’t enough to keep Cotton away.
I have to say, the character pairing is very unique and not something I have seen done in a book before. I was skeptical when I first started reading it, but Emmy and Cotton work. Why? I’m not sure if it is the steamy hot sex scenes or the incredible writing of the author, but I could not help but want these two together. Emmy has a poor self-esteem because she is not as “tiny” as her friends, but Cotton makes her feel sexy and beautiful when they are together. What is there not to love about a guy that cherishes his woman’s body? Yum!
City Country is a fun, quirky, sexy book that is well done. I look forward to more from this series.