It started with a Frosted Cowboy and it ended with one. All the rest in between was pretty good. I liked this one. I felt with this book. I laughed, I got angry and I was happy. This story somewhat hit a little close to home for me. The difference is the age. Like Laney, I had a talent laying dormant and needed something to happen to pursue it. Laney was a woman who was done wrong and in the end, I was glad it happened. It gave her the push she needed to realize her dreams. It helped her find the woman she needed to be. The development was quite entertaining. She was a straight-laced, boring and 'playing-it-safe' kind of woman. She relied on others to add value to her life. Frankly speaking, her sleazy fiance, didn't deserve her. In fact, it was good for her to walk away and follow her dreams. Kyle wasn't the man to get her there. He was just a cheater.
Laney was the type of woman who was unsure of herself and gave others the benefit of the doubt, a little too much. Until she had that first Frosted Cowboy. After that first taste, Laney was on her way to being a different woman. She even met a hot guy a few years her junior and slept with him following day. Her confidence and embracing herself was an honest transition that I enjoyed watching.
The people around her was an interesting mix. There were those who truly loved and supported her like her mother and father and her friend Kim. Then there were others I just wanted to punch in the face; Angel, Jake and Jessica to be specific. I was greatly satisfied when Jake actually got punched. Angel and Jessica needed to be slapped with some sense. One was a self -centered, undercover mean girl and the other was just crazy.
Her what she wanted and was proud of what she was good at. Get it girl! *that was me cheering Laney on, while reading* She had a few bumps but she pressed on.A lesson to us all with dreams. Get that drive like Laney!
The romance that blossomed between Laney and Tom was something that felt right. It never felt the same with the boring fireman who couldn't handle a little fiesty. So, when Laney who was hurt before jumped to conclusions at the first sign of trouble, I could understand. But I think she should have given a chance to explain and prove himself trustworthy. I think if there were to a part two or even a novella with an update, I would read it and i know Laney and Tom would have patched things up.
I give this one by Charlene Ross 4 stars. I even like that she included the ingredients to make a Frosted Cowboy. I'm going to try it. So should you. Enjoy!