If the Boot Fits
If the Boot Fits
By Rebekah Weatherspoon
Set on a black-owned luxury dude ranch and with a fairy tale twist, the second Cowbooys of California romance by award-winning author Rebekah Weatherspoon absolutely sizzles! In this thoroughly modern take on the timeless tale of a struggling Cinderella who finds her prince charming at the eleventh hour, an Oscar-winning actor and an aspiring screenwriter attempt to make a relationship work away from the Hollywood spotlight.
Working as the personal assistant to one of Hollywood’s cruelest divas has left Amanda Queen more determined than ever to sell her screenplay and gain her independence. In the meantime, she’ll settle for a temporary escape. When her employer is felled by the flu on Hollywood’s biggest night of the year, Amanda gets her glam on, struts out the door, and parties with the glitterati. But she never expects to come face to face—and closer than close—with one of the hottest stars in the game…
Following up his first Oscar win with a steamy after-hours romp with an enigmatic woman seems like the perfect way for actor Sam Pleasant to celebrate—until she suddenly disappears. Worse, she’s vanished with the wrong swag bag: the one containing his Oscar statue, leaving Sam even more intrigued about the beauty’s identity—and wondering if a repeat performance of their amazing night is in the stars. And when a second chance encounter happens, only a trip to Sam’s family ranch—and revealing the whole, not-always-glamorous, truth about themselves—will give them a chance to turn one magical night into forever…
I’ll admit, the first book in this series didn’t really work for me. However, I went into If The Boot Fits hopefully and I definitely enjoyed it more. Sam and Amanda were both delightful characters and I loved watching their relationship develop. This was the type of one-night stand I enjoy. Neither felt guilty after and running into each other again was a plus. I totally understand Amanda’s hesitancy in getting involved with Sam. However, them spending time together on Sam’s family’s ranch allowed for their relationship to develop. While I wasn’t a fan of how things played out with the “villain” of the story, it was nice to see Amanda learn to accept help from the people in her life. Her relationship with Sam was lovely and I especially liked him as a character. Overall, a solid 4 star read.
*Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.