The Cowgirl Ropes a Billionaire is book 4 in the Cowboys of Chance Creek by Cora Seton Bella Chetham is the pet vet She takes care of people s pets while her brother takes care of the larger animals Although they do not share a practice and usually not many civil words, he is still her brother Bella also shelters animals and tried to find places for them to live She cannot bear to have any of the animals killed She is going under, financially, having to feed all of the animals she does She is close to losing her practice and her secretary Evan Mortimer, CEO of Mortimer Industries, has to find a bride and marry her before the month is out or he loses the business to his brother Evan wants to venture into green industries but his brother wants to makemoney Evan is determined not to lose but he doesn t have a good candidate for his wife He doesn t date much and then only for short periods of time before he leaves His chances don t look good Along comes the TV show To Catch a Millionaire It is designed to pit a regular person person A against a millionaire orIf person A wins, he she wins 5000 If Person A loses, he she has to marry the billionaire and stay married for a year Hannah, Bella s assistant, puts in the application for Bella and presents it to her when she is chosen It is the chance of a lifetime but Bella is still hesitant to leave her business for a week much less be on television However, with the help of Rob and Morgan Matheson and others, she reluctantly agrees She immediately regrets her promise and the legal obligation the contract she signed put forth She is off to win the 5000 Evan s assistant talked him into doing the show and since he is an outdoorsman himself, he feels confident he will win, especially when he sees petite Bella He is determined to win to keep his business and does not stop to think about the attraction he feels towards Bella Now he faces a week of being with Bella and fighting those feelings so he can win If he wins, does he really win Or, should he fake it and lose Which would win him Bella s love Modern Erotic Annie Get Your Gun The song goes I can do anything you can do better Evan and Bella are two great characters who are stellar competitors Their reality show match up is a real nail biter that I will not spoil I did not have many expectations for this book The writing was very eloquent and mind startlingly descriptive I could really go to these places as the locales were being painted in words I would recommend this book to any woman who likes a great love story between equals These were two exceptionally bright, attractive and charming people who found each other, solved some of their issues and came together in spite of only one of them winning the competition I loved the way love changed both of their short term and long term goals and dreams An unforgettable modern fairy tale Bella Chatham Will Lose Everything Her Veterinary Practice, Her Animal Shelter, And Even Her Home If She Can T Find Another Source Of Income, Fast So When Her Best Friend Signs Her Up For The Hot New Reality Television Show, Can You Beat A Billionaire, Bella Accepts The Challenge And Hopes Against Hope She Can Win The Ten Million Dollar Prize If She Doesn T, It S Bye Bye Pet Clinic And Shelter, Bye Bye Chance Creek, Montana, And Hello To Marriage To The Billionaire For A Year Evan Mortimer, Billionaire, Can T Believe He S Reduced To Competing In A Television Contest To Win A Wife Unfortunately, It S The Only Foolproof Way To Secure His Position As Head Of Mortimer Innovations At Least He Ll Be Able To Dump His Spouse At The End Of The Year He Has No Intention Of Getting Hitched For LifeBella Doesn T Expect Her Adversary To Be Handsome Or Funny, Or Compassionate But Evan S All Three, And He S Proving A Tough Competitor, Too When They End Up Sharing A Tent And A Sleeping Bag Her Body Betrays Her With A Longing So Deep It Cuts Her To The Core Still, This Cowgirl Must Stay Strong If Evan Uncovers Her Secret Fears, He Ll Use Them To Win The Contest And Then He Ll Own Her For A Year She Ll Be Out Of Luck, Out Of Cash, And Stuck Being Mrs Mortimer Until He Kicks Her To The Curb Too Bad She Can T Decide Which Is Worse Winning The Show And Losing Evan Forever, Or Losing The Show And Only Being His Temporary WifeEvan Can T Believe He S Falling For The One Woman Who Doesn T Want Him This Cowgirl S Not Impressed By His Money, His Name, Or His Inability To Sleep In A Tent With Her For An Entire Night, But Every Look And Touch She Gives Him Sends His Desire Through The Roof With A Director Determined To Use His Claustrophobia To Make Him Look Like A Fool, And An Adversary So Sexy He Can Hardly See Straight, He Ll Need All His Savvy To Come Out On Top Too Bad He S Going To Lose No Matter How This Show Turns Out If He Beats Bella, He Ll Destroy The First Woman He S Ever Loved If He Doesn T Beat Her, It S Bye Bye Mortimer InnovationsWill Either Of Them Remember In Time That It S Not Who Wins Or Who Loses It S How They Play The Game That Really Counts I really loved this one It was a little bit like a low key survivor between two contestants Honestly, I don t see how any of it was legal, and I don t know why the producer kept threatening legal action when she was harassing and doing illegal shit to get what she needed and why Evan didn t turn around with his wealthy little brain and threaten her with his legal team, especially when he knew they didn t have the money for the show any he s clearlywealthy and they d bend to his demands.Anyway, basically if she wins she receives 5 MILLION dollars ridiculously unrealistic prize pool and his prize is she has to marry him for one year anway, so instead of lowering the poor persons winnings after a whole heap of them won in previous episodes that season, they decide to try rig everything in Evans favour Now just saying, again, illegal, and they could have sued the shit out of the company after the show They spend the whole week filming and stuck in a tiny one man tent together which i didn t understand because they want Evan to win but purposefully play on his claustrophobia in the cable car and the tents every night How would that help you win And there s a heap of silly tasks of finding crap and of course the last day there s a horse related task and she s got a phobia of horses and the producer spooks the horse and pretends like she did nothing to ruin her chances and it legit made me so mad this chick was so dangerous You know how bad she d be sued if that horse had hurt her in any way As if you d be that crazy Not only would you be fired but you d never get a job producing again Then she throws a kitten in front of them in a race to go drown hoping Bella throws the race to go save it What You couldn t edit that out You d legit look CRAZY and people would go right off on the animal cruelty My mind was legit blown.Anyway, besides how much I thought the producer was stupid I LOVED the story, and if I looked past the stuff I couldn t quite believe, whether that producer was desperate or not, it was really engaging and I enjoyed every minute SUPER different feel to the last few books because it s not really set in Chance Creek they re in a forrest in Canada but it was also a nice change from all them muscly cowboys riding horses because it started to feel stale in terms of characters personalities. Review to come. 3.5 StarsInsta love, funny, no OW OM drama I really liked the reality show storyline It was pretty entertaining Since we spend the majority of the story in a national park in Canada, we don t see too much of Chance Creek or the other characters I would have liked to see Evan spend the night in Bella s trailer No epilogue The Cowgirl Ropes a Billionaire5 starsMy favorite in the series so farBella Chatham is about to lose everything Having worked hard to become a vegetarian she s determined to save as many pets as she can and she can t seem to turn any of them away Now her make shift animal shelter houses hundreds of unwanted pets and she s fighting tooth and nail to keep them all fed and happy in hopes that one day she will be able to find a home for all of them Her time is running out though because her bank account is almost nonexistent so when her assistant Hannah secretly signs her up for a reality TV show, she finds that she really doesn t have a choice She needs the money and while she may not know a lot of the wilderness, she s fit from bending and lifting animals all day every day She quickly finds out that winning isn t the problem though, it s what happens if she loses Not only will she lose her practice and the majority of the animals will be put down, she will also have to marry said billionaire.A clause in Evan Mortimer s family owned company states that he must be married before the end of year otherwise he will relinquish the company to his brother With only onemonth to go, he s desperate, so he has his assistant call up and book him on the reality TV show where the winning person may win 5 million dollars but if the billionaire wins, he gets to choose his prize and his prize will be a wife Evan has serious commitment issues because it seems that no matter how many women he dates there are none out there interested in him as person They are only interested in his money and what he can do for them Winning this show will allow him to gain a wife, set up one hell of a pre nuptial and then divorce her a after a year After a few days with Bella though, he s not sure that he should try to win Bella obviously needs the money just as bad as he needs a wife As the game goes on and the two become closer what will happen when both secretly want the other to win or do they While this reality show sounded extremely cheesy and the games were almost beyond ridiculous at times, I loved the chemistry between Bella and Evan Both of them harbor phobias brought on by childhood traumas but both of them are strong individuals that are trying to make a difference in the world Bella by saving animals and Evan by saving people It becomes obvious early on that the TV show is against Bella winning and I was a little surprised with the way that it played out to be honest I mean would a reality show really stoop that low to throw a show I don t believe so because I would think that they would be sued but who knows, I ve never been on one nor to I ever plan to. The Cowgirl Ropes a Billionaire by Cora Seton is a 2013 One Arce publication I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Bella, a veterinarian will lose her business and countless homeless animals that need care will suffer if she doesn t come up with a large chunk of change in a hurry Evan is a billionaire with his own agenda and that is how he and Bella become contestants on a reality show called Can you Beat a Billionaire Bella could walk away with millions if she wins, but if she loses she will have to marry Evan and live with him an entire year Like all reality shows, this one features some difficult challenges and some really silly ones too Evan and Bella go for the jugular and fight each other every step of the way But, as the competition heats up, each of them will learn something about the other that puts things in a new perpective Bella is haunted by an event that took place in her childhood that caused her family to undergo serious financial hardship For years she has blamed her carelessness for what happened and her family has never contradicted that feeling Evan had an isolated childhood and a clingy, sickly, controlling mother that caused him many issues in adulthood These issues are often misunderstood by others and he has managed to gain a reputation for being selfish lover who loses interest in a woman after only a few weeks.This installment is really light and is very much like a real reality show It turns out to be a good experience for both Bella and Evan and many old wounds are finally healed The thing I liked best in this one was the message that if we would only communicate with one another so many misunderstandings could be cleared up before they turn into bitter feelings that tear relationships apart I also loved that animals were a part of the story and caring for them was a theme throughout.I must confess though, that of all the books in this series, this was my least favorite I don t really like reality shows so maybe that was part of it I also didn t feel like I got enough of Evan s story and the ending was just a little too rushed Other than that , it was still a quick, enjoyable read.This one gets 3 stars. Okay, so you can t think about this one, you just have to dive right in and enjoy it while the getting s good Once you re done you will think too hard about it and suddenly it will go from a five star read to a three You ll notice that it wasn t just a hot little story that kept you plenty entertained for a day or two, but that there were fact discrepancies throughout the story is she winning 5 million or 10 million, is it a 10 day challenge or a 5 day challenge , that our cowgirl really isn t even anything close to a cowgirl and that our hero changes his mindtimes a toddler.Still it s a free read, and it had me sucked in to all of its Survivor Naked and Afraid glory Not to mention some hot tent scenes And what Twilight, Edward, Jacob and Bella love triangle loving person doesn t enjoy a good tent scene So for this one I have to call it like it is It s not the finest piece of English literature, but it s not the worst For every moment that made my eyes roll, there was one there to make me all swoony too If you like your romance cheesy and don t really care about how good the editing is, admit it, you re drinking and reading on the beach anyway, then go for it It s free, it has it s moments, just don t think too hard about it. I read this one as part of The Red Hot Lovers Box Set which is a variety pack of romances by eighteen different authors Cora Seton was a new to me author I was eager for the fun setting of a reality show competition involving the billionaire and the country vet If she wins, she gets enough money to keep her vet practice and animal shelter open, but if he wins, he gets the requisite bride to keep his family hi tech invention and development business from going to his brother who will turn it into something else It was a contest of wills and a class difference romance all rolled into one entertaining read.The story is part of a series, Cowboys of Chance Creek, about characters from the same small town, but it can easily be read as a standalone.The story opens with Bella Chatham realizing that she will soon lose her business and all the animals she has saved because she is putting outmoney than taking in Bella feels the pain of failure, loneliness and isolation that come from a huge mistake in her past that her whole family blames her for, and the uncertain future when all is gone But then things take a twist toward the exciting when her receptionist and friend shares that she might have entered Bella in a TV show contest and well, the producer and staff are arriving that very day to begin Bella will win four million dollars if she beats another contestant, a billionaire, at several challenges, However, if she loses, she must marry this stranger and stay married for a year No pressure Evan Mortimer only has a month left as stipulated by his grandfather s will to get married or forfeit the company to his brother He has worked hard to build it up and takes pride in the innovations they produced to better the world and he won t let it all go so his brother can turn it all in another direction Evan has an absolute phobia about letting anyone get close to him so winning a wife is what he decides is his only viable options How hard can it be to beat a hick who can t even keep a country veterinary business going The sparks fly when Evan looks down his rich nose at Bella and Bella proves that there is at least one woman not interested in him for his money They are forced into close contact and never allowed a moment s privacy between competitions Somewhere along the way, understanding begins as they learnabout each other and both realize that they might stand to lose a great deal even if they win, but their reasons for the win haven t changed This one seems like a light, fun read of sizzling attraction and exciting competition on the surface It wasn t long before I realized that there was an unexpected depth to the story because of their heartbreaking pasts Evan comes across as a real jerk from the beginning, but as his past is revealed and his real fears come out, it humanizes him Being with Bella gentles his harsh edges, eases his jaded outlook, and makes him willing to open up for the possibility of a true relationship Bella is a bleeding heart for animals and is awkward around people, but then when her past comes forward, it all makes sense She also learns to soften her stance and realize that Evan might have reasons for being the way he is just as she does She also learns to see the past in a different light when Evan prods her to see it from the eyes of an adult With all that, this story became a little somethingand I was glad for it Their equally compelling needs to win were a nice touch and kept me wondering how they could ever possibly get together The competition served to bring them close in ways and broke down their inner barriers They were quite the passionate pair and quite competent in finding a way to get around the constant cameras for a bit of nighttime sport in the sleeping bag.So all in all, I found the story an engaging read and I would definitely readfrom this author The fun of the competition setting, the depth of the character s development, and the romance were all strong positive factors that I think would appeal to Contemporary Romance fans who like opposites attract and a bit of spice.Additional Note Last I checked this one was free atalong with the first book in the series.
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- 286 pages
- The Cowgirl Ropes a Billionaire (The Cowboys of Chance Creek, #4)
- Cora Seton
- 15 August 2018 Cora Seton