About Frosted Cowboy
Laney Delaney was living the dream. She had a fabulous fiancé and a career as a couture wedding dress designer. But after catching her (turns out, not-so-fabulous) fiancé cheating and being accused of upstaging one of her brides at a wedding, Laney finds herself with no boyfriend, no job and no plan.
After some serious soul searching, Laney is determined to start over. She embarks on a design career that takes her from a Rodeo Drive boutique to a flea market stall, but it’s worth it—even if it means she has to suck up to her childhood nemesis for help.
At the same time, three very different men vie for her attention: a masseuse/screenwriter with an unfortunate reputation, a stable fireman who just doesn’t spark a romantic flame, and the fireman’s ridiculously hot co-worker whose illicit under-the-mistletoe kiss still burns Laney’s lips.
Professionally and romantically, Laney is on the verge of reinventing her life and finding her true passion—but can she learn to trust again and believe in herself?
I liked Laney, her personality, her biting sarcasm and attitude, when her world is crumbling she manages to stay afloat. I certainly didn’t agree with her taste in men, she gravitates to heartbreakers only leading to mounds of trouble. I was surprised at thirty something she was still facing insecurities and figuring out her life. Having her recent relationship end under such devastating circumstances I would have expected a longer mourning period, especially since trust was broken. I can understand her desire for a little fun, however, Laney isn’t built for casual anonymous sex. As she faces one trial after another it forces her to examine her life, career and self, pushing her in positive directions she never imagined proving things will get better. I also wasn’t a fan of her allowing these men to continue in her life when they didn’t exactly treat her kindly. Considering my fondness towards Laney, we are polar opposites, my choices would have been very different from hers, certain scenarios and choices left me shaking my head.
My only major complaint, way too many F-bombs, unnecessary insertions losing the impact of the word.
Humorous, sentimental, a story and character most will relate to. Laney is flawed and that’s what makes her so endearing, who isn’t flawed, who hasn’t faced man problems. Wonderful when Laney comes into her own and grows.
Charlene Ross, a Los Angeles suburbanite, is co-author of The Making of a Picky Eater and has been featured in Skirt! Magazine and on NPR’s This I Believe series. Before life in the suburbs she backpacked through eighteen European countries, lived in London, worked in the music industry, and became engaged on stage at a U2 concert in Verona, Italy. (Bono even kissed her!) Now she drives carpool, embarrasses her children by dancing “in the pit” at free cover band concerts, and works hard at keeping the spark of her 20-year marriage alive.
Expected publication: February 8th 2016 by Velvet Morning Press