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Release date: October 18, 2016
Publisher: Rebelle Press
“You need to stop all this yoga crap and find your inner badass again.”
Old love. New Love. A love you wish would just die.
A kinder, gentler Lilly?
Small-town lawyer Lilly Atkins has calmed down. She’s doing yoga, her hair is relatively tame, and she hasn’t shot anyone in a while.
But with bad boy Cash Stetson out of rehab, former FBI agent-turned-attorney Spencer Locke dogging her steps, and a ghost from her past who just won’t go away, her trigger finger is starting to itch.
When cattle rustlers hit a little too close to home, and she’s forbidden to investigate, the only thing to do is get up off the yoga mat and grab her gun.
Will Lilly stay zen? Or get her groove back?
☆☆➹⁀☆ 3 stars☆➹⁀☆☆
I picked So Many Boots, So Little Time by Kalan Chapman Lloyd based on the cover. I didn’t read the description, and that was a mistake. I went into this read thinking that it was a romantic comedy with a little western flair. That couldn’t be further from the case. “Boots” is a cozy mystery!
I periodically like a good cozy mystery. Boots has a decent story premise, and I like Ms. Llloyd’s writing style. However, the characters didn’t grab me. Lily Katherine Atkins seems to be perpetually annoyed or angry. Jilted by her finance, she might have reason to be a bit cranky, but that should have been balanced with an attribute/behavior that made her sympathetic. Since this is book three in the series, and I haven’t read the prior books, it is a bit unfair to be overly judgmental about it.
Ms. Lloyd’s depiction of small town and ranch life was colorful and interesting. I loved the strong women in the story. Lily’s “posse” is particularly wonderful. Every woman should surround herself with an awesome group of women who have her back!
While So Many Boots, So Little Time didn’t grab me, it is not without merit. I think avid cozy mystery fans will enjoy the story, but I have to add the caveat that you should start at the beginning of this series. The characters seem to have been previously developed, and without being invested in the characters, you might not “feel the love” for this book.
A 2 star read for me, but 3 star book for quality.