Cowboy in My Pocket [NOOK Book]

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If you like your cowboys sexy, your heroines forgetful and your marriages convenient, this gentle parody of cowboy romances will leave you with a smile on your face and a sigh on your lips. Discover romantic comedy at its best in this captivating tale of a woman who finds her one true love and the cowboy hero afraid to give his heart.

Michelle Garrison is a prolific romance writer whose career is suddenly on a downslide. Her plots are boring, ...
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Overview

If you like your cowboys sexy, your heroines forgetful and your marriages convenient, this gentle parody of cowboy romances will leave you with a smile on your face and a sigh on your lips. Discover romantic comedy at its best in this captivating tale of a woman who finds her one true love and the cowboy hero afraid to give his heart.

Michelle Garrison is a prolific romance writer whose career is suddenly on a downslide. Her plots are boring, her writing is stale and her readers are fleeing for greener pastures. Desperate to revive her career, Michelle sets out to write a bestseller, and who could make a more worthy hero then a cowboy.

Force-marched to a dude ranch by her editor, Michelle soon finds herself trudging along a mountain road with no memory of who she is or where she's going, but thanks to the quintessential sexy cowboy hero, Michelle is saved. Swept up in her cowboy's arms, even Michelle can see the parody in her own story: "Everything she'd read about cowboys must be true, she thought, almost hysterically. No wonder they made such popular heroes in romances."

This is a revised author’s cut reissue—Cowboy in My Pocket was originally published by Hard Shell Word Factory in 2001
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Editorial Reviews

Celia x
". . . I spent most of this book laughing, sighing, and even wiping away the occasional tear -- it is just perfect!! . . . Kate Douglas has produced a wondrous tale with Cowboy in My Pocket -- it is, without doubt, full of everything we read romances for!!"
Gerry Benninger
Top Pick for August 2001!
"Kate Douglas bills her romance as a 'gentle parody of contemporary category romance' but in doing so creates a delightful love story that proves there's a good reason why certain plot devices become cliches -- they really work on an emotional level . . . the author might have thought she was poking fun, but the romance reader has the last laugh with this sparkling romantic comedy!"
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014134828
  • Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/9/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 241,483
  • File size: 279 KB

Meet the Author

Kate Douglas is the lead author of Kensington Publishing’s Aphrodisia imprint and the author of the popular erotic paranormal romance series WOLF TALES, as well as the Zebra series DEMONSLAYERS. She is currently working on her newest Aphrodisia series, DREAM CATCHERS, as well as her online serial, DEMON LOVERS. Kate and her husband of almost forty years have two adult children and five grandchildren. They live in the beautiful mountains of Lake County, California, north of the Napa Valley wine country.
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  • Posted March 2, 2014

    Oh my surprises awaits you, can you imagine almost dying, bumpin

    Oh my surprises awaits you, can you imagine almost dying, bumping your head, forgetting who you are, marrying a man you don’t know but think you do. Just to wake up to find yourself married to a man you never met, find out you aren’t who you think you are? That is just what happens to Michelle, can she get the cowboy or will the cowboy ride out of her life forever? So many secrets and so many lies, will they come back to haunt them? Oh, what a tangled web we weave. When first we practice to deceive!

    Cowboy In your Pocket was a humorous read, you can’t help but laugh at the crazy over the of top situations. I so enjoyed reading this book, it was humorous and made me laugh, smile and at times I wanted to cry. This book is a lovely read, with many facts in a fast pace which the author moves through quickly, with easy flowing words that are easy to follow she does not leave you behind. She writes a wonderful love story of a man who plans a marriage of convenience, meets women, they marry and fall in love. This story has so many secrets and lies can all this be worked out or will love be lost.

    Michelle is an author who’s romance stories are going nowhere fast. She must regroup if she wants to keep writing, her editor sends to Colorado to find out just what a day in a cowboys life is like. She finds more then she bargains for. She is in a car accident, bumps her head and has amnesia. What else could go wrong you might ask, she doesn’t know who she is, she is picked up and thrown into a wedding to make an old women happy. Does it end there, OH no there are still lots of things that go wrong. 

    Tag is the cowboy who needs to get married to hold on to his ranch. He has found the best women to pretend to be his wife, his best friend also part time lover Betsy Mae. Funny she goes off and marries a clown, but wait she has someone to step in to her shoes. In steps Michelle, everyone thinks she is Betsy Mae friend. So she must be, thinks Michelle. 

    Let’s not forget the one who starts it all Coop, the old man who more or less help raise Tag. He put the idea in Tags head, see Tag must be married before he is 40 or he loses his ranch. Coop is secretly in love with Tags grandmother Lenore and wants to make the lady happy before she dies. Coops idea is a pretend marriage, or is it? Seem Coop has a few secrets himself.

    Lenore just wants her grandson happily married and to have a few grandkids. What is she willing to do or say to get her way? She has a few secrets of her own.  Will she live long enough to regret her decent?  

    This is a wonderful read that I recommend highly, one you will not want to put down. 

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  • Posted February 26, 2014

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    Cowboy In My Pocket was a fun, although highly outlandish, story

    Cowboy In My Pocket was a fun, although highly outlandish, story telling. Packed full of quirky characters, you can't help but laugh at the crazy, stereotypical situations, the over the top circumstances and the convenient bought of amnesia that makes this whole story believable.

    For a purely fun and flat out entertaining cowboy read, check out this contemporary romance, Cowboy In My Pocket.

    I received this copy of Cowboy in My Pocket from Beyond the Page Publishing in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for republication April 9, 2014.

    Written by: Kate Douglas
    Print Length: 226 pages
    Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing 
    Publication Date: April 9, 2012
    Rating: 3.5 Stars
    Genre: Contemporary Romance

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    I really liked this book. I have to say that it took a turn that

    I really liked this book. I have to say that it took a turn that I was not expecting and made for a lot of twists and secrets throughout the book. The main characters had such great chemistry and really sparked ;). The book also had the perfect amount of humor to lighten things up throughout. Great read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    A parody and romance all rolled in to one

    Definitely a fun read and well written. Every plot device and potential romantic scene is there. Dramatic rescues, misunderstandings, big bath tubs..... Really fun and the characters are totally beleivable even if the plot isnt! Read it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2002

    A Delightful Read of a Different Nature

    Kate Doulgas has succeeded in taking the romance novel a step beyond the norm. She tickles the reader's funny bone and touches the heart strings at the same time. The story and style will engage you from beginning to end. Cowboy in My Pocket is a must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2001

    Radiant Romance However You Take It

    Cowboys, amnesia, runaway brides, marriages of convenience, mistaken identity, huge white stallions with room for two, cover models that don't match the characters they portray...the cliches of the romance genre, you say? In COWBOY IN MY POCKET, Kate Douglas takes these tried and true conventions of contemporary romance novels and uses them to create a satire that can be enjoyed as humor--or felt deeply as any serious contemporary romance. When Michelle Garrison, Manhattanite and ace category romance novelist, has a manuscript rejected for lacking a sense of setting, she is pressured to go to a Colorado dude ranch to soak up a little atmosphere. When a car accident causes her to lose her memory, she falls into a marriage to save the ranch scheme by too gorgeous to be true, marriage-shy Taggart Martin. From there on, Ms. Douglas has found a way to have the reader say, 'Oh, no, not that one,' as each convention of the genre lines up for exposure. Yet, as you read on, you find that you begin to warm to Tag and Michelle and secondary characters Coop and Lenore and want everything to turn out all right. It takes a very special writer to write a book that can draw the reader both intellectually and emotionally. Ms. Douglas is that kind of a writer. What starts out as an exploration of the conventions of romance turns into a sensual and emotional original that shines--and, in its way shows why these tried and true conventions still work. This book is available in both electronic and paperback versions. Whichever version you prefer, get this book. Special order it if you have to; it's worth the wait.

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