I am Not Your Melody (steamy cowboy romance)

Rated 5.00/5 based on 7 reviews
“Big Bad Bill” Edwards, the biggest, baddest cowboy in Bear Creek Saddle, Idaho, partners with Allie, a sassy new bartender from Miami, to save the family business. How can Bill and Allie be together if their hearts can’t handle the risk of breaking once more? Bill has just three rules for dealing with Allie: Don’t kill her. Don’t kiss her. And above all, don’t fall in love…not ever again. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9780991372270
About Shoshanna Evers

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shoshanna Evers has twenty-plus romance novels and novellas published, including The Tycoon's Convenient Bride...and Baby, I Am Not Your Melody, The Enslaved Trilogy from Simon & Schuster/Pocket Star, and How to Write Hot Sex. Evers is a former erotic novelist turned Christian romance author, currently writing her first inspirational romance.

Evers is proud to be the cofounder of SelfPubBookCovers.com, the largest selection of one-of-a-kind premade book covers in the world -- and the only site in the world where you can instantly customize a professionally designed cover and have it ready in five minutes. Once a cover is sold, it's never sold again.

In the past she was a syndicated advice columnist in New York and a registered nurse, but now she’s a full-time author and a home-schooling mom in the mountains of northern Idaho. She loves to connect with her readers and with other authors on Twitter and Facebook, as well as with the Shoshanna Street Team.

Be sure to visit ShoshannaEvers.com and follow her on Twitter @ShoshannaEvers. Faithfully *Evers* After...

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Reviews

Review by: Linda Rimer-Como on Jan. 10, 2015 :
This is the start of a new series that I think is going to be great! It is a well written storyline and has characters that have great sexual chemistry. Two souls hurt by love, team up together, but will falling in love with each other spoil everything! I really loved this book and am looking forward to more in this series.

Advanced review copy received in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Belinda Remmers on Jan. 09, 2015 :
I was given an Arc of this book, for an honest review. The story was interesting and kept me wanting to know what was going to happen next. I was rooting for this couple from the beginning. They both had issues to overcome and I think they will manage. Very good story. You won't be disappointed.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jade Onyx on Jan. 08, 2015 :
I don't usually read cowboy romances. In fact, prior to this story, I only read ONE because it had some paranormal kinky stuff going on in there that I thought was interesting because I've never seen that kind of mixing in genres before.

However, because Shoshanna Evers is one of my favorite authors of all-time, of course I gave it a shot when she wrote this one. To say I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement. What Evers did was put the emotional into my previously prejudiced view of stoic (read: boring) cowboys.

You might be thinking, where have I been? Cowboys are hot, sexy, etc. Well, my version of a cowboy dates back to old movies of gun-slinging violence that I had no interest in watching.

Evers' version of a cowboy story takes a city girl from Miami (Allie) and plops her right into the midst of a small rural nowhere place (Bear Creek Saddle) in the middle of Idaho somewhere. That refreshing take about city girl meets cowboy had me hooked from the start and kept me turning the page.

By the end of the book, I was already wanting to read the rest of the stories (four more --hurray!) and standing in line for the first available copy when it gets out! In summary, this is definitely a highly recommended read!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Tina Duckwald on Jan. 08, 2015 :
I enjoyed this prequel to a new series from Shoshanna very much. I love cowboy romances and this was unique to me. I enjoy reading about small towns but never considered enjoying reading about Idaho. Shoshanna did a great job of making me fall in love with Bear Creek Saddle Idaho (the sign of a talented author) I also enjoyed the chemistry between Allie and Bill, who both were stubborn and guarded with their feelings for each other. I also loved being introduced to some of the other sexy cowboys that I am sure we will be reading about as the series progresses. I am looking forward to revisiting Bear Creek Saddle again soon.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: David Bailey on Jan. 08, 2015 :
Another victory for Shoshanna! Read the summary of the book above. That overview tells you the highlights of what happens in the book. It does not tell you how refreshing this cowboy romance is. I have read dozens of cowboy romances, many by some of the best authors of western romance. There are basically a few plots, with many twists. Often the hero or heroine returns home after many years and renews a teenage love. Or someone new comes to town and falls in love with the local bad boy or bad girl. Many of these are excellent stories.

"I Am Not Your Melody" is a short prequel to Shoshanna's upcoming "Bunking with Cowboys", Bear Creek Saddle Ranch Series. It is a fantastic introduction to the new series; however, this book is a hot, sizzling STAND-ALONE romance. The story introduces the heroes of the upcoming series, but only briefly. This book is a sexy hot romance by itself, not really about ranching.

I got my copy at 3:40 am and read it straight through, finishing it in about 3 1/2 hours. I could not put it down.

The plot is something totally new and refreshing. I don't know of anyone who has written cowboy books about ranchers in Idaho. This is virgin territory for this genre. Idaho is an incredibly beautiful state, but there has to be challenges in northern Idaho ranching that are not found anywhere else, except maybe Montana. I am so excitedly waiting for the upcoming series.

This is Shoshanna's first foray into the cowboy genre. And what better way than writing in virgin territory! But back to "I Am Not Your Melody". Shoshanna is my favorite author, but I wondered how well the title might "sell". Of course I understood when I read the book. Please do not let the title throw you off. Shoshanna has written tons of wonderful books, in the romance and the erotic romance genres.

But "I Am Not Your Melody" is her breakthrough entry into the cowboy romance genre. And WOW does she rock with this first book! Not only is the story enchantingly new for the genre, but there is an intangible quality that I have been unable to put into words. It grabs you and pulls you into the demons that both Bill and Allie have to overcome, and the almost innocent purity of their souls. I have gone back in the last 2 days and re-read many parts of the book, but I still cannot find a word to describe this elusive quality.

I have read many of Shoshanna's books and loved every one, but there is that intangible quality that has captivated my mind and soul unlike any other book I have ever read. I have stopped trying to put it into words, and simply enjoy it. I have re-read parts 5 or 6 times in the 2 days I have had the book. I am sure I will re-read it several more times!

If you miss reading this book you will deprive yourself of what I believe is a breakthrough work, certainly in the cowboy genre. And remember this is a prequel to a ranching series, but it is not really about cowboys and ranching. It is about two hurting souls finding healing for their broken hearts. Can they do it together, or will Bill leave to become a hermit in his high mountain cabin and leave Allie to run her dream bar by herself?

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Vickie Raynor on Jan. 08, 2015 : (no rating)
Received an ARC from the author. Absolutely loved it! Out of all her books, this is my favorite. Cannot wait for the next in this series. Heartwarming, exotic scenes that caught me up in the story and wouldn't let me put the book down. If you enjoy present day cowboys, you will fall in love with Big Bad Bill.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: JoAnne Vincenti on Jan. 08, 2015 :
I don't usually read cowboy romance stories but I was asked to review this so I gave it a shot and boy am I so glad I did. This is the beginning of a series but can be a stand alone too. Filled with a great storyline, interesting characters that will make you get immersed into the story. If this first book is any indication of the rest in the series this is definitely a series you want to buy - I guarantee you won't be sorry. Advance Review: Copy received in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Tammy S on Jan. 08, 2015 :
Such a fun, sexy and heartwarming start to a wonderful new series. Bill had been hurt in the past and never wanted to experience that kind of pain again. However when Allie blew into his life he couldn’t deny the feelings he had for her. I loved the story and the chemistry between these two is hot, hot, hot. The story pulled at my heart strings and me cheering for a happy ending for these two. I am looking forward to reading more of this series.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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