Cowboy Jackpotby Randi Alexander
in A Naughty Little Christmas, (Cowboys, Cops, and Kilts: 8 Seasonally Seductive Romances from Bestselling Authors)

Story Alone: CreateSpace: Publication Date 11/16/2012 106  Pages (Paperback/E-Book)

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Anthology: A Naughty Little Christmas by Amazon Digital Services 646 pages, E-Book

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A lucky first kiss in front of a Las Vegas slot machine pays off big for bull rider Boone Hancock and New York college student Gigi Colberg-Staub. During the day they spend together as VIP guests of the casino, an intense attraction develops. Throughout the night they share in the big bed of the comped suite, hot, sensual moves ignite wild climaxes.


When Gigi receives a miscommunication, she believes Boone thinks of her as one-night buckle bunny. She confronts him, but Boone convinces himself it’s best for both of them if she goes on believing that, and he lets her walk out of his life. When he realizes his mistake, and then sees the sacrifice Gigi made for him, is it too late to win her back?


I hate giving bad reviews. Hate it. But, it’s my job to say it how I see it.  That way I help you all make good buying decisions.

I really hate writing a bad review when I appear to be the only person in the known universe to do so.  That would be the case here.

I immediately liked the two main characters in the story, Gigi and Boone: They are obviously both needing a little TLC, and also searching for a connection. Their mouths might say they are just looking for a good time, but their hearts are beating a different rhythm.

It’s exciting when they win a major jackpot at a casino.  They both see how it will advance their business dreams, but I contend that their businesses would never be funded on the amount. The casino management is rendered to perfection. I also enjoy that the sport in the story, Rodeo, is different for the genre. I haven’t seen int in a series before.

I also like Gigi’s backbone when she catches Boone being a total ass.  She stands up for herself and doesn’t back down or except feeble excuses.

You know I read a lot of sex scenes. It’s possible I am way to familiar with all kinds of sex from what I read.  I will be completely frank that what I read is often tantallizing and is a turn on.  However, the sex scenes in this story made me cringe.  They were some of the worst, most overblown and badly written sex I have ever in my life read.  I was clenching my teeth and grimacing as I read.  Granted the writer employs unusual terms for the sensations of arousal – “rough calluses on his warm hands,… rattled lusty heat,…” As they start to get it on, the prose is promising.  But then it began to feel ridiculous:

His slow loving eased her race towards climax but jittered hot spikes that wet her pussy lips.

When he took her nipple deep into his mouth, the corresponding tug burned out her slit.

Ack! If it’s burning you need to call a doctor!

And, later:

“What are yo doing cowboy? ”
“Trust me?” The rumbled word shook her low in her slit.

I could go on, and on.  There are many sex scenes between these covers. But one last one really had me in full-on “ick mode:”

He jerked, his head fogging over, zaps of heat racing down his spine. His balls shot out and hot ropes of cum blasted out of the water, landing in floating puddles on the surface. 

As part of this collection, which was priced at .99, I didn’t care too much about having bought this.  But, if I had paid the single story price of $2.99 I would be mighty ticked off.  But, I seem to be rather solitary in my view of the story.  All the other reviews are 4 and 5 stars.  I can’t recall having read anything by Ms. Alexander before, maybe this is an unusual sample. But, I am just one person, with my particular likes and dislikes.

So, what made this bad for me?  I thought it was over the top with description that defied reality and which felt as if it were written via non-contextual  thesaurus use. And, there was just too much of it.

What makes written sex good or bad for you?