Bootscootin’ Blahniks by D. D. Scott is the first book in the “Bootscootin” contemporary romance series. Publisher: Belfrey Media, August 2010

Manhattan apparel designer Roxy Rae Vaughn, who’s also a still-in-the-closet, country line dancing queen, wants to be a fashion success story. Tired of being nothing more than a Fifth Avenue up-and-comer, thanks to her elitist parents, Roxy moves to Nashville, Tennessee and opens a boutique in a local tractor supply store, the only retail space she can afford. Short on cash and way, way down on luck, she rear-ends a pick-up truck belonging to a tomato-growin’, bootscootin’ cowboy who is anything but the perfect fit for her career plans, although he is her ideal dance partner. Can Roxy accept that her best fit is on the dance floor moving to her own style and her cowboy’s lead?

Tomato farmer by day and bootscootin’ instructor by night Zayne McDonald doesn’t give a damn about winning Nashville’s heirloom tomato contest, even though his late father did. Zayne wants to honor his father, but what he really wants is to line dance his way to a winner’s spotlight. When he and Roxy are discovered by a huge dance show producer, Zayne learns it’s partnering with Roxy that’s his winning hybrid mix. That is, if he can keep her and the tomato contest away from Beefsteak Jack Baudlin, the toughest tomato man in CMT country.

What happens when you take a Manhattan socialite and a tomato farmer and put them in the same location? You get an exciting and hilarious romp with boot-stomping fun. Trying to prove to her family and herself that she can make it on her own, Roxy moves to Nashville and is going full speed ahead with her boutique plans with Zayne is trying to prove that he can create the best darn tomato and win that contest for his father and himself, meanwhile fighting and enjoying their attraction to one another. I love this book. The tone, the setting, the quirky characters and the witty and sexy repartee had me smiling as I quickly turn the pages to see what happens next. This was a rip-roaring, laugh- a-minute, entertaining and sexy read.

*new-to-me author

Available as an e-book

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