If you like the cowgirl kind of romances you might want to look up Rose at her seventy-seven thousand acres ranch in Wyoming. Rose has been set up by the friendly ranch hands on the ‘One Two Oh’ as one of them has placed a personal ad in her name calling for a “Cowgirl to teach riding, roping and wrangling.” And Rose is not finding it funny at all, as she is sought out by every available lesbian cowgirl in a 500 mile radius! On the other hand Rose does need extra hands to help her turn the ranch around, so pushed on just a little by her lead man Champ she offers the suitors a job.
Among the suitors now turned ranch hands you’ll find Charlotte Johnson or “Critter” a short blond with whom the long legged blue eyed Rose has a history. Actually Critter was the reason Rose’s father sent her to stay with her aunt at age fourteen after he found her and Critter in a lip lock out by the barn. I guess he really didn’t approve of lesbians.
So the story finds Rose and Critter reacquainting them self and getting not so subtle pushed along by the long time cook Mrs Marple, but then again they don’t seem to need much pushing to fall back into each others arms. I guess they must have had the one “in a lifetime” kind of teenage romances.
“One Two Oh” is a charming romance, with a couple of sweet gals who is meant for each other. It doesn’t stray around much as the story is focused on the girls, and the heartache – well that’s all in the past – so you won’t find any large bumps on the road towards a happy ending.
“Before beginning a Hunt, it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.” – Winnie the Pooh.
Even if Clancy had questioned herself as to what or who she was looking for as a potential lover, I doubt that she would have known what she really wanted. Nearing the age of thirty without that special someone in her life, and – surprisingly enough – still a virgin, Clancy finds herself in the hands of Aunty Goldie ,or rather the experienced matchmaker Minerva Goldberg, who decides to throw a new card into the game of love – Carmen Pratka. This certainly throws Clancy for a loop, she is definitely not looking for a woman, but maybe Aunty Goldie is not that far from the truth….
I had a lot of fun following the girls from their first blind date through Clancy’s growing awareness of her attraction to Carmen. You might also like Clancy’s solo venture into the lesbian club scene and her encounter with the big bully Max, who is probably just looking for love but has a rather macho way of showing her affection.
And Carmen, she’s a darling – persistent but not too pushy – and with a need of her own to find true love. Furthermore, she makes you laugh – I mean if that’s something you do while you read – I for one can’t help it!
All in all, a light romance with a lot of humour and a good dialog, I would have liked the story to continue just a little bit longer, but I guess that being left with the possibility to imagine the future for the star players has its own merit. Let the girls take you on a tour down the road to love.
Enjoy your story time!