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Cowboy Casanova

(The Culture Blind Series #2)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  269 ratings  ·  88 reviews
"Cowboy Casanova easily leads my Top Ten List of Rom Coms with its perfect mix of humor and chemistry!" - Weet Weet's Bookshelf

A country music king.

A chess playing queen.

A classic tale that begins in paradise...

What starts as an annual five day music festival on the beach leads to two people falling in love with new rhythms.

Opposites anxiously trying to learn
Kindle Edition, 389 pages
Published December 11th 2018

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Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
The second book in the series is about a country movie star falling in love with a hotel heiress/chess prodigy. I'm guessing the theme of this series is about Black women from the city falling in love with southern white men.

This book was a lot better when it came to the racial dynamics compared to the last book. I still have issues with her characters Black families being broken but the White families loving and supportive. In this book the heroine's father is dead and she's been estranged from
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There are some books that just connect with you on every level, and for me this was one of them. What could be just another romance is made so much more by offering special characters that push the norm and make you both think and feel. Cooper, the country music star, on the surface was what you would expect. Charming, a playboy, jaded and puffed up on his own importance. Underneath though is the sweet guy, the kind and generous brother, the doting uncle, and loving son. Frankie was simply amazi ...more
Jul 28, 2020 rated it did not like it
I'm disappointed in this one, more so because I liked the first book, but man...Cooper is just gross and disgusting! From his behavior meeting Frankie, to the things his sister says as she dresses him down. Why would I root for him to get together with Frankie, she deserves a real man, not a boy too enamor with himself, his success and his partying ways. Gave up around the 20% mark, this one just isn't for me.
Cherryl Montgomery
Dec 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
They learned to play the game well with each other

Cooper Copeland, Country Music consummate playboy and heart throb did not expect his flirting to land him a milk shake in the face. Anxiety ridden Francesca Hatcher was ill prepared for any attention she received from any man and his inappropriate flirting only sent her anxiety into the stratosphere. Their first meeting mistakes did not come to the forefront until each ine realized that they needed each other for business. Cooper sponsored the Be
I absolutely loved Coop and Frankie. This book was beyond the cuteness for me, though they were a cute couple. I loved how it shows, if you love someone, you love them, quirks and all. Truly embracing who they are and not wanting them to be something they’re not. True Love. Coop and his (mostly) charming ways and Frankie and her blunt ways just seemed to flow well together. Loved it and can’t wait for more!
Teresa Lara
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved Peanut and Sweet Peas amazing beautiful broken addicted love story.So need more.
Jackie Bragg
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Chess anyone

I have been reading Xavier Neal Books for about a Year now. And each and everytime she manages to surprise me. With that being said. Cowboy Casanova Review.

Frankie, What can I say about her. She is a Chess Loving, Chocolate Eating Sweetheart. I just love the way she brings Chess playing to life. People to Frankie are like Chess Pieces. She use her abilities to understand her Opponents. But her understanding of things is about to get an little complicated due to the fact that she has
Jul 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
We follow frankie and Cooper the Cowboy casanova. Frankie is the owner of the hotel resort that's renowned for its country music festival once a year. Frankie is a shy anxious chocolate eating hideaway. Frankie is funny though when things gets tough she inhales the treats like it's the only thing she ever needs. It her way of coping especially as she don't people as she puts it. It becomes increasingly difficult tho when cooper walks into her life and thoughts a love shaped spanner in the works ...more
Lisa Tetting
May 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved Coop so much! He started off this arrogant man who I would have slapped into the middle of next week, but then he took off the mask and showed the real man. This real man was kind, thoughtful and amazing. He was fun and funny and caring.

Frankie’s character was so different from any heroine I have read. Her inability to deal with the world around her was a little off putting at first, but she grew on me. Her addiction to chocolate was a bit much, but I got it. It was her coping mechanism
Sybil Pun
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Wow! Wow! Sweet pea.. 👏👏👏🙌🙌🙌✨✨✨

This right here was the bombastic, fantastic and super, super, super good...
This was the epitome romantic, sweetness type of story. Man how can I get a Cooper. He was everything! Handsome, down to earth, romantic, lovable, a teddy bear at heart, a sweetheart, a wonderful, albeit a little dumb man but still the top of the top. He was so good, so patient with Frankie, so understanding and yet so selfish and clueless.
Frankie on the other hand was almost getting o
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really love Frankie, and as Cooper calls her sweet pea. She is hilarious I could not stop myself from laughing. I love that she is more than willing and brave to go out of her comfort zone in able to be there for Coop. I love even more that she throws her chocolate milk shake at him when he becomes an idiot. And he tries to throw some over the top, corny, lines at her. She shows him that his Casanova pick up lines will not fly here. NO MATTER how famous he is, which had me on the side lines ch ...more
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Favorite read of 2018

This book and the characters are truly amazing. I absolutely love Frankie and her spunky personality who doesn’t take crap from anyone including Cooper the headliner of her festival. She overcomes so much and is really relatable. Cooper also overcomes so many of his own insecurities and trust issues that you feel the growth with this characters. I love the descriptions of the feelings, environments, and places that they go as it helps to connect you to the characters on a de
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started reading this book. I thought I was getting some more Dusty because wow he was awesome. But holy moly was this book good. Had me all in my book feels 💜. We had quirky woman meet overly cocky guy and doesn’t fall to her knees to worship at the alter of Cooper. I found myself rooting for Frankie from the beginning like I wanted her to find happiness to make peace with her past. It took Frankie warming up to Cooper for me to warm up to him she made him big ...more
Tricia Mccoy
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy Mother of All Things that are Sexy!!

I freaking LOVE Cooper and Frankie!! Omg and Cooper's family, cant forget them!! I loved every second of their story! Cooper, the sexy and arrogant, cocky country music singer and Frankie, the adorable and nerdy, anxiety filled firecracker!! Nothing alike, but perfect together. And I have to admit I literally laughed out loud many times due to Frankie's outbursts. She's so quirky that you can't help but love her. And some of the side characters like Sadie
Feb 20, 2019 rated it liked it

I didn't immediately take to Frankie or Coop..although I remembered Coop from Redneck Romeo which I LOVE!!
Frankie reminded me too much of Ruth & Hannah Kabbah in A Girl Like Her & Untouchable. I didn't find her nearly as endearing and hated the junk food & sugar addiction. Cooper..Lord he know he played that loud mouthed, crude womanizer role to perfection and I just wanted to slap him. But they did make huge efforts to grow and morph out of their respective shells.
Coops family was
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Playing Chess For Love
This was a great read. I loved the chess metaphors & the abundance of all things chocolate. Frankie is sheltered from the world by keeping herself closed off using chess as the game of life. Cooper is a singer who needs a real reason to sing besides fame & fortune. These two people shouldn't click not because of racial differences but because they literally see the world differently. The ups & downs of a love are on display as well as fears & even ignorance of others. There
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
It Began Well

It had a nice light hearted beginning with a meet cute moment. But the love interest was just an awful person as time went on. And when he makes the mistake that tears them apart? There really is no going back from that. I dont know how any WOC would forgive that and move onto a HEA. He showed no sign of growth that would lead one to believe he could become a supportive and caring partner for her. It began on a pleasant note and then took a bad turn - she deserved better.
evette w
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
A Good Dose of Fun!

Like in the previous story from this series,it was just as good if not better.I love that the heroine is not one that is so perfect that you just grind your teeth or that she is so beyond help.We get an old fashioned romance with a new age twist and it is so entertaining.I love that Cooper is an ordinary man who happens to be famous and makes all the mistake a man does.(dumb ones)This was just a good solid story that will keep you invested till the end.I am so looking forward
Jan 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So glad I found this author!!

As a 20+ year mental health professional this book really resonated with me. It was a perfect example of how unprocessed emotions, such as grief and trauma, can have such a negative impact on one's life. At first glance it appears Frankie is on the autism spectrum but as the story progresses we learn she has regimented her life in a manner she can successfully navigate. It was gratifying to see how her relationship with Cooper changed her life and his. This book is d
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this series and this book was my favorite. Unusual because most series get a little softer. Cowboy Casanova (CC) did not! It was all things-hot, funny, angsty, sweet and it kept my interest until the very last sentence. I like Frankie and Cooper. She was quirky, might have been on the spectrum. I appreciated that the fact that if she is on the spectrum, Ms. Neal did not make that the sole focus of the story. The plot was about Frankie and Cooper's love story. The meeting, the hook-up, th ...more
Misty Hamilton
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Peanut and sweet pea

Cooper and Frankie are an adorable, engaging, and humorous couple that you can't help but fall for. She's all structure and discipline, while he is fun and spontaneous! The writer knows how to get you invested in the characters and the outcome of the story. If you love rom-coms, you will enjoy this book. Take a chance on sweet pea and peanut, you'll thank me later
Michelle B.
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really loved Cooper and Frankie

This book was truly a swoon worthy book for Cooper, he just appeared so sexy, passionate and confidant. Book boyfriend material. Frankie was funny, socially challenged and all. I can still see her as a good friend. This book was nice and calm with page turning moments throughout to keep you intrigued. I would definitely recommend this book for those wanting a sexy read.
Michelle Briggs
Apr 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
A hot Cowboy and A Chess Master

I really loved Cooper. His character was so lovable and patient to me. That is until he became self centered . I thought Frankie had one major issue which was her weakness for all things chocolate. Her minor issue was her introvertedness. She was a daddy's girl with a gift for business when she wasn't having meltdowns over dating Cooper. This book makes me want to appreciate cowboys and country music more. I love this Author's work.
Tiffany Levin
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story!!

This was a great, sweet story! Loved that it tackled the issue of race and how it truly does not matter! Love is love and skin tone doesn’t have any bearing on it. Loved all the sweet touches for the female character and her anxiety. Great job Xavier and can’t wait to see what is next!!
LaTanya Galloway
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I swoon for Cooper

This story between Cooper and Frankie is so awkwardly adorable, that my cheeks hurt from smiling so hard! Even with the ridiculously sweet aspect of their relationship the hateful ideology crept in and it was hard for Cooper to understand. But when he got still my beating heart!!
Andrea Powell
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely wonderful

I have a new book boyfriend. I simply adored Cooper. His dynamic with Frankie was as sweet as it was intense. I loved the effort that he put into being with Frankie and the resolve that she had to step out of her she'll and experience love. I would recommend this novel to anyone. A fantastic read!
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it

I don't think Ms Neal can write a bad book. I purchase without even reading the sample my expectations are always well rewarded. I laughed and giggled, was pissed with Cooper for going along with that idiot kurk but he lived and learned. In all great story. On to the next.
Niancé Files
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
Got to love a cowboy !

I enjoyed reading this installment of the series more than the first one. Frankie the heroine was different and quirky and stayed true to herself through out the book. Cooper the H was sweet and loving but kind of all over the place nevertheless I enjoyed their story and glad they got a HEA.
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Another amazing love story. The connections and range love expands. Frankie and "peanut" were each other's missing piece and song. Xavier Neal manages to open the heart and mind to the truth, love is blind. It only knows it's other half. Love the people as always. Sadie and Marcello along with parents a total hit. The missteps were genuine, forgiveness Devine.
Sammie Shorter
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Cooper was definitely a selfish man whore but he met his match in strategic minded Frankie. She didn't allow him to treat her as second class. I felt the reconciliation was too easy but they really are a sweet couple. Another winner.
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