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Bootscootin' Blahniks is a romantic comedy with a chick lit, gone-country twist. Think Sex and The City meets Urban Cowboy. A Manhattan apparel designer, who's also a closet country line dancing queen, has traded-in her stiletto-clad clientele for (1) the frequent shoppers of a Music City tractor supply store and (2) a tomato-growin' bootscootin' cowboy. Is her best fit on ...more
Kindle Edition, 301 pages
Published August 10th 2010 by Belfrey Media
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LadyCalico
Nov 14, 2011 rated it did not like it
It has been a while since I enjoyed a book less than this one. I could barely force myself through it. The conversations didn't flow naturally and the writing was awkward and filled with errors and misused words. Among other things, the author clearly does not know what a Freudian Slip is, what type of information is in a Physician's Desk Reference, that Sangria is not a Tuscan drink, nor what the word guttural means. It really needed re-edited by someone with an adequate fund of knowledge. The ...more
Amanda
Sep 08, 2011 rated it did not like it
The title was cute and I found it as a freebie ebook, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. So glad I didn't pay for it. I had to stop reading the story around page 50 as I just couldn't bring myself to read anymore. I love a good romance as much as the next person, but I found the writing style to be awkward. I think the author was trying for a down home feel, but it just wasn't working for me. The constant use of hyphenated adjectives was distracting (I know, a weird thing to zero in on) as was go ...more
Ronna
Apr 12, 2011 rated it liked it
2.5 stars rounded up for some good chemistry between the protagonists

I must say, as silly as this story line seemed to me, it had potential and was well reviewed. Sadly, it just didn't come together for me even though I wanted it to and kept waiting for it to. This book is based on the far fetched concept of a neglected Manhattan socialite running away from her self-absorbed family to follow her dream of being a fashion designer in Nashville, where she can follow her second passion bootscootin'
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Robin
Jul 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
So far I like the Hero but I'd like to either slap or strangle the Heroine. I'm not a violent person but Wow is she annoying. The depiction of Nashville is irritating. I'm not a Nashville Expert but it seems implausible that Modern Day Nashville has so many Tomato Farmers that its a bad reflection on you if you have to purchase yours in a store. Also the fact that if you place your Coach Bag on a chair that is not Designer or Designer Inspired you're doomed to a Plastic Folding Chair in Hell. I ...more
Betty
Oct 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: funny, kindle
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 ...more
Deidre
Dec 07, 2011 rated it did not like it
Ugh! I cannot think of any other characters with whom I felt no connection. I became so tired of Roxy's whining about no money while surrounded by such a posh household that I began skipping great chunks of this book. I couldn't even get into the tension purportedly created by illness and a rancher's struggle to achieve. What a waste of my time this book became. I tried to like it and, even though I read to the end (mostly), I cannot recommend this book to anyone. Nor will I buy - even if they a ...more
Nancy Goldberg
I liked this story, especially the secondary characters (Roxy's girlfriends, Zayne's mom -- love his description of her), and I understand that the author was trying to show (not tell) the conflict between the hero and heroine.

That being said, I felt (and this is only my opinion; others will probably disagree) that the hero and heroine bickered and fought entirely too much. It made me tired just listening to them insult each other. Roxy calls the cowboy "a**hole" too much for my taste.

Roxy is a
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Cate P
May 24, 2011 rated it liked it
I love Kindle books under $3 and was just waiting to buy this one when I had some room on my bookshelf. When the book dropped to free I decided to give it a whirl.

Overall the story line is pretty cute. A Manhattan born and bred socialite decides to throw her upbringing to the side and follow her dreams designing affordable accessories for country girls in Nashville. Along the way she meets Zayne and his mother and her life is turned upside down. Trying to chase her dreams Roxy often wonders if
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Donna Hatridge
Oct 18, 2011 rated it liked it
I got this as a free eBook download and it was a good way to read a new author I hadn't read before.
The story was entertaining.

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 c
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t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
Dec 15, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone wanting a light hearted romance with humour
Recommended to t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ by: was a freebee
Cheesey, yep, feel good, yep, fun book definitely!

Description:

Bootscootin' Blahniks is a romantic comedy with a chick lit, gone-country twist. Think Sex and The City meets Urban Cowboy. A Manhattan apparel designer, who's also a closet country line dancing queen, has traded-in her stiletto-clad clientele for (1) the frequent shoppers of a Music City tractor supply store and (2) a tomato-growin' bootscootin' cowboy. Is her best fit on the dance floor?

My Thoughts:

I was totally in the mood for a f
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Sheilagh Lee
Jan 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Roxy Rae Vaughn is tired of living in her parent’s spotlight and on their dime. She wants to make a go of it her own as a clothes designer so she starts her own shop in a little corner of a feed store. She has sunk every dime of her money into this hop to make a go of it. so imagine her dismay when she rear ends a cowboy and doesn’t have the money to fix his truck. Cowboy turned tomato farmer Zayne McDonald is intrigued by Roxy and thinks hard to keep her around.
This book was alight feel good bo
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Melissa
Dec 30, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, romance
Roxy moves to Nashville to get away from her socialite parents who never seemed to care about her as an individual. She is determined to create a fashion business on her own terms and with her own financial means. She runs into Zayne who is trying to focus on his farm and an upcoming tomato growing competition. He is intrigued by her attempt to fit into her new southern home while giving it her New York flair.

This book was quick to start. The main characters met right away and there was instant
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N. Kuhn
May 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: western, romance
The word Bootscootin may be in the title, but is used entirely way too much! It's a cute story, but definitely too much detail in areas it doesn't need it. It seems to skip over things or bounce around. Roxy is 35 going on 16. She talks about stepping away from her parents money, yet lives in a paid for home. The author needs some good editing to take place here. There's not really paragraphs. The sentences just sort of mash together. My advice to the author, get someone to edit and proof read y ...more
Nell
Apr 23, 2012 rated it did not like it
Rather sadly this was a DNF. I couldn't get past the first few chapters and I really did try. It was like wading through something written in a foreign language and the person writing it doesn't have that language as their first language either. There were brief patches where the authors voice was good but the terrible premise of the story - line dancing - at least I think that's what bootscooting is. The Momma's boy unheroic hero and a heroine who seemed to be lacking a braincell were all too m ...more
Tracey
Dec 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
I think enough reviewers have given a synopsis of the storyline, so I'll skip that part. I got this book with a box set of 6 of this author's e-books for a discounted price on Amazon. From the product description I was excited I'd stumbled onto what promised to be some fun, humorous reading. Sadly, I was wrong. I didn't expect any more from this book than a lighthearted read, but there was so much cheesiness (starting with the main male character being a tomato farmer named McDonald) it was all ...more
Tina
Oct 11, 2011 rated it liked it
In a few words…

The Good: Funny, sexy, cute, entertaining, Roxy.

The Bad: Un-hero, cheesy, redundant, writing (clunky, grammar, typos, overly wordy), pacing.

Despite all of my issues, I enjoyed this book. Except for Zayne's relationship with his mommy, which was really scary. (Certainly a therapists dream!) I would have liked the book better if there had been more romance and less…everything else. As a romance, this story is pretty fail, but as a humorous, chick-lit story it excels. I have the "box
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Redheads Review it Better
I wasn't sure if I wanted to read this free book I downloaded for my Kindle. I'm glad I did. It was a little corny but it was entertaining.

I loved the back and forth with Roxy and Zayne's mom Kat. Those two cracked me up and reminded me of the strong willed women in my family. I also loved how Zayne respected both women but knew when to push them. It was good to see that in the story.

I also grew to love the secondary characters. They complimented everyone in the story and were very supportive of
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Sibel Hodge
Apr 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Roxy is feisty, sweet, capable, and I loved her go-get-it attitude. She's trying everything she can to succeed in the world on her own terms. But when she accidentally runs into cowbow, Zayne, her eyes are opened up to a whole new world.

Wow! I loved this book. The descriptions are so vivid and colourful it really feels like the reader's going through the same wild rollercoaster ride as Roxy and Zayne. And the love scenes are so sexy that I was getting pretty hot reading them! I fell in love wit
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Melissa Summers
Feb 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, kindle
Rich city girl moves to Nashville to get away from her parents money and prove to herself that she can make it on her own.

I had a hard time finishing this book for a few reasons. First, the language is a bit harsh in the dialog. Often I would speed through the cursing dialog. Then, Roxy's dogs which are quite prominent in the first half of the tale seem to fade out into nothing in the second half. Finally, romance genre by itself just isn't my cup of tea.

I started , gave it a chance...and was g
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Carrie
Feb 18, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
It was ok. Not sure what the big deal was with Zayne & his father, not sure why Roxy's father showed up at the end, irritated by the stereotypes (not every gay man is interested in fashion), and REALLY agravated that there's a tornado going by & they decide to have sex in a barn. Actually at that point I was kind of hoping the tornado would finish them off, but oh well. I didn't think the editing was that bad (lately I've read some that were horrific), but I agree with others that it was ...more
Anne OK
Sep 27, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-reads
A really fun-to-read debut in Scott's "The Bootscootin' series. Set in Nashville, Tennessee, you can be assured there will be country music, two-steppin' and plenty of cowboys around to mix it up. In addition, when a down-on-her-luck female from NYC arrives wearing Blahniks on her feet, and crashes into the backend of one gorgeous tomato farmer's truck, there's going to be some sparks flying, too.

Caution: You might run into some typos along the way as well as a few other missteps, but nothing m
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Linda
May 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Roxy Rae Vaughn, formerly of high-society Manhattan, has arrived in Nashville, where she's short of cash, but determined to make it on her own, as a custom western-wear designer. She's struggling along, in a tiny corner of a feed store, when she rear-ends drop-dead gorgeous hunk Zayne McDonald, resident tomato farmer and boot-scootin' champ.

Hot dancin', romancin' and tomato growin' competition. Learning to love and be loved, and about family.

This is a fun read. For those, like me, who don't know
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Cynthia
Nov 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I liked this book, it took me longer to read due to illness but I enjoyed batting back and forward. I think that bring fun in to a relationship. I did find some humor but not like I was expecting to. No out loud laughs but it did make me smile and chuckle at times. I feel opposites do work and we need someone unlike us to make our world go around. With just a enough difference to keep one smiling through the hard time. I feel this book gave that to the reader.
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
I liked the book overall and would give it more like 3 1/2 stars but the 1/2 star isn't an option. I know there were times where it seemed to lose my attention and other times where I couldn't wait to turn the page. I can't pinpoint why I lost interest at times...could have been my mood.

I do like that there are some other books following featuring other characters and will have to pick up the 2nd book.
Kellie Maddox-Ward
Aug 07, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-freebies

This made me giggle. I liked it. Didn't love it. but will read the next.
P.S. What is it with Cowgirls and Rhinestones? Everything I read when there is some sort of Cowgirl mentioned there is Rhinestones? On the belts, T shirts, Pants, Skirts etc? Like a bedazzled vomited on everything?! LOL Is it really like that?
Chris
May 17, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
I wanted to like this one more. It just felt too wordy, almost like there was too much going on. I kept finding myself skimming chapters because I was a little bored with the story at times. I did like Roxy, Zayne and the others characters. Something else I noticed was the misuse of lots of words and spelling errors.
Colleen
I was pleasantly surprised with this one! Total southern country chick lit...and I love that! The writing was a bit redundant at times, but I fell in love with the characters (especially Zayne, YUM!) and the story line, so I put that to the side. Looking forward to reading more of the series to see how Roxy and Zayne pan out as well as how her relationship with her parents works out.
Cheryl Douglas
Mar 11, 2012 rated it liked it
I thought this was a cute read. I liked Roxy, though not as much as I liked Zayne. Despite the fact that she was trying to make it on her own, she still came across as a bit self-entitled at times. This is the first book I've read from this author, but after reading this one, I'd pick up the next one in the series.
Bree
Sep 11, 2011 rated it did not like it
If it wasn't for the 'gag-me' alliteration the book might have gotten 2 stars. It was frustratingly annoying and disturbed the flow of the book. The author needs to edit. She would jump months ahead the story in the matter of a sentence there really was no continuity. It's too bad because the story idea was cute.
Jennifer
Oct 09, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: free-ebooks
An interesting enough concept, and the plot points of the leads pursuing their various business dreams kept me sticking with it, but overall choppy, poorly edited, and I ended up skimming. Love scenes, thankfully only two, were crude and not even remotely romantic. Could have done without all the profanity, too. Glad it was free.
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