In Review: Taming Him (Bishop Brothers #1) by Kennedy Fox

Posted August 11, 2018 by Kim in 3 Stars, In Review / 0 Comments

In Review: Taming Him (Bishop Brothers #1) by Kennedy FoxTaming Him by Kennedy Fox
Series: Bishop Brothers #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: January 30, 2018
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, 396 pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
Reading Challenges: 2018 Tackle My TBR Challenge
My rating:

Alex Bishop is your typical cowboy.
Charming, sexy, and wears a panty-melting smirk.

Working on the ranch helped build his solid eight-pack and smoking body. He's every girl's wet fantasy, and he knows it too. Alex doesn't follow the rules of your typical playboy bachelor. After wining and dining his dates and giving them the best night of their lives, he always sends flowers and calls the next day—even if it's to say, let's just be friends. His mama taught him manners after all, and his Southern blood knows how to be a gentleman. Still, that isn’t enough to tame the wildest of the Bishop brothers.

River Lancaster has finally met the man of her dreams. Too bad after six months of romantic bliss, she finds out he's married. With a broken heart and blind rage, she books herself a ticket to Key West, Florida. Tired of cheaters and liars, she’s set on escaping to forget he ever existed. Who needs a man when there's an all-you-can-drink margarita bar, anyway? That's what she tells herself until she bumps into the right guy who can make all those bad memories disappear.

Even if it's only temporarily.

Two weeks on the beach is what they both need. No strings attached, no expectations, no broken hearts. Too bad the universe has other plans—one that'll change the entire course of their lives in just nine short months.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

in review my thoughts

Kennedy Fox is one of those authors — or duos, I suppose — who has been on my TBR for ages. I keep seeing her cowboy series everywhere and, each time a new book is released I think “I really should read one of her books!” Well, I finally decided to do just that. I thought Taming Him was quick and sexy, an easy read.

If I gave half stars, Taming Him would definitely get a 3.5 star rating from me. But, I don’t deal in half stars and I couldn’t quite bump it up to 4 stars. It was an enjoyable read. I’m intrigued by the Bishop Brothers. But, I had a bit of a tough time really connecting to either of the main characters. In fact, I found some of the brothers far more intriguing than Alex. Of course, I’m not always a fan of bragging manwhore type characters, so it’s quite possible he and I just got off on the wrong foot. He ended up being swoonier than I originally thought, but it took awhile for me to get there with him. River was easier for me to relate to, but I didn’t ever truly connect with her.

Regardless, I liked River and Alex and their story. I’m a sucker for a southern accent and I enjoy a good expiration date story. I enjoyed the, ahem surprise, that happened midway through the book, even if I saw it coming a mile away. Taming Him had some sweet moments — and some downright hot moments — but I was missing the feels I get when I really connect with characters. It was a good read — and I plan to continue with the series — I just didn’t love it the way so many of my fellow readers did. Of course, I just came off an amazing streak of five star reads — the last of which gave me a wicked book hangover — so this could definitely be a case of “it’s not you, it’s me.”


“River, baby. I don’t need easy. Hell, I want crazy and everything that it entails. As long as it’s with you.”

About Kennedy Fox

Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!

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