The Mermaid and the Cowboy (A Second Chance Romance)

The Demon Duchess Series, Book 3
Narrated by: Virginia Ferguson
Series: The Demon Duchess, Book 3
Length: 3 hrs and 34 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Jeb Jackson, a once famous rodeo star, lives in isolation on his family’s storied ranch in Montana. Until the day a mysterious and complex young woman pays him a visit.

Less of a visit and more like the surprise of his life - an unwelcome one at that. Or so it seems, when the beautiful stranger (who claims to know him) announces she needs “straightening out”.

Now he’s got a drugged-up, freshly-divorced, sequin-encrusted beauty queen passed out in his bed and has no idea what to do with her or himself.

Falling in love seems like the only option.

©2019 Tessa Bowen (P)2020 Tessa Bowen

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FYI not a paranormal romance.

It's a nice listen. It's a novella so it's short and kinda to the point. Narrated well.

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Brought a smile to my face! Loved it!

This is truly an enjoyable listen. I loved Jeb from the last book and was eagerly awaiting his story. Even though he had a rough beginning he really stole my heart. I am not sure if the author could have chosen a more spectacular female for him. She is bold, outspoken and yet hides a tender heart. The road is a bit rocky for them and it’s filled with laughs and fun for me.

I LOVE all the connections here. Between the mermaid reference, Sophie and even his whittling. Of course it was great seeing Johnny, Abby and Duckie again.

Virginia Ferguson was the narrator of this awesome listen. She always surprises me with her little additives to the story. Hearing her “whoo hoo” was my little smile from this time. Well done!

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Short and enjoyable

I have mixed feelings on this audiobook. I felt the narrator was perfect for the mermaid role, but not as good for the male roles. The story was very fairytale-ish, but enjoyable. It is a short listen and enjoyable.

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A Mermaid on Land

I was lucky enough to be gifted an audio copy of this delightful story. I’m not very good at reviews, but hopefully I can do this justice!

This short story about Jeb and Loraleigh (not sure how to spell her name!) was sweet. When Loraleigh first came across Jeb she was too young and immature. She waited 8 years to approach him again hoping to win him over.

I feel like both of them were searching for acceptance. I honestly didn’t read the previous stories in this series, but this story touched a little bit about Jebs past that would’ve been covered in the other books. Jeb May have been older in years, but it seemed they were on even footing when it came to maturity.

I wouldn’t call this story insta-love. It felt more like fast-burning passion. She was considered a mermaid because her siren call was luring Jeb in before he even realized what was happening.

It’s a short story, but everything came together when and how it was supposed to be. Anyone who is looking for a short, sweet, feel good, HEA, should definitely jump into this!

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A fantastic second chance romance!

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

Let me start by saying I love Tessa Bowen storied. She is a fantastic writer. This particular story will have you laughing out loud. This is the third book in the series and it is just as good as the first two stories in the series. This is definitely a fun book to listen to.
The narrator does a excellent job with the characters and voices of each character making it easy to distinguish between the characters. She has the perfect amount of emotions for each of the characters.
I definitely recommend this book!

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Fun & Flirty, leaving you smiling!

The Mermaid and the Cowboy is a lovely second chance romance and an excellent addition to the Demon Duchess Series. I adore Tessa Bowen's writing style, her stories are refreshing with unique, and charming characters. Her books always leave me feeling light and happy.

I fell in love with Jeb's character in the Demon Duchess. I was thrilled to learn he gets his own book and a well-deserved happy ending. Lorelai, a pill-popping recently divorced debutante, drunkenly finds her way to Jab's, her long-time crush's, doorstep. Jeb and Lorelai's connection was palpable, and their interaction was fun, quirky, leaving me smiling the entire time.

Excellent narration by Virginia Ferguson. She portrayed the characters' distinct personalities and moods very well, breathing life into them. I enjoyed this audiobook, and strongly recommend it to second chance romance enthusiasts.

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Jeb and Lauralei

This is a good short story. A quick romance between a cowboy and his beautiful woman he envisions as a mermaid. This is not paranormal romance like I thought it might be which makes it better for me.

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LOVE THIS SERIES!

This is easily one of my favorite series and I am loving it! This book was short but didn't lack entertainment. The narration was excellent (and she narrated the entire series)! The author did an amazing job with the characters and plot. I can't wait to read more of her books! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Great Story!💜

I absolutely love Tessa Bowen’s work and this was no different.
Great storyline & fun characters! She always seems to put a unique spin on her characters that allows you to relate to them in so many ways!
The narration was amazing, Virginia Ferguson absolutely nailed these characters!
This book is part of a series but can be read as a standalone!
I highly recommend this book!

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A Sweet Addition

This book is a sweet addition to the Demon Duchess series. I enjoyed watching Jeb lose his heart to a sequin-encrusted beauty queen who randomly shows up on his doorstep. While she might not have been what he was looking for, she turns out to be exactly what he needs.

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  • Lynnz
  • 02-21-20

Poor little rich girl vs Poor big rich cowboy

I received this audiobook free from the author for an honest review. This was a cute "second change romance" with wit and romance. Sometimes it is downright funny. This is basically a standalone in this series, but I'm gonna have to go back and listen to the two previous books just to remember Jeb's brother's story. The author did a great job of keeping the listener's/reader's attention. The narrator was good, but she needs to learn the difference in pronunciation of a cowboy rodeo from Rodeo Drive shopping. Overall I enjoyed this book.

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  • Demetra Toula Iliopoulos
  • 02-19-20

Great listen to a story

I have listened to a lot of Tessa Bowen stories . And this is book 3 in the series . Tessa knows how to write stories that will grab your attention. This story will grab your attention with lots of twists and turns . The love story will grab your heart . You meet the hero in a previous story . Grab the other 2 stories in the series . This story is about Jack’s brother who , Jeb,
Jeb is saving a beauty, who is messed up . She needs to go straight, she’s hooked on drugs and other things. Does Jeb save her . While he is saving her , do they get closer.

Virgina performance was great . She did this whole series . Her voice is strong and her tone is great

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  • Toni walker
  • 02-17-20

Loved it

This isn’t my first story return by this writer absolutely love all their books if you’re after a sweet romance story with a second chance love this is the book for you

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  • Kaye Melilli
  • 02-17-20

enjoyable

This was a super sweet story which I totally enjoyed. Jeb was extremely sweet and considerate which was a contrast to his brother John from the second book. The narrator did a good job on the female voice however her male voice was not as good. I feel a male narrator would have made the listen more enjoyable.

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  • shedevilreads
  • 02-14-20

Second Chance Romance

The Mermaid and the Cowboy by Tessa Bowen is a second chance romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Virginia Ferguson. This is the third book in The Demon Duchess Series.

I absolutely love Tessa’s books! They always leave me with a smile on my face.

Virginia did a great job on the narration. I love that she uses different voice/tones for each character. It really helps bring the story to life.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves second chance romances.