I'm not sure where to start off with this book. So I'll just say one thing I loved this book. I loved Lorenzo "Mary" and I loved Jesse "The Original". The plot was better than I expected and I really enjoyed reading this book. It was such a fun read and if my memory is good it was my first Sarah Black book.
So why only 4 stars? By the end I hated Jesse. In the beginning I loved him as the love interest I loved him. He annoyed me though as the book progressed until I wanted to slap him. He lied to Lorenzo and was sneaky. I hated the couple by the end. He was not the perfect match for Lorenzo, but I still can't let him ruin the book for me.What I would do if I met Jesse.
Marathon Cowboys is more about making a statement than cowboys. They were mentioned and there was a kind of western feel at times, but for a "cowboy romance" this might not be the book. The marine aspect was beautifully done (in my opinion). I loved how passionate Lorenzo got about the marines.
So as a book I can honestly say I loved it. If not for Jesse I would have had no problem giving it 5 stars. I went from love to hate in a short space of time and that is never a good thing. I would still read this again though.Recommend it!