Review: The Cactus Creek Challenge

18 Jul


The Cactus Creek Challenge- Cover

The Cactus Creek Challenge by Erica Vetsch

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Anything he can do, I can do better. At least that was what Cassie Bucknell thought before she pinned on Ben Wilder’s badge and took to patrolling the streets of Cactus Creek, Texas. Cassie has been in love with Ben since primer school, but Ben treats her like a little sister. When they are picked to swap jobs for a month as part of the annual Cactus Creek Challenge in their Texas hometown, the schoolhouse is thrown into an uproar, the jail becomes a temporary bank vault, and Cassie and Ben square off in a battle of wills that becomes a battle for their hearts.

My thoughts:

Humor and hijinks abound in The Cactus Creek Challenge, as does romance! Erica Vetsch writes with a great voice for western fiction, and I was delighted by her imagery, details, and dialogue. I really enjoyed the unique story line and loved the challenge participants and their spirited determination to tackle the jobs they were given. I also enjoyed the other colorful residents of Cactus Creek and would love to revisit this Texas town. The Cactus Creek Challenge is an entertaining tale that is sure to tickle your funny bone!


The Legend of Obadiah Wilder

Also, don’t miss The Legend of Obadiah Wilder!  This short story prequel to The Cactus Creek Challenge is a great introduction to Cactus Creek and its residents!  

Plus, it’s FREE on Amazon and Barnes and Noble!


I received a complimentary copy of The Cactus Creek Challenge in exchange for an unbiased review. I appreciate the opportunity to read this story and share my thoughts.


Erica Vetsch

Erica Vetsch is a transplanted Kansan now residing in Minnesota. She loves history and romance, and is blessed to be able to combine the two by writing historical romances. Whenever she’s not immersed in fictional worlds, she’s the company bookkeeper for the family lumber business, mother of two, wife to a man who is her total opposite and soul-mate, and avid museum patron.

To learn more about Erica and her books, please visit her website

4 Responses to “Review: The Cactus Creek Challenge”

  1. carylkane July 18, 2015 at 3:10 pm #

    Great review!

  2. Kimberly July 19, 2015 at 5:04 pm #

    Sounds like a great book! I would love to read it.

    • B. Adams July 20, 2015 at 5:26 pm #

      It’s a fun story, Kimberly! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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