food blog everyday and I was giddy when Marta gave me this book (Thanks to her job at large e-tailer I got it a few weeks ago). And I feel horrible saying this but I did not love her book.
Black Heels to Tractor Wheels is the story of how Ree met her husband, Marlboro Man. The book is about their courtship, their engagement, their wedding, their honeymoon and the beginning of their marriage. Black Heels started as blog posts Ree wrote to tell her fans about her relationship with Marlboro Man (MM). And if I was reading them in installments (say weekly), I would think how cute. But 200 straight pages of how she melted every time MM spoke, I wanted to gag. They do have a sweet love story, a whirlwind romance. But I felt that a lot of the details weren't necessary-what they wore, how strong his biceps were, the sound of his laugh-described over and over again. If I'd read it a series of blog posts I would have thought it cute. Plus she talks very little besides her relationship with MM. Other stuff was happening at the same time but she focuses on MM. If they'd been more about what else was going on in her life (her parents, her grandma, her brother), I might have not felt those details as obnoxious. Although once they got married there was plenty of other stuff going on and I enjoyed the last 100 pages or so.
Ree is incredibly honest and funny. If you read her blog she writes this book in much the same fashion. There are sixteen recipes at the end. She does talk about cooking especially those early dates with MM. I look forward to the book after this one. The one that talks about how she started her blog (I've only been reading her for about a year or so now) and how she became the Pioneer Woman and its success.