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Austin: Second Chance Cowboy (Harts of the Rodeo #1)

4.04  ·  Rating Details  ·  53 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
No man should look as good as Austin Wright. Especially when that man is a suspect in a string of burglaries. And, Sheriff Dinah Hart can't afford the distraction. Roundup's thieves are growing bolder and Thunder Ranch's prize stallion, Midnight, is still missing, putting the Harts' entire livelihood at risk. Dinah needs to focus, because she's worked too hard to earn the ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2012)
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Oct 03, 2012 RLA rated it really liked it
From the start this had me hooked, and surprised at the depth of the subject matter.

This book deals with the difficult subject of alcoholism and I think the author does a good job of not making excuses for her hero’s problems and actually having him face up to them throughout the course of the book. So often, especially in my experience of Category Romance, when a character has/had addiction problems it has always been a past event, but this book actually goes through the sobering up process, t
Cover & Title - 3.5 out of 5
Favorite Line - "I go commando, Dinah. Unless I'm on the back of a horse, I'm practically free as a bird."
She was shocked. "Really?" And yes, that was her gaze sliding down to his hip area.
His smile widened. "Nothing comes between me and my Wranglers. So... want to check? Just to be sure you didn't miss a thing?"
Favorite Character - Austin

I liked that this book was about Austin turning his life around, working to become sober & a better person. It is a real
Sep 02, 2012 Susan rated it it was amazing
Very good book. Austin has woken up once too often not remembering what he did the night before. He is intent on making some changes in his life. Dinah is run off her feet trying to solve the crimes of the thieves and the missing horse. She and Austin had been good friends during their wild high school days. Dinah is attracted to Austin, but she doesn't want to jeopardize her career by having a fling with him, especially once he becomes a suspect in the robberies. But Dinah can't help being draw ...more
Nov 02, 2012 Rhonda rated it really liked it
Austin:Second Chance Cowboy by Shelley Galloway
Austin: Second Chance Cowboy is a Hart of the Rodeo series. I personally have read them out of order and would recommend reading them in order. It keeps the book from spoilers. I think I would have enjoyed more if I did not know already the key points of this book before I had started it.
Austin Wright wakes up and doesn't remember somethings from the night before and realizes how many nights he can't remember. He realizes he has a problem wi
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Aug 14, 2012 Sara HarlequinJunkie rated it really liked it
Reviewd: HarlequinJunkie Romance Reviews

In book four of the Harts of Rodeo Series we come face to face with drop dead gorgeous bad boy Austin.

He is the always getting drunk and sleeping with a string of woman,waking up the next morning and not being able to recall so much as the woman in his bed's name. He does however come to the point in his life where he wants to change but doing just that proves much harder as how does one change and at the same time keep your dirty little secret under wraps
Stephanie Collins
Oct 13, 2012 Stephanie Collins rated it really liked it
I found myself enjoying this book when I wasn't sure going in I would.

Austin has an epiphany when he wakes up the morning after a really big bender. He isn't sure if he took a woman home or what happened… Thankfully this made him wake up and decide to go cold turkey. He owns a shop in town but has been fighting his whole life against what people think of his family. I felt for him but he is something else. Such a wonderfully complex individual comes to light as we watch him struggle against alco
Hsiau Wei
Oct 12, 2012 Hsiau Wei rated it liked it
This book emphasise very much on second chance; be it for Austin, Dinah and Buddy (Austin's Dad). Austin, due to his past history and his dad's, Austin is a loner while Dinah strived to a strong for others to see what more given her position as the town sheriff. When a string of robberies occurs, Dinah suspected Austin to be involved in it. Austin on the other hand, is dealing with some long outstanding issues and does not welcome Dinah's attention into his welfare at all. However, what started ...more
Gina Hott
May 29, 2013 Gina Hott rated it really liked it
Hott Review:
What I liked: Overall I really enjoyed this book. It was just a good book. As long as you can take a book at face value and just read to enjoy this is absolutely a fantastic book!
What I didn’t like: I really didn’t think it was very realistic – things were entirely too easy!

Author: Shelley Galloway
Source: Harlequin via Netgalley
Grade: A
Steam: Adult
Series: Harts of the Rodeo
Donna Alward
Apr 29, 2013 Donna Alward rated it it was amazing
Another great book in the Harts of the Rodeo series - and this one takes on a sensitive subject. The author does a great job with it.
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Miniseries: Harts of the Rodeo
Category: Heart & Home
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