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One Night with a Cowboy (Oklahoma Nights #1)

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One Sweet Ride…

Oh yeah. A single look at the leggy blonde in the stands and Tucker Jenkins is ready to buck all night long. It’s time to forget all about his cheating ex and his usual hands off policy.

One Hot Night…

Becca Hart is an East Coast professor. Not a buckle bunny. But no degree can prepare her for the moves of the sexy bull rider she hooks up with at her first rod...more
Mass Market Paperback, 287 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by Kensington Brava
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UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

What do you get when a university English Professor meets an Oklahoma Cowboy, who's also a military man? Well, in Cat Johnson’s One Night With a Cowboy, you get romance, passion, excitement, humor, and burn up the pages lovin’!
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One Sweet Ride…

Oh yeah. A single look at the leggy blonde in the stands and Tucker Jenkins is ready to buck all night long. It’s time to forget all about his cheating ex and his usual hands off policy.

One Hot Night…

Becca Hart is an East Coast professor. Not
Mar 01, 2013 Auntee rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of cowboy or military romance
Cat Johnson writes the sweetest heroes!

It's true. I swear every book of hers that I've read I thought the same thing. They all have this innate sweetness about them.

Anyway, this is the story of college professor Dr. Becca Hart, and bull rider/Army vet Tucker Jenkins. Pretty blonde 30-ish Becca is a book smart but slightly naive English professor at Vassar College. Just as she's dreaming of a job promotion to associate professor, she's unceremoniously dumped due to downsizing. What starts out as...more
Carrie (Badass, Alpha-male, Cowboy Connoisseur )
Oh Tucker, where have you been all my life? I thought when I started this book it would be a sexy read with not much else going on. I was wrong, oh so wrong.

Tucker is gun shy after a marriage gone bad and Becca is looking for a fresh start after a boyfriend turns out to be a jerk. One night at a Rodeo while in town to interview for a new job, Becca and her sister Emma meet Tucker and Jace. Bullriders! Ohweeeee, that is a good enough story for me right there! I do love me a hot cowboy...sorry, I...more
The first in Cat Johnson's Oklahoma Nights series. Becca Hart's job is eliminated and her boyfriend moves out on her. Jobs in her field are few and none available in New York where she lives. Her sister submits her resume to Oklahoma State University and she gets a call for an interview. When Becca and her sister arrive in Oklahoma they decide to attend their first rodeo. There Becca meets bull rider, Tucker Jenkins.

A spicy, delightful, little read. I actually enjoyed it. I liked the characters...more
Holy hotness! Tucker....I love him! Then Becca...what a sweety! Love these two kids!
I love bull riders...thus I love Tucker.
I love Army/Military heroes...thus I love Tucker.
I love cowboys who say darlin'...thus I love Tucker.
I love steamy, sweet, creative lovers...thus I love Tucker.
I LOVE TUCKER!!! that I have that off my chest. This was a great story, with fully fleshed three dimensional characters, who expressed their thoughts, feelings, fears and hopes. Sometimes I get a bit worr...more
Jenn Scranton
Wow! AHHHHHHHMAAAAZING! One Night with a Cowboy is a totally unexpected, complex novel! Hot, raunchy, beautiful... everything!

With a title like One Night with a Cowboy I expected to read a quick hot read about some sexy rodeo rider that can't slow down, but this book was that and so much more! There was such chemistry between the characters and the different elements brought out every emotion!

The beginning had me gripping my seat yelling "Go for it girl!!!! Take the sexy cowboy!!! You deserve t...more
Feb 06, 2013 Sunny rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: arc
Sometimes you just want to read a story with a cowboy. One Night with a Cowboy is book 1 in Cat Johnson's Oklahoma Night's series. The story starts strong with a one night stand between an academic, Becca Hart in town for an interview for a tenure position at OSU and Tucker Jenkins, local bull rider and current military man. Their paths unexpectedly cross again when it turns out that Tucker's current assignment is at the ROTC program at OSU. Passions ignite but they run into a problem with the n...more
Michelle [Helen Geek]
03/15/2013 --

Another book I don't feel fair to rate. Two in one week ... must be a record.

I usually try to get a book to the 30% mark before I call it quits. This one just did not grab me at all. It felt like I was reading an old Harlequin -- before they were good. Know? It was just too cheesy for me.

I wanted to read it because I'm in Oklahoma and buddied with a GR friend from Oklahoma. I thought it would be fun. Let me tell you, this book just didn't capture the beautiful plains landscape that...more
A college professor, Becca Hart,that recently lost her job. She heads to Oklahoma State for a professorship interview. Before her interview, her and her sister head to a rodeo. Becca instantly draws the attention of one of the rodeo rider, Tucker Jenkins. She is definitely not the normal “buckle bunny” but she absolutely wants to take Tucker Jenkins for a ride.

Tuck Jenkins is a recent divorcee’. He is still pretty gun shy about ever trusting a woman with his heart again until a beautiful blonde,...more
I read so many good reviews about this book that I guess it must be me but really...I don't even know where to start...
How about the fact that the book's title is 'one night w ith a cowboy' but the author only talks about cowboys in the beginning of the book? The cowboy is a soldier too and that is what i read about...the army...and I do not like books about soldiers, the army or anything like that. I wanted a cowboy and got stucked with a did Becca. Of course I mean it in books not...more
Sometimes a Hot Cowboy Just Isn’t Enough

What do a pretty, shy English Professor from NYC and an Oklahoma born and bred bull rider/military man have in common? Not a whole hell of a lot, unfortunately. One Night With A Cowboy starts off strong and the potential for a truly enjoyable book was there. Then for some reason I’ll never understand, this novel read turns into what felt like three very distinct mini novellas.

Novella number one has Becca and her sister traveling from New York to Oklahoma...more
One Night with a Cowboy - Cat Johnson

An Oklahoma Nights Romance

A typical erotica/romance –you have a single young highly attractive and supposedly smart (in the academic sense) woman who has been left by a slime-bucket that has lost her job at Vassar and is now applying at Oklahoma State University. Now she meets a hot cowboy at the rodeo her sister drags her to the night before her interview. They are predictably hot for each other and go off at the end of the evening to have incredible sex!

Honesty, I was disappointed. I loved Cat's Red,Hot,And Blue series ,so maybe I set the bar too high while reading this one. I kept waiting for it to get better and then, bam it was over. The chemistry between Tuck and Becca feels forced. There was so much Facebook hype I expected better. Tuck is HOT, but that's all I got as far as compliments for this one.
Suzie Quint
Disclaimer: I got this from the publisher in return for a review.

This is a fun romance. The heroine is a city girl from the word go. The hero is a man's man. Not just a rodeo cowboy on weekends but a full-time soldier attached to the ROTC unit at the Oklahoma college that just hired the heroine. How much more macho can you get than that? She, of course, only knows the cowboy side of him when they meet at a local rodeo. Their one night fling lingers in both their minds though they never expect to...more
Lee Anne - OMG! Spring is Finally Here!

What’s hotter than a cowboy? A cowboy who’s a soldier! Mmmmm….. Men in Uniform are my weakness. Cowboy butts in Wranglers are yet another. Put them together and OMG! I just died went to heaven! *swoon* Now, for the cherry on top, Tucker is a bull rider, oh yeah…..


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Meet Tucker
Hottie Cowboy
Bull Rider

Cat Johnson has written a beautiful story about a Cowboy/Soldier and his “one night stand” with a NYC City Girl. This one was fun and it was hot!

Dr. Becca Hart has had a rough d...more
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Giddy up cowboy! Time to take the teacher for a good old-fashioned ride!

East Coast college professor, Becca Hart packed her bags to head out west for an interview that she didn’t even ask for and lucky for her, she had her free-spirited sister, Emma in tow because Emma is determined to loosen her scholarly sister up a bit. When Emma suggests that it might be a good idea to “experience the local culture,” Becca never dreamed that would mean ropin’ a real live cowboy for her to play with for the...more
Story flops when the soldier/cowboy volunteers to die in a war zone rather than have a conversation with the girl about one or both of them changing employeers.
FV Angela
Review originally posted at

In the interest of full disclosure I need to state up front that I pretty much only picked this book to review because it had a hot cowboy on the cover. And he’s a bull rider. A super hot cowboy who likes to get up on bucking bulls and has to know how to gyrate his body to stay up there for at least 8 seconds. *wipes drool* Okay, now that that’s done…

Becca Hart is an English professor who has just lost her teaching position at V...more
Jane Stewart
I might have given this 4 stars if the big separation was different. See Spoiler.

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I felt like this book had a great strong start. I loved where it was going and I loved Tucker. However, at some point, it loses it's way a b bit and we lose the easy laid back Tucker along the way.

The book starts off with Becca not only losing her job to down sizing, but she also loses her long term boyfriend and her apartment all in one day. Life is just not looking so hot for her at the moment. She turns to her sister Emma for support. During this time frame they are job hunting and Em submit...more
Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book for my honest review

Becca has a really bad day; she gets fired because of budget cuts and comes home to find her boyfriend moving out. She can't find another job, she goes to her sisters’ apartment and while in the bathroom her sister submits her resume to a college in Oklahoma. Becca gets called for an interview and her sister decides that while there they need to go to a rodeo. At rodeo Becca meets Tuck, they have a one night stand and neither one...more
Once again Cat Johnson did it again. I was not able to put the book down. Gotta love a New Yorker who meets a Cowboy. If only it could happen in real life. Becca is the New Yorker who ends up going to Oklahoma for a job interview when there just happens to be a rodeo near her hotel. Becca brings her sister Emma along to Oklahoma because Emma took it upon herself to apply for the job Becca is interviewing for and as punishment Becca is making Emma go.

Becca and Emma end up meeting Tucker and Jace...more
After being let go of her Vassar professorship Becca lands an interview in Oklahoma due to her sister's medling, now while spending one night in the city she also decides to let her hair down and erase her bastard of an ex out of her mind with one night with a bull riding cowboy. But when she accepts the job and find outs her Cowboy is now a co-worker it spell trouble.

I have always loved Cat Johnson's writing, her plots are just fast pace enough so the focus is always squarely on the sizzling ro...more
Guilty Pleasures
Slick‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

5 Stars

Okay, so there’s no denying I had a fan girl crush on Cat Johnson…I’m sorry but it’s the truth. I flat out love the woman; I read what she writes, I follow her on Facebook, I’ve written to her a couple of times including one time to tell her I was disappointed in a book and she and I had a nice conversation about it, and if I ever meet her in person I’m quite sure I’ll hug her until she has me arrested for stalking. That being said, wh...more
4.5 stars.

One Night with a Cowboy, Cat Johnson's first installment in her new series Oklahoma Nights, is her best work to date and puts her head and shoulders above other authors in the Western romance genre. This unique romance is full of surprises and this dazzling story is sure to delight her fans. If you have not read any of her books, then I highly recommend you begin with this one.

Neither Becca Hart nor Tucker "Tuck" Jenkins are looking for a relationship but their explosive attraction p...more
Anna's Herding Cats!
Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup

Ahh a misplaced Yankee deep in cowboy country. That's always entertaining. Add in a sexier than hell cowboy, lots of heat, a little bit of drama and you know it's gonna be a good time. One Night with a Cowboy had me smiling and laughing, near compromising my vegetarian morals for a pair of really fucking sexy leather chaps (and the cowboy in them) and damn ready to go check out the nearest rodeo. Yeah boy, *fans self* Cat Johnson definitely has a new f...more
Christi Snow
My Review:
There are certain things that I really love in books. I'll admit, I've only read one other book of Cat Johnson's and she has no clue who I am, but I swear she wrote this book personally FOR ME!

Things I love:
*College campus setting....Yep, and not only is this set on a college campus, but it's set on a college campus in the Southwest....Oklahoma State University to be exact. Oh yeah! This is almost as good as using Texas Tech University as a setting. ;o)

*Hot cowboy hero...when Becca and...more
Lilah Chavez
This is my very first "cowboy" romance, and oh boy .... HOT HOT HOT. I have never had an inkling to read a "Cowboy" romance before but as I have read several books by Cat Johnson, specifically her Red, Hot & Blue Series ("military" romance), and truthfully c'mon have you not seen the cover! Yum, yes I know never judge a book by it's cover, but in this case the cover really sealed the deal.

Okay as I said this is a "cowboy romance", however, its more of a mixture of a cowboy and a military ro...more
Tina "coffee and books"
Hotness Rating 3.5 out of 5

4.5 Stars

Holy hot cowboys! I am hooked! One Night With a Cowboy is the fist book of the Oklahoma Nights series by Cat Johnson and I loved every word. This series is destined to be a new favorite for me.

Tucker Jenkins has put the "one-night stand with a buckle bunny" days behind him. I guess a failed marriage can do that. Imagine his surprise when he sees the beautiful blond and the stands and all he can think about is getting her under him as soon as his ride is done....more
The Smutty Kitty
As posted on The Smutty Kitty

5 out of 5 Licks

Let me start by saying thank God there was more than one night with this cowboy! The attraction between Tucker and Becca is immediate and undeniable. I absolutely loved this book. Cat Johnson has never disappointed me. Her heroes are ridiculous sexy alpha military men, cowboys, or in this case both and her heroines are tough with a just the right touch of sweetheart. Tucker and Becca have a super hot night in the sheets and walk away thinking they wil...more
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It all started in first grade when Cat Johnson won the essay contest at Hawthorne Elementary School and got to ride in the Chief of Police's car in the Memorial Day Parade...and the rest, as they say, is history. As an adult, Cat generally tries to stay out of police cars and is thrilled to be writing for a living. She has been published under a different name in the Young Adult genre, but release...more
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