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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
Mass Market Paperback, 287 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by Kensington Brava
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

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
Feb 03, 2013 Auntee rated it really liked it
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
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
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
Jenn Scranton
Jan 22, 2013 Jenn Scranton rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arc
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
Jan 26, 2013 Wminbc rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 03, 2013 Sunny rated it liked it
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
Mar 07, 2013 Luisa rated it it was ok
Shelves: contemporary
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
Jan 15, 2013 Beth rated it really liked it
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,
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
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
Feb 21, 2013 Dianne rated it liked it
Shelves: galleys-arcs
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!

Feb 27, 2013 Michele rated it it was ok
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.
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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
Lee Anne - OMG! It's TOOOOO Cold!

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
Suzie Quint
Apr 18, 2013 Suzie Quint rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
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
Apr 17, 2013 Marinda rated it it was ok
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.
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
Jane Stewart
I might have given this 4 stars if the big separation was different. See Spoiler.

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Denise H.
May 27, 2016 Denise H. rated it it was amazing
*** Cat Johnson knows her military men, and they double as cowboys here ! ***
Yummy ! Tuck was an award winning bull rider part time, and decorated Army Sergeant.

In this tale he and Jace spotted two beautiful blondes and swooped in to spend time with them, before and after the rodeo. Tuck and Becca were so good together,

neither could believe it. Later, after her acceptance as a teacher at OSU, she finds out Tuck is an instructor there. They have a whirlwind romance, but kept each other at a di
Feb 04, 2013 Angel rated it it was amazing
Ok so we all know that I'm a huge Cat Johnson fan, then why in the heck did it take me so long to read this only excuse is that I've been extremely busy and rereading other things. I know bad Angel!!! Well I can tell you that reading this one has put me back on my Cat Johnson wagon and I'll be reading he rest of this series and also rereading the back to this one!! Holy phone is still smoking from the heat in this one...I truly enjoyed the scenes between Tuck a ...more
Dec 31, 2012 Denise rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cowboys, romance
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
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
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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
Shirley Frances
Er, really how hot is that cover? That is Tuck - 100% man and sexiness.

Anyhow, let's move on to the review shall we? I'll come back later and stare some more.

Becca has been let go as an English professor in New York and upon getting home finds out that her boyfriend of two years is packing up his stuff to move out. No, she is not having a good day. AT. ALL. Feeling sorry for herself and not knowing what to do she turns to her sister for comfort. Her sister thinks she should make a fresh start si
Jan 16, 2013 Kathy rated it really liked it
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
Jan 09, 2013 Jeananna rated it really liked it
Title: One Night with a Cowboy

Series: Oklahoma Nights #1

Author: Cat Johnson

Genre: Romance

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 rodeo. . .or the shock of find
Christi Snow
Jan 20, 2013 Christi Snow rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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
Anna's Herding Cats
May 09, 2013 Anna's Herding Cats rated it really liked it
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
May 10, 2016 Linda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sex, cowboys and military! All in one book and perfectly whipped with a solid plot to a steamy frenzy!

Becca watched Tucker bend at the waist. Mmm, mmm. He was sure built nice. From the top of his felt hat to the tips of his worn leather boots. Those leather chaps he'd just slung around his hips weren't too bad, either.
He reached back to buckle the chap straps first around one jean-clad thigh, and then the other. And she'd thought the rodeo would be boring. Ha! She could watch Tucker do this a
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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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Oklahoma Nights (4 books)
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“To enjoy rodeo properly, you gotta be close enough to see the snot fly.” 1 likes
“When Tucker glanced in Becca's direction and saw her watching, he smiled and winked. That one move, just a wink, made her knees go weak. She swallowed hard and knew with complete certainty, she was going to do it - she was going to spend the night with him.” 1 likes
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