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Hard Ridin' (Country Fever #1)

3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  284 Ratings  ·  35 Reviews
One man by day, the other by night. With cowboys this hot, who needs sleep?

Country Fever, Book 1

Eight months after her lover, Holden, went off to join the Alaskan fishing fleet, Laurel gave up on him and soothed her broken heart by focusing on her dream of owning a small organic farm. Now her crop is growing—and so are her feelings for Jens, the hunky rancher who owns the
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Published February 5th 2013 by Samhain Publishing
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Jenn Scranton
Jun 17, 2013 Jenn Scranton rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
Holy crap...

Holy hell, that's hot...

Oh God! Oh, there go my ovaries!

Oh my...

Is it hot in here, or is it just me??

Holy shit!

Did that just happen?


Oh. My. God...

Laura Kaye
Feb 14, 2013 Laura Kaye rated it it was amazing
Holy hotness! Hard Ridin' is not just great erotic romance, and it's not just great menage - although it is both. It's also a wonderful friends-to-lovers story (and I'm a sucker for them!) that has depth, likable characters, and tons of heartfelt emotion. Jens and Holden are sexy as all hell and the love scenes are deliciously erotic, especially when all three of them are involved and the guys are loving each other, too. Just an all-around fun, fast read. Highly recommend!
Very disappointing read...I was expecting so much more.

I absolutely HATED the first 50% of the book. Laurel is in love with 2 men but can't figure out what to do. Jens (weird name) comes up with a plan so that both he and Holden can keep the relationship going. For some reason both of these extremely hot guys are fixated on Laurel and are determined to keep her.

It's decided (with a stupid flip of a coin!!!) that Jens gets the nights and Holden gets the days. These 3 are supposed to be setting up
Mar 02, 2013 Jessica rated it it was amazing
Holy hell... this was a HOT read! If you like cowboys and a believable menage, then Hard Ridin' is the book for you!

Laurel and Jens's relationship is blossoming when Holden comes back into the picture. Holden took off on a fishing boat in Alaska to make some much needed money. When he returns, he doesn't expect to see his best friend, Jens, wrapped around his girl, Laurel. And it is clear that Laurel's passion for Holden has not died despite the hurt.

But the boys are ready to fight, literally,
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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When there are two men fighting for one woman’s love, what woman could refuse that?

Laurel is in love with two men. One is a current boyfriend who wants to get a little closer to her, while another is the man who left her behind and didn’t bother to call for almost a year. She’s dating Jens and although she’s fallen for him, she doesn’t completely let him into her heart or body. She still longs for Holden, the man who left on a fishing
Talina Perkins
Mar 12, 2013 Talina Perkins rated it it was amazing
Hard Ridin is a sinfully decadent treat to savor to the very last word!

Em Petrova has brought her best to the table, delivering a well written erotic romance filled with friends and love. Though it took Jans, Holden and Laurel a few tries to get it right, by the end their lives are strapped together for better or worse true southern style!

I loved how the author focused on bringing three lives together by letting each-Laurel, Holden, and Jans-discover what means the most to them in such a natural
Jodie Bivins
Feb 12, 2015 Jodie Bivins rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you haven't read Em Petrova here is where you need to start...Oh my

This book seemed to have it all. You have heartache, two best friends fighting for the woman they both love, troubles on a farm and ranch. I found the book very well written with much style and class. You seem to get an insight of each of the characters as the story unfolds. I am pleased Em suggested this book it will be one of my favorite go to books in the future. It is a very well rounded story. Just be warned there are som
Jun 18, 2014 caren rated it did not like it
Shelves: holy-dirty, 2014, meh, menage
Too many oozing orifices and a lackluster storyline.
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With a tender caress, Jens brushed his lips over Laurel’s. A smile spread through his heart. “Looks like you just bought a two-for-one deal, darlin’.”

Laurel is caught between a rock and hard place, or rather two hot cowboys that she can’t choose between. When her lover Holden abruptly shows up after an eight month absence to find her making out on the dance floor with his best friend Jens, the fists start flying. These two cowbo
Nov 16, 2014 Deb rated it it was ok
One of the main characters, Holden, is such a total ass from the start that I had a hard time getting into the story. On page two of the book he returns from eight months on a fishing boat, having not once contacted his girlfriend and then is shocked to discover that she has moved on. His behavior is so non-sensical that I just could not understand what the heroine, Laurel saw in him. His best friend, Jens was a lot more likable. From there the story got better but then after a while I found ...more
This book had potential, but in the end I was pretty much grossed out by all the oozing, juices, cream, etc. could solve the drought in California with all the liquids generated by these people! And the communication issues - I know there has to be some to have conflict, but this book went above and beyond. Laurel was dating Holden, but he left his farm to work on an Alaskan fishing boat. He said he'd be gone for 6 months and would be in touch....but after 8 months, no contact ...more
Sep 27, 2013 Victoria rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed, menage

The saying was that two were better than one. But three were impenetrable.

Laurel and Holden dated up until Holden moves to Alaska to earn money as a fisherman. Before leaving Holden promises to keep in touch and tells Laurel that he’ll be back in six months and to wait for him. Six months later when Holden doesn’t return and hasn’t been in touch since he left Laurel tries to move on and starts dating Jens. When Holden returns back, he’s devastated that Laurel and his friend Jens are together. T
Aug 12, 2016 Gail rated it it was amazing
Love cowboys? This story has two best friends who fall for the same woman. After fighting each other to win her heart, they decide to go about loving her and helping her fulfill her dream in a whole other direction.

Holden & Jens are alpha males who are flawed, hardheaded and independent. Laurel is going through a career change and is very unsure if she can make it on her own. Feeling abandoned when her boyfriend, Holden leaves to work in Alaska, Laurel goes ahead with her plans to start a or
Oct 11, 2014 Darcy rated it it was ok
I wasn't too sure when this one started out, there were too many secrets. I didn't like that Laurel hid that she dated Holden from Jens. I get why she started something with Jens, Holden should have made some sort of effort to contact her especially as the time away was longer than what he said. It didn't get better when Holden and Jens decided to split Laurel. The way that they split the time didn't make sense to me and seemed to cause jealous feelings between the men.

Things seemed to change fo
Mai w
Jul 26, 2016 Mai w rated it liked it
The book was enjoyable enough. It was a short, quick and easy read. The story was told from the point of view of all three parties, so you were able to get a feel for all of their emotions. In most ways it is like your other typical happily ever after ménage story. However, unlike some other books this one did touch a little on jealousy. Everyone was not portrayed as being happy with the situation the entire time.
Jan 07, 2014 Catherine rated it really liked it
At first I was a little dubious about reading this even though it looked interesting. Only because I couldn't find any good reads reviews on any of Em's books or on Nook for that matter. Any way took a chance and brought this book of hers and as you can see by my 4stars I loved it. Loved the development of the characters, and also where the story headed, some of it unexpected. Loved that everyone makes mistakes and are human. Really very hot also.
Amber J.
Oct 04, 2015 Amber J. rated it really liked it
This was a tad bit out of my wheel house with the guy on guy action, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was well written and I found the farming with an organic spin interesting. If you like ménage with a little MMF, you will like this book!
Feb 14, 2015 Emily rated it it was amazing
' Hard Ridin' '(Country Fever book 1) by Em Petrova is a great read. This story is smoking hot! Wow! I loved reading about Holden, Laurel and Jens. Looking forward to reading the other books in this series. Highly recommend all of Em's work to anyone that enjoys smoking hot romances.
Feb 13, 2015 Lisa rated it it was amazing
This book was panty melting hot. I enjoyed the character's and the storyline a lot. Love cowboy stories, and this one does not disappoint. They have great sexual chemistry and treat a woman right! I can't wait for book #2.
Feb 18, 2013 Kimberlee rated it really liked it
I have to say I really like this read. Two best friends both in love with the same women. I like the story line of how they each come to terms with there feeling and truly unite as a threesome. It was well sritten and the sex scene's were HOT!!!
Feb 25, 2013 Tia rated it it was ok
It was okay for me, I didn't really read anything that completely made me relate or fall in love with the novel.
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Dusty Summerford
Jan 29, 2015 Dusty Summerford rated it it was amazing
Hot. Hot. Hot!! Menage Erotica at its best!! I love friends to lovers books. This was my first Em Petrova book but definitely not my last!! She definitely delivers!!
Jun 21, 2014 Anna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I mostly enjoyed this book for all that I found the sudden attraction between Jens and Holden a little convenient. A lot of fun, sexy love scenes and a reasonable storyline.
This one really didn't work for me. It started out great but than the tension I wanted as the three tried to make it work sizzled out. The incidents that brought it back both seemed contrived.
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