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The Cowboy

3.54  ·  Rating Details  ·  143 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Wild Ride, Vonna Harper

When rancherâs daughter Jordan Shore gets one look at champion half-breed bull rider Cougar Lighthorse, sheâs ready to get him out of those chaps and between her sheets. But when sheâs thrown from one of her barrel-racing mares, she ends up flat on her backâ”and exactly where he wants her . . .

Cowboy in Paradise, PJ Mellor

Tyler Last has had enough o
Kindle Edition, 340 pages
Published (first published August 1st 2006)
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Jessica Alcazar
May 02, 2013 Jessica Alcazar rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: anthologies, traded
As much as I would love to be able to give this book more than one star because PJ Mellor and Nelissa Donovan really wrote cute stories, I just cannot. The first story, Wild Ride by Vonna Haper, was absolutely RIDICULOUS and that's paying it a compliment. And as for the last story, Rodeo Man by Nikki Alton, there are just NO WORDS. And THAT is a compliment as well.
PJ Mellor's story, Cowboy in Paradise, was cute as can be and very well written with lots of humor and hot romance that actually made
Apr 17, 2013 Garnet rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first attempt at reading heterosexual erotica. This collection of four stories centers on "Cowboys" as the theme and the women the guys come to "know". I was surprised at the rough language that the women used in these stories, though as a gay man, maybe I'm just naive in that respect. It wasn't offensive, just surprising. Anyway all the stories are good fantasy material, though I quickly got bored with the erotic passages, so much so, that by the time the fourth story arrived, I was ...more
This was a pretty bad anthology. None of the stories were very good. I thought Harper's story was crude; it was not in the least bit romantic or sexy. Mellor's story was forgettable. I kept having to read the synopsis to remember what it was about. Donovan's was the best of the worst, but the main couple had zero chemistry. Alton's story was the worst. The writing style was very juvenile; it seemed as though it was written by a teenage boy guessing what sex is like between adults. I do not recom ...more
Feb 09, 2014 Gayle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wild ride, this was such a difficult story to follow, almost painful. I was confused. Cowboy in paradise was alright but unrealistic and short. Short stories seem too fast paced and unrealistic. Cute story though. Saddle sore was the best of all the stories. Hot, cute, but of course unrealistic. I mean, doesn't everyone meet a complete stranger never know anything more than a name and have sex? Lastly rodeo man, that was weird, his whole hand? Nope didn't like it. The covers photo was false adve ...more
Overall, I gave this book 2.5 stars. This is an anthology featuring four short stories (less than 100 pages). Each story would have been better as full length novels. This would have made the character development better and allowed for more in depth plot development. Also the stories would have benefited if the authors had more pages to work with to to add more depth and detail to the conflicts.

Story #1 - Wild Ride by Vonna Harper: 2 Stars

This story was just plan dull. I would have loved to see
Bronwyn Rykiert
Jan 23, 2011 Bronwyn Rykiert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotic-fiction
Lots of wild sex in these stories, it that is what you are after!

"Wild Ride" by Vonna Harper

Jordan Shore has the hots for an Idian bull rider Cougar Lighthorse - he helped save her life 12 months earlier when one of his bulls attacked her, they have known each other for a long time. I didn't really enjoy this story.

"Cowboy in Paradise" by PJ Mellor - Tyler Last meets Meg Holder at the beach near his grandmothers home - they are into each other straight away but Meg won't tell him her name. She i
Sep 06, 2013 Erica rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I expected sooo much more from this book considering Vonna Harper wrote one of the stories and the limited reviews I had read.
I forced myself to keep reading after the second story hoping it would get better, I was wrong. Wild Ride seemed to try to add in a decent story line but it didn't work, the whole story was beneath the Vonna Harper I've read.
Cowboy in Paradise, lacking,lacking, lacking. The sex was fairly decent, the whole idea of this guy just deciding not to continue using condoms after
Dec 20, 2010 Deidre rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wild Ride:

0 Stars : Absoutly Terrible...I barely made it thru this story...It made me want to give up on the whole book.

Cowboy in Paradise:

3 Stars : This story was a thousand times better than the 1st "Thank goodness" but I have to wonder if I hadn't been comparing it to the 1st story if I would have felt the same...hmmm...Still I gave it 3 stars for the fact that at least there was some story line even if it felt hurried and forced to me.
Wild Ride
Dull and dry. The characters were annoying and had no depth or feeling...comparable to cardboard (flat and boring).

Cowboy in Paradise
Better than the first story. Some humor and pretty hot. Characters had some depth--good for the story's length.

Saddle Sore
Probably the most depth in a story. Not a bad one.

Rodeo Man
Ok, but I finally got to the point where I just skimmed to finish it.
Jan 02, 2013 Joanie is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
This book had three different readings in it and I am on the 3rd story I think. Just when you are getting into the story it ends, so I don't like that part. If you like cowboys like I do you will love these short stories. Vonna Harper is a very good writer and man if you can't handle very naughty words don't read it.. LOL..
Fay Ann Hollcroft
UGH!! My ratings for each story:

Story 1 = 0
Story 2 = 4
Story 3 = 3.5
Story 4 = 2
Total = 9.5 average = 2.375
My rating = 2
Oct 03, 2009 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of erotica
So far, I've only read "Wild Ride" by Vonna Harper. Cute short story, lots of steam. Cougar is a real sexpot!
Nov 29, 2010 Sarah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The cover is hot, but the book is not. I somewhat liked the 2nd story and that was about it.
Aug 15, 2011 Michelle added it
Shelves: anthology
Liked all the stories but, really likes the third story, Saddle Sore, by Nellisa Donovan.
Nov 05, 2011 Bradley rated it liked it
This book of short stories was all about getting randy with cowboys. Lol. Not bad though.
Sep 03, 2012 Lindy marked it as did-not-finish-skimmed-to-end  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't connect to any of the stories in this anthology. Probably just me.
Hot cowboys, do I really need to say more?? ;)
The Vonna Harper story was the best of the bunch.
Sep 24, 2012 Silkeeeeee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Highly recommended.
Mar 12, 2010 Krista rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loved it
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Under her "real" name, Vonna Harper has published more fiction than she can keep track of . These include category romances for the major players as well as the 'juicy' stuff. She also penned a series of well-received Native American historicals. One earned her finalist status in both the Women Writing the West Willa award and Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association. Before discovering romances, ...more
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