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Ride (Studs in Spurs #3)

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  1,107 Ratings  ·  52 Reviews
What happens in Vegas sometimes follows you home.

Pro bull rider Chase Reese knew things move faster than an eight-second ride in Las Vegas. He just never expected to be driving home with a national championship under his belt and a wedding band on his left hand with no clue how it got there.

Yet he can t complain about the stripper bride beside him. From the moment his budd
ebook, 131 pages
Published December 28th 2010 by Samhain (first published November 23rd 2010)
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Feb 11, 2011 Auntee rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the series
This book started out good but sort of fell apart at the end. It was worth reading for the sweet, kinda sexy young (22) hero, professional bull rider Chase Reece. Chase appeared in the previous two books in the series (UnRidden and Bucked), so if you've read those two you'll want to see how Chase makes out in his own book.

In this story he's paired with 'good girl' stripper (Leesa Santiago) who's only stripping because she got herself into a terrible financial mess. It's the end of the b
Jan 26, 2011 Ellie rated it really liked it
I liked this story. I was excited for Chases story because he seemed so much sweeter than the heros from the first two books, and he really ended up being so sweet and non-judgemental. He's just so lovable.

Leesa was a great match for him. Great great great match.

I liked that a few things were left unresolved at the end. For example, we don't know if she goes to live with her parents or if she went back to school or stopped stripping. We know that she intended to do all those things but we don't
Jenn Scranton
Mar 14, 2013 Jenn Scranton rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
Really more like 4.5 stars!

Ride is in competition for one of my favorite books in the series. It features our sweet and young Chase. I have been anxious for his story since UnRidden! He's just so sweet!
"Sometimes I wish I was as quick at lines as some of the other guys, but I find it's easier to stick with the truth. Less likely to get bitten in the ass by one of your own lies that way"
... Foreshadowing? You bet!

The innocent Chase meets Leesa stripper in a less than romantic way during a birthd
Susan R Clement

Story was going good. Went off track a bit. Never got around to her explanation or his family. Just ended with her in a dress again. Needed a little more especially at the end.
Jan 13, 2012 Niina rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Studs in Spurs Fans and Cowboy & Bull rider fans...
Pro-bullrider Chase Reese had one particularly great ride so the birthday boy is taken to a strip club to celebrate. A lap dance turns into quite the event and neither he or the girl know what to do with the unexplainably strong attraction.

Leesa Santiago didn’t ever see herself becoming a stripper, she was studying to become a CPA, and accountant before things with her ex went sour – not as sour though as hearing her boss orders a hit on her for walking in on him at wrong time and seeing too muc
Sep 21, 2016 Lori rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to read Chase's story because I really fell in love with him in the first two books! I loved this sweet story! Chase is a sweet young cowboy with morals and a heart of gold. One drunken night with a stripper and he's married! Leesa is a stripper running from hit men. She didn't plan on ever seeing that sweet young bull rider she did a private dance for. After waking up married to Chase, she sets out to travel home with him to Oklahoma. Thus begins a journey of a sweet love story ...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Well, they were wrong. In fact, after the last couple of days Leesa had, she needed to get out of Vegas, and fast. It's not like she really had anything to stay in Vegas for. In fact, she leaves Vegas with her husband. Hold on....Husband, you say? She fell asleep a single woman, and woke up a married one. And now it was time for Leesa and Chase to figure this thing out. Do either of them really want to be married to a stranger, despite the ...more
This was more like a 2.5* due to the fact that i liked the characters but not the many plot flaws. Leesa is running away from the bad guys, and "uses" Chase as a cover (hides at his family home) and love develops between them. Overall: cute but unrealistic...

The many flaws:
- she is being chased by the mob and her only plan is to run until the end of her life or until they catch her and kill her?!?! No plan on going to the police?!?!
- they find out they got married to each other in Vegas, even
Apr 19, 2013 Charlene rated it really liked it
I really like a good Cat Johnson cowboy story...until I get to the ending. Every ending to every book I've read of hers build up to the HEA, no epilogue, nothing. This book was particularly bad - the heroine (view spoiler) and boom, that's it - HEA. WTH? I've just enjoyed reading about these two as they stumble through their accidental romance. I enjoyed reading about Chase ...more
Nov 17, 2014 Erin rated it liked it
I called it quits on this series after this book... but not because this one was the worst one. It was probably the best of the three I read, but I just couldn't keep reading these stereotypical and far-fetched books about cowboys ending up in (semi-)unbelievable situations with women.

The one thing I liked about this book? I really liked Chase, and I liked Leesa, too. Their story was a BIT more unconventional than the previous two, and I appreciated that.

That being said, I don't know if I'd reco
2.5 stars

Unfortunately, this just a so-so read for me. I loved Chase in the previous books but he kind of fell flat here. There was some pretty hot chemistry between him and Leesa especially when they first hooked up.

I found the plot quite implausible. (view spoiler)
I adore the young rookie Chase. He has had cameos in both the other books and I was happy he got a story. This was a good read, but not my fav. It started well and I was interested. I was interested in the characters and how they were going to end up together in the end. The progress in the beginning worked well enough, but in the end it just fell flat. The final chapter was kinda abrupt and everything just works out. I hate that. I'm not ever thrilled when our wayward hero shows back up and ...more
Apr 18, 2013 Tabatha rated it really liked it
This was a much better read than I had anticipated. I've always liked Chase from the other books, so I'm glad he found someone special. Lucky for Chase and Leesa, the age old motto of what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas did not apply. They have instant chemistry when they meet, and fate brings them back together when she is on the run from some Vegas mobsters. I think Johnson did a great job with the heat and chemistry between these two, and I liked the details she wove in about bull riding in ...more
I like Lorelei James' Rough Rider series better. But this was pretty entertaining. Girl meets boy, she's a stripper and they get married in Vegas. So he brings her home to his parents house so they can sort out the divorce, oh and she's being chased by thugs who want to kill her. Oh did I mention she's a stripper and he's a bull riding cowboy and they can't keep their hands off each other.
Typical light read book, I just didn't really connect with the characters as much as I do when I read the R
Jan 23, 2011 Judith rated it really liked it
A very fun third addition to this series on rodeo participants. As always, Cat Johnson has this writing "thing" down pat, and this story about one of the younger members of the rodeo circuit is very engaging. A marriage certificate and wedding rings when you don't remember the wedding? Not a good way to end the season, but Chase Reese tries to do the right thing. It is a very cute love story of two people who get to know one another AFTER the wedding. Johnson is one of my favorite writers and I ...more
Apr 01, 2014 Jennette rated it liked it
This was pretty good right up until the end. Everything wraps up too fast without enough explanation. The end left me with flat feeling that didn't match the rest of the book story or pace. I like Chase he was in the other books in the series there are even a couple of short stories that he appears in so I already felt like I had a good idea of who he was supposed to be and I think the author did a great job not wasting time revisiting the past but gave enough a new reader would not feel ...more
3rd book in series, enjoyable enough but weak at the end, weak enough to get 3 stars instead of 4.

Chase is young, kinda naive, and ends up married to a Vegas stripper, Leesa, who is stuck stripping due to debt from an old boyfriend (heard this one before, huh?). Chase takes her home to Oklahoma, where the usual happens- mutual attraction, she feels undeserving, he tries to win her over, yada yada...

If you are reading the series (and I suggest you do ), you will read this book as well, but I wis
Mar 14, 2012 Candace rated it liked it
Shelves: i-own-on-kindle
I really enjoyed this book. We have seen Chase in as a secondary character in the first two books and I was looking forward to seeing his book. He is just as lovable as I expected him to be.

I also enjoyed seeing past characters like Slade, Jenna and Mustang even if they were only mentioned briefly.

The ending was a little abrupt and I wish the story would have continued for just a little bit longer, but overall, very good.
Kellie Maddox-Ward
Apr 03, 2012 Kellie Maddox-Ward rated it really liked it
Shelves: cowboys
Chase Reese is such a sweet kid. I liked this book a lot.

Chase is mentioned in all other books but to have his own story made me smile a lot. Only he could ask a stripper out after she just gave him a "happy ending" lap dance. Such a Romeo.

This book tells the story of Leesa and Chase, but all the secondary characters are in it Slade & Jenna, Mustang, Skeeter, Garret (They have a kegger in a hotel! lol Love Cowboys!)
Oct 19, 2015 Angel rated it it was amazing
Chase and Leesa's story is one that could seriously only happen in Vegas, lol. Not joking as made up and crazy as it sounds I'm sure it's happened a time a 3,000. Leesa is trying to get away from her old life and it just so happens she's able to do that through the help of Chase....and his cowboy gentleman ways...beautiful story that reminds you that even a start from an unlikely place can end in a happily ever after
Aug 24, 2013 Dar rated it really liked it
Shelves: cowboy, 4-star-reads
Sweet, that is what Leesa keeps calling Chase and that is what this story is, sweet - and that isn't a bad thing! I liked Chase's story, he's such a nice boy and Leesa is his perfect pair. There was nothing extraordinary or outstanding, but the story left me with a warm fuzzy, feeling and hope for those two and their future!
Cyn Mistress Kitty
I was really looking forward to Chase's story. I have loved him in the other books. This story started out great and I thought Yee Haw, some good cowboy lovin' should be happening soon. It just turned out kinda boring and slow for me : ( The story was ok for me but I expected more for sweet Chase.
Heather in FL
Well that was fun. Chase is a great guy, and I felt bad for Leesa, considering the situation she was in. I kind of wondered if Garret was calling about a joke, but you never can tell what will happen in Vegas. I wish there had been more at the end, but I was happy with how it turned out. Looking forward to the next one.
Feb 19, 2013 Morgan rated it liked it
Shelves: ride-em-cowboy
Ok, so you cant help but fall for sweet Chase Reese, but the one thing I didnt like was that the ending was sort of rushed. The entire book was wonderful, especially the budding relationship between Leesa and Chase. The only issue was that the ending was so rushed that you end up feeling a bit cheated. Oh well, Id still read it again.
Oct 21, 2012 Summer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cowboy, hea-m-f, favorites
This is my favorite book of the series! The slight suspense, stripping, and a quick vegas wedding were excellent.

If you liked this book you may enjoy the following groups:
Erotic Enchants Group
Menage Readers Group
Sep 17, 2012 Ridley rated it liked it
Heroine's a habitual liar who never faces consequences of her lies, the conflict is perched upon a Big Mis and the end is so painfully neat, the plastic's still on the couches.

Characters charmed the shit out of me, though.

In the end, it's like most Samhain books: a good story with compelling characters that just needed a good content editor to tell the author to plot better.
Sep 08, 2011 Lori rated it really liked it
It's official, I am in love with Chase even though I'm almost 10 years older! He is so sweet in a "Wow this boy has some real manners" kind of way. I loved how he was still a little shy but yet the man knew what he was doing in the bedroom ;).
Wicked Nyx
Apr 12, 2013 Wicked Nyx rated it really liked it
What a sweet ride! I love how Chase knew what he wanted and wasn't afraid to take a chance on Leesa and a future together even though the circumstances were as far from ideal as you could get. If you need a sweet story about love, this one should be right up your alley.
Jul 30, 2012 Maddy rated it liked it
I did not like this one as much as the other Studs in Spurs books but it was not bad at all. I liked the characters and the story was good. It just was up against books I really love and came up short.
Mar 15, 2014 Sandy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is so touching

This was one of the most touching stories in this series. Chase although a little too sweet to be real just makes you wish for everythint to come out right for him.
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Other Books in the Series

Studs in Spurs (9 books)
  • UnRidden (Studs in Spurs, #1)
  • Bucked (Studs in Spurs, #2)
  • Hooked (Studs in Spurs #4)
  • Flanked (Studs in Spurs #5)
  • Thrown
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