There are days when a woman wants to be lassoed into sweet and sexy cowboy romance, and for days such as...moreThis Sweet and Sexy Cowboy Romance Is A Winner
There are days when a woman wants to be lassoed into sweet and sexy cowboy romance, and for days such as these, The Cowboy Next Door fits the bill perfectly. The first book in The Cash Brothers series draws the reader into the rodeo world, gives them insight into broken families and relationships, and has them hoping for a happy ending for characters who deserve a better life and happiness with one other.
This romance will pull you into the story as you are introduced to the dutiful, determined, and irresistible Johnny and his growing desires for Shannon-stubborn and motivated rodeo cowgirl-who is also Johnny’s sister’s best friend and 9 years his junior.
Thanks to an especially hot encounter with Shannon in a shower, Johnny soon realizes she isn’t the tom-boy he had once taken care of like a little sister, but a fully grown and very alluring woman that stirs him in a way that’s not so brotherly. Meanwhile, overseeing his family’s pecan farm and being a father figure to his brothers has taken its toll, as he tries to figure out a way to save the farm.
Shannon has big plans to win Cowgirl of The Year, but it seems the men in her life are against her high-risk-taking tendencies and her dream of winning the rodeo title. On top of wanting to succeed while the odds are stacked against her, she has to deal with one sweet and sexy cowboy who gradually reels her stubborn self in for a chance at love at the worst time possible.
What I loved about Johnny was how he put his desire for Shannon to quit rodeo aside and instead tries to help her achieve her dreams by overcoming her worst fear. This type of unselfish compromise and encouragement is what every determined, strong-willed woman needs and appreciates from her man.
I think many women can relate to Shannon – she is a very strong-willed woman who enjoys her independence. At the same time she struggles with knowing the people she’s closest to have the ability not only to build her up, but also tear her defenses down. Shannon’s attraction to Johnny doesn’t surprise her, but her sudden desire to please him does because she wants full control of her situation and to not be side-tracked from reaching her dreams. This makes her more guarded.
With Shannon’s defenses up, and Johnny’s urge to protect the woman he’s reluctantly falling for, it makes for a great combination of sensual tension and desire between the two that jumps off the pages. You want them to be together. Believe me, the ending is well worth it :) This wonderfully written love story will have you rearing to go for the next book in The Cash Brothers series. I highly recommend it!
When Samantha Harrigan attends the local rodeo, she doesn't expect to wind up in jail. But that's what happens when she tries to stop a drunkard from...moreWhen Samantha Harrigan attends the local rodeo, she doesn't expect to wind up in jail. But that's what happens when she tries to stop a drunkard from abusing his horse. Tucker Coulter, a handsome local veterinarian, comes to her defense, and both of them are arrested. The charges are dropped, but Sam's troubles have only started...
*Summary on Goodreads.com*
Tucker is a vet just trying to do his job at a rodeo when he sees Samantha struggling against a man twice her size. He steps in to defend her and both of them end up in jail for "attacking" the man that tried to beat Samantha up. Tucker is a good hearted man who is gentle and kind - nothing like Sam's ex-husband Steve. It takes a while for Sam to warm up to Tucker, but once she does the fireworks start! Loved this book and always enjoy reading Anderson's books!(less)
Another wonderful book by Catherine Anderson! I love her work. This is going on my favorites list! Ace was an amazing hero and a force to be reckoned...moreAnother wonderful book by Catherine Anderson! I love her work. This is going on my favorites list! Ace was an amazing hero and a force to be reckoned with and Caitlain was an amazing heroine. This book knocked my socks of!(less)
After years spent on ranches around Los Angeles, Clay Tahoma is delighted to be Virgin River's new veterinary assistant. The secluded community's wild...moreAfter years spent on ranches around Los Angeles, Clay Tahoma is delighted to be Virgin River's new veterinary assistant. The secluded community's wild beauty tugs at his Navajo roots, and he's been welcomed with open arms by everyone in town--everyone "except" Lilly Yazhi.
Lilly has encountered her share of strong, silent, "traditional" men within her own aboriginal community, and she's not interested in coming back for more. In her eyes, Clay's earthy, sexy appeal is just an act used to charm wealthy women like his ex-wife. She can't deny his gift for gentling horses, but she's not about to let him control her. There's just one small problem--"she" can't control her attraction to Clay.
But in Virgin River, faith in new beginnings and the power of love has doors opening everywhere....
Enjoyed this book, as always Robyn's books are second to none! I learned about a few new people who came to Virgin River, also. But, as always, the romance of Clay and Lilly stole the show! Very touching story that was sincere and heartfelt with love and passion!(less)
Loved this book! Dusty was not only a good looking, charming, and smart cowboy but also a caring Father! He did rodeo as his main occupation but wrote...moreLoved this book! Dusty was not only a good looking, charming, and smart cowboy but also a caring Father! He did rodeo as his main occupation but wrote novels and screenplays on the side. There's just something super attractive about a sexy cowboy who also knows how to use his brain! One of my favorites!(less)
This book had tender moments and hot moments, the perfect duo for a perfectly written romance story. You will be intrigued and impressed by the author...moreThis book had tender moments and hot moments, the perfect duo for a perfectly written romance story. You will be intrigued and impressed by the authors knowledge of horses and how she manages to make a disabled person fall in love and builds on the attraction to create a perfect ending. This book was one of my favorites and it had everything a romance should have!(less)
All his life Tate McCullom has been taught to be responsible, and he is the very model of what a respectable man should be. Until the night he gets dr...moreAll his life Tate McCullom has been taught to be responsible, and he is the very model of what a respectable man should be. Until the night he gets drunk and sleeps with a woman he barely knows.
Now, six weeks later, she's pregnant, alone, and broke. Once again, Tate must take responsibility for his actions, and makes plans to marry his child's mother. There's only one problem...he has to tell his fiancée.
Abby Grayson hasn't had an easy life. As the daughter of the town whore, people either avoid her or think she's like her mother. For Abby, it's a struggle just to fill her belly and keep a roof over her head.
Loneliness and a secret yearning for this man she thought she'd never have led her to spend the night with Tate. But the last thing she needs is a baby when she can barely take care of herself. Desperate, but too proud to ask for help, she finally agrees to accept a job from Tate - the job of being his wife. Now she has almost everything she's ever dreamed of.
Unfortunately, only one thing will gain her Tate's love - his realization that the night he spent with her was no drunken accident. It was a last-ditch attempt to win the woman he really wanted.
I thought this book was brilliant! Easy to read in one sitting it's so good! Tate is a good man and always does the right thing - who would've thought that trait could also be a BAD thing too? Abby is truly down on her luck but not afraid to take help from others if it comes down to that. She is grateful for what she has although it's not much and her love runs deeply for those she truly cares about. I went through a series of emotions when reading this book - sadness, hopefulness, doubt, worry, anger, and happiness! Love the way Allred writes and will be checking out many more of her books from the library soon!(less)