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One Night with a Cowboy

(Oklahoma Nights #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  2,065 ratings  ·  232 reviews
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 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
Feb 03, 2013 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
Jan 26, 2013 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
Mar 07, 2013 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 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,
Jenn Scranton
Jan 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favorites
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
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
Denise H.
May 27, 2016 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 dis
Feb 27, 2013 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.
Feb 21, 2013 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!

Becca Hart's life is crumbling around her with a boyfriend who has decided it is not working out and her job at the college ending. With no new prospects in sight, Becca gets an interview at OSU in Oklahoma. She doesn't expect to meet Tucker Jenkins nor spend a night of complete passion with him. However it is one night only and when Becca gets the job and moves to Oklahoma, she doesn't expect to see Tucker again. They can't keep their hands off one another but can they have something for more t ...more
Christine (KizzieReads)
Such a good book! I really liked the writing and the characters. Everything just flowed well. Lots of little snippets of info about their lives that get dropped every so often. Becca's sister Emma could be a bit annoying and overbearing at times but she just loves her sister and tries to give her helping pushes every so often.
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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
Daisy Sloan

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
Suzie Quint
Apr 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
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 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.
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
My original review stands. I listened on audio this time. The audio was pretty good. would have liked to have seen more an epilogue but this was fun!
4 stars

This was a very good story. I really liked Becca and Tuck and loved seeing them get together. This is the first book I've read by this author and I liked this story well enough that I'll be reading more of her work in the future.

Becca is an English professor at Vassar University and has live in New York all her life. During a downturn in the economy, Becca finds herself downsized out of a job and then comes home to find her live-in boyfriend moving his stuff out when he expects her to be
East coast English professor Becca is in Oklahoma for a job interview, ends up at a rodeo where she catches the eye of Tucker, one of the cowboy bull riders. After an evening of flirtation, egged on by her older sister, Becca embarks on one super hot one night stand with the oh so hunky manly man cowboy. Becca and Tucker bid each other goodbye the next morning after a night of the hottest sex she has ever experienced, and neither expects to see each other again.

Several months pass and we see Be
Tina "IRead2Escape"
Hotness Rating 3.5 out of 5

4.5 Stars

Holy hot cowboys! I am hooked! One Night With a Cowboy is the fist book of the Oklahoma Nights series by Cat Johnson and I loved every word. This series is destined to be a new favorite for me.

Tucker Jenkins has put the "one-night stand with a buckle bunny" days behind him. I guess a failed marriage can do that. Imagine his surprise when he sees the beautiful blond and the stands and all he can think about is getting her under him as soon as his ride is done.
Jane Stewart
I might have given this 4 stars if the big separation was different. See Spoiler.

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Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
From start to finish this book held my interest on so many different levels. We have a cowboy who is also serves in the military. We have a college professor from a big city that moves to Oklahoma to teach. We have a hot yet sweet romance between two very interesting characters with a story line that kept me from sleep just so I could finish their book.

The instant attraction between Becca and Tucker felt real and not at all cheesy. I totally love the vibe these two have. Then the emotions they
Feb 04, 2013 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 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
Maree Repa
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Down and Out

Five Amazing Stars

I was absolutely thrilled to read this first book of this wonderful brand new series, Oklahoma Night. Written by the amazing Cat Johnson. Most exciting and gorgeous treat right in the heart of Oklahoma State College. Such an fabulous romantic book to enjoy!!

Sitting down, as Dr Rebecca Hart, ready to meet the Dean, dean Morris sitting cowardly ready to face him. To speak according to work at Vassar College. Hoping one day, his job might possibly be hers in the future
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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 p

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