Kickin' Up Dust
This Marine follows the rules. This cowgirl is all about breaking them.
Operation Cowboy, Book 1
After losing his best friend and CO, Matt, in combat, Brodie Bell didn’t think his spirits could sink any lower. He was wrong. One look at his and Matt’s storm-flattened hometown nearly levels him.
Los Vista needs a leader, and as Brodie takes the weight of the world on his...more
ARC kindly provided by RockStar Lit in exchange of an honest review.
This is the story of Danica and Brodie, both of them are feeling loss and lust!
This is my first real cowboy story and it was really nice and smooth! The book is really nicely written and the plot is moving quite fast! Ms. Petrova is busy with two major issues in this book except the romance, a soldier coming back home and a city disappearing due to a disaster. Both of issues are dealt with respect and it warmed my ...more
I didn't even have to read the blurb to know I *had* to read this book. I've ready enough of Em Petrova's books to know that this would be one that I would not be able to put down and I wasn't disappointed in this one at all.
This book took all sorts of plot twists and angst and wrapped them up in tidy, or untidy, love story that kept me on my toes from the first page to the last.
Brodie Bell is a Marine, a long time resident ...more
Recently discharged Marine, Brodie Bell, and several of his friends and fellow veterans from Los Vista, Texas, are returning home together from Afghanistan. Sadly, their commanding officer and childhood friend, Matt Pope, isn't among them, having been killed during their deployment and it's his duty to return Matt's dogtags and the flag that draped his coffin to his parents and his sister Danica, who live on ...more
The first in a new series, this sets the scene of a town in Texas devastated by a freakish tornado. Returning home to find their town gone, a group of ex-Marines, less their CO, try and pick up the pieces. Here we get Brodie's story, CO Matt's best friend and neighbour's full of grief for his friend and PTSD from all he experienced. And what a moving and passionate one it turns out to be.
Danica, Matt's sister has been ...more
I am keeping this review short, simply because I can not wait to get more books from this author as soon I finish this review.
This book is sexy, smutty, dirty and lots of fun to read. Very likable heroine and lovable hero. I did, however, find the hero's hot & cold ...more
Things change. People change. Sometimes it's good and sometimes it's tragic. It's about embracing the good and coming together to change the bad.
I was so sad for Matt and everyone that lost him. With everything going on, Brody was taken by surprise by the beauty of Matt's little sister all grown up. She's every ...more
I was given a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review.
Brodie returns home after getting out of the Marines to find out that his town has been leveled due to a tornado a couple months back. He is still grieving the death of his best friend and has volunteered to bring his stuff back to his family. There he runs into his friend's sister who is all grown up. The chemistry between Brodie and Danica ...more
I loved reading Kickin’ Up Dust, all about Brodie Bell a marine/cowboy who is coming home after three tours with his BFF’s dog tags and his flag & Danica Pope is his BFF’s little sister who is all grown up waiting for somebody to just drop by. Brodie and his buddies are home in Los Vista, and the town has just been devastated by a tornado. The town has been flattened, except for the two ranches up on the ridge. The Bell & Pope Ranch are still standing, but their fence ...more
Brodie cane home to find the
town he loved was gone.
so was the his best friend
She was trying to grieve her brother
Help her oarents, and run a ranch.
She loved him as a kid but now
as he walked back into her life
she lived him more. Two ranches
struggling can they come together
In more ways than one. Em Petrova
Brings you on a journey where you
dontn think your emotions can handle
The sadness.. settle back and follow
two lost souls find the happiness the
I loved this story & can't wait for more Operation Cowboy.
Well this is a different book from the usual em Petrova. Not what I was expecting but did enjoy it, good storyline and characters....
Yes there are sex scenes but the storyline is good. I just felt the parents and grief kinda bogged it down with no real insight provided. Going to look at the next one before I give thumbs up to new series.
Just have to love it. Ex Marines coming home minus one, finding destruction. The part I wasn't to thrilled about was her not ending a relationship once and for all, and blaming everything on Brodie. Granted what he said wasn't right but the whole town knew she was receiving text messages from someone else that she let continue. All-in-all it was a good story. ...more
When this Marine brings his.best friends remains home he finds his home town
devastated by a tornado. Helping to rebuild in the community, his ranch, plus refinancing his best friend's sister what a hot combo.
Four young men plagued by their sense of loss are ...more
Set in Los Vista, Texas, several Marines return home together from Afghanistan. Only to find their hometown a total mess, ravished by a horrible tornado, that left little standing, except two ranches. While, some returned home, one did not, Brodie Bell's best friend and CO, Matt Pope. Devastated, tormented by inner convicts, grief, survival guilt, PTSD, heartbroken, and a sense of shame, these ...more
What could be better than a cowboy? Well a marine who is also a cowboy! This is a friends to loves romance that tugged at my heart from the beginning. Brodie and Danica were going to go through wars on and off the battlefield that were going to test them, and their families and friends, to the breaking point.
Loss, how do you deal with it? The loss of a best friend, a comrade in arms. The violent death of a beloved son and brother. We all deal with grief in different ...more
Brodie and his buddies come home from their tour of duty dreaming of home cooked meals and long rides on their ranches. Their dreams are soon crushed when they find their town has been leveled by a horrible storm. Still in shock, they go off to their homes to see what is left. By God's grace Brodie's house and ranch are still standing along with his best ...more
Brodie and three out of four of his military buddies return home after serving their country. Their best friend, Matt, was killed in action. They expect to get back to their former lives, ranch, and relax after their military stent. What they came home to was devastation of a different kind. Their beloved town was leveled in a tornado three months previous. There were only a few ranches remaining. The church, businesses, and school had all been ...more
Brodie and his friends return from combat to find their hometown flattened by a recent storm. He also has a ...more