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Horseback Hero

(The Culture Blind Series #3)

4.69  ·  Rating details ·  85 ratings  ·  72 reviews
A cape-less, southern hero.

A pencil wielding heroine.

A second chance romance that begins in paradise...

What's meant to be a five day tropical vacation swiftly becomes the overdo sequel to a swoon worthy love story.

One filled with unexpected danger, dismay, and desire.

Will the decision to recreate their once lost future leave them shredding the stubborn pages of their souls
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Sabrina Thompson
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
This is book 3 in "The Culture Blind" series and can be read as a standalone.

Beau and Lu are the absolute cutest couple. This is a story of their second chance. Can this couple overcome old wounds, secrets and lies, and insecurities to finally have the life they've dreamed about for years?

Neal has such a knack for writing engaging, and socially relevant stories. The heroes are always alpha males to the extreme and Beau was no different. There were times in the story where I was frustrated with
Kathy Coopmans
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Horseback Hero pulled on my heartstrings in all the best ways. Sweet, emotional and funny. Beau is the hero in this story. Come on, BEAU. Can a name be anymore sexier?
Xavier is clever with the way she sucks you right in from beginning to end.
Kathy Coopmans
USA Today Bestselling Author.

Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book had me right away - I loved the back and forth between Beau and Lu - they were hilarious. Getting, and learning the backstories of these two was fun and so loving. They educated the other, and caught themselves up on the happenings in their lives. Unknown trouble followed the two, but who - neither knows. Beau lived in the country, and Lu lived in the city, and absolutely loved her lifestyle - there was some big discussions had - could they make it work, or did they even want to....
Andrea Turner
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh my!! XAVIER has given us the best second chance romance so far this year! Beau and Lu are adorable!!!

Lu is a nerd girl that everyone will love! She has a heart of gold, and I honestly think she is finding herself in this book.

Beau is so stinking cute!!! His life is a little crazy at times, and his job is something else! Hes this country, horse loving man that just wants one thing. HER!

Years have passed since these two have seen each other, and when they reconnect their world is turned
Daronda Schafer
Mar 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Horseback Hero by Xavier Neal. Xavier did a nice job with the development of each character, grabbing and keeping my attention. I was in love with Beau and Lu and loved them together, they had great chemistry and you could really see that Beau loved Lu. they both made bad decisions and made me angry(Lu's Ms. Independent side and Beau's little lady attitude and I'm the protector) and then I was in love again. Not once did I feel that the book dragged or that she just used a lot of words ...more
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This wonderful second chance romance will quickly capture your heart and attention. Beau and Lu's story delivers a complex blend of emotion, chemistry, drama, humor, steam and a hint of suspense and danger. It was fun to watch the sparks fly as these two loveable characters addressed their past history, learned and accepted who they were today and worked to meet somewhere in the middle of their many and vast differences. I thought Beau was a real sweetheart, even if he was very old fashioned and ...more
Jill Bridgeman
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lu and Beau are hilarious together.
I love Lu's attitude. She says what she wants and does what she wants and nobody is gonna tell her differently. Beau, is a hard headed go getter. He knows what he wants, how to get it and won't stop until he has it. I loved this book. The comedy was definitely my favorite parts.
Tovah Levine
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG! You always render me speechless! I can never get enough of the words and the characters you come up with. They are always wonderful and they always end up with a place in my heart.
Heather andrews
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beau is a protective man, again, its not that I dont like how youre dressed, Lu, Im just findinmyself a little jealous Im not the only one who gets to enjoy the view. These characters sure have some interesting conversations, could you stop that ****? You look like youre fondlin a baby giraffes nut sack. I liked this book, I loved Beau. ...more
Teresa Lara
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So intense emotional broken heart stopping love love love Lu and Beau more more more
U crushed me
Linda Cotter
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Xavier Neal always brings an enjoyable story to the plate, and this is no different.
When you have a fun, second-chance romance, then add a little nail-biting suspense, and you have this amazing blend that was enjoyable to read.
Running into an ex you hoped to never (though maybe prayed you would) run into again already brings the heat. Lu and Beau are explosive from their first reconnection, and the sparks never seem to go away.
When both find out that Lu has a hit against her, and a protection
Johanna Sawyer

Second chance romance anyone? Horseback Hero stars two unique characters that had a high school romance but years later they stumble upon each other again with nostalgia of what might have been. One things clear though.... the spark they had never left. Beau and Laurel are quick to find a moment alone and bask in each other as they are now.

What did I like? Its quite evident that what Beau and Laurel have is special. A few truths come out though and they have to decide if they can still have
Mar 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was my first suspense read of Xavier Neal's and I was blown away! I loved how it gave you the vision of a true second chance romance. Imagine, your first crush or the love of your life ended and you have no idea why. You will always leave a part of your heart with that person. No matter how much you try to forget them or move on, they will always leave an impression on your heart. As we get older, we still remain our true selves, but become our better selves. Beau and Laurel have a lot of ...more
Trescina Bell
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved Beau. He knew what he wanted. I couldnt put it down. It had me from beginning to the end. He made a sacrifice. Read and find out what it was. Awesome read. Xavier Neal has done it again. ...more
Jenn Allen
I absolutely loved this book. From the very start I was hooked. Lu and Beau are so full of fire and have this intense connection that never seems to have faded. Beau is protective of what is his, the life he's built on his ranch and with Lu's love of comics, that "nerd" side of herself is a fun mesh with him. I love the bits of mystery, the way all the characters so easily play off each other and the way I was pulled in to their world. There were moments when my jaw dropped, there were moments ...more
Kori Dicken
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such a sweet story of love
And second chances! Loved the story line and the little bit of suspense
Thrown in!
Can be read as a stand alone or part of the series. Ive yet to be disappointed by anything Xavier Neal
Has written! I think youll love Beau and Lu as much as I do!
KeKe LaShawn
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Never disappoints with and Xavier Neal read. Laughter anger, comics, superhero and some good lovin all in one. ...more
Everything Bookish  Blog
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I found it easy to connect with the characters. Their relationship felt natural and their chemistry was explosive. Their banter never ceased to entertain. They fit together seamlessly but still kept each other on their toes. The story flowed well, each swoon worthy moment had me begging for more. Everything felt relevant to me. I absolutely loved all the references. From the first page the story kept me guessing, never quite sure what was coming next. Theyre both so very different and their ...more
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What can I say? Xavier did it again. Lu and Beau's story was all that you could want in a second chance romance.
Lu and Beau were high school sweethearts that lost each other right before graduation. They see each other again at a concert and things seem to not have changed. Of course they are adults now so they have to get to know each other again. Beau is a typical southern gentleman who wants to do everything for the woman he loves. Lu, while appreciative of his gentlemanly ways, has to let
Isabel Debono
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 star read.
This book was sweet, emotional and funny.
Beau and Laurel (Lu) are such an adorable couple and I was glad they were given a second chance at happiness.
Loved the backstories... well done.
The banter between our couple was priceless... loved it.
I love second chance romances and this is one you shouldn't miss.
My first book in this series... will have to check out the rest.
I was given an ARC but am voluntarily leaving a review
Amber K
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-book, arc
Horseback Hero by Xavier Neal was amazing from start to finish!
I was drawn right in and really loved it.
This is the 3rd in the Culture Blind series and can be read as a standalone. This is my 1st introduction to this series and I am definitely a fan! Beau & Lu are great characters, funny and have great & very intense chemistry in this second chance romance.
Cant wait for more!!
Shannon Godwin
Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the 3rd book in this series & can be read as a stand-alone. This is a second chance romance with some twist that you wont see coming. I loved the writing & the characters. This is a sweet story where you get to see 2 people working their way back to each other.
I cant wait to whats next from this author.
Amanda McCoy
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beau and Laurel's story had me in my feelings from chapter 1. I'm usually not into second chance stories, but this one has me rethinking that position. All of the feels. Carve out time to read it in one sitting. Once you start, you will not want to put it down. There are elements of suspense to go along with the steamy romance. Recommended read.
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Rollercoaster, Second Chance, Romance Stars!!

I was given this book in turn for an honest review.

The last thing Lu expected was to bump into the man who left her fifteen years ago, heartbroken and devastated. She thought she was over him, one chance meeting and its clear she isnt. As their pasts collide, can they work through it, or were they never meant to be?

Thank you, Xavier Neal, for this beautifully written, second chance romance. The perfect read when you find yourself in need of a good
Cody Smith-Candelaria
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was my introduction to Xavier Neal's book and let's just start by saying I am hooked! This is book 3 in a series but each story can be read as a standalone. I won't rehash what the premise of the story is, you can read the blurb. What I want to talk about is the character development which is fantastic. Each character, even the supporting cast, is a fully realized person. You can picture them and imagine knowing them and chatting with them. I love love love Lu!! I love that she is a ...more
Renee Megee
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!!! This book is so amazing. I absolutely love Beau and Lu. Read about their love and how they overcame obstacles to have their happily ever after. Beau lives in the country and Lu is a city girl now. See what brings them together and how. Xavier tells an amazing story and it is one that you do not want to miss.
Mar 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This second chance romance is first rate. I love how opposite, yet complimentary Lu and Beau are to each other. And, even after all the years they spent apart, they love each other endlessly. This book was so good and showed everlasting love. Great read to add to a great series.
Becky Ballenger
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beau is LIFE!!! I absolutely LOVE this book!!! This series is one of my all time favorites by Xavier Neal!!! She knows how to write a cowboy like nobody else can!!!!
Lisa Welch
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutly brilliant, this book is just amazing, I love that it is a second change relationship and the reason behind the relationship stalling orginally where done out of love. the way it tackles some senctive issues were just a pleasure to read. Love the littles too OMG I have a Ruby. Beau is just my dream man, ex forces, protective but also allowing his woman to stand up on her own two feet. you have got to read this book either stand alone or as the third in a series.
LaTanya Galloway
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love,love, love second chance romance stories and this was a nice one! Beau and Laurel were high school sweethearts that didn't get the happily ever after or so it seemed. After reconnecting, their forever love was rekindled but not with surprise confessions, twist and turns and hell breaking loose. There were some achingly sweet moments and some frustrating ones(caused by Laurel...hehe) but you can't mess with fate and true love. Great read
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