This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Hard Riding Cowboy by Maisey Yates
Narrator: Suzanne Elise Freeman
Series: Gold Valley #2.5
Published by HQN Books on August 1, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Novella, Western Romance
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A single mom’s fresh start in Gold Valley, Oregon, comes with a cowboy from her past
Recently widowed and with two headstrong kids, Lauren Bishop wants three things—a break from her never-ending to-do list, a cup of coffee and a moment to appreciate the gorgeous cowboy who just walked past her. Unfortunately, he catches her in the act…and he isn’t a stranger.
Calder Reid is more than intrigued when the sexy woman checking him out in the local coffee shop turns out to be the object of his boyhood fantasies. When he was a gawky kid, Lauren was a beautiful swan. But now he’s more than man enough to satisfy her every need. The chemistry between them is undeniable, but can this hard riding cowboy convince commitment-shy Lauren to take a second chance on forever?
Lauren has moved back to her home town after 19 years away. She’s got 2 kids and is a widow.
Calder is a Hot Sexy Cowboy and younger than Lauren.
How this story starts put a smile on my face and made me think YA, we’ve problem all done this… looked at a hot guys ass while waiting in line and then have that guy turn around and be someone we knew or may have babysat… Yep, Lauren has that moment. That was a funny start.
Lauren has a lot on her plate to deal with. Moving back to her home town with 2 young girls who don’t understand why they had to move. She’s also working on renovating a house that she wants to buy, but things have to be done first; before this can happen. In comes Clader. He offers to help her out. You can guess how things go.
A few of my favorite moments where the opening scene and one where Lauren recklessly kisses Calder up against a wall. Oh Boy! That was HOT. These two are attracted to each other, but it’s not easy. She’s hesitant and he jumps right in.
It’s a novella and so, it’s short. I would have preferred this to be a full length novel. I felt it need more. Need that time to pass and them to develop.
Overall, it’s an enjoyable read/listen and things move fast especially in the romance department. I just would have loved a little more.
Audio: The audio was a delight to listen too. The characters where distinct in their voices and I had no trouble following along or enjoying the novella.
Rated: 3 Stars
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