Jobless, broke, and struggling to support herself and her invalid mother, paramedic Sophie Miller doesn’t have time for a relationship. So when the sexy cowboy she meets at a carnival proposes a one-night stand, she’s all over it. Until her he shows up again.
Tucker Haywood has his hands full running Paint River Ranch and trying to deal with all the changes pulling the rug out from under him. His past has taught him it’s better to keep women at arm’s length, for their sake. Stubborn and temperamental, Tucker doesn’t have a clue how to deal with a city girl who’s scared of squirrels and dirt.
When Sophie gets under his skin, he will do whatever it takes to push her away… even if it means losing the part of himself he never thought he’d find.
This is your classic contemporary cowboy romance, and I can see from other reviews that people who like this trope will like this one.
I’m not much of a cowboy person, but the massive popularity of the theme means half the books that come my way seem to be about them. I really don’t enjoy the theme of the city girl who goes to the country to find a ‘real man’. I like my men a little more – um – socially enlightened!
However, the writing in this book is excellent and carries you through a storyline that has been done plenty of times before. There’s only so much that can be done with the theme, so the characters have to make up for it – and I think Elizabeth Otto managed to do that. I liked both lead characters and I also liked that there was a little more depth to the plot towards the end.
I guess the publisher knew what they were doing by packaging the book with this cover, blurb and title. It’s one for the cowboy fans and is a nice, easy read for a weekend.
Review copy provided by NetGalley.