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ROUGH RIDER by Victoria Vane…a review

Rough Rider

By Victoria Vane

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Series: Hot Cowboy Nights #2

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher though Net Galley.

Sourcebooks Casablanca

Contemporary Western Romance

February 3, 2015

ISBN: 9781492601159

Two wary hearts …

Janice Combes has two loves, bucking bulls and Dirk Knowlton. But Dirk only has eyes for a dazzling rodeo queen. How can Janice ever compete while mired ankle-deep in manure? Exchanging playful banter with Dirk is all Janice can expect—until the stormy night he knocks on her door dripping wet and needing a place to crash.

Different Dreams…

Dirk Knowlton is living the cowboy dream. Life should be good—roping, branding, backing broncs, riding bulls, but there’s a void he can’t seem to fill. After getting hung up by a bull, he wonders if this is really the life he wants. Restless and rebellious, he bolts…but there’s a certain cowgirl he can’t forget.

When a battle-scarred Dirk returns to his Montana ranch he’s determined to hang on at any cost. Janice has come back home to lick her own wounds. When old dreams turn to dust, can two wary hearts take another chance on love?

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**For a giveaway and a chance to win book 1 SLOW HAND by Victoria Vane, please visit our main site, My Book Addiction and More on January 22, 2015**



ROUGH RIDER by Victoria Vane is a hot, steamy Contemporary Western Romance. #2 in her “Hot Cowboy Nights”, but can be read as a stand alone. See, “Slow Hand”.

Meet, Janice Combes and Dirk Knowlton. Janice loves bucking bulls and is Rodeo Queen. Dirk, is a riding bronco cowboy who is going home to lick is wounds. He is looking for more, and missing something in his life. Janice returns to Montana to lick her own wounds. Can two wary souls find happiness and take a second chance on love?

Ms. Vane has done it again, with her sensual characters,  emotional turmoil, healing hearts and her passionate love, she has once again created a blazing tale of second chances and love.

While, “Rough Rider” is steeped with emotional turmoil, sadness, it is also filled with healing, compassion and passion. What a thrill, to read, this fast paced, page turner story. Janice and Dirk will capture your heart. While, in book 1 “Slow Hand”, Dirk, was an absolute butt, he has redeemed himself in “Rough Rider”.

The characters are engaging, delightful in a soulful kinda way, intelligent, realistic, and down right passionate. You gotta love them! The storyline is unique, well developed, and descriptive. Ms. Vane, has portrayed, for those of us who know nothing of bull riding or rodeos, very descriptively, I must say, the rodeo, circuit bull riding, and all it entails. Well done, my hats off to you, Ms. Vane! The sex scenes, is very hot, steamy, but written very tastefully. Again, well done!

“Rough Rider” is a hot, steamy erotic romance, that is a page turner from beginning to end. There is so much more to life, rodeo, and romance than sex. We all want and deserve a happy ever after. A very enjoyable, and satisfying read. I would highly recommend “Rough Rider”, for your next read. If you enjoy Contemporary romance, cowboys, cowgirls, rodeo, and did I mention passion and love. A must read for sure! I love Ms. Vane’s Historical Romance, but gotta say, she is definitely making a name for herself in the Contemporary Romance genre.

*Received for an honest review from the publisher and/or author though Net Galley*

Rating: 4.5

Heat rating: Steamy

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More


BRODY by Emma Lang….review

Circle Eight Book 2
Kensington Brava
June 26, 2012
ISBN-13: 9780758269058
ISBN-10: 0758269056

 Barnes & Noble

*Image from the author’s website*

Genre: Historical Romance (Western)

Series: The Circle Eight #2

Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

*From the author’s website*

A year after their family was brutally torn apart, the Graham siblings begin to put their lives back together at their ranch in East Texas. With their parents gone, their bonds will truly be tested…

Olivia Graham has worked hard to take care of her family at the Circle Eight Ranch. But their family circle was broken when their young brother Benjy disappeared. Liv can’t shake the feeling that he must be out there, somewhere.

Brody Armstrong, a handsome but rough-around-the-edges Texas Ranger, has been working on their case for months, and now he has a promising lead.

As Liv follows him across the rugged Texas landscape and into Mexico, she’ll begin to find the answers she needs—as Brody finds a passion he didn’t know he wanted…


BRODY by Emma Lang is another exciting western historical romance. Book #2 of “The Circle Eight” series,can be read as a stand alone. See “Matthew”. What a wonderful,and exciting series of eight siblings whose parents where murdered and their youngest brother has disappeared. They stay together. This story is of Brody, the tough,determined Texas Ranger,who is not a sibling,but has set out to find the murderer and what happened to their brother. Olivia Graham is the oldest female sibling,headstrong,believes herself for her brother’s disappearance and follows Brody on a promising lead. Full of passion,danger,allure,determination,romance,and love. Will the Graham’s ever find the answers they seek? Ms. Lang writes with such passion,and draws her readers into the story,you can almost feel these young sibling’s heartbreak,their search for the truth,passion for life and love for each other. I can hardly wait for the next installment of this amazing series.l An absolute must read for any reader who enjoys western historical,siblings,Texas ranch life and romance. Received for an honest review from the publisher. Details can be found at Brava, Kensington Publishing,the author’s website,and My Book  Addiction and More.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More/My Book  Addiction Reviews

CATCH ME A COWBOY(Deep in the Heart of Texas) by Katie Lane….review….

CATCH ME A COWBOY(Deep in the Heart of Texas)

Twitter @ktlane3

Mass Market Paperback:384 pages

Publisher:Forever; Original edition (March 27, 2012)



ISBN-13: 978-1455508150


Series: Deep in the Heart of Texas Book #3

SOURCE: Received for an honest review from the publisher.

Book Description(from Amazon)

Publication Date: March 27, 2012 | Series: Deep in the Heart of Texas
Shirlene Dalton has it all: a dream marriage to a man who spoils her rotten and the most outrageous mansion Bramble, Texas, has ever seen. But when her husband unexpectedly dies, Shirlene finds herself right back where she started-in a rundown trailer on the wrong side of the tracks. Never the type to let a little bad luck and a whole heap of heartache get her down, Shirlene is ready to prove to the local gossips she can make it on her own . . . until she ends up living next door to the most tempting cowboy in town. Billy Wilkes has a score to settle and a plan to wipe Bramble right off the map. But when his sexy, redheaded neighbor figures out what he’s up to, his good ol’ boy charm won’t be enough to save him. With the town on his tail, Billy will have to come clean quick-or kiss Shirlene goodbye.


CATCH ME A COWBOY(DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS) by Katie Lane is an interesting Contemporary Western Romance set in Bramble, Texas. This is Book #3 in the “deep in the Heart of Texas”series,but can be read as a stand alone. See,”Make Mine a Bad Boy” and “Going Cowboy Crazy”. This is the story of Shirlene Dalton,a widow who goes from a mansion to a rundown trailer after her husband’s death. And sexy,handsome, bad boy,Billy Wilkes who has a score to settle with the town of Bramble,Texas. Until beautiful,sexy,feisty next door neighbor Shirlene enters his world. “Catch Me a Cowboy” is a funny,entertaining story that will have you turning pages faster than you could rope a calf as you watch these two determined characters fall in love. Ms. Lane has done it again. She knows how to write a Contemporary Western Romance with grit,wit,romance,second chances and love with a bit of sweet sensuality. A must read for anyone who enjoys contemporary romance,Western romance,witty banter,cowboys,feisty heroines,sexy heroes,and love.Received for an honest review from the publisher. Details can be found at Forever,an imprint of Grand Central Publishing,the author’s website,and My Book Addiction and More.



REVIEWED BY: AprilR,My Book Addiction and More

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