By Victoria Vane
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Hot Cowboy Nights #2
Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher though Net Galley.
Contemporary Western Romance
February 3, 2015
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.
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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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*
Heat rating: Steamy
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More