Rough Rider (Hot Cowboy Nights #2)
Two loves ...
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?
The second book in Victoria Vane's cowboy series is a solid follow-up to the first book. Readers get the story of Dirk, Wade's brother, and his long path to finding happiness. Much of the story is bittersweet though generously interspersed with some spice. Dirk and Janice heat up the pages when they connect. Their relationship develops slow and naturally, everything about them feeling real. By the time the ending nears, readers are rewarded with a tender HEA that will pull at your heart strings.
4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
This book was given to us by the author through NetGalley. Many thanks.