Hell On Heels by Victoria Vane #Review

Hell On Heels by Victoria Vane #ReviewHell Over Heels by Victoria Vane

Series: #1 Hotel Rodeo
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Lyrical Press on January 19, 2016
Pages: 147
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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Tighten that cinch and settle carefully into that saddle because this is going to be one wild ride.  Vegas, rodeo, ball-busting city gal, independent sexy cowboy, business with a whole lot of hot pleasure greets the reader in this latest series opener by an author I have enjoyed for some time.  I eagerly picked this one up hoping for a fiery opposites attract romance.  It was that and more.

The story opens with Ty Morgan sitting down with his old friend and business partner to discuss the future of Hotel Rodeo.  Ty wants to go a fresh, new direction, but he needs capital for that.  No sooner does Tom agree than Tom has a stroke and Ty is stuck dealing with Tom’s estranged ice-cold hardnosed business savvy daughter who sees Ty as the reason for her father’s collapse and the guy who is taking advantage of him.  Sparks fly and they go head to head, but in the end, he can’t deny the attraction or feelings of respect for Monica Brandt.

Monica is a Manhattan businesswoman and has finally reached the place she wants with the prize of NYC bachelors for her fiancé and boss.  But one call from Vegas, puts it all in a tailspin.  Nate makes ugly statements and demands when she needs to get to her father’s side so she walks away not sure of what will happen on her return.  Tom might not have been in her life for the first eighteen years, but he is the only one who ever wanted her so she will be there for him now.  That’s why this casual cowboy who seems to want Tom’s money to finance his loser of a hotel deal will be kicked to the curb the first chance she gets.  But then as she settles in, Monica realizes she might have made a grave mistake about Ty.  Not only is he genuine and genuinely concerned, but she is fighting hard not to fall for him.  She needs to sell the hotel and get out.

So, this book was explosive from the beginning.  Monica comes in guns blazing and preconceived notions strong and both Ty and Monica have some deep past hurts so while it’s amusing to watch them tangle; there is some deeper stuff going on, too.  The story slowly builds their backstories as they get to know each other.  Ty is a no-commitment guy who needs his independence and slowly Monica learns why.  Just as Monica has to have control and particularly over her emotions which Ty figures out better than anyone else ever has.

They have good chemistry and they have a few sizzling scenes, but this story set things up for some real conflict in their personal lives and their business together as they seem to want and need very different things.  With two exes circling, the situation of the hotel in doubt, Tom’s health, and their own backstories, this was shaping up for a huge storm of events.

And that was where this segment of the story ended.  Yep, full-stop.  Wasn’t expecting that.  So fair warning this will be one that doesn’t stand alone.  I didn’t do any research on this series so I was caught with my britches down, but now the rest of you know.  These are an engaging pair and I am very caught up in their story so I do plan to proceed ahead with part two as soon as I can.

I recommend this to those who enjoy western contemporary romances with some fireworks and those who flat out enjoy a good city girl/country guy romance.

My thanks to the author for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Challenges Met:

Romance Roundabout #31 CR
Literary Pickers #31 file folder
New to Me #17 series

About Victoria Vane

Victoria Vane is an Amazon #1 bestselling author of smart and sexy romance. Her works range from comedic romps to emotionally compelling erotic romance and have received over twenty awards and nominations including: a 2015 Red Carpet Finalist for Best Contemporary romance (Slow Hand), 2014 RONE Winner for Best Historical Post Medieval Romance (Treacherous Temptations), and Library Journal Best Ebook Romance of 2012 (The Devil DeVere series). Victoria also writes romantic historical fiction as Emery Lee. She currently resides in Palm Coast, Florida with her husband, two sons, a little black dog, and an Arabian horse.
Contact info:
Email: victoria.vane@hotmail.com Website: www.victoriavane.com
Blog: www.embracingromance.com Facebook: http://on.fb.me/YVeXrf
Twitter: @authorvictoriav Pinterest: http://bit.ly/1vONQZh
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Praise for SLOW HAND
“Well-paced, scorching scenes and witty banter…”
—Publishers Weekly

“Slow Hand by Victoria Vane is delightful, funny, page-turning steamy sexy, and the romance between Wade and Nikki make you wish you could pull Victoria’s characters straight off the page and into real life…”
—Unwrapping Romance

“For erotic passion and one-liners, the first book in Vane’s new series will satisfy…Vane’s latest gets a big yee-haw.”
—RT Book Reviews

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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  • gotta love those cowboy romances 🙂 Great review Sophia.

    • Yep, ever so often, I need my cowboys. 😉 Thanks, Sharonda!

  • How can one resist a hot cowboy? This looks like a great read. Thanks for sharing!

  • I do ,like westerns 😀

  • I love those sexy cowboys!! But I do have issues with a book ending with full stop. But this one does sound like a good one.

    • Yum, more cowboys, please!

      I realized afterward that these are shorter segments of one story (serial-ish) and they are releasing about one month apart so after the sudden ending, at the next one is here.

  • Oh man, you totally had me all the way up until the full-stop. Darn, I hate that. Maybe if I read one right after another it would be tolerable, but I still wish authors just put it all into one book.

    • Yes, I was really into it and then it stopped. But these do release one after the other one book apart. Book two comes out today and three in about a month so you could probably wait until they are all out and read them back to back.

  • Sounds like a promising start of the series, although that’s a shame about the full-stop. I usually do like a book to get wrapped up in some way or have some resolution. The characters sound great and I like it when the story slowly builds their backstories and you get to know the characters better slowly. I am curious how the hotel place a role in the story and what happens with it. Great review!

    • Yeah, the stop startled me b/c I was really into the story at that point, but I realized afterward that it’s written more like a serial. Book two is out today and book three comes in a few weeks. At least, I didn’t have long to wait to see what happens next. 😉