After where things left off in the first book, I was eager to plunge in and get the rest of the story on Ty and Monica. Things came to a head between this pair of headstrong, hot, and determined people over Hotel Rodeo, Tom, different ways of doing business, and need to hold people at arm’s length. Now they are thrown back together again, but this time, can they find a way to make it work?
This book will not do well as a standalone as it connects strongly to the book that came before it.
Ty now has controlling interest in the Hotel Rodeo, but he still is cash poor and can’t start the renovations and plans he has to make it over. He needs Monica and he needs investors. Only trouble is that Monica took off and now wants nothing to do with him other than still stubbornly determined to sell out and run back east and his only investor prospect comes through an ex-wife with an agenda of her own.
Ty never wanted to be connected with a woman ever again after his ex, but now he wants Monica to stay and for more than being his business partner. But can this cocky, bumbling cowboy say and do the right thing to win her over?
This is one of those stories that I enjoyed to a certain point, but whether it was ultimately enjoyable will depend entirely on what comes next in the series. I liked where it was going, but there was still a lot in the air when it ended abruptly. I guess this is the ultimate in transition books and leaves me reserving some opinion until I get the rest of the story.
Most of this story was fast and furious. Ty and Monica brangle, tease, snarl, seduce, and work to connect in a push/pull relationship from cover to cover. They needed to work things out and then there is the fact that they are both strong-willed and stubborn. They certainly are hot and the fireworks ensue when they are together. I liked the moments when they revealed more of their pasts and actually talked and made a connection. I needed that since much of their story tended to swirl around in a storm of conflicting emotions that it was hard for me to follow.
I had a good time with the swiftly changing settings like the Oklahoma Ranch, Hotel Rodeo, Nat’l Bullriding Championships, and Ty’s special date. And those encounters with his ex and her ex added some interesting tension.
So, I enjoyed seeing these two untangle their issues and work toward something good, but I definitely have a strong curiosity to see what happens next. If you like spicy hot modern cowboy romance then I can recommend this series as one to try.
I received this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
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