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Series: Montana Born Rodeo #1
Published by Tule Publishing on August 26, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Selah Davis loves her life as a journalist in Seattle (or so she says) but on a rare trip home to Marietta to cover the Copper Mountain Rodeo, she confesses to her best friends over drinks that her one regret in life is not sleeping with her high school boyfriend, Levi Monroe. Into the bar walks Levi, also home for the rodeo. When her friends dare her to proposition him for a one night stand, she’s at first appalled… but the more she thinks about remedying her one regret, the less she can get him and their electric chemistry out of her head. Selah’s always been her parents’ good daughter. Would it hurt just for one night to be a little bit bad?
Levi Monroe is ready to settle back in Marietta and start his own rodeo school teaching others the techniques that have made him a star. He doesn’t want any distractions during his last rodeo where he aims to win All Around Cowboy, but when his high school sweetheart – the one woman he’s never been able to forget – comes along and offers to rewrite their history, it might just be an offer too good to refuse.
It’s no real secret – I have a total weakness for red-headed heroes. Give me Fassbender and his ginger beard any day of the week. So when I heard that the lovely Rachael Johns had written a flame-hair fox, I was in like Flynn.
On top of that, the whole second-chance romance storyline totally has Roz-catnip written all over it!
So, what did I think of Tease Me, Cowboy:
As I said, second-chance romance is a total magnet for me – I love seeing a couple get another go at a forever love. The thing I loved the most about Selah and Levi’s reunion is that the reasons they were apart in the first place seemed real. They were both young and lacking in life experience, and the time they’ve spent apart has allowed them to see that….maybe not straight away, but they do get there. Selah and Levi share an electric connection, and even with the little bumps they have along the way, you can totally believe that they are meant for each other. The sexy times are just that – sexy! Both are yearning for something different in their lives, and the moment they cross paths again in that bar, it’s clear that that something is the other person.
I could have read about these two for longer, but even with Tease Me, Cowboy being a novella, you never feel as if you are missing something. There is such a sense of fun about Tease Me, Cowboy – that certain something I already love about Rachael’s writing has definitely transferred itself to this book. And she’s given me a hot red-headed cowboy! What else could you ask for?
I enjoyed getting little glimpses of the characters from earlier Montana Born books, and meeting with some new ones that I can’t wait to read more about. There are certain friends of Selah’s that are just busting for their own story, that’s for sure.
I’ve got to say I have really enjoyed – nay, loved! – the Montana Born Books so far. Wonderfully entertaining, fabulous characters and a setting you wish you could immerse yourself in. Rachael’s addition to the 76th Copper Mountain Rodeo series is no different – a fun, sweet and sexy romance with a couple you can definitely cheer for.