BAREBACK FOR COWBOY

BAREBACK FOR COWBOY                      LAWNA MACKIE

Champion Steer Wrestler, Cade Galloway has no time for women, and certainly no time for babysitting the ugly duckling he remembers from his youth. His mother assures him the young lady has grown up since he last saw her, but he doesn’t hear. He needs to put all his energy into winning the competition at the Calgary Stampede.

Sophia Randall, strikingly gorgeous in a small black dress and stilettos departs the plane from Paris looking for her childhood crush. The cowboy who used to babysit her is to again watch out for her during this visit. She hopes the short vacation will ease the pain of losing her mother. Confident and independent, she has only one weakness. Cade. Knowing this might be her only chance with him, she throws caution to the wind.

The explosive brilliance of the nightly fireworks can’t compare to the sexual sparks between them. But life calls, leaving each on a different continent. Are the hot sexy nights and days spent together enough to melt the rugged cowboy’s heart or has Sophia just added more pain to injury?

MY REVIEW:
     Not what he wanted to do on the busiest week of the whole year.  You see it was Calgary Stampede Week the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.  If they did say so themselves.  When Cade Galloway’s mom, Rachelle, called and said that since she had to go for her chemo she needed him to pick up and keep Sophia Randall as his guest.
     Cade was not happy.  You see her mom and his mom were college best friends and he always got stuck babysitting when they got together.  His bad memories of a bucktooth, braces, pimples and skinny tall girl came to mind.  Yikes!  When he closed his eyes that nightmare of the 15-year-old haunted him.  Her strongest point were her piercing green eyes which he would almost say were pretty, but that didn’t help.  He told his mom he did have time to babysit.
     She admonished him for one thing it had been ten years and she was a woman not a child who needed care anymore.  Second she was coming to get away from Paris, France where she not only went to college but has lived and worked as an interior designer.  You see her mother was killed in a horrible car accident in which she saw it happen since she was in the car right behind it.  She couldn’t save her.  He gave in and said he would be glad to help.  Then felt bad for Sophia.  He really did.
     When he picks her up the next day she is not the same Sophia.  She has filled out and his eyes pop out.  He is totally attracted and they talk to comfortably.  Later that evening after he showers she had been asleep already due to jet lag.  She has an awful nightmare about her mother.  She cries in his arms uncontrollably.  After hours like that they both fall asleep.
     The next morning, they find themselves in each other’s arms and…
     They are like an old married couple within days.  With all the sexual excitement of a new relationship at the same time.  Even though they knew each other their hearts were just meeting and their bodies were sealing the deal.  But could they hold it together?  I give this 5 stars.  Free of Amazon.  Follow us at:

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STACKED UP (Worth the Fight #6)

STACKED UP                            SIDNEY HALSTON

Working two jobs to support her infant daughter is harder than anything Penny Richards has ever done, but it sure beats living under the rules of her stepfather, a television preacher who demands a picture-perfect family. And if Penny hadn’t struck out on her own, she never would have met Travis Calhoun. The intensely physical heavyweight brawler has a way of drawing out her wild side. But Travis lives fast, with no responsibilities—and that just isn’t for Penny.

Most of the women in Travis’s circle wear tight clothes, high heels, and tons of makeup—not pearls or plaid headbands. But once he works past Penny’s inhibitions, Travis discovers a kindred spirit who longs to trust someone with her body, and her secrets. Still, Travis can’t help but wonder if this rich girl is just slumming it before she returns to her privileged life. Now it’s up to Penny to prove that she wants her hard-edged, hard-loving fighter just the way he is.

MY REVIEW:
     When we’re young we are taught to believe in so many things we follow out of blind faith and love for our parents.  But when Penny Richards’s father passes away at seven and her mother married Kip Owens, a television preacher her world changed.  On television they were the perfect family.  When Penny was sixteen her mother died of cancer but Kip had already adopted her so he was stuck with her.
     Then at 18 she finds herself pregnant but instead of being the good Godly Man Kip sends her away because he called her all kinds of vile names for getting herself pregnant outside of marriage.  But for Penny she was a young, scared, and confused young girl who thought this man of 30 actually loved her.  He didn’t and in fact to add injury to insult he’s married too.  She had no knowledge of that piece of information beforehand.
     Once she gives birth she runs away from the wayward home her stepfather sent her to and the hush money, for daughter Sarabelle; that the father of the baby gave her, and disappeared.  To make him look like a concerned parent to the viewing TV audience they put out a missing person’s report.  Penny ended up in Florida in a little beach town, working two jobs to make ends meet.  Her first night bartending she drops a tray of glasses when the most handsome man she ever seen comes in, Travis Calhoun.
     Travis is an MMA fighter.  Fast hands, who goes fat through women than anything.  He’s a heavyweight champ and the gym he trains at and the coaching team side with HBO to do a documentary.  And he alone has really helped ratings.  So the money was a huge payout.  With a promise of more to come.
     Although Travis pursues Penny every day for a year before she’s going at it with him for coffee or a meal.  At this event they kiss happens and Bam!  They are on.  Travis who wants no ties finds himself wanting and thinking about her all the time.  The same for Penny.  Then she hears straight from his mouth he doesn’t like kids and may never be ready for marriage.  Game changer for Penny.  Especially when she hasn’t told him about Belle yet or maybe never.  Trust issues.
     She starts to tell him when his twin sister goes to give birth to their own set of twins.  So on their date he gets a text saying that they are having to go to the hospital.  Penny gets one too saying Enzo is taking Belle with them to the hospital. Panic sets in because she knows he will find out now.  But he says no ties so she puts part of her fears away saying she’ll tell as soon as they get to the hospital…
     I loved this book.  The transitions of emotion that Travis goes through is interesting.  He says things, that most only wish they could say out loud.  Belle just steals your heart the way she stole Travis’s heart.  Such a good emotional book with a HEA.  I give this 5++++ stars.  Provided by netgalley.com.  Follow us at:

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