Hard Loving Cowboy (Crossroads Ranch #3)

HARD LOVING COWBOY                       A. J. PINE

Walker Everett spends his days at the Crossroads Ranch wrangling cattle-and steering clear of anything that would complicate his already too-complicated life. Until Violet Chastain, the ranch's newest employee, asks him to pretend to be her boyfriend for her parents' anniversary party. She's the most beautiful woman he's ever met and needs his help. How can he refuse?

Violet isn't about to fall for a brooding bad-boy cowboy, no matter how sizzling their chemistry. But she also never expected Walker to go along with the charade. Before long, he's charming her parents at their weekly dinners and kissing her way more than necessary. Spending so much time together tests the limits of their "just friends" relationship, but what happens when their game of pretend becomes all too real?


The third book in the series and is about Walker Everett. He is dealing with or not dealing with past issues so he has been drinking for the last ten years. Now when he ends up through a window and with a broken nose. He really does not remember much. Waking up the next day in jail he is given the option of treatment or jail time. He takes the first. Home after two months away he is at times hanging on by a thread. This is where I was hoping he would have gotten into some type of program AA or anything, just for support. Being sober for over 25 years AA has helped and still does every day. Anyway, this is when you meet Violate. She is a fireball and someone who is totally opposite of Walker. The two of them are drawn to each other constantly even though they say they are just friends. He finds himself going to her parents’ house on Sundays because he is tired of everyone judging him, or he thinks they are. Of course, everything comes to a head when she tries to help him when he is sick, by putting a little whiskey in the tea. Now acting like the fool he is and scaring her he still has told him the reason. But when he finds out a few weeks later that she is going out on a date he is acting uncharacteristic and trying to see if she is going to get a good night kiss as she gave him. Will he get caught? Will he finally tell her everything if he is confronted by her? Does he really want to be with her? All of these will be answered. A good book and I liked Violet and her parent's characters really added to the story. I received this book from Netgalley.com I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

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