Monday, May 12, 2014

Review: One Night With a Cowboy (Paint River Ranch #2) by Elizabeth Otto

Title: One Night With a Cowboy (Paint River Ranch #2)
Author: Elizabeth Otto
Source: Entangled - Indulgence
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Western
Length: Novella
Release Date: May 12, 2013

Rating - 4
Sexual - 3

One night is never enough...

Jobless, broke, and struggling to support herself and her invalid mother, paramedic Sophie Miller doesn’t have time or energy for a relationship. Especially with her mother’s clock ticking down. So when the sexy cowboy she meets at a carnival proposes a no-strings, one-night stand, she’s all over it. Until her one-night stand shows up again and turns out to be everything she’s ever wanted.

Tucker Haywood has his hands full running Paint River Ranch and trying to deal with all the changes pulling the rug out from under him. His past has taught him it’s better to keep women at arm’s length, for their sake. Stubborn and temperamental, Tucker doesn’t have a clue how to deal with a city girl who’s scared of squirrels and dirt.

So when Sophie gets under his skin, he has to do whatever it takes to push her away. Even if it means losing the part of himself he never thought he’d find.
Book One: Tempting the Cowboy - Review 

Paint River Ranch is an amazingly beautiful place.  But it's also a working ranch - run by Tucker Haywood - who is everything a cowboy should be.  But Tucker has a strict policy of not seeing the same girl more than twice, so why can't he get Sophie off his mind.

Sophie is in town for the worst of reasons.  Her mother is dieing and she has come to spend as much time with her as possible before she goes.  Tucker turns into a great way to release some tension and have a little fun.  Sophie is the typical city girl - there's a scene involving a squirrel that is beyond hilarious.  Sophie was a really fun character, but some of her reasons for not wanting to get involved fell a little short for me.

The story is fast paced and very exciting - with a few near death experiences for some side characters.  I had a lot of fun following Sophie and Tucker and almost cried when Sophie's mother passed away.  It was an amazing emotional ride.  I wish the couple from book one had been in this one, I loved the daughter (Birdie) and would have enjoyed seeing her again.

*This book was received in exchange for an honest review*

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