ARC Review + GIVEAWAY: So Tough to Tame by Victorial Dahl

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ARC Review + GIVEAWAY: So Tough to Tame by Victorial Dahl
So Tough to Tame

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: September 24, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Western
Series: Jackson #3
Published by Harlequin HQN
Pages: 384
Format: ARC


“Ms. Dahl is definitely the go-to-author if you’re in the mood for a hot contemporary read.” ~ Under the Covers

I love it when an author writes of sexy hero but not perfect by the least, it just makes him so believable. Ms. Dahl made Walker Pearce just to be that!

Walker is one of the sexy cowboys living in an apartment complex in Jackson Town aka the “stud farm”. As sexy as he is, he is nothing close to being perfect. Living as a true Cowboy, he works the ranch and occasionally using his “charm” as a part of his job. And as far as he knows, that’s as far as his ability can go. But Charlie, who Walker went to high school with, knows he can be so much more. For reasons she can’t figure out, he is purposely holding himself back from any opportunities. Charlie is determined to push him and show him that he is so much more…and that’s while trying to get her own problems solved.

I love Walker and Charlie’s love story. I can never tire of reading about two adults trying to find their place in life. After meeting Walker in Too Hot to Handle, I was definitely intrigued. Descriptions like “Seriously. He looks…Big”, “..damn good cowboy”, and the fact that he is a big flirt and damn good dancer just made my knees weak. But all in all, I’m actually glad this “manwhore” is more than meets the eye. Meeting Charlie again was definitely a blessing. Walker needs a woman of substance and ambitious but yet grounded as he is. It’s not funny but, Charlie seemed to get herself in sticky situations. Finding Walker again actually gives her a bit of clarity of making the right decisions for herself. Charlie and Walker were a good fit indeed, and their story was certainly sweet.

Ms. Dahl gave Walker and Charlie a story one of hope, love and second chances. She also never fails to deliver steamy scenes that will leave you panting for the next page. Ms. Dahl is definitely the go-to-author if you’re in the mood for a hot contemporary read.

*ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for an honest review.

We have one copy of SO TOUGH TO TAME by Victoria Dahl up for grabs.  US/CAN

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Amy R

I really enjoy Victoria Dahl’s work and am looking forward to reading So Tough To Tame.


I love her books! They’re always so sexy and her heroines are as tough as the heroes.

Denise Smith

i love Victoria`s books i love teh sexy hero`s also all her books are so fun to read thanks so much for the giveaway

Jackie P

Looking forward to this read!!

Carolyn Walker Rhodes

Really enjoy reading your books and would like to read this one as well. Thanks for the giveway!


ms. dahl is one of my favs. super excited to read her latest

Sue G.

I can just picture him in his worn jeans and cowboy hat!


I’ve always read such great reviews for this author and series! Definitely going to be adding to my wishlist 🙂 Thanks for the fun review!

Ruth Ayres

Ms Dahl doesn’t write books fast enough to satisfy me! I love everything she writes, and especially this series. Good review!

Leanna h

I love Victoria Dahl! I hsve read the other two books in this series Too Hot to Handle snd Close Enough to Touch.

Elizabeth P

after reading these reviews I am definitely going to have to start reading Victoria Dahl!

Alisa Jenkins

Love your review. Ms Dahl is hilarious

robin the book nerd

I love the first books in this series. I can’t wait to read this newest addition. Sometimes it takes the right women to bring out the ambition in a man.

Karen H

I’d really love to read this

Bobbye Booth

Thanks for the chance to read this!!


Victoria always writes about characters that aren’t perfect. That’s one of the things I love about her books. Thanks for the review.

angie griffith

Cant wait to read thank you for giveaway

Sharlene Wegner

I’ve been meaning to get to this series! This sounds like a good one – I love cowboys!

Lori Meehan

I love Victoria’s historical romance books. I’ve not read any of her contempary romance. .


This is a great review and has me looking forwarding to reading the book. Thanks.

Diane Sallans

I love reading the stories of characters I’ve met in earlier books

jodi marinich

i love her books…


Love this series, can’t wait to read it!


Sounds interesting

Tiffany D

I’m a big fan of her writing! This review was great and I will be adding this to my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anita H.

Great review, I always love cowboy romances! It’s in my TBR pile for sure!

Renee P

I love the cover of this book!

Katrina Parks

Looking forward to reading this

Kim P

Good review! Sounds like a good book. Thanks for the giveaway!


Love her books

Christina G

This book hits so many hot spots for me! Sexy cowboy, Ms. Dahl wrote it, second chance love story, and an apartment complex nicknamed The Stud Farm (where is that located btw?), and I am sold! Thanks for a great review!


I enjoy reading about characters who have made mistakes but learn from them.


Great review!
Thanks for the chance to win!


Love the review. Thank you for this giveaway.

Diana Doan

Sounds like a great book. Great review, can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway

Meghan Stith

This looks cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

Shelbie Knight

A good review, but possibly a wee bit on the generic side, not offering as much as I would like in specifics about the story as a whole-rather than what the characters say, etc. Still, good. Thank you! Shelbie =)

Texas Book Lover

I too love a sexy but imperfect hero! Looking forward to reading this one!

Thanks so much!


I love reading Victoria’s books.


Hearing so many good things about this book. Told myself I would starting picking up some of the newer Victoria Dahl books, I went back and started with some of her earlier stuff but would like to try out some of the newer series.

Crystal Guidroz

Great review, makes me even for excited to read and bimp it up on my to-read list. I have heard a bunch of great reviews, remarks, and tweets about this book too! Thanks for the giveaway ♥