ARC Review: Rugged Texas Cowboy by Lora Leigh

Posted December 8, 2017 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Rugged Texas Cowboy by Lora Leigh
Rugged Texas Cowboy
by Lora Leigh

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: December 5th 2017
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages: 304
Format: eARC
 

“…steamy insta love with some cowboys…”
~ Under the Covers

This book contains 2 stories that I did some research and were previously published by Ellora’s Cave back in 2004 and 2009.  I hadn’t read these books prior to this and they are their own little series about two cowboys who co-own a company together and also own ranches.  I guess that about summarizes the connection.

In the first story COWBOY AND THE CAPTIVE, both friends are flying their private plane and are seduced into taking on a cargo for a beautiful woman who spells trouble.  Once they land they are ambushed and almost killed because their shipment contained drugs.  Luc has wanted vengeance on this woman for a while and he seems to finally get his chance when her brother sets him up to kidnap her.  I’m going to be honest here… This story had my eyes rolling back in my head a bit from the start.  It certainly feels like the erotic romances of the time this book was published and there is a time and place in my reading for that.  So as long as you go into this story expecting that and not an elaborate romance story with a deep connection, then you’ll find it enjoyable.

The second story COWBOY AND THE THIEF is about Luc’s friend and business partner, Jack.  This was like a completely different series in the fact that it took me a while to make sense of what was going on.  We are thrust into a different setting, Jack Riley is going to stay with his older friend Joe Manning in Ireland.  Joe actually has an agenda and that is he feels Jack is the man who will be his daughter’s true love.  There’s a bit of fate and supernatural beliefs to the whole thing and this story takes place half in Ireland and half back in Texas.  I cared a lot less for this story.  A lot of it didn’t make any sense and I ultimately didn’t connect with these characters.

Overall, if you are looking for some steamy insta love with some cowboys then you’ll want to pick this up.  It wasn’t necessarily unique but it was fun to read.

 

 

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About Lora Leigh

Lora Leigh lives in the rolling hills of Kentucky, often found absorbing the ambience of this peaceful setting. She dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared. Lora’s family, and her writing life co-exist, if not in harmony, in relative peace with each other. Surrounded by a menagerie of pets, friends, and a teenage son who keeps her quick wit engaged, Lora’s life is filled with joys, aided by her fans whose hearts remind her daily why she writes.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts Francesca

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Thanks for the review.

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I don’t think this is for me. Thanks

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Great review Francesca!! Shared on all my socials! Love the cover!!