Written by: Victoria Vane
Series: Hot Cowboy Nights
Sequence in series: Book 2
Page Count: 320 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: February 3, 2015
Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Two loves ...
Janice Combes has two loves, bucking bulls and Dirk Knowlton. But Dirk only has eyes for a dazzling rodeo queen. How can Janice ever compete while mired ankle-deep in manure? Exchanging playful banter with Dirk is all Janice can expect-until the stormy night he knocks on her door dripping wet and needing a place to crash.
Dirk Knowlton is living the cowboy dream. Life should be good-roping, branding, backing broncs, riding bulls, but there's a void he can't seem to fill. After getting hung up by a bull, he wonders if this is really the life he wants. Restless and rebellious, he bolts...but there's a certain cowgirl he can't forget.
When a battle-scarred Dirk returns to his Montana ranch he's determined to hang on at any cost. Janice has come back home to lick her own wounds. When old dreams turn to dust, can two wary hearts take another chance on love?
Rough Rider by Victoria Vane
Rough Rider is a sweet romance that builds over a decade.
This is the love story of Janice Combes and Dirk Knowlton. They definitely had a slow building romance that life just got in the way. Changed by war, strife and hard times both Janice and Dirk find themselves back where it all began. The become very different and wary people trying to find the connection they once shared.
Dirk was a jerk in Vane's first book, so I was thrilled to see how he became suched a hard person.
Their story truly was heart wrenching, so many times you could see them making really wrong choices but when push came to shove they found each other once again.
Vane provides an easily read, heartfelt romance with enough steam to make it sizzle.
You can't help but cheer for the HEA these two life warry people deserve.
It is a perfect romance story to warm you on a cold winter's night.
I received this ARC copy of Rough Rider from SOURCEBOOKS Casablanca in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication February 3, 2015.