Series: Rodeo #2
on August 5th, 2014
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Reporter Angela McCallister needs the scoop of her career in order to save her father from the bad decisions that have depleted their savings. When the opportunity to spend a week at the Findley Brothers ranch arises, she sees a chance to get a behind-the-scenes scoop on rodeo. That certainly doesn't include kissing the devastatingly handsome and charming cowboy Derek Chandler, who insists on calling her "Angel."
Derek has a rodeo to run and a chip on his shoulder. He has no time for the fiery woman who is clearly hiding something. But for some reason he can't keep his hands off of her. Their connection is instant and explosive, but Angela's secrets could threaten his family, and Derek needs to prove that he's not the irresponsible kid brother anymore.
When the rodeo dust has settled, will the Cowboy and his Angel allow themselves to give in to the attraction that threatens to consume them both?
I am so happy I signed up to review this book for the tour. I will fully admit I did so because of the sexy cover and the word cowboy. 🙂
At first I was kind of on the fence about Angela. She came off as bitchy-which was exactly what she was supposed to be. I understood that she was trying to get out of the financial hole that their father was digging deeper and deeper every day, but I didn’t enjoy her snottiness. But all that didn’t last long. The more I read, the more I started to love her grit but I loved her vulnerable side. She didn’t come off as whiny, which happens more times than not, but she came off as accepting her situation and wanting to change it but wanting to do it on her own.
And Derek went from sweet to pushing Angela away to being sweet again. Even through all his A.D.D feelings, I thought he was just the bees knees (yes I went there). Did I think he could have trusted his gut instead of going with what his mind was telling him he should do? Yes. Did I think he was being a little hard on himself throughout the book? Some. (I haven’t read the first in the series so I’m not quite sure what exactly went down.) But I found him to be a loveable teddy bear who I wanted for my own.
The plot was great and I really liked the secondary characters. I am curious who the next book in this series will be about since Derek’s other sister already has someone. Whoever it is, I’ll be looking forward to it!
T. J. Kline was raised competing in rodeos and Rodeo Queen competitions since the age of 14 and has thorough knowledge of the sport as well as the culture involved. She has written several articles about rodeo for small periodicals, as well as a more recent how-to article for RevWriter, and has published a nonfiction health book and two inspirational fiction titles under the name Tina Klinesmith. She is also an avid reader and book reviewer for both Tyndale and Multnomah. In her spare time, she can be found laughing hysterically with her husband, children, and their menagerie of pets in Northern California.