Expected publication: May 12th 2015 by Samhain Publishing
When an expert takes the reins, holding back is not an option.
Enough with the nightmares!
A year after a near-fatal run-in with a Brahma bull, barrel racer Jordan Shore is determined to put the trauma behind her and get back to the circuit. As she nervously settles her newly healed body into the saddle for her first event, she feels eyes on her as surely as fingers on her skin.
She knows who those eyes belong to. Cougar Lighthorse. Childhood friend. Grown-up sexual fantasy. Owner of the bull that almost killed her.
Cougar always told himself there could never be anything between him and his father’s boss’s daughter, but he feels responsible for her accident. It’s up to him to guide her back to top competition form, mentally…and physically.
Jordan draws on Cougar’s strength, basks in the heat that flares between them. But the inner fire that drives her back to the arena has nothing to do with courage…and everything to do with the one secret she can never tell him.
Warning: Cougar Lighthorse is everything no woman can resist: equal parts Native American, expert horseman, sexy hands, smokin’ body, and igniter of carnal fires.
Cover lover? Maybe, but Cougar is Native American with hair well past his shoulders and tied in a leather thong forming a pony tail down his back…this should have been the dude on the cover. Jordan certainly comes off way more innocent and horsewomanly…but I can go with her photo on the cover.
I loved that these two have known each other their whole lives and yet didn’t know each other at all. That was a sweet awakening and I enjoyed it. But, and this is a huge but…the smexy scenes were just too verbose for me…and the word usage was not sexy to me. But I cased some other readers and they loved it…so make up your own mind on whether you like your smexy scenes describes as explosions and burning fires.
In such a short story, there is great connection, good dialogue (although I would have wanted more during the smexy times rather than Jordan’s thoughts), and a sweet HEA. Enjoy!