Blog Tour ~ Spurs & Stilettos by Ashley Johnson

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Hope Trahan has everything she wants and everyone she needs…except her sister and someone who really is deserving of her. Who knew two separate events would turn everything completely upside down? When her best friend drags her down to the rodeo to help clear her head the last thing she expects is to meet a sexy, sweet talking cowboy. That’s not what she came for but fate had other things in mind.

Wesley Tyler owns two national titles and is riding his way to the next. The day he meets Hope, he knows there’s no going back. He soon learns Hope carries ghosts with her she can’t quite shake. She holds things she wishes she could let go of. Wesley just may hold the key to helping her overcome it all. Can he win her over and help mend her broken walls or will her past hold her down?

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I have to honestly say this is one of my favorite novels especially when it comes to cowboys. The author had me immediately from the amazing cover, which shows the passion of what is to come in this treasure box that is waiting for its readers to the very last page. Hope has been dealt a very bad hand in life especially when two years ago, when her best friend and sister dies in a car accident while Hope lives. While she believes her life is starting to get back on track she find out that not everyone or everything is what she thought! Amber her best friend decides to take her out and show her there is more to the world than what she has been in for the last five years but Hope is definitely scared because on the way back from the Rodeo is exactly where she lost her sister. I love the way that even though Hope has been hurt in the book she does take a stand through some and shows her feisty side, you can see why her and Amber are best friends because Amber is one force that you want to stay away from if you mess Hope. I love the friendship these two have, sometimes blood is not thicker than water and this is one prime example!!!! Westley is a two time champion in bare bronco riding who is gorgeous and definitely a gentlemen that you as a reader will swoon over (I know I wanted to) and when the two meet faith may have played a hand in this little twist.
This author especially knows how to bring her readers in and keep them entertained throughout the whole novel. Of course every good novel has twists and turns and this one does not fail in this but trust me you don’t find out until later on. Secrets can tear two people apart will these two overcome and learn to trust, even though they have been hurt and trust has been broken in the past by others However, can some of these twists tear the two lovebirds apart or will they be able to overcome all the past problems or mistakes to see what life has in-store for their future. I seriously recommend this and can’t wait to go grab another book by this author because if all her novels are as well written and have this much in them I want more.

Excerpt 72

“Excuse me ladies.” The voice comes from nowhere and I look around spotting Amber first with her jaw on the ground. She’s speechless, this never happens with her. My eyes roam to find what’s got her in a comatose state and standing right in front of us is a guy in Wranglers so tight it should be a crime and a baby blue dress shirt with those snap buttons. This guy is playing this cowboy part a little too seriously. His boots are even worn like they are the only pair of shoes he owns. Oh brother, is he kidding me? I roll my eyes while Ambers jaw is still on the floor.

She slowly closes her mouth and manages a weak smile. “Hi.”

My eyes feel like they are constantly rolling, this is a damn joke. We’re next at the concession stand and I lean forward asking for a Bud Light. The girl hands me a big plastic cup filled to the brim. Thank you God. I take a big sip letting the cool liquid slide down my throat. I look back to see he’s still standing there and he’s looking at me. Practically staring. His green eyes are sparkling like emeralds and it takes a second before I’m able to tear mine away.

“I’m Wesley.” That drawl in his voice is almost making me swoon but I stop it. He extends his hand out to me. I can practically hear Amber scoff and I’m agreeing with her. Why isn’t this guy talking to her? I am nowhere near ready to speak to another guy.

Baffled, I just stand there trying to decipher what’s going on. “I’m Amber, this is Hope.” Amber interjects and I shoot daggers at her begging her to shut up. She’s smiling, and I know exactly what she’s doing.

“Nice to meet you Hope. I won’t bite, I swear. I may nibble and that’s it.” Oh man Wesley sure has some nerve! I’m rolling my eyes again and I’m really praying he doesn’t notice because I’m not trying to be rude.

“Nice to meet you too,” I mumble.

“I hope you like the rodeo tonight.” He says never taking his emerald green eyes away from mine. The intensity of his stare takes my breath away.

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My name is Ashley Johnson and I live in Lake Charles, La with my fiancé and our daughter. I graduated high school in 2003 and graduated college in 2008 with an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice. I’ve always loved to read and write and that’s what I do 🙂

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