Book: Cowboy Lust — Bakersville Saga 3 & 4
Author: Helen Hardt
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Cowboy
Catie Bay has worshiped much older Chad McCray since she was a child. When she fumbles a seduction attempt after her graduation from high school, she flees to Europe. Four years later, she returns a beautiful, worldly woman, and Chad takes notice. Is the rodeo queen still in love with the sexy cowboy, and is he capable of returning her feelings?
Learn to run a ranch? Angelina Bay would rather wear last season’s clothes. But if she doesn’t, her father commands, she can kiss her inheritance goodbye
Teach a spoiled heiress how to ride a horse? Not in this lifetime. Rafe Grayhawk is busy enough as a ranch hand, saving every extra penny to fund his chronically ill father’s move to Arizona—until beautiful Angelina makes him an offer he can’t refuse.
Rafe’s rules are simple—show up on time for lessons and do everything he tells her. Angie balks at authority, but soon riding lessons with the handsome hand are the least of her problems. She may lose her ranch anyway, and Rafe is the only person who can help her.
When Catie’s margarita came, she took a long drink. The salt around the rim stung her lips, chapped from the dry air on the plane.
Nothing like it.
She chugged the rest and stood up, her head a bit hazy. When had she last eaten? On the plane sometime.
“I want to dance,” she announced, and grabbed her handsome cowboy’s arm. “Come on, Chad.”
“Little bit,” Chad said, as she dragged him away, “are you sure you want to do this?”
“Sure I’m sure,” Catie said. “It’s just a dance.”
“You drank that ’rita awful fast, sugar.”
Sugar? She liked the sound of that. “A little tequila, a little Garth Brooks, a little dance with a handsome cowboy. Sounds like heaven.”
“Whatever you say, little bit.”
“Little bit?” She looked into his eyes, so dark they were nearly black. They seemed to smoke. “I like sugar better.”
“Okay,” he drawled. “Come on.” He snaked his arms around her waist. “Let’s cut the rug, sugar.”
The song wasn’t made for slow dancing, but the crowd on the dance floor necessitated closeness between them. Chad’s hard body crushed against her, and her pulse quickened.
“I’m glad you decided not to ignore me all night.”
“Yeah, you talking on and on with Amber, when it’s clear to a saint you and she have nothin’ at all in common.” He chuckled. “You sure have changed, little…I mean, sugar,” Chad said. “I hardly recognized you.”
“It’s been four years, Chad.”
“What happened to the little girl who loved horses more than people?”
“She’s still in here.”
“I admit, I sure was surprised you left your mare. You must have had a huge reason for leaving the country.”
“Oh, I did.”
“What was it?”
“Maybe I’ll tell you sometime,” she said coyly.
“Okay, sugar.” He chuckled. “I’ll hold you to that.”
The music changed from fast to slow, and she leaned into Chad’s muscles, closed her eyes, and inhaled. Leather. Leather and cinnamon. And Chad. Musky, male, perfect Chad. If anything, he’d become even more appealing in the four years she’d been gone.
They swayed gently to the music, their bodies melting together in all the right places. Catie slipped into a dreamworld, a world she hadn’t dared visit in the last four years. A world she’d thought she could forget.
No. She couldn’t forget. They might have only this one dance, but she’d make it worthwhile. She pulled away just a smidge and stared up into Chad’s face. She wanted only to look at him, to drink him in. But his dark eyes smoldered, and she read something in them. Something she couldn’t quite decipher.
“Sugar?” His voice cracked. Just a little, but she noticed.
He shook his head slightly. “Goddamn, sugar.”
Hot Cowboys that will knock you on your tails, what can I say I’m a sucker for them. This author has done an excellent job in bringing you not one but two stories that will melt your heart, e reader, and other parts of your body. From the characters to the plot line I was in love. The flow of the story was flawless and you had plenty of hot tension mixed in with comical relief. Catie has known since she was a little girl who her heart belongs to. She is beautiful, smart, but clumsy. However, that one night tore her heart and she flees to try start over. I felt so sorry because even after everything she did her heart and faith still wouldn’t let her move on. Trust me she comes back with a mission and he better watch out. Chad, playboy, sweet but honest to the core. I almost fell sorry for this sexy cowboy because Catie puts him through a lot to get his attention (lets just say men can only stand so much). One lie though may ruin it all or will it? These two are such firecrackers and the sparks are out of this world that I couldn’t out it down.
The second part of this is about Catie spoiled rotten sister Angie (I swear I couldn’t stand her even from a glimpse in the first part). But she definitely learns a hard lesson when everything crumbles down and the realization that there is more to the world. Her heart has totally confused her. Now that is when I felt sorry for her because of the pain she went through. Rafe has worked hard his entire life, is a kind hearted sexy ranch hand whose dreams are for making his dad a better home. See how sweet is that. However, when a snotty princess walks in demanding things, he decides she needs to learn some respect. I loved the bantor between these two. Talk about patience and trust me there is a lot needed in this relationship.
Both of these stories can be read as a standalone but they are also interlinked together by reappearing characters. I will have to go read the first set and can not wait to find out about the next two. If you lobe reading sexy cowboys and love that takes more than just a quick look then pick up these fantastic novels you will m or regret it.
Helen Hardt is an attorney and stay-at-home mom turned award-winning romance author and freelance fiction editor. She writes contemporary, historical, paranormal, and erotic romance from her home in Colorado. She’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an avid fan of opera and football (as long as her older son and younger son are performing/playing, respectively), and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.
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Other Books in the Series
Cowboy Heat – Bakersville Saga 1 & 2
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Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1trA6Bl
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