Tanna Barker is a world champion barrel racer. But her personal life has been less of a success, and she’s feeling adrift. After her mother’s unexpected death, her father has remarried, and sold the Texas ranch she called home. Now a rodeo injury has left the restless spitfire holed up in Muddy Gap, unsure what her next move should be.
Until she meets her match in a wild, wild cowboy
Veterinarian August Fletcher has always put his job first. He’s never found a woman who could handle his on-the-road lifestyle. But when sassy, sexy Tanna blows into town, he finally finds the woman of his fantasies. And there’s something between them, but she claims she’s been burned by love ’em and leave ’em road dogs before. How can Fletch prove that he’s in it for the long haul, and that their sizzling relationship is better than winning any rodeo medal? It’ll take some sweet persuasion to convince Tanna that Muddy Gap is where she belongs
ReviewI did not read the previous 4 books in the series, but I don't suppose that matters. A lot of them made an appearance in this book, so readers are updated on their "happily ever afters" and all their babies.
I have to be honest. At first, I did not like Fletch at all. After Tanna agrees to a no- names one night stand with him, he gets all super douche on her and possessive. I mean, seriously dud, she didn't tell you her name and you AGREED to that. Then because you randomly felt something different (the guy is a self- proclaimed man- whore) you are willing to stalk her everywhere and be possessive in the hopes that she will sleep with you again because it was the greatest sex EVER. Now, call me a jerk, but he is not a very like able character- AT FIRST. He grew on me. He had to grow on Tanna, too, and I liked that a lot. She realized he was being a macho jerk at first. And he had to realize that he was being a complete ass- hat and take it down a notch or two. After that, the flirting and the friendship were cute.
Tanna was majorly damaged for a good part of the book. I love her story from how she fell from being a spoiled rodeo star. She literally and figuratively "fell off you high horse". She openly admitted that she was ashamed of the person she was before she was forced to completely change her way of life. I LOVE that the book has so much more than just her and Fletch eye- banging each other. There is some real substance to go with the romance I love so much. (: It was a very sweet story and I love how Fletch progressed and became a more like-able person throughout the book. Tanna as well.
Side note- I love the "Mud Lilies". They were hilarious. :D