Thursday, February 7, 2013

Book review: One Night with a Cowboy (Oklahoma Nights #1) by Cat Johnson

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Available February 26, 2013

One Sweet Ride. . .
Oh yeah. A single look at the leggy blonde in the stands and Tucker Jenkins is ready to buck all night long. It's time to forget all about his cheating ex and his usual hands off policy. 

One Hot Night. . .

Becca Hart is an East Coast professor. Not a buckle bunny. But no degree can prepare her for the moves of the sexy bull rider she hooks up with at her first rodeo. . .or the shock of finding him at her first Oklahoma State University staff meeting. 

One Happy Ending. . .

Tuck knows it's all about holding on, no matter how wild the ride. Now he just has to convince Becca that a rough start out of the chute doesn't mean they aren't a smokin' combination. . 

This has got to be one of the hottest covers! I mean look at it. Tucker Jenkins isn't what he appears. When Becca and her sister meet him and his friend Jace at a rodeo they figure him and his friends are a couple of cowboys chasing buckle bunnies. As much as Becca liked him that wasn't for her. She's there for a job interview anyway at OSU. They had one night of passion and she figured that was it. Imagine her surprise when she gets the job at OSU and runs into him at a mixer to welcome her? Tucker is not only a championship rodeo guy he is also in the military and a trainer at OSU for their ROTC program. After some miscommunication though the two hit it off again even though both had bad romantic experiences in their pasts.  Problem now is there is a no fraternization rule that says people who work for the college can't date. Sneaking around seems to work at first tile they get caught in some close calls. Tuck is tore up about what he feels for Becca and also doesn't want her to lose her job which he finds out she really needs.  He decides to volunteer for 6 months of duty in Iraq in one of the most dangerous areas there. He's been there before but not at a place where there are high casualties. He tells Becca goodbye and heads off hoping 6 months apart will clear his head and give him some prospective. It doesn't take him long to realize he misses Becca and loves her. Finally he confesses but in the meantime she's out of her mind with worry when she finds out where he is and why. I enjoyed this book but at the same time it felt a little wishy washy to me.  I would really get into at some points and others i wanted to skip ahead. Made it hard to decide how i feel about the book as a whole.  I liked it enough to try book 2 when it comes out so that's a good sign for me. Sometimes the first book in a series is not a the best indicator for the whole series. I enjoyed the writing just not the pace i guess.  3 out 5 stars for One Night with a Cowboy by Cat Johnson.

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