Tanja reviews ‘A Perfect Ride (Ridden Hard #1) by Shiloh Saddler & Eva Lefoy (Published by Decadent Publishing Company; March 13, 2014)
Why I read it: We have cowboys as theme this week and I was in the mood to read something about cowboys. So when I saw this book and read the blurb the only thought that crossed my mind was “have to read this book” 🙂 . It didn´t disappoint me, I liked it, although there were a few things which could have had more depth.
This book was offered to RGR in exchange for an honest review.
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Professional bull rider Garrett Anderson lives for the next town, the next trophy and his next ride. When he rolls into Sheridan, Wyoming, the last thing he expected was to meet a cowboy like Cole—a man who corrals his heart and leaves him aching for the kind of love he’s been missing.
A bull tender on the PBR circuit Cole Richards secretly longs for a lover but wasn’t prepared for Garrett’s passion or the longing their one brief tryst kindles. After he is shot and recovering in his hospital bed, Cole can only watch Garrett’s disastrous ride afraid it could be his last. Heartbroken when the battered and bruised bull rider leaves town, Cole knows better than to hope to see him again.
Attacked again and knee-deep in trouble, Cole wants only Garrett at his side. But can his bull rider trade fame and fortune for a lifetime with his one perfect ride?
You can expect all what the blurb said, there is action, two main characters, whom you wish happiness and other characters you´ll want to smack over the head or worse 😉 .
Garrett and Cole have great chemistry, the sex is hot and the longing for each other palpable through the book. I had troubles when Garrett leaves town. While you see how Garrett actually struggles with his decision leaving Cole behind I didn´t feel the heartbreak Cole was supposed to go through. It could have had more emotions, struggles,… in it, but it only scratched the surface, for me at least.
I really liked the solution of Garrett´s struggles regarding his bull riding career. Not only were his thoughts and why he had problems believable but how he dealt with them was satisfying. On the other hand was the end to Cole´s fight with his Dad too easy. At least I wished there were more conversations involved because his Dad was just awful. Cole deserved better than this.
Nonetheless this story did hold my interest. It´s a short enjoyable read, fast paced sometimes too rushed with a HFN ending. I would love to see more of this couple and how their relationship develops.
7/10 pots of gold
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