Samantha Ryder had spent the first 16 years of her life in
the little town of Deerhaven, California and hero worshiping
and antagonizing Hunter Steele, well at least antagonizing
his dates. She moved away and though she visited her aunt
and the townsfolk she had gotten on with her life to become
a cop in Detroit. When she finds out her aunt has died of an
"accidental overdose", she comes back ready to find the
truth, because there was no way that happened. She should
have known Hunter would still be there and is now the
sheriff. She's not about to let him stop her and to her
surprise he doesn't plan to. He has other plans.
Hunter had always adored Samantha or "Pixie Pest" as he
called her and when he sees her all grown up he is floored.
Something about this not so "pixie" woman sets him on fire.
A distraction he doesn't need right now until he realizes
she understands his world and she could be an asset, Of
course, this helps as he tries anything and everything he
can to make her stay. Offer her a job and a very warm bed
could be a good start. But can he protect her from the hell
that is coming their way?
I have said a number of times in reviews that you will not
want to put a particular book down -- that is not the case
with ONE TOUGH COWBOY -- in this case, you cannot put it
down. Authors Lora Leigh and Veronica Chadwick throw you
right into the action, and you go non-top to the last page.
Samantha and Hunter have a sweet history but now that they
are grown up they burn up the pages together while trying to
work out the death of her aunt, his uncle and another member
of the small town they both grew up in. It doesn't take long
before they realize it is beyond anything they could have
imagined and Sam's ex-fiance is a surprise part of the danger.
The pages are action-packed, with characters that make you
want to move to a small town to feel the love and others
that make you glad you didn't. There is also one character,
Jacob, that I really would like to see more of as he is an
intriguing, secretive, good guy.
If I gave stars for reviews I would have to give this five
plus because when I did manage to put it down I was
wondering what was going on in the town, would Sam give in
to the emotional and physical pull and would they manage to
work together when she tended to make everything a contest,
and she hated to lose. ONE TOUGH COWBOY will stay with you,
make you think, make you sigh and make you want more.
First in a brand-new series from #1 New York Times
bestselling author Lora Leigh and Veronica Chadwickabout one man’s pursuit of justice—and unbridled
LAW AND ORDER.
For as long as Samantha can remember, Hunter—a man as strong
as steel, with a heart of gold—has been her hero. It came as
no surprise to Samantha when she found out that the
ranch-hardened cowboy who always protected her from bullies
went on to become the town’s sheriff. What does
surprise her is how incredibly hot he still is. And how
much she still wants him…
PRIDE AND PASSION
And, lo and behold, Hunter still has feelings for Samantha.
The long-smoldering heat of their innocent flirtation has
grown into a full-raging fire. But when tragedy strikes, and
their small-town community is shattered, Hunter vows to do
everything he can to keep his childhood sweetheart safe. But
can Samantha trust that Hunter has her best interests at
heart…and that, after all these years, his love is true?