Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tease Me, Cowboy by Rachael Johns

Title: Tease Me, Cowboy
Author: Rachael Johns
My Rating: B

Genre: Contemporary Romace
Series: -
Main Characters: Selah and Levi
Release Date: August 2014
Publisher: Montana Born Books
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
Selah Davis loves her life as a journalist in Seattle (or so she says) but on a rare trip home to Marietta to cover the Copper Mountain Rodeo, she confesses to her best friends over drinks that her one regret in life is not sleeping with her high school boyfriend, Levi Monroe. Into the bar walks Levi, also home for the rodeo. When her friends dare her to proposition him for a one night stand, she’s at first appalled… but the more she thinks about remedying her one regret, the less she can get him and their electric chemistry out of her head. Selah’s always been her parents’ good daughter. Would it hurt just for one night to be a little bit bad?

Levi Monroe is ready to settle back in Marietta and start his own rodeo school teaching others the techniques that have made him a star. He doesn’t want any distractions during his last rodeo where he aims to win All Around Cowboy, but when his high school sweetheart – the one woman he’s never been able to forget – comes along and offers to rewrite their history, it might just be an offer too good to refuse.

My Review:
A lot can happen and change over the course of a weekend. This book is a quick little read about former high school sweethearts, Selah and Levi. They haven't seen one another since high school but for Selah, Levi is her one regret. She wishes that he had been the one she gave her virginity to so many years ago. Levi has his own regrets about Selah, but just in that she was the one he let get away. The book takes place 10 years later as they are both in their old hometown for the rodeo. 

Overall this is a sweet little novella. Levi is on the verge of changing his life and moving back home. On the surface, Selah is living the perfect life, but has moments where she questions why she's still working a job that isn't as fulfilling as she'd hoped. She can't change much about the job, but decides that she can change something about her regrets of the past and decides to proposition Levi. The story flows from there. For the most part, I did enjoy the book and liked the two main characters. I liked and found the whole story line of Selah's one regret very believable since I have a similar regret. I liked that aspect of it. 

I will admit though...There was a single action by the hero in the middle of the book that really kind of threw me. It was really immature and it definitely hurt my overall impression of both the book and the hero. Luckily things got back on course after that, and I enjoyed the rest of the book. But I wish that hadn't happened. I would have been much happier with the story without that event. 

It was see these two get a second chance at love and I liked the way the author worked it all out for them. It sounds like there are a whole series of these books. This one works completely as a stand-alone, but it did make me curious about the other stories. Montana cowboys? Heck yeah!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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