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Cowboys are a different breed...
They work hard, play hard and love harder.
It's all about the ride, until the right woman
makes them fall.
Twyla Taylor is one frustrated cowgirl. She's not winning at barrel racing or in love. She's spent ten years nursing a crush on her brother's best friend, Ryan Easter, who thinks of her as no more than his little sister. When Twyla catches Ryan with yet another no-good buckle bunny, and calls him out, he tells her to get a life, and that is exactly what she decides to do. One that does not include a buckle-bunny-chasing cowboy with a bad attitude, or an overbearing older brother.
Ryan Easter is one frustrated cowboy. He's winning every night at bronc riding, and has a different woman in every city. Mostly so he can keep his best friend's fiery little sister, and his desire for her, at bay. Since she grew those proud little breasts of hers, and mile-long legs, Ryan has had to fight his attraction to her. If her brother knew what he was thinking, he would kill Ryan, if her daddy didn't first. Ryan valued the surrogate family the Taylor's provided him with too much to ever go there with their youngest member.
His diversion techniques work like a charm, until one night he pushes her too far, and Twyla takes off. Ryan knows he has to find her quickly and apologize, or face his best friend's wrath. He finds Twyla in Dallas and decides she's definitely gone cowgirl crazy. He barely recognizes her, because his barrel-racing tomboy is wearing makeup that looks like it was put on with a putty knife and sh
e's working at a bar which borders on a cowgirl strip club. When she isn't serving shots off of her stomach, she's shaking her round ass for any man with a dollar to shove into the waistband of her barely-there shorts.
Twyla refuses to leave with him, and Ryan knows he better make his final arrangements, or come up with another way to convince her and fast.
Ryan and Twyla have been in love with each other for so many years but neither knows about it. Ryan and Zach, Twylas brother have been very overprotective of her and effectively ensure that no men will pursue her. She doesn’t want any other men, she wants Ryan, but as she is his friend’s sister he knows that she is out of bounds for him and continues to resist his true feelings.
There is only so much a person can take and so after one massive argument, Twyla decides enough is enough and moves on with her life. When Ryan is sent to find her, she doesn’t give in easily, and who can blame her? I loved the dynamics and conversations between these two as they are both so stubborn and it definitely packs a punch. Underneath all this anger is sooo much tension and frustration between the two and you are just waiting for it all to be unleashed. Will they finally give into temptation? Or will Twyla just decide that she has had too much?
I haven’t really read much of Becky McGraws work but this for me was a truly brilliant book. The characters, pace of the story and the overall plot and how things play out was perfect. Along with all the heat and chemistry between the two we are given humour and so many emotions are brought forth with this book. I was captivated throughout and thoroughly enjoyed this book, and from this I will certainly read the next instalment and work from her in the future!
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