This story was so very different than the many cowboy stories that I’ve previously read. That’s not to say that this was is bad or that their others were but that this one stands out from it’s excellent writing to it’s unique main characters. Never before have I read about a man on a rodeo or bull riding circuit who did not take advantage of what the buckle bunnies were offering, much less one who is a virgin. I know shocking. Those around him though have no problems indulging so that characteristic does make appearances. I found this story to be sweet and wholesome…….okay, there is some sex and playing around but you’re reading about a virgin! At times, I cringed for Skeeter and cried for Riley. My emotions were on a roller coaster ride and I just didn’t want to get off. Friendships, values and even morals are stressed throughout this story but nothing preachy. I found this story absolutely awesome. Now, it is part of a series but it can stand alone. However, after reading this story, you’re going to want to start at the beginning and read/reread the entire series.
Skeeter is a bullrider who is down on his luck. After not lasting 8 seconds for his last 9 rides he’s being put down a level. It’s like getting thrown out of the major leagues and going back to the minor league. Riley’s dad supplies bulls for the events and Riley has had a crush on Skeeter for quite a while. When she goes to give her sympathy, she tells Skeeter she hopes to see him at some of the smaller events where they supply some of their bulls. Skeeter hopes that means she likes him. His friends though have a plan to get Skeeter back on track. They’re going to see if they can use Riley’s dad’s bull to practice on during their break. Things change quickly when Riley’s dad dies and suddenly Riley is all alone. Can she hold on to the ranch and business?
This ain’t their first rodeo…but there are a lot of other firsts they can experience together.
Skeeter Anderson was born to ride bulls. He bypassed college to shoot straight to the top of the elite pro tour, but lately all he can seem to do is hit the dirt.
Unwilling to admit his career might be over at twenty-one, Skeeter brainstorms a bull-riding boot camp with his buddies, which will put him closer to a girl who’s caught his eye—a stock contractor’s daughter called Riley.
Riley Davis lives and breathes bulls. Since her mother’s death, she’s been her father’s business partner as well as the apple of his eye—until a coronary rips him out of her life. Now, at nineteen, she must find a way to hang onto the family business.
When Skeeter hears about Riley’s dad, he drives straight to Mississippi to lend her a hand, his buddies hot on his heels. Suddenly Riley has more help than she can shake a stick at, and an attraction to Skeeter that’s heating up by the minute…
Warning: Contains cowboy yoga, cowboys in love, and a romance that hits so hard and fast, it makes being thrown from a bull look like a friendly game of hopscotch.