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The Secret Life of Cowboys, #2

Garahan brothers will do anything they can to save their family ranch, including stripping at the Lucky Star ladies club. When the oldest, Tyler, quit Dylan took his place until they could hire a permanent dancer. Little did he know that when he threw his lasso to catch a birthday "girl" his life would soon be changing.

Ronnie DelVecchio has no idea what her friends were up to when they blindfolded her. Going to the Lucky Star and being lassoed by some cowboy want to be wasn't what she expected. Even more unexpected is her reaction to this cowboy! Want to be or not, Ronnie is definitely attracted!

Even though Ronnie turned Dylan down, she hasn't left his mind. He's sure he can convince her to join him in bed before too long.

Ronnie keeps thinking about the sexy cowboy and then begins to wonder if he really is a cowboy and if he's the carpenter her friend has set up to fix her shop. Strangely enough, Ronnie doesn't think any amount of yoga will keep her interest from peaking.

Before Ronnie agrees to anything though, she's got to remember the family curse her Nonne has told her. Every other generation a woman will fall in love with an Irish man and have twins. She's so not ready for that! Maybe the Garahan's aren't totally Irish.

This is the second book in a trilogy about the Garahan brothers. You do not have to read the first book to thoroughly enjoy this one.

The characters from the first book are in this one. However, a lot of the first book is set in the Lucky Star and while the ladies from the Lucky Star do make appearances in this book, they aren't as prevalent as they were in the first book. Also, Tyler is in this book a lot more than his girlfriend, Emily. Younger brother, Jesse, is making his mark even if he is trying to forget that the women he loves, Lori, has left to return to her ex.

As the previous paragraph may have led you to believe, the characters are great and memorable. You can't wait to see more of them. Dylan isn't sure what to do with Ronnie. He is in lust but he's not sure about love. Ronnie starts to obsess over her family curse but she soon finds that maybe Dylan is worth the curse.

While much of this book is lighthearted, there is a serious side too. Saving family farms and ranches is hard work and that is reflected the Garahan brother's willingness to work another job after working on the ranch all day.

While I missed really getting to visit with all of the characters from the first book, I still loved this one. Ronnie may have worried about that family curse a bit much but Dylan balanced her out. There was some background information that was a bit sketchy like the up-tight biddies but the overall feel was this book was complete.

I have to recommend this book as it has a multi-dimensional plot and kept my interest. I loved the characters and the situations. The story progressed at the perfect pace and the ending was inspired. I finished this book ready for the next as I've already fallen in love with younger brother, Jesse.

If you enjoy a good contemporary western romance, pick up this series! You won't regret it and you might even find yourself wanting to find Pleasure, TX like me.

Book Blurb for Dylan

Second in a hot contemporary cowboy romance trilogy featuring three brothers desprately trying to save their ranch, and their pride.

Sexy rancher Dylan is temporarily covering his brother's shift at the Lucky Star ladies club when he meets Ronnie DelVecchio, a darkhaired beauty with snapping green eyes. Sparks and tempers fly and Dylan can't resist the urge to see what it would be like to kiss her senseless.

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2012 4.25