Wild Rodeo Nights by Sandy Sullivan

18 Sep

Sandy Sullivan

Wild Rodeo Nights 

Wilder Series, Book 2

5/5 Stars

Blurb:

Carrie’s bitter.  Losing her parents and finding out her teenage sister is pregnant with no father in sight, has just about left her without direction.  Running her parent’s store dominates her days, until one hunky rodeo cowboy decides to help out.

Will she let Cole become a permanent fixture in her life or will his temporary lifestyle become a wall she isn’t willing to climb?  Can she convince him to stay?

Cole rides bulls.  A temporary woman is right up his alley until he runs smack into one protective Carrie Marsh.  When she sticks her claws into him at the bar, accusing him of getting her sister pregnant, he’s fascinated.  Her hazel eyes snap fire as she pins him to his seat.  Can he tame the hellcat with the tongue sharper than cheap tequila?  Does he want to or will the call of the rodeo pull him away?

Review:

Best opening ever! There’s nothing like a little drama to get the story started right. And when Carrie Marsh tells off Cole Wilder for getting her seventeen year old younger sister pregnant, I knew that not only had the tone of this book been set, but that the drama was in full effect. Carrie Marsh is sassy, strong, and quite independent. But her life has made her that way.

Carrie has lost both of her parents, she has taken over her father’s store and is barely making it financially, and her younger sister is pregnant to boot. Things are not easy for Carrie, and while she displays great courage and strength, she is also vulnerable and bitter and unstable.

But Sullivan doesn’t give Carrie any breaks in this novel. Carrie goes through another tragedy that twists your heart in pain for her. And it doesn’t help that Carrie falls for a sexy cowboy named Cole Wilder. I completely understand how she goes back and forth about being with Cole, especially when she finds out about his family. With everything she has been through, it takes Carrie a while to get her feet back under her, and while some of her decisions are questionable, they are completely understandable.

But, through all the good and bad, Cole is patient. Although he is not always the perfect mate, I’m sure glad that everything works out in the end for them. And I was thrilled when Chase and Abby (from Wild Wyoming Nights, Wilder Series 1) made an appearance later in the book. I was totally clapping and cheering! I love seeing couples make appearances in other books in a series.

Wild Rodeo Nights is a fantastic addition to this series. Thankfully I will be reviewing the final two books in the Wilder Series tomorrow and Wednesday, so stay tuned to get a dose of Wild Nevada Ride and Wild Rekindled Love!

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