Cocky, young Aussie bull rider Troy Jensen has been busted down to the pro-circuit. He needs wins and points to get him back into the big league and a shot at being crowned champ but an injury forces him off the circuit and into the arms of the woman fate keeps putting in his path.
The first time local Doc Joss Garrity meets Troy, she’s brandishing a lug wrench. The second time, he’s dragging her delinquent teen son home. The third time, he’s in her ER. How he ends up convalescing at her house she’s not quite sure. But it does make it hard to ignore him and their simmering attraction.
As Troy gets to know Joss, he starts to see a life after bull riding for the first time. But can Joss risk her heart on another man who may not come home one day?
An immensely hot romance between a bull fighter and an ER doctor, whose lives and emotions turn into a roll-a-coaster ride upon meeting each other.
Seriously, this is a scorching hot, sexy as can be tale between an older woman and a younger man. The sexy times are intense, detailed, and there are several of them, yet they are built cleverly showing how the emotions get involved, hot the walls around Joss Garrity's heart dumble down, and how the young Aussie bull rider Troy Jensen finds a woman who he wants to be intimate with, share his life with, and chance his exit plan for.
I was curious about the age difference between Joss and Troy, how it would play out, how Joss's son would mix with the tale, and what kind of importance was put in the few years of age difference. But honestly, Troy turns out to be a mature, kind, considerate man with a solid head on his shoulders, and the age difference is more of a number than an issue. Troy had learned his lessons the hard way, and grown up, matured, maybe faster than most. He is fun, witty, and gorgeous, yet loyal, trustworthy, and reliable.
Joss is over-worked, exhausted doctor, widow, and a mother of a teenage son. She is holding onto her walls around her, to her routines, to the mold she has built around herself after her husband died. It feels like the familiar is what holds her together, and the routine is what keeps her safe. Troy challenges everything she has built around herself to keep her safe, and makes her take a look at herself, about her life, and what she wants from the future.
The chemistry is amazing, sizzling, between Joss and Troy. But Troy is easy to get along with, everyone likes him and wants to hang around him. He has charisma, and it is backed by an honest character, who makes no apologies for the things he wants out of life. The development of the relationship is mostly mirrored by the development of their physical connection, the sexy times their share. I would have liked that there would have been a little bit deeper mental connection between Joss and Troy, or, that the soulmates connection would have been shown, not just assumed.
But regardless, delightful, likable, delicious, fun, entertaining, enjoyable, and most definitely pleasurable story!
~ Four Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me