When a rebellious rancher meets the pastor's daughter, it's a match made in…Copper Ridge!
Sheltered from her own desires for so long, Hayley Thompson wants to experience life. A new job at Gray Bear Construction is a start. The work she can handle. It's her boss—reclusive, sexy Jonathan Bear—who's scrambling her mind and her hormones…
No matter how successful he becomes, Jonathan's reputation will always precede him. And his type of woman is usually nothing like prim, innocent Hayley. Yet he can't resist unleashing the fire beneath her pent-up facade—even if seduction means losing his heart…
Even though Seduce Me, Cowboy is filled with desire and passion there's more to this story than cravings, lust, and awakening romantic feelings. I found myself utterly fascinated by the storyline and Hayley's need for independence, to see and experience the world, not to be observed and critiqued by every motion you make, her need to live fully, embrace life, and learn to be yourself regardless of everyone being aware of your every move.
Hayley Thompson resonated with me like no other character for a long time. Her life as a sheltered preacher's kid might have echoes to my own story. Her need to leave her home and see what is outside the fishbowl she felt living in under the observation of the town rang my bell. She is one of those characters that made me want to sit down with her and have a cup of coffee, compare notes, and get to know her better. Her innocence enhanced her thirst for more, her need to please her parents still holding her back.
Jonathan Bear is a noble person who hadn't seen his own value, his sacrifices and dedication to taking care of his sister, or the hard work he had put in, to built his life into the frame it was now. He was experienced and worldly man, yet his knowledge of love and relationships made him as innocent and inexperienced as Hayley was when it came to building something lasting and enduring from affection and love.
The smoldering, panty melting hot passion between Jonathan and Hayley took the second place in my eyes as the author took the pen and beautifully, in a relatively short space, showed how the characters grew and matured, learned about life and love, acceptance, pride, and humbleness.
I absolutely love when a story gives you a surprise, when it takes you to a road you were not expecting, or a deep plunge to thoughts that are an eye-opener to your own experiences with life.
The Copper Ridge series has delighted me with each addition, and Seduce Me, Cowboy did that as well. It was on the one hand lusciously entertaining and on another hand deeply touching and poignant tale about finding your place, your destiny, and love in the crazy world.
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
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