Strong, Silent Cowboy Strong, Silent Cowboy
Book 2 - Moving Violations

Strong, Silent Cowboy

A Moving Violations Novel

    • 3.9 • 11 Ratings
    • $11.99
    • $11.99

Publisher Description

From #1 New York Times bestseller Lora Leigh and Veronica Chadwick comes a second chance at love and bodyguard romance Strong, Silent Cowboy, a Moving Violations novel.

“Leigh’s books can scorch the ink off the page.”—RT Book Review

He Will Do Anything…

Sallie Hamblen had three incredibly hot, sexy nights with Jacob Donovan, an undercover CIA agent, before he disappeared, leaving her broken hearted and forever yearning for the man she lost. Years later, Jacob doesn’t know that the beauty he’s about to seduce in a small town bar is the woman he held in his arms all those years ago… and that she’s on the run from her past.

To Keep Her Safe…

Former CIA agent turned cowboy, Jacob Donovan wants nothing more than a simple life. Just the ranch and occasionally someone warm and sweet in his bed. Until Sallie comes back into his life and all of a sudden he wants to be in her bed every night...all night. When he discovers that her life is in danger, he swears he’ll protect her. Even when secrets are revealed that threaten everything between them, he will lay everything on the line to keep her in his arms.

March 9
St. Martin's Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Sandy Sch ,

3.5stars-provocative romance

3.5 stars--STRONG, SILENT COWBOY is the second instalment in the contemporary, adult, MOVING VIOLATONS erotic, romantic suspense series co-authored by Lora Leigh, and the late Veronica Chadwick. This is former CIA agent turned rancher Jacob Donovan, and feed-store manager Sallie Hamblen’s story line. STRONG, SILENT COWBOY can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Sallie and Jacob) STRONG, SILENT COWBOY follows the second chance romance between former CIA agent turned rancher Jacob Donovan, and office manager Sallie Hamblen. Six years earlier, a then eighteen year old Kyra Bannon, spent a glorious weekend in Switzerland with a man she knew as Jake Rossiter, a man with whom she quickly fell in love, but also a man who disappeared without a trace. Fast forward to present day wherein, Kyra, now known as Sallie Hamblen has been on the run since the demise of her short lived marriage to another man, a marriage she believes now places her in the direct line of fire. Finding Jake Rossiter, aka Jacob Donovan, living in the small town of Deer Haven, California was more than a coincidence that Sallie refused to ignore but said man had no idea who Sallie was, or his history with the woman that would call to his heart. Keeping her distance for close to three years, Sallie caved and spent another night with our story line hero.An overwhelming sense of déjà vu, and a need to protect our story line heroine, pulled Jacob Donovan back into the world he could no longer remember but a world that threatened everyone he loved. What ensues is the rebuilding romance and relationship between Sallie and Jacob, and the potential fall-out as their mutual pasts demand payment in blood.

Jacob Donovan is no longer working for the CIA. A life threatening incident almost destroyed his life, and took the memories of the time he spent with our story line heroine. Sallie Hamblen struggles with the heart breaking memories of her weekend with the man she would never forget, memories of which Jacob could no longer remember. Unable to let go of the grief and pain, Sallie continues to push our hero out of her life until threats to her life force her to run in the opposite direction.

The relationship between Jacob and Sallie is a rekindling romance; a second chance relationship between two people torn apart by secrets and lies, and a government agency determined to keep those secrets hidden deep undercover. Sallie battles between head and heart believing Jacob walked away without looking back; and Jacob’s sense of something missing is about to come full-circle when his memories return. The $ex scenes are erotic and intense, as per Lora Leigh’s style of writing.

There is a large ensemble cast of colorful and energetic secondary and supporting characters including Sallie’s step father Rance Dougal; Jacob’s grandmother Mary Ann Donovan; ranch manager John Grange; former military or FBI agents turned ranchers Justice, Rancor, and Pride Culpepper; Sallie’s friends Lily and Shay; and office assistant Tara Danner. Here’s hoping Lora has plans for the Culpepper siblings.

STRONG, SILENT COWBOY is a story of betrayal, secrets, forgiveness and love. There are a number of issues with the way the story, and history has been presented, including a three year gap where apparently Sallie and Jacob never once crossed paths in a town where everybody knows your name. There is also a bit of disconnect between events, as though the editing removed some important information. I also found issue with the purpose of Justice Culpepper’s attitude with our story line heroine but perhaps it had everything to do with the who, how and why of Sallie’s appearance in Deer Haven, California. The character driven premise is intriguing; the romance is provocative; the characters are energetic, strong minded, charismatic and wounded.

GypsyQueen71 ,


The best book I’ve read in a long time! I was captivated from beginning to end.

ChristinaMontminy61 ,

Loved it

Wow, this story just exploded from the first page right through to the last one. The extreme chemistry between Sallie & Jacob was an intense inferno that consumed them both. The drama & intrigue kept us on the edge of our seat as we watched as Sallie was stalked & terrorized by unknown assailants expecting her to lead them to the man they wanted, a man with no clue who she was due to amnesia from a traumatic brain injury. As we watched Sallie’s life crumble around her, we see Jacob claim her & as his dreams became clearer he realizes that she’s been in his dreams & mind for the last 6 yrs. The struggle to stay alive is real, as is the struggle to not fall in love with Jacob because losing him again might just be the end of Sallie this time. I enjoyed the humour of Jacob’s gram, her sass, grit & love for Jacob was great. As was the teasing friendship of the Culpepper brothers. I’m truly sad this story is done & am looking forward to more in this series. Definitely recommend. Thank you to St. Martin’s Press & Net Galley for allowing me to read this book for an honest review.

More Books Like This

Dangerous Craving Dangerous Craving
Avenging Angel Avenging Angel
For Maggie's Sake For Maggie's Sake
Taming the Alpha Taming the Alpha
Maverick Maverick
Shameless Shameless

More Books by Lora Leigh & Veronica Chadwick

Reno's Chance Reno's Chance
Wild Card Wild Card
Atlanta Heat Atlanta Heat
Nauti Boy Nauti Boy
Collision Point Collision Point
Nauti Enchantress Nauti Enchantress

Customers Also Bought

Spun Out Spun Out
Stronger Than You Know Stronger Than You Know
The Best Man Plan The Best Man Plan
All Fired Up All Fired Up
Watching Over You Watching Over You
The Engagement Arrangement The Engagement Arrangement

Other Books in This Series

Her Renegade Cowboy Her Renegade Cowboy
One Tough Cowboy One Tough Cowboy