Can they turn one spectacular night into a lifetime of love?
After a disastrous ride forces world champion saddle bronc rider Chase Walker back to his family's ranch to recuperate, he’s happy to distract himself for a night with a mysterious, gorgeous woman. It should have just been a one-night stand, but she’s unforgettable.
Thanks to her cheating ex-fiancé, Ella Slade is done with rodeo cowboys...until she meets a sexy cowboy who catches a thief who stole her purse. What harm can one night of indulgence do? A lot, apparently, because when she arrives at her interview for a ranch manager job, Chase turns out to be her prospective boss. She’s adamant she won’t mix business with pleasure, but Chase suggests a deal—Ella takes the job, and they pretend that night never happened.
The longer they work together, the harder it is to pretend. Chase knows he’s falling for his midnight lover, but can he convince Ella to risk her heart again?
Gaddy's second Texas True romance (after Texas Forged) suffers from a slight plot despite strong chemistry between its leads. Chase Walker, a rodeo champion who's temporarily out of commission after being thrown from a horse, meets Ella Slade at a bar; sparks fly and they sleep together. But neither of them realizes that Ella, who recently quit her job at her cheating ex-fianc 's ranch, is interviewing at Chase's family ranch only days later. She's the perfect person for the job, so Ella and Chase agree to keep things strictly business going forward but it proves difficult to forget their night of passion. Chase is not Ella's direct boss, but his tendency to question her about her love life at work will still leave some readers less than charmed. Between the pair's inability to keep things professional and the fact that Chase's family supports their relationship, Gaddy must resort to improbable developments to keep the pair apart. A subplot involving Chase's ex and the ample presence of paparazzi in rural Texas seems engineered to create conflict, but even this is diffused quickly, leaving Ella's insistence that she can't date another rodeo cowboy to drag the plot across the finish line. All but diehard series fans can skip this one.