Emma Monroe has returned to River Rock, Colorado, after the death of her grandmother. Now she’s inherited a farm full of abused animals and she’s working as a waitress at the local hotspot, Kinky Spurs. The last thing Emma wants in her life is a man, as she’s still recovering from a recent heartbreak. But when a sensual and powerful cowboy, Shep Blackshaw enters her life, Emma begins to want things she shouldn't.
Shep knows sex shouldn’t be on his mind. He’s got a world of responsibility on his shoulders. He’s attempting to save his late father’s cattle ranch, Blackshaw Cattle Company, from foreclosure. But Emma’s heated reactions to his touch make ignoring her impossible. She’s the perfect distraction to make him forget that his father’s company is a sinking ship.
While their nights only heat up, soon emotions become tangled into the mix. Shep’s not only giving Emma the hottest nights of her life, he’s also healing her heart. With every encounter, she forgets her heartbreak. With every naughty adventure, she stops mourning the life she left behind. And with every dirty word whispered from Shep’s mouth, she stops thinking of all the reasons why she shouldn’t fall for him. But when the past comes to claim Emma, she’ll need to choose between the life she thought she wanted and the life she’s grown to love with Shep. How will she say no to forever with a dirty-talking cowboy.
Oh my goodness. Shep is really competing for one of my favorite book heroes. He is so patient with Emma and Bentley, the horse even though he had his own grief and problems. What a great hero. I’m not sure how I feel about Emma. Sometimes I feel that she a little trashy but sometimes I feel that she’s just emotionally lost. I don’t know why she was upset with Jake. She knew the score from the get go even signing a NDA yet she continued the relationship in secret any ways. That should have been her clue that he wasn’t all in with her so when he turned on her why get upset. Then he comes back and she doesn’t immediately show some emotions and tell him to get the hell out. Oh she got on my nerves with her spineless behavior with Jake. Dirty little secret relationships never end well. If I had a drawback to the story it would be the kinky sex. I’m not a fan of physical pain as a form of pleasure but to each his/her own. I’m not fond of the group skinny dipping either. I look forward to reading about Chase and Bash. Until next time y’all happy reading.
Great start to this series! Can’t wait for next book!!
**Received ARC from NetGalley for a fair and honest review**
Dirty-Talking Cowboy is the first book in the Kinky Spurs series and is Emma Monroe and Shep Blackshaw's story. I rate this book at 4.5 stars!! This was a fantastic start to this new series. I really enjoyed the storyline, the characters, and the secondary characters and had a hard time putting this book down. This is a fast, fun, read with just the right amount of hot/steaminess.
Emma Monroe has been living her dream in New York City. She has a job she loves, is close with her family and has a great relationship, only problem he's the CEO of the company she works for and it has to remain on the down-low. When Emma comes to tell Jake about the death of her grandmother, she overhears a conversation that makes her leave New York City and head to River Rock Colorado to clear her head and figure out what to do with her grandmothers beloved rescue farm.
Shep Blackshaw is successful, runs a successful wilderness survival company and exactly where he wants to be in life, then tragedy strikes and things change for him, he just won't know how much at the time (sorry not leaving any spoilers). When Shep is at Kinky Spurs he see's Emma and he wants her, but she shoots him down. Then Shep is out riding his horse and see's her being dragged by a horse and rescues her and steps in to be her knight in shining armor.
The first book really does a job job of laying out the storyline for the series. I really enjoyed Emma and Shep together, loved their chemistry. If you like hot and steamy this book is for you. Shep is the strong, alpha male, but not overboard, but caring and Emma is emotional, feminine and somewhat strong. The secondary characters in the book were great and I can't wait for their stories. Hope this helps! Happy Reading!!!
Hot, hot, hot cowboy!
Shep is the hottest of all! Loved his compassion and sensitivity which seems hard to find in real life. Hot scenes with lots of dirty talk! Floated my boat and couldn’t put this book down. The beginning seemed a bit rough and disjointed to me and there were a few more typos than usual which I blame on spell check, but nothing bad enough to distract from the great story line and love-making!