Movie star Trace McBride is in a bit of trouble. More than a bit. He’s taken his bad-boy image too far, too many times, and when he gets arrested for skinny dipping in his producer’s pool – with his producer’s wife, it’s the last straw. His agent comes up with a plan to revamp Trace’s image – by going incognito for a cowboy movie on location - far away from the prying eyes of the Hollywood tabloids. Spending six months in the middle of nowhere sounds like an awful idea, until he runs into Cecilia Sanchez. Literally. Trace is irresistibly drawn to the nosy, sarcastic journalist, even though getting close to her is more than risky- it’s downright dangerous.
Investigative journalist Cecilia Sanchez is one good story away from getting out of the backwater town where she grew up. Forced to return home when her first big-city job backfires – note to self, it’s never a good idea to write an exposé your boss, even if it’s Pulitzer Prize-winning material - she’s determined to put Prairie on the map for something besides rodeos and tornadoes. CiCi is definitely not interested in cocky newcomer Trace, and doesn’t believe a word out of his sweet-talking mouth, but she can’t seem to resist his kisses.
When CiCi uncovers the story of a lifetime, she’s forced to confront her feelings for Trace, because letting the cat out of the bag this time might cost them both everything. Including each other.
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Fabulous cowboy romance!
Entertaining small town cowboy romance. Love CiCi and Trace! The investigative reporter and the movie star turned cowboy. CiCi is terrific as the feisty, unemployed gal that’s returned home to lick her wounds. Trace needs to repair his image and takes the opportunity to learn a new skill for his future action movies in small town mid America. I love the enemies to lovers banter and lusty interaction between Trace and CiCI. When they finally get on the same page it’s sizzling. H.O.T.! The only thing I didn’t really buy is that nobody recognize Trace. He’s a box office action hero with tons of fans. Even with different hair and a beard he should have been recognized by someone. Anyway, it’s still a terrific romance with a dream couple and fantastic secondary characters. Love this small town and all its inhabitants. Cowboy love! I looked forward to more in this series. I love this author’s storytelling, spectacular characters and family and friends setting. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC.
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Ride Rough is book 2 in the Roughstock Riders series by Tessa Layne. Each book is a standalone in this series but reading in order gives you the background that flows with each book.
Up next is Trace McBride, Hollywood Heartthrob who has gotten into a heap of trouble and now needs to lay low so his agent sends him back to Prairie and Resolution Ranch til things die down. What he doesn’t expect is to meet Cecilia “Cici” Sanchez, investigative journalist, home town girl who has been forced from her job for an expose’ that her publisher wants to bury. Sparks fly, identities are hidden, laughter, steamy, drama, secrets and so much more.
Can’t wait for the next bad boy to appear!! Please write faster...lol!