What would it take to tame a wild cowboy?
One minute, Rhett Lockhart is a love ‘em and leave ‘em bull rider with a slow, sexy smile, a swagger, and not a care in the world. The next, he learns his free-wheeling days are over: a baby has been abandoned in the hospital, and there’s no question: he’s the father. But from the first moment he gazes into his daughter’s eyes, he knows the moment has come to say ‘no’ to no-strings. It’s time to grow up.
Standing in his way is the baby’s foster mother, Tara Alzate, who doesn’t quite believe Rhett is ready to change his ways. Still, she’s not not immune to his considerable charms. So when he proposes a marriage of convenience and shared custody, against her better judgement, she says “I do.” Can Tara tame this wild cowboy and make her own, long-buried dreams come true?
A Cupid, Texas novel
In Wilde's heart-wrenching, page-turning seventh Cupid, Texas novel (after How the Cowboy Was Won), a surprise baby brings together a bull-riding champion and a NICU nurse. Rhett Lockhart is six months away from the finals of a championship when he learns that he has fathered a daughter, Julie. Her mother, Rhona White, one of Rhett's many one-night stands, abandoned the baby after she was born prematurely, and Julie is now being fostered by her neonatal nurse, who wants to adopt her. After meeting her and learning that her foster mother is Tara Alzate, whose family lives near Rhett's family and whose two sisters are married to his two brothers, Rhett abandons his carefree lifestyle and Tara helps him care for Julie at his home. As the physical attraction between them builds, Tara suggests that they have a marriage of convenience to satisfy a judge's order that Rhett establish a safe environment for Julie. But their hearts get involved, and the fragile nature of their new love might not survive if the next hearing doesn't go in Rhett's favor. This magnetic novel unites two very different characters who find solace with each other by letting go of their fears. Rhett's transformation is believable, and Tara has just as many layers. Readers will delight in riding their emotional roller coaster.
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Really LOVED it!!!
I received a complimentary copy of this book and I also purchased a copy.
I totally fell in love with Julie, Tara and Rhett. Rhett had a one-night stand with Rhona and she became pregnant. She was only 21 and had little Julie two months early after a 14 hour labor. Being young and unable to cope, she abandons her baby in the hospital as she leaves in the middle of the night. She named 4 men that could be possible fathers. The winning bull-rider that was named the father was Rhett Lockhart. Rhett is a 28 year old pro bull-rider in the PBR circuit. He is having a great year and on track to win the title in November.
He goes to see the baby and discovers that Julie's foster mother is none other than Tara Alzate. The Alzate and Lockhart families are intertwined with each other. Two of Tara's sisters are married to two of his brothers. Tara is four years older than Rhett and used to baby-sit him. Tara knows all about Rhett's wild ways with the buckle bunnies. In fact, Rhett used to date her younger sister Aria!!!
The scenes that take place with this story will take you on a roller-coaster ride. I experienced so many emotions here. I was glued to my e-reader as I read this. The story played out like a movie. I really hated to see this story end. The Epilogue was a joy to read and really sealed the story nicely.
I really felt a connection with these characters. The story was written in a dual POV format. Being able to see into the characters thought process really brought them to life for me.
I highly recommend this story to anyone. There are a couple of bedroom scenes but they aren't erotic in any way.
Julie was their common ground!
This is book 7 in the Cupid, Texas series and it features Rhett and Tara. These two grew up on the same ranch. While his father owned it, her parents were ranch foreman and housekeeper. A couple of her sisters are married to a couple of his brothers. I found it so beautiful that Julie would have all these amazing family members to help raise her. I absolutely LOVED watching Rhett fall in love with his daughter. Tara was pretty fickle with her feelings towards Rhett. At first there was A LOT of animosity coming from her and just flirting from him but then all of the sudden they were in love. I just felt that there should’ve been more of a transition between those two stages.
This story is about discovering who you are, discovering what’s really important in life, family, love and the humming. Can’t forget the humming!