Wrapped and Strapped
A Blacktop Cowboys Novel
In the new Blacktop Cowboys® Novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Hillbilly Rockstar strange bedfellows find common ground after the lights go down…
Flower child, vegetarian and humanitarian Harlow Pratt and gruff and strapping cattle ranch foreman Hugh Pritchett have been taunting each other for years. Hugh thinks she’s nothing but a spoiled rich girl, and he’s had enough of that life with his ex-wife. Harlow thinks Hugh is an ill-mannered trouble-maker who wouldn't know fun if it bit him on his tight denim-clad butt.
When they’re forced together at the Split Rock Ranch and Resort, everything changes. They might be polar opposites, but working out their differences skin to skin, in the dark, seems to help their incompatibility a lot. But when trouble from both their pasts comes calling, Harlow and Hugh have no one else to lean on. Can they trust one another enough to make it through the hard times together… or will their tentative truce fall apart?
Appearances deceive in James's lackluster seventh Blacktop Cowboys contemporary cowboy romance (after Roped In). When Harlow Pratt comes to her sister's Wyoming ranch to help her estranged father convalesce from open-heart surgery, the in-the-trenches aid worker knows that everybody believes she's nothing but a flighty rich girl, and that cowboy Hugh Pritchett broke her heart three years ago. Here is what Hugh knows: that there is more to Harlow than meets the eye, that he made an awful mistake with her three years earlier, and that he'll do anything to fix it so that she belongs to him forever. Those expecting the level of intensity James reached in her erotic Rough Rider romances will be severely disappointed; without the sexual focus, her storytelling drags considerably. And too much space is devoted to Hugh's job, while Harlow's vocation deserves additional attention.
Life trouble show Home is where the Heart is.