Monday, March 21, 2016

Hotel Rodeo Series by Victoria Vane Blog Tour


HELL ON HEELS

Some Odds are Meant to be Played...

PLACE YOUR BET

The Hotel Rodeo in Las Vegas has seen better days, but managing partner Ty Morgan has come up with a way to return it to its former glory. His plan looks promising until the unthinkable happens. Suddenly Ty is working for the boss’s daughter. And Miss Monica Brandt, hot as she may be, doesn’t share his vision…

ROLL THE DICE

She left a fabulous career and a frustrated fiancé in New York to move to Vegas and save her father’s investment. But now Monica is locking horns with a sexy cowboy-turned-businessman. What does Ty think he can do that she can’t? All Monica knows is that she doesn’t dare trust him—or is it herself she doesn’t trust...

AND WIN

The battle lines are drawn. The stakes are high. And the attraction can’t be denied—especially the more closely Ty and Monica have to work together. Some odds are just meant to be played, and with chemistry this electric, it may be time to grab life by the horns…

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Book 1
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Her gaze was even with his chin, requiring her to crane her neck. She hated the advantage his height gave him. It was the reason she always wore heels—to level the playing field. She was five foot seven. Her stilettos made her close to six feet, which allowed her to stand nose to nose with most men, and even gave her a slight advantage over Evan who was only four inches taller than she was, but Ty had her by half a head.

“The twenty grand you refused?”

“No, the ten I accepted along with the—”

“Okay,” she blurted. “You already called my bluff. I’ll give you the twenty. Half now and the rest in three months. I’m being square with you here, Ty. Let’s make this happen.” She almost groaned as Evan’s favorite words spilled from her mouth. She’d been his protégé for five years. It would probably take as many for the stink to wear off.

Ty cocked his head in thought.

She waited, fighting the urge to tap her heel.

“All right,” he said at last. “I can accept that deal… on the provision that I still have the last word on operations.”

“Absolutely not! I’ll make all the final decisions.”

“That ain’t gonna fly with me, Sugar. Tom let me have free rein. If you want me to stay, you’ve got to let me handle things my way.”

“Equal say,” she countered. “Partners. Just like you and Tom.”

He shook his head. “Tom and I are like-minded but you and me? We’re never going to see eye to eye on anything.”

“Probably not,” she agreed.

“Look, Ms. Brandt, one of us has to wear the pants in this relationship.”

“Wear the pants? What chauvinistic bullshit! I can’t even believe you said that!”

“Told you I’m old fashioned. ‘Sides,” his gazed roved slowly and suggestively down her body, “you look mighty fine in a skirt.”

She fought a ridiculous surge of satisfaction that he’d taken notice. “Don’t you know I could call you out for sexual harassment?”

“Could you now?” He stepped into her space. “Maybe you need a bit of sexual harassment, Ms. Brandt,” his voice was suddenly low and smooth as silk. “As a matter of fact, I think you need a whole lot of it.”

She retreated a step.

He advanced two.

“You see,” he continued, backing her up to the desk, “I was raised in the belief that anything worth doing, is worth doing right.”

His hands came down on the desk, braced on either side of her. His musky masculine sent washed over her, sucking the air out of her lungs. Evan wore outrageously expensive Clive Christian 1872. Ty Morgan wore “pure cowboy” vintage 1982, earthy, tangy, and tantalizing.




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is the first in the series and introduces us to a number of characters who will feature in future books. It does not, however, overdo the scene building, just naturally introducing them as they enter the story. We learn the background in a natural and well-timed way. Based on the blurb, I was looking forward to reading a story which brings together a rodeo star and city-based career woman in a hotel-based romance. In fact, it is even better than I expected as the connections and relationships which underpin the story add depth and interest to the story.

From the very beginning of the relationship we are treated to some wonderful misunderstandings and confusion. As we see the story from both sides, we get a good insight into why they behave as they do, and can only wish them well. Some of the touches, like the sunrise, are super romantic, and the chemistry is definitely present, even if they are working hard to deny it.

Make sure that you have book 2 to hand, as you will want to read straight on to find out what happens next.




TWO TO WRANGLE

A COUNTRY BOY

Maybe having a hot and heavy affair with the boss’s daughter wasn’t the smartest move. But country boy Ty Morgan didn’t regret a moment with city girl Monica Brandt…until she left Las Vegas to return to her life in New York. When devastating news sends her running back, Ty can’t help but open his arms. His heart, however, is another matter.

AND A CITY GIRL

Now that Ty has what he’s always wanted—controlling interest in Hotel Rodeo—Monica is certain their time together is at an end. Then Ty asks her to come on board as a partner.  Maybe it’s just her money he needs, but the chance to stick close to the sexy wrangler sure could make work a whole lot more interesting.

GET READY TO TANGO

Their partnership doesn’t come without a heap of problems. The two can’t agree on anything—except their iron-hot attraction. As the hotel’s Grand Opening approaches, the truth is all too clear: Ty and Monica must find a way to mix business with pleasure if they have any shot at dancing off into the sunset together…

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is the second book in the series, and follows on immediately from Hell on Heels - do read that first. My review assumes that you have read it.

So we left them with the very sad news about Tom, and the fallout of that occupies much of the first part of this book. It has long ranging and some unexpected outcomes, and leaves both Monica and Ty uncertain of the future. However, their chemistry remains strong, even when their brains aren't quite on the same page. I really liked the deliberations about the future of the hotel and how it could be saved. I liked the input from Delaney, Ty's ex-wife, and even Evan was a necessary foil for what was a proper relationship. We also got to attend the bull-riding finals, and see Ty in the context of his first career. I loved the relationship that was building between them, and can't wait for news of how things are progressing.

A very satisfying read, thank you Ms. Vane.




BEAUTY AND THE BULL RIDER

When Beauty Wants A Baby

Championship bull breeder and former Texas beauty queen Delaney McCall was having a heck of a time finding a daddy for the baby she craved. A failed marriage left her with no desire for another husband, but finding the right stud to satisfy her needs presents a bigger problem that she could have imagined.

And The Bullrider Wants Beauty

After hanging up his spurs, bull rider Zac McDaniel wants nothing more than to fulfill Delaney’s dream of having a family. After all, his best friend’s ex has been his fantasy for years. Zac, however, has no desire to be seen as just a means to an end. When Zac insists on doing things the “old fashioned” way, their passion explodes like a bull out of the chute.

Some Bucking Is Bound To Happen

While insisting it’s all just a passing fancy, the more Delaney sees the softer side of the rough and tumble cowboy, the harder it is to keep her emotions corraled. Zac, meanwhile, is more determined than ever to prove he’s what she really needs, and will do whatever it takes to tear down the mile high fence around her heart…

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is the third book in the series - and the first few pages are from the second book. Because whilst the first two are about Ty and Monica, this deals with the issue that Delaney raises with Ty in Two to Wrangle, and he tells his best friend, Zac. And what fun comes from that conversation!

I really enjoyed this book - you could read it as a standalone, although there are many references that come from the first two stories. The building relationship between Zac and Delaney is very sweet and romantic, for two people who have been alone emotionally for a very long time. It gives us some good insights into ranching life, and bull breeding in particular. There are some lovely humorous scenes, which give the reader even more investment in these two sorting out their differences.

Thank you Ms. Vane for another really enjoyable read.




Victoria Vane is an award winning author of smart and sexy romance. Her collective works of fiction range from historical to contemporary settings and include everything from wild comedic romps to emotionally compelling erotic romance. Victoria is the founder of the Goodreads Romantic Historical Fiction Lovers and the Romantic Historical Lovers book review blogs.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copies of Hell on Heels (Hotel Rodeo #1), Two to Wrangle (Hotel Rodeo #2), and Beauty and the Bull Rider (Hotel Rodeo #3) by Victoria Vane to read and review for this tour.

2 comments:

  1. Great reviews! Thank you for hosting the Hotel Rodeo series on your blog today!

    Crystal, Tasty Book Tours

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  2. Thank you so much for the awesome reviews! So glad you are enjoying HOTEL RODEO! XO Victoria

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