Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Sweet-Loving Cowboy by Stacey Kennedy

From USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy comes the next riveting and sexy addition to the Kinky Spurs series, Sweet-Loving Cowboy.

Harper McKinney finished culinary school with big dreams. Right now, she’s a bartender at Kinky Spurs. While she’s content with her life, her brother is determined that she make a name for herself, because he wants her far away from what he deems a trashy bar. But Harper refuses to go anywhere. She’s in love with her brother’s best friend, Chase Blackshaw, and that love is keeping her in River Rock.

After the death of Chase’s father, he’s the one responsible for running the construction of the Blackshaw Cattle Company’s guest ranch. Back in the day, he had dreams of opening a construction company, but lack of finances kept him working for the family’s cattle ranch. Now with the responsibility of his family’s guest ranch on his shoulders those dreams seem far away. Though he has bigger problems. His build is failing the inspections.

Now Chase has more trouble on his hands. Harper, the woman he’s forbidden to ever touch has decided to move to Las Vegas. She isn’t so little anymore, and Chase is finding her all too tempting. She’s also not shy about what she wants. Him. Naked. And giving her some sweet lovin’ in all the kinky ways he craves. But neither Chase nor Harper can anticipate the fate that awaits them if they dare give in to their desires, as Chase soon learns there is something far worse than not being able to live out his dreams. It’s being given the chance to live out his dreams but having to watch Harper lose hers.

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Book 2
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F Romance

This is the second story in this series. You do not need to read book one to understand book two, but it was a cute read.

Harper is back and loves living near friends and family. Her dreams are big, and she is still wanting to follow them, but the lure of love is a big one and she's not sure if she wants to compromise. While she is waiting to see if her love life will pick up, she makes sure that her friends are happy and that she is still cooking up a storm. She also has some guilt over what her brother gave up in order to help her after their parents died. She just wants him to be happy without feeling any obligation.

Chase is working his tail off to get the ranch open for business. He wants his work to showcase the new facility and it's his passion to do work that is worthwhile. He knows that Harper should be off limits and he allowed Brody, Harper's brother, to dictate a little of their pathway, but once he realizes that Harper is going to follow her dreams, he will take the last few days with her to make his dreams a realization. Chase has loved Harper from afar and it's now time to love her up close.

These two characters have a lot of history and it helps with their dynamic a lot. With Chase's business venture having some difficulty, Harper will enlist her own prowess and figure out a way through. Chase also doesn't want to inhibit Harper's dreams either, but letting her go is proving harder than he thought.

Both of these people have to decide if dreams are worth the risk – personally and professionally. It was a sweet story and I enjoyed it.

Mary Jo☆☆☆☆
Harper and Chase's relationship took a long time to get started and when then they began, they agreed it would only be for eight days. Then Harper was to follow her dreams by going to Las Vegas and studying under one of the best chefs in the city.

Chase wants her to follow her dreams and see her succeed even it means that means he has to give his dream – which is loving Harper.

As their time runs out, Harper begins to think harder and harder about what exactly is her dream.

I enjoyed the way that Harper faced the music with her brother and finally decided to live her dream and not anyone else's.

This is the second book in the series, and follows the fortunes of Chase Blackshaw. I would recommend that you read book one first as it sets up the background story to the Blackshaw brothers and their mission to save the family ranch.

Chase is following his dream of starting his own construction company by building the new ranch guest buildings. But everything comes to a halt when the inspector fails certain elements. As the issues are incredibly petty, it seems difficult to believe that this is a genuine inspection, and the Blackshaws seek to find out why it has happened. This stirs up a number of issues which we learned about in the first book, but with some unexpected results.

In the meantime, Harper is also finally accepting that she needs to chase her dream of a restaurant in Vegas, as Chase does not seem prepared to make a move. Little does she know that he is respecting his best friend, her brother, Brody's wishes. Once a deadline is set though, all bets are off and Chase makes his move. I both liked their final acceptance of the heat between them, but also that Harper got to think about why Vegas was important to her and what leaving really meant.

Houdini also deserves a special mention in this review as he was both sweet, fun, and utterly perfect as a fur grandbaby!

Also Available in the Kinky Spurs Series

Book 1
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
B&N  ~  Google Play  ~  iTunes  ~  Kobo

For reviews & more info, check out our Dirty-Talking Cowboy post.

USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy has written more than forty romances, including titles in her wildly hot Kinky Spurs, Club Sin, and Filthy Dirty Love series. Her books are about real people with real-life problems, searching for that special thing we call love… in a very sexy way. When she’s not burning up the pages and setting e-readers ablaze, she’s living her happily ever after with her husband and two young children in southwestern Ontario. She’s a firm believer that wine, chocolate, and sinfully sexy books can cure all of life’s problems.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Sweet-Loving Cowboy (Kinky Spurs #2) by Stacey Kennedy to read and review.

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