Wild at Heart (Sons of Chance, #11) by Vicki Lewis Thompson
Series: Sons of Chance #11
Also in this series: Should've Been a Cowboy
Publisher: Harlequin, Harlequin Blaze
Publication Date: June 18th 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Some men can't be tamed…
Domesticity can starve a man's soul, and drifter cowboy Luke Griffin believes in absolute freedom. His gig at the Last Chance Ranch will end soon, and he'll move on. But then Luke gets splashed by a green energy drink from a platform in a tree, and suddenly things get complicated.
Naomi Perkins was studying the nesting of a rare pair of bald eagles when she accidentally "baptizes" the delish cowboy. And when his shirt comes off…good morning, libido! But this attraction isn't just mutual—it's fierce enough to send them both tumbling into a no-strings fling.
It's a temporary arrangement, even if it is way more intense than anything Naomi could have imagined. But when the time comes, will she be able to let this wild cowboy go?
In the past several weeks I have read several Vicki Lewis Thompson pieces and I think it safe to say that she has been a very busy writer. And because I have been reading not only several of her cowboy stories but some of her contemporary romances as well, it is easy to see why she is such a favorite with romance fiction fans, no matter the setting or subject of her stories. Her “Last Chance Ranch” stories go in lots of directions but this one is a bit different. It involves people who are as different as it is possible to be. On the one hand you have Naomi who is connected to the land, loves her friends and family, and who wants to make a long term difference with her science and her ecology studies. Luke, on the other hand, is a man who moves about so much that he truly leaves no residual of his presence behind. He’s a no-strings kind of guy in almost every area of his life, not just in his love life. Yet when he and Naomi begin their fling, neither is aware that there are connections already that may sneak up on them and ultimately sandbag them both.
This is a very sexy and emotional tale, one that will please those who love a sexy cowboy and lots of hot loving. It will also highlight the efforts modern ranchers are putting forth to be environmentally responsible, and also is a setting for this story wherein an entire community is more concerned with protecting the earth than they are with the bottom line. This story is very intense, with a sexual tension that weaves itself throughout the text. Yet hearts are in danger, just as much as those baby eagles Naomi is protecting. I think readers will also be aware of the strong ties that all the folks at the Last Chance Ranch share, another way in which Luke is really on the outside looking in.
So if you like hot cowboys and hot cowboy stories, this is you book. It’s fun and engaging and I think will be a very entertaining read, especially for Thompson fans.
I give it a rating of 4 out of 5.
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