Wednesday, February 4, 2015

**BT** Cowboy Passion ~ Bakersville Saga 5 & 6 ~ Helen Hardt ~ Keeley's Review

Book: Cowboy Passion — Bakersville Saga 5 & 6
Author: Helen Hardt
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Cowboy

Treasuring Amber

Kissing handsome rancher Harper Bay to avoid a confrontation with her past isn’t on Amber Cross’s “to do” list, but sometimes a situation calls for desperate measures. She doesn’t expect the kiss to leave her breathless.

Amber is the hottest thing walking but clearly not Harper’s type. Nope, he’s not looking for a platinum blonde manicurist from the city, even if she is Bakersville’s reigning rodeo queen. After her surprising kiss leaves him panting, he changes his mind and decides to get to know her. Chemistry sizzles between them, but this gorgeous woman has a past that could get them both killed.

Trusting Sydney

Sam O’Donovan is bored with his stale life in Montana. When his brother-in-law offers him a great job and a cut of the McCray Ranch in Bakersville, Colorado, he’s ecstatic. This is the change he needs. As for beautiful Sydney Buchanan resurfacing? That’s icing on the cake.

Sydney’s back in Bakersville for one reason and one reason only. She needs to win as many large rodeo purses as she can to help her parents run their struggling ranch in Nevada. She doesn’t bank on running into Sam O’Donovan. All the sparks they shared five years earlier are still there, but so much else has changed. If only Sam could understand the decisions she made during their time apart…and trust her.

I was given this ARC for an honest review of Cowboy Passion.

When reading this book, I found myself drawn into a sweet romance between two very different people. I felt Harper was the perfect knight-in-shining-armor for the damsel-in-distress Amber. He came across as a tough cowboy but underneath all those layers he was just what she was looking for. 

 Amber was portrayed as a young girl who had to do whatever she had to do to survive in a tough world. I thought the strip club scene was a great addition to this story and showed how hard her life had been. Finding her father after all those years was very touching.  As you read the book, you can feel the heartache she feels with that one component missing from her life. 

 I thought the ending of the story was perfect, because she got the two things she was missing most in her life... Love and family. 

 The second story in the book was equally as good. A one night stand that turns into a budding romance after a few years. I thought Sam and Sydney's story was well written. You can feel the fireworks these two have for each other when they are together. The whole story line makes you want to continue reading to find out how their story ends. 

 As you read though these stories it makes you believe that love will happen when you least expect it and the person you are searching for just might be right in front of you. The author has many twists and turns in this book and it will keep you wondering what is next. I look forward to reading more from this author.

Helen Hardt is an attorney and stay-at-home mom turned award-winning romance author and freelance fiction editor. She writes contemporary, historical, paranormal, and erotic romance from her home in Colorado. She’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an avid fan of opera and football (as long as her older son and younger son are performing/playing, respectively), and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.

Praise for Helen Hardt:

Helen Hardt writes as smooth as a hot knife cutting through butter. Her
words take you away and you feel like you are watching the story play out
right in front of you.

~Delightfully Dirty Reads~

Ms. Hardt has a way of writing that makes me forget I’m reading a book.
It’s more like slipping into a world she created and getting lost for a while.
~Whipped Cream Reviews~

Flawlessly written and in my opinion a work of art…
~Girly Girl Book Reviews~

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