Genre: Contemporary Romance, Western Romance
Book Length (Est.): 224 Pages
Sometimes a cowboy needs a second chance.
Some mistakes can’t be undone. After making the absolute worst decision of his life, horse veterinarian Drake Brewster will do whatever it takes to make amends with his best friend. And it starts with a summer at the Last Chance Ranch. But not everyone is thrilled about it — especially bartender and psych student Tracy Gibbons.
Tracy sees the world in shades of right and wrong, and what Drake did was Very Definitely Wrong. Worse yet, her promise to babysit a horse sanctuary means relying on Drake. And that’s where Tracy finds herself in a serious dilemma. He’s the one person she can’t trust, but she wants Drake something fierce … and the feeling is fiercely mutual! But if she climbs into the saddle, will she be ready for the ride?
*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Harlequin in exchange for an honest review*
Drake may have made amends with his best friend Regan, but the rest of the town isn’t ready to forgive him. As a matter of fact, he considers himself the town leper, and for that reason he doesn’t flirt with a single woman…which is completely out of character for him. Not even the gorgeous bartender who catches his eye will cause him to make a move.
Tracy is the town sweetheart and they are all very protective of her. She lives a dull life that almost borders on boredom, but it’s safe. She knows all about Drake’s mistake and because of it she does not want to feel the desires she does. She’s good at hiding it, covering it with something close to hatred, but when she needs him…he comes.
Everything changes in only twenty-four hours. Ignored emotions blossom and turn into something neither want to live without.
Riding Hard is a story about forgiveness and redemption, learning who you are and what you want, and most importantly…who you want. As Drake and Tracy discover, everything is better when you find that perfect someone.
My Favorite Laughable Moment: The potential greetings that run through Tracy’s head as she makes her way to Drake were hilarious. As was her straightforward confession once she gets there.
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