Wednesday, February 6, 2013

SUNNY: BOOK REVIEW - "One Night With a Cowboy" by Cat Johnson

SUMMARY from Goodreads: 
One Sweet Ride. . .
Oh yeah. A single look at the leggy blonde in the stands and Tucker Jenkins is ready to buck all night long. It's time to forget all about his cheating ex and his usual hands off policy.
One Hot Night. . .
Becca Hart is an East Coast professor. Not a buckle bunny. But no degree can prepare her for the moves of the sexy bull rider she hooks up with at her first rodeo. . .or the shock of finding him at her first Oklahoma State University staff meeting.

Sometimes you just want to read a story with a cowboy.  One Night with a Cowboy is book 1 in Cat Johnson's Oklahoma Night's series.   The story starts strong with a one night stand between an academic, Becca Hart in town for an interview for a tenure position at OSU and Tucker Jenkins, local bull rider and current military man. Their paths unexpectedly cross again when it turns out that Tucker's current assignment is at the ROTC program at OSU.   Passions ignite but they run into a problem with the no fraternization rule for faculty. To avoid having Becca lose her job and being on the run from his feelings for her, Tyler volunteers to go to Afghanistan - to the region with the highest casualty count.  Really? It seems a bit extreme to volunteer for such an assignment just to get away from falling in love.  For the most part, the characters are likeable and the story has a good narrative, but hovers on the superficial when it has the potential to go deeper with the emotions. It is the kinda book you read as a a filler - you know, the books you read while waiting for the highly anticipated books to be release. These don't usually require a lot of emotional investment. And still, because I'm such a sucker I will read the sequel because now that I've been introduced to the characters, I gotta know what happens.  

I would consider this a pleasurable read, if not a memorable one. Recommended for poolside reading...

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