Monday, September 23, 2013

So Tough To Tame by Victoria Dahl

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Jackson #3
Publication Date: 24th September 2013
Pages: 384
Book Source: Harlequin & NetGalley

Synopsis: Tough to tame, but not too tough to love… 

Charlie Allington is supposed to be on the fast track to the top—a small-town girl who was making it big in her career. Instead, she's reeling from a scandal that's pretty much burned all her bridges. Now, out of options, she needs a place to lick her wounds and figure out her future. True, working at a ski resort in rugged Jackson Hole, Wyoming, isn't her dream job. But if there's one perk to coming back, it's a certain sexy hometown boy who knows how to make a girl feel welcome. 

Cowboy Walker Pearce never expected a grown-up Charlie to be temptation in tight jeans. She's smart and successful—way out of league for a man like him. But he's not about to let that, or his secrets, get in the way of their blazing-hot attraction. Yet when passion turns to something more, will the truth—about both of them—send her out of his life for good…or into his arms forever?

Karen's Thoughts: 
I reviewed book two in this series, Too Hot to Handle earlier this year and only gave it 2.5 stars. I was keen to keep reading the series as I really like Victoria Dahl's writing and I’m happy to report that I really enjoyed So Tough To Tame.

There was a lot going on with the storyline and I’m not completely happy that everything was addressed as fully as it could have been. With all the drama in Charlie’s job I felt like it was all tied up a little too easily.

I tell you though, hot cowboy Walker made up for everything else. Both Charlie and Walker have issues with self-confidence and things could have gone a lot smoother for them if they had been honest with themselves and open with each other, but I felt that what they went through was understandable. I love to read about characters that have very real issues, such as Walker’s dyslexia and how it affected his family life and the way he feels about himself.

“I don’t date cowboys anymore.  Not since college.”
“Why not?”
She chuckled and leaned up to brush her mouth along his jaw.
“Because, Walker…I have it on good authority that cowboys don’t go down.”
She heard his breath suck in in surprise; then his chest shook on a rumble of laughter.  “Who told you that?”
“Some rodeo cowboy I went out with once.”
He shook his head and looked down at her.  His hand slid lower on her back until his fingers were resting against the top of her ass.  “Darlin,” he drawled, “you’ve been dating the wrong cowboys.”

Let’s just say that Walker showed her exactly how a real cowboy should treat his girl.

Guest review by Karen Barr

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  1. Awesome review .. .gonna to check this author out!!!

    1. I've had a hit and miss reading relationship with Victoria...but I highly recommend her as her hits are well worth the read.

  2. Glad you enjoyed this one more Karen, I enjoyed the quote you included LOL

    1. Lol...I thought that quote would be attention grabbing!

      Thanks for having me again Teddyree xx

  3. II read...oh some series by her, something with a brewery but it was kind of meh

    1. Oh ok Boldeuedd...I quite enjoyed the Brewery series so maybe Ms Dahl just isn't your cup of tea. This series was pretty different though so maybe worth a try?

  4. Oh my, that quote is very...provocative.


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