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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ride by Cat Johnson

Ride by Cat Johnson
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (131 Pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Sunflower

What happens in Vegas…sometimes follows you home.

Studs in Spurs, Book 3

Pro bull rider Chase Reese knew things move faster than an eight-second ride in Las Vegas. He just never expected to be driving home with a national championship under his belt and a wedding band on his left hand with no clue how it got there.

Yet he can’t complain about the stripper bride beside him. From the moment his buddies bought him a lap dance from her, her trembles told him there was more to her than stiletto heels.

Leesa Santiago has met the perfect guy. Her timing couldn’t be worse though. If it was just their explosive sex, she could walk away. But from the moment her lap dance brought her this close to his baby blues, she was hooked. She can’t lie that she couldn’t be happier to bear his name—or guiltier that she’s using it and his Oklahoma farm to hide out from mob hit men.

That’s before Chase’s family gets involved. And his determination to do the right thing pushes her to do the one thing that will keep him safe. Break his heart.

Do cowboy boots mix with stripper heels? And can a love that started out on the wrong foot end up on the right one? That’s the risk you take waking up in Vegas.

They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Well, they were wrong. In fact, after the last couple of days Leesa had, she needed to get out of Vegas, and fast. It's not like she really had anything to stay in Vegas for. In fact, she leaves Vegas with her husband. Hold on....Husband, you say? She fell asleep a single woman, and woke up a married one. And now it was time for Leesa and Chase to figure this thing out. Do either of them really want to be married to a stranger, despite the incredible attraction the feel towards one another?

Leesa is an intriguing character. She works as a stripper in Vegas, but she is so out of place with that job. She's shy, unsure of herself, and simply not the stripper type. But it pays the bills, to a point. And Chase, well he's not the normal Alpha male hero. In fact, he's shy and a bit awkward around women.

It's funny how the two meet, considering their personalities. I love how the author created such dynamic characters, and the reader learns a little more about them as the pages turn. The sizzling sexual tension between Leesa and Chase is scorching!

Ride is a fun book, filled with memorable characters and entertaining situations. Mix in with a bit of mystery, and there you have it. Ms. Johnson writes the kind of story that keeps the reader engaged and interested. There's moments that made me laugh out loud. And the twist at the end I never saw coming.

This is a new-to-me author, and after reading this delightful story, it won't be the last. I was drawn in by Ms. Johnson's humorous, emotional story. If you enjoy a hot romance, humor, and a book you won't forget, then come along for the ride.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the great review and I'm so glad you discovered me!
Cat Johnson