Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tempting the Cowboy by Elizabeth Otto

Source: Received an eBook copy from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

After taking a job on a quiet Montana dude ranch, ex-cop Rylan Frederickson finds herself surrounded by unbelievably sexy cowboys. Too bad the one she wants is her boss...and the single dad of a four-year-old. It doesn’t matter anyway, because after a recent tragedy, there’s simply no more room in her heart.

Letting a new woman into their life is the last thing Cole Haywood wants for him and his daughter, Birdie. But as Rylan’s presence at Paint River Ranch breathes new life into his family he can’t ignore his growing attraction.

When the sparks between them turn into fireworks in bed, Rylan’s torn between the family she’s lost and the one she may have found. Now she must decide if something that feels this good is worth the risk.

Available October 14th from Entangled Indulgence.

My Thoughts:


3 stars - A great quickie!
This book is a quickie.  It's only 158 pages but it packs a punch.  Good characters, sexy scenes and an interesting story make this one enjoyable.
The characters are well developed and I'm either loving them or yelling at them - always a good sign.  There is clear attraction between Cole and Rylan but they both fight it.  Cole's not making the mistake of falling for an employee again - that ended so well the last time. *dripping sarcasm*  The problem is that Rylan wiggles into his heart with her love of his ranch and family.  But that wasn't Rylan's plan at all.  She came here to forget about what she had lost not find a replacement.  Too bad Birdie has something to say about that.  I love Birdie.  She's a sweet little girl who so loves her daddy.  Cutest thing ever.  
The story is fast pasted and interesting.  I will admit that I had it mostly figured out but that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy watching it unfold.  It also didn't stop me from yelling at Cole when he makes a stupid, if not expected, call.  It was fun watching them give into their attraction, figure out if they could let the other one in and make normal mistakes.  It's a great quickie and just want I needed after some not so good ones lately.

Indulgence has great sexy reads and if you enjoy them, then this is a great one to pick up.  It's contemporary adult romance.

About this author:
Elizabeth writes steamy contemporary and paranormal romance by day, and works as an Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate by night. The night shift provides never-ending fodder for plots, characters and story lines! When not creating characters or saving lives, she wrangles three demonic children and tends to her heirloom garden in the beautiful Midwest.  


  1. I love a good quickie, too! This sounds like a pretty good story. Thanks for the review!

  2. Oh, this sounds fun. I love a quick read where the characters are entertaining and the story flows, esp since my attention span is ZIP nowadays, lol. Great review Val!

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  3. Thank you so much for your review of Tempting the Cowboy. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. :)