Hard-Riding Cowboy by Stacey Kennedy _ Book Review

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Megan Harrison is the owner of Kinky Spurs. She’s mortgaged up to her eyeballs and works long days and nights, but she’s living life on her terms, not on her wealthy father’s. She’s done being in the cattle rancher’s shadow. She’s got it all figured out, except for the part that involves Nash Blackshaw. He’s a sexy as hell cowboy whose smile can easily charm her out of her tight jeans. The only problem is—their fathers were business rivals, and Megan and Nash have been taught to hate each other since birth.

Nash Blackshaw, a retired professional bull rider, has responsibilities on top of responsibilities. With his PBR career over due to back injury, and his focus narrowed on heading up the Blackshaw Cattle Company’s Guest Ranch, he shouldn’t have time to think about all the ways he wants Megan. But it’s all he thinks of around the sassy and sweet woman. She might be forbidden to him, but Nash wants to take her for a hard, kinky ride.

But small towns have a way of spreading gossip like wildfire, and not everyone is happy about their relationship. Especially when Megan drops a bombshell on Nash after one heated night between them. As much as Megan and Nash want to forget the old feud between their fathers and lose each other in explosive passion, they can’t escape reality. They are meant to be enemies, and Nash’s sizzling, dominant touch might not be enough to keep them together.

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[I received a digital arc from netgalley for an honest review]

Hard-Riding Cowboy is the third book in the Kinky Spurs series by Stacey Kennedy. I was really looking forward to Nash and Megan’s story and it fit what I expected for the series.

Megan was a sweet heart. She was independent and a spit fire who spoke her mind and knew what she needed in order to be happy with life. She has had feelings for Nash for so long but isn’t going to depend on him for her happiness. Nash is living half a life ignoring his failed bull riding career. Yet, whenever he’s with Megan he feels alive and the attraction between them is intense. When Megan gives in to her feelings for one night she comes away from it with more than she ever expected. Now Nash and Megan are going to give a relationship a go but the feud between their families might be too strong to overcome.

I was sadly a bit disappointed in the ‘kink’ aspect of this edition to the Kinky Spurs series. In the first book the kink had seemed a little forced, the second book the kink worked perfectly for the cowboy, but for some reason I found it lacking with Nash. Yes he took the lead in the bedroom but besides a bit of hand tying action each time during sex there wasn’t much kink to it. Don’t get me wrong the sex scenes were hot, especially one that takes place in a hospital., but I guess I expected more from Nash.

Overall, Hard-Riding Cowboy was a great story about learning to compromise and putting others feelings before your own. It was filled with steamy sex and some seriously sweet moments, many of them including fuzzy four legged creatures. Perfect for fans of cowboy romance lovers who like a little spice.

Because Nash wasn’t only testosterone and muscle, he was sensual and passionate. And when he kissed, he meant it.”

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 “You’re the realest thing I’ve ever had. And now that I’ve had us, I can’t imagine life being any other way.”

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4/5🌟

 

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