Coldwater’s most-wanted cowboy is just her best friend–until one sizzling summer kiss changes everything…Rodeo rider Nico Laramie may have a not-so-squeaky-clean reputation with the women of Coldwater, but there are rules he doesn’t break. No bullies. No married women. And definitely not his best friend, Eden Joplin. So what exactly is Nico thinking, kissing Eden in front of her jerk ex-husband? With the proverbial bull out of the pen, Nico is about to get gored–hard.Eden has secretly been writing a sex-advice blog called “Naughty Cowgirl,” but her divorce killed all her sexy inspiration. Then, when her gorgeous best friend kisses her in a way that makes her toes curl, suddenly Eden’s mojo is back. And the heat isn’t going away. Now something deep and long-denied is happening between them. Something that could destroy their friendship…or finally prove that this time it’s the real deal.
[I received a netgalley arc for an honest review]
Sweet Summer Sunset is the third standalone book in Delores Fossen‘s Coldwater Texas series. I have read each book and this is definitely my favorite so far!
This book brings us the story of Nico and Eden. Nico is a bull rider and not looking to change his single status any time soon. Eden writes a sex tip blog under a pseudonym and is recently divorced from her husband. They have been close friends since they were kids and when Nico kisses her to prove a point that she’s still desirable things between them quickly change.
“Eden tasted like a hyped-up mix of Christmas, birthdays and summer. All the things he liked.“
I really enjoyed Nico and Eden’s characters. Both were well-developed and the chemistry between them was believable. I loved that they had fun in the bedroom and that his aim was to make her feel good about herself. The physical scenes were fresh, fun and steamy. I looked forward to them because I couldn’t wait to see what they tried next, thanks to her sex advice blog. Besides the hot and heavy, the book has a really strong family theme. Nico’s foster sister is a big focus of the story line and it was heartwarming how close they were even though they were blood related.
“He wanted his friend. And he wanted that friendship almost as much as he wanted to French kiss her.“
Sweet Summer Sunset is a wonderful small town friends to lovers cowboy romance. It left me with a smile on my face and I am really looking forward to the next book in the series.