Book: Cowboy Passion — Bakersville Saga 5 & 6
Author: Helen Hardt
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Cowboy
Kissing handsome rancher Harper Bay to avoid a confrontation with her past isn’t on Amber Cross’s “to do” list, but sometimes a situation calls for desperate measures. She doesn’t expect the kiss to leave her breathless.
Amber is the hottest thing walking but clearly not Harper’s type. Nope, he’s not looking for a platinum blonde manicurist from the city, even if she is Bakersville’s reigning rodeo queen. After her surprising kiss leaves him panting, he changes his mind and decides to get to know her. Chemistry sizzles between them, but this gorgeous woman has a past that could get them both killed.
Sam O’Donovan is bored with his stale life in Montana. When his brother-in-law offers him a great job and a cut of the McCray Ranch in Bakersville, Colorado, he’s ecstatic. This is the change he needs. As for beautiful Sydney Buchanan resurfacing? That’s icing on the cake.
Sydney’s back in Bakersville for one reason and one reason only. She needs to win as many large rodeo purses as she can to help her parents run their struggling ranch in Nevada. She doesn’t bank on running into Sam O’Donovan. All the sparks they shared five years earlier are still there, but so much else has changed. If only Sam could understand the decisions she made during their time apart…and trust her.
“Cowboys did not go to baby showers. That had to be in a rulebook somewhere.”
“You’re a virus inside me that my body can’t shake.”
“Baby, I want you so bad I think I might die an early death if I can’t have you.”
“His nose was perfectly formed and those lips… too full and pink for a man. Women would spend a bundle on Botox to have them.”
More cowboys, more drama, more steamy love scenes. In Treasuring Amber, we also get a porn ring criminal enterprise to track down. Of the two stories Treasuring Amber is by far the best. Trusting Sydney is not among Ms. Hardt’s best efforts. While it not a bad story, it was extremely repetitive, which I find tiresome and tedious. The melodrama was over the top and more than a bit cheesy. I was disappointed as it was not up to her usual quality. However, Ms Hardt always does sensual scenes well, which saved the rating somewhat.
Helen Hardt is an attorney and stay-at-home mom turned award-winning romance author and freelance fiction editor. She writes contemporary, historical, paranormal, and erotic romance from her home in Colorado. She’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an avid fan of opera and football (as long as her older son and younger son are performing/playing, respectively), and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.
Praise for Helen Hardt:
Helen Hardt writes as smooth as a hot knife cutting through butter. Her words take you away and you feel like you are watching the story play out right in front of you.
~Delightfully Dirty Reads~
Ms. Hardt has a way of writing that makes me forget I’m reading a book. It’s more like slipping into a world she created and getting lost for a while.
~Whipped Cream Reviews~
Flawlessly written and in my opinion a work of art…
~Girly Girl Book Reviews~
Other Books in the Series
Cowboy Heat – Bakersville Saga 1 & 2
Cowboy Lust – Bakersville Saga 1 & 2