PRESENTING:BUCKING THE RULES
ROPED & WRANGLED
It takes a cowboy...
Trace Muldoon can handle anything...
As long as it has four legs, a mane wild as the wind and a penchant for chewing hay. But when life tries to throw him off, that's when the rodeo star is at his best.
Jo Tallen knows what she wants...
And it's not a picket fence. she had a hard childhood, but now she's the boss of the town's best watering hole, and she's got her friends and her neighbors, and there are plenty of eager ranchers around. She might have a thing for Trace--but there are too many complications. And the most dangerous is that whenever the hot cowboy bellies up to her bar, she can't keep her hands to herself...
- Series: Roped & Wrangled
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Brava (June 25, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0758281064
- ISBN-13: 978-0758281067
REVIEW (Setting: Marshall, South, Dakota)
This is Book Two of Roped & Wrangled series. If you haven't read the first book, Taking the Reins, we met Trace Muldoon, older brother of Peyton. Trace appears at home with a young son to help out on the ranch. The whole thing is quite mysterious. Where is the child's mother and where did Trace come from? Trace is one of those long, cool drinks that keep you thirsty for more.
By the end of the first book you will be begging for more of Trace. Trace is so loving with his baby boy. He takes him every where he goes. He reads up on how to raise a little one. What a daddy he's gonna be!Then we meet a city girl who is out looking for an easier life. Jo Tallen is the new girl around. She decides to take a local bar and give it a different look, more modern, but still with that cowboy touch so both cowboys and the regular town folk will feel comfortable in. She wants to be accepted. She wants to be a part of the town. She thinks she has finally found somewhere she can call home. Jo and Trace are more alike than you might think. Their mothers weren't exactly motherly role models. They have rather different opinions and views on things, even though they were raised somewhat the same. Family life seems to be their greatest difference. There is an attraction to each other even though there are differences. Ms. Murray wrote a different swing on family. It isn't always the single mother who raises the family but their are men who step up to the plate and take on single fatherhood, and take it seriously. Ms. Murray shows that even rules that have been around for years, can be broken and for the best. She has placed characters together that have differences and yet find an attraction to each other. You don't have to be a lover of cowboys or even westerns. This book brings about other topics. Parenthood, rights, wrongs, trying to find your spot in life and so much more. So if you want to read a little different twist on the normal romance. Gals, don't miss this one, but you might want to read the first book, first. I know I just want more.
I was given a complimentary copy of BUCKING THE RULES from the author, Kat Murray and Manic Readers for my view of the book. No other compensation took place.
I would give this book 5 ROPES.
Kat Murray also writes contemporary romance under the name Jeanette Murray.