"I simply adored this book. It’s fun, exciting, romantic and just an all around great read. The author pulled me in from the very start with a well written 2nd second chance romance with characters I just fell in love with. Well except for Jonathan, he needed his head bopped on numerous occasions." Barbara, Goodreads
Release Date: January 16th, 2020
Eight seconds to glory. One second to lose it all.
Bowen Barclay lived to ride bulls - until his single-minded focus cost his wife her life. Four years on, raising his son alone is the only thing he’s getting right. His rodeo career is going down in flames and instead of dating, he’s playing his kid’s video games.
Paisley Ackerly loves to sing. Loudly and offkey, but in the privacy of her rundown home, it’s only her children she’s torturing. Until her ten-year-old leaves his gaming console on, with a handsome cowboy still on the webcam, listening to every word.
Being accused of internet creepery isn’t the best way to meet a woman, but when an instant spark ignites between the two, it isn’t long before online chat spills over into real life dirty talk.
But while Paisley might love Bowen’s filthy mouth, when the pressures of his public career and her secret past explode, words won’t be enough to save them.
This single-parent romance brings the steam against a backdrop of professional bull riding, rodeo, and small-town cowboys.
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We found a table at a nice little steakhouse and Bowen ordered half the menu. I ordered fish and salad and Bowen gave me a confused look. “We’re at a steakhouse and you order fish? What kind of country girl are you?”
“The kind that doesn’t particularly love red meat?”
Bowen sat back in seat, clutching his heart. “Blasphemy.”
I laughed. “I’m surprised you do. How are you sure you’re not eating one of those bulls you ride?”
“I’ve been bucked off a few that I wouldn’t have minded serving up on a plate instead. Mean assholes some of them.”
“You’d probably be mean too if I tried to ride you…”
I closed my eyes as the words fell out my lips. When I opened them, Bowen was laughing.
“Please stop. That did not come out the way I intended it to.”
He winked at me, nodding in an exaggerated fashion. “Sure sure. But for the record, Paisley. You can ride me anytime you want.”
My face flushed hot and I dropped my gaze to my plate. I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to leap across the table and straddle him, right then and there, or die of embarrassment. Both seemed viable options.
About the author:
Elle Thorpe lives on the sunny east coast of Australia, about an hour out of Sydney. When she's not writing stories full of kissing and chemistry, she's a wife, and Mummy to three tiny humans. She's also official ball thrower to one slobbery dog named Rollo. Yes, she named a female dog after a male character on Vikings. Don't judge her. Elle is a complete and utter fangirl at heart, obsessing over The Walking Dead and Outlander to an unhealthy degree. But she wouldn't change a thing.