Midnight Cowboys Series – Book 1
By Cat Johnson
One bucking bronco. . .
Oklahoma ranch hand Tyler Jenkins is too young, too sexy, and too damn wild to be tied down by any single woman–for more than a few steamy hours. . .
One hard-working widow. . .
Widowed rancher Janie Smithwick is too busy paying off her debts to play rodeo with a reckless young cowboy like Tyler–no matter how hot he gets her. . .
One midnight ride they’ll never forget. . .
As a rule, Janie should be dating a man her own age, like her handsome neighbor Rohn–not the twenty-four-year old ranch hand he employs. But once Tyler gets Janie alone–held tight in his arms, pressed against his hard muscled body, burning with desire–the widow realizes that some rules, like broncos, are meant to be broken. . .
When ranch hand and bronco rider Tyler Jenkins decides to hit the local bar for a good time, his plans do not include beating a hasty retreat to prevent bodily harm. And the last thing that young widow Janie Smithwick expects to find in the back of her pick-up while on a trip to the nearby lumberyard is a hot young cowboy in a state of undress. At first glance, these two have little in common, but they will quickly find out that opposites often attract.
There are plenty of books out there with older men and younger women making a love match, but I’ve not come across nearly as many where the woman is the older of the two. This alone made me excited to read Midnight Ride by Cat Johnson. Janie is no young unschooled girl, unfamiliar with the ways of the world. She has loved and lost, and is doing the best she can to carry on with her life. When Tyler literally comes crashing into her world, she sees a charming young guy and not a prospective lover. But for all his youth, Tyler knows a great thing when he sees it and sets about his pursuit of Janie with complete dedication. I mean, really, here is a hot, hard-working, big-hearted guy, smitten with her and unwilling to let her deny their connection based on their age difference. I found myself cheering Tyler on and alternately grinning and fanning myself as their relationship unfolded. And I really appreciated the way that Cat wrote the characters, especially Tyler, with more layers than we would expect. It was refreshing to see a younger man that knows what he wants and is unafraid to do what it takes to grab it. Janie was very relatable, feeling all of the things that a woman dating a young and attractive man would realistically deal with. With a great cast of supporting characters that made me laugh out loud at times, Midnight Ride was an absolutely enjoyable read, and I am looking forward to seeing more of these characters. I can’t wait to read Midnight Wrangler, Rohn’s story, and I happily recommend this new series, giving it 4+ sweet, sexy, feel-good stars.
A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Cat Johnson writes contemporary romance in genres including military and western. Known for her unique marketing and research techniques, she has sponsored pro bull riders, owns a collection of camouflage and western footwear for book signings, and a fair number of her consultants wear combat or cowboy boots for a living. For more visit CatJohnson.net
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