Under the Cowboy's Control (Contemporary Western Romance, Texas)

Under the Cowboy's Control (Contemporary Western Romance, Texas)

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by Lynda Chance
     
 

Selena Taylor is an American citizen determined to find her grandparents after she loses her family to the violence of the drug cartel in Mexico. Crossing the border into Texas turns out to be the easy part.

Virtually penniless and enticingly innocent, she soon finds herself at the mercy of Travis Blake. Travis is a hard-working, self-made rancher that has…  See more details below

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Selena Taylor is an American citizen determined to find her grandparents after she loses her family to the violence of the drug cartel in Mexico. Crossing the border into Texas turns out to be the easy part.

Virtually penniless and enticingly innocent, she soon finds herself at the mercy of Travis Blake. Travis is a hard-working, self-made rancher that has never known love or softness of any kind. His only use for women is sexual, and Selena is caught on his ranch with no way out.

While Selena plots her escape from his control, Travis ruthlessly and methodically tightens his possession and makes it impossible for her to leave.

The struggle that follows is a clash of wills that pits purity against passion, virtue against vice and love against lust.

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"I specifically told you to stay away from the men and stay at the house. In fact, I've told you more than once." He ate, standing up, and scrunched up the bag when he was finished. "You got anything to say to me? Anything in your defense?"
"Am I on tri--trial?"
"Yeah, you're on trial. And I'm the only judge you're going to get. No jury of your peers. Just me. My decision. Got that?" His voice rose.
Selena took a step back from him. "What's wrong w-with you? How can you b-be so nice and then s-so mean?"
He stalked toward her. "Really?" He reached down and swiped her wrist and held it tightly in his grip. "Really? You don't get it yet? You haven't quite figured it out? I told you what happens when a man wants something he can't have. Have you forgotten so soon? Are you saying I can have it? Are you? I tell you what, Angel, you let me take you back to the house, strip you naked every night. You sleep in my bed, and we'll see just how nice I can be." He slammed his mouth down on hers. His tongue went deep, tasting her sweetness. He pulled her into his body, his erection straining against her. He lifted his mouth from hers. His hand went to the back of her head and grabbed hold of her hair and pulled until her eyes were on his.
His face was menacing, his hold on her uncompromising. He fisted his hand in her hair until she was completely captive. His other hand went to her neck and felt her racing heartbeat. His hand roamed down and settled on her breast. Her flesh swelled against his palm, her nipple hardening. His thumb moved back and forth across the tight little pebble.
They stood there, panting together. His touch gentled, and his words became beguiling. "Come on, Baby. You don't want to be a virgin forever, do you?" His mouth lowered and he took a gentle kiss from her parted lips. "I can make it good for you. You don't need to be scared. I won't hurt you. It won't hurt at all."
She pulled away from him, accusation in her eyes.
He stood in front of her, blatant masculinity dripping from his pores. He had a dominant nature, and she felt its intensity now.
His eyes were riveted on her, his nostrils flaring. Goddammit! He had sworn to himself that he wasn't going to try to seduce her, and then he had gone and done just that. "Shit." He turned away and dug his cell phone from his pocket, flipped it open and pressed a button. He spoke into the phone. "Yeah, get back here and take her back to the house."
He ended the call and slipped the phone back into his pocket. "I'm not going to apologize. You're playing with fire and you know it. You better watch out, little girl, because you're going to get burned. I want you to get back to that house and stay there. You can go to the barn and see those damn skunks, but that's it. Nowhere else. You stay away from the men." He grabbed her chin in his hand and lifted. "And when you get back to the house, you better make me something real sweet for dessert, because I want something for all the goddamn trouble you're causing me."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013098183
Publisher:
Lynda Chance
Publication date:
08/15/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
23,006
File size:
538 KB

Meet the Author

Lynda loves words, whether she's reading them or writing them. Having spent countless hours looking for the exact kind of hero (in print!) that fuels her fantasies, she decided to create him herself.

She writes romance novels, novellas and short-stories, all with a dominating, alpha-male hero and a heroine he can't manage to walk away from. Her stories are sometimes shockingly hot and sensual, but are always monogamous and contain only one hero and one heroine. A happy ending is a must!

Lynda has lived her whole life in Texas and resides in Galveston County where she spends most of her free time gardening and transforming her tiny house on the water into a cottage fit for a queen (or a romance novelist).

Lynda has been married for twenty-five years to the man of her dreams and has two kids away at college.

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Under the Cowboy's Control (Contemporary Western Romance, Texas) 4.1 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 206 reviews.
LadyRavenRAVE1 More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful story as well as my second book by the author within a day. She does make her male characters possessive and dominating, but its always driven by jealousy and a strong attraction to their female characters. And I find that likable. Selena is an American and Mexican citizen, determined to find her grandparents in America after she loses her family. She leaves Mexico, to get away from the violence of the drugs. So she crosses the border into Texas with no money and just her bag pack. After a couple of rough days, she finds her self in Travis's barn. Travis is an ex rodeo star now self-made rancher. His has grown up without a mother and a drunken father. When Selena is discovered by the ranch hands, both Selena and Travis will build a relationship that both weren't expecting. Travis will become possessive and demanding and Selena will try not to lose herself. This was a nice story and a bit sad in certain areas. I really felt sorry for Selena, when she was found and what she went through just tug at your heart. I admire the way Selena stood her ground sexually and mentally. Even though she stood her ground, it drove Travis crazy. To Travis, Selena was a walking temptation that eventually drove him to craziness, obsession and possessiveness. The only statement I didn't like, it got so obsessive for Travis that he said he wanted to see her barefoot, pregnant, in the kitchen and bed. But Travis was a sweet heart and sexy. I laughed a few times at the ranch hands when they discovered Selena isn't a boy and can cook. I thought the Epilogue was so sweet and nice. Storyline:GOOD Intimacy:GOOD Enjoyment: GOOD
RomanceReview More than 1 year ago
Read this while I lost power for the day due to last weekend's storm. So happy my Nook was charged! I've read the author's novellas and enjoyed the length of Under the Cowboy's Control. Ms. Chance was able to add a lot of locale description and character development that added to the story. I loved the building the sexual tension between Selena and Travis that culminates in some very sexy scenes. Fantastic!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish there were more books like this! GREAT BOOK.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, finish this book in one day!!!!!! Loved Selena and Travis relationship
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it had everythig I crave. It was a wonderful romantic story, that had well placed erotica, and still carried a nice plot. This is a hard combination for authors to pull off but when its done right its pure magic. Over 500pgs that I couldnt put down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book!! I finished in less than 2 days. Constantly on your toes and I loved the detail put into every scene
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the length and the general story itself. Cant wait to read more of her work!!
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This is my favorite book from this author. Travis can seem like a bully, but it is how he expresses his love. This has bee a re-read for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Romantic? Ugh. He's a complete bully and she's a freakin' doormat. Please Ms. Chance: write a heroine without a stutter or stammer, bumbling or tripping.....
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Good from beginning to end!!!
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Okay...kinda boring. Found that its just like every other story out there..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good romance! Sweet ending. Loved it. This is my second book from this author, Linda Chance. I look forward to reading more. Alpha male/smart female, HEA, duel POV, and about 500 pages. Simple plot, good sex scenes. I recommend this book. S.A.K.
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This is one Lynda Chance book where I felt the synopsis really fell short of describing where a great book this is. I adored Selena. Travis is Chances typical alpha male( which I always love) but Selena is really what makes this book stand out. She is innocent, but not naive. An intelligent practical female character who avoids the usual predictable story pitfalls such as blindly ignoring the obvious, foolish misunderstandings, and fighting her own feelings. If you love Lynda Chance and are on the fence about this book, buy it! Its worth every penny.
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