Billionaires, cowboys, and second chance romance collide in All Night with the Cowboy by Soraya Lane.
BACK IN THE SADDLE. STRAIGHT TO THE HEART. . .
At the Ford family ranch, getting thrown from a horse is a part of growing up. But one cowboy is still learning the ropes when it comes to falling in love.
Tanner Ford has been riding bulls and busting broncos his entire life. So when he takes a hard spilland sustains serious injurieshe refuses to believe his rodeo days are behind him. He’s determined to restore his body and revive his career. There’s just one problem: the finest physical therapist in town just happens to be the only woman he’s ever loved.
Lauren Lewis knows she made a huge mistake when she walked away from Tanner. But she was young, ambitious, and focused on her medical career. Now, after all these years, Tanner’s backand, in spite of his injuries, looking better than she allows herself to admit. She agrees to work on Tanner’s big bruised muscles until he’s back in bull-riding shape again. But how can Lauren resist the smoldering attraction between her and her old flame. . .and will she be able to live without him?
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About the Author
As a child, Soraya Lane dreamed of becoming an author. Fast forward more than a few years, and Soraya is now living her dream! Soraya describes being an author as "the best career in the world", and she hopes to be writing romance for many years to come.
Soraya loves spending her days thinking up characters for books, and her home is a constant source of inspiration. She lives with her own real life hero and two sons on a small farm in New Zealand, surrounded by animals and with an office overlooking a field where their horses graze. She is the author of The Devil Wears Spurs, Cowboy Take Me Away, I Knew You Were Trouble, and Cowboy Stole My Heart.
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November 22, Thanksgiving
TANNER took a deep breath before entering the room. From the moment he'd woken up in the hospital and started his long stay there, he'd imagined Thanksgiving afternoon; the smell of turkey roasting, the sound of his family talking, the feeling of finally being able to walk into a room again. He glanced down at the cast still covering his lower leg and clenched his fingers tightly around the crutches. Not exactly walking, perhaps hobbling was a better description for what he was doing, but it was close enough.
He stood up as tall as he could and gave his younger sister a grin, ignoring the blast of pain in his right wrist as her little toddler threw her arms up, excited to see him. "Hey, Mia. Hey, Sophia."
"Tanner!" Mia exclaimed, leaping up and throwing her arms around him. Her pregnant belly squished against him and he struggled not to groan as she held him. Everything hurt still — his chest, his back, his wrist and his leg. He was a goddamn mess all over, but he wasn't about to let anyone else in the room know that. Even his little niece, Sophia, toddle-walked over to him and held onto his leg in a big cuddle. Thankfully it was his good leg, so he wasn't wincing in pain the entire time.
"Hey, it's not that exciting having me home, is it?" he asked, grinning down at Mia and pressing a quick kiss to her cheek, then ruffling Sophia's hair before she toddled off again. "You'd think I'd been gone for a year."
"Honestly, you haven't been home a minute and I'm ready to strangle you," Mia muttered. "Of course it's exciting! You scared us all half to death when you ended up in the hospital like that."
He hadn't meant to tease her — she'd lost her best friend to a riding accident and he wasn't trying to trivialize what had happened — he just didn't particularly want to be the center of attention. Not here and not at the hospital — all the fuss was embarrassing.
"Hey, Tan," Cody called out, raising his beer bottle. "Ready for a drink?"
"Hell yes," Tanner answer, throwing his brother a grateful smile. "Hey, Sam," he said when his brother-in-law shook his hand, slapping him on the back and passing the beer over from Cody. Mia hadn't been married to Sam for long, but Tanner already felt like he was part of the family. It helped that they both shared a solid love for Quarter Horses.
"It's good to have you home, Tanner." His older sister Angelina had been talking to their dad on the other side of the room but she was by his side now, giving him a long, warm hug. She was so unlike Mia, who was usually always dressed down in jeans and a T-shirt or her riding attire. Angelina was more often wearing tailored pants and silky blouses, making her stand out like a sore thumb whenever she returned to the ranch.
He always loved Thanksgiving — it was the only time their entire family was ever together. Cody might be the complete opposite of him and Angelina was as interested in the ranch as he was in clothes shopping, but they'd always gotten along well and he missed the hell out of them when they weren't around. As kids they'd been more similar, it was only as young adults they'd slowly drifted apart when it came to their careers and interests.
"Good to have you home, son." His dad, the one and only Walter Ford, spoke in his trademark booming voice from the other side of the room.
Tanner raised his beer to his father and took a long, cool sip. It was like heaven in a mouthful as he stood there, propped up on his crutches.
"Come sit," Cody ordered. "Put that leg up and watch some football."
He let Mia fuss and take his beer while he settled himself down, grimacing when he lifted his leg up and placed it on the coffee table. It was good to get the weight off it, but it still hurt like hell most of the time — a dull, never-ending thud of pain that he was almost starting to get used to.
"You feeling okay or putting on a brave face?" Mia asked, her brows drawn together, concern written all over her expression.
"If I told you the truth, you'd only start fussing."
Mia nodded. She was his ally in this whole thing — Mia was a professional show jump rider, and although not as dangerous as what he did, it was still a high-risksport. Not to mention the fact that he'd stood her ground with her when their entire family had protested about her continuing to ride while she was pregnant with Sophia and now again with her second pregnancy. She owed him a debt big time.
"You let me know if you need anything, or if all of this," she said, waving her hand around, "gets to be too much."
She left him then and went back to Sam, and Tanner grit his teeth and tried to get comfortable. He'd been hurt before, but damn, this was something else. Perhaps he should have heeded his doctor's advice and stayed a few days longer.
"So how'd you convince the docs to let you out of the hospital so soon?" Cody asked as he sipped his beer.
"Bribed a pretty nurse," Tanner replied with a wink.
"I should have guessed." Cody laughed and Tanner joined in, pleased he'd decided to come home. It was Thanksgiving and the last thing he wanted was to sit alone in a hospital bed, wishing he was at home with the rest of his family.
"Any thoughts about rehab yet?" Cody asked. "And please don't tell me you're hoping to get on a bull again. Surely you've got all that out of your system? It's been ten years of risks, Tan, it's time to give it up and grow up a little. Get a real job."
Tanner took a big pull of beer. "We're not all cut out to be pen pushers," Tanner replied, knowing how badly that would grate his brother.
"You know what? Screw you," Cody muttered. "At least I'm not trying to kill myself every time I go to work."
Tanner wasn't so sure about that. He'd feel like he was trying to kill himself if he went to work in an office each day, but he decided to keep his mouth shut instead of retaliating.
For the next half hour, Tanner managed to ignore Cody and watch the game, and before he knew it, his sisters were calling them in for dinner and everyone rose. Tanner hauled himself up as best he could, accepting Cody's hand when he steadied him and held out one of the crutches to him.
"Thanks," he muttered.
"You know I do actually give a damn about you, right?" Cody asked. "It's the only reason I keep at you about doing something different with your life."
"Yeah, I know." Tanner moved into the adjoining room where the big dining table was set. "It just ain't gonna happen." A huge turkey was in the middle and smaller dishes surrounded it — Tanner's mouth was watering just looking at the feast. His brother needed to learn when to shut his mouth, and right now would be as good a time as any.
"But when is enough going to be enough, Tan? What do you have left to prove?" Cody asked. "I think you owe it to us."
"Just leave it," Tanner ground out, not wanting to ruin a damn fine meal because his brother wouldn't get off his back.
"You know," Mia said, obviously having heard the conversation and trying to deflect the argument. "The best thing you can do is to heal your body properly. If you do decide to go back to riding, and that's something only you can decide, you're less likely to injure yourself if your body's in top form. Maybe you can promise us all that you won't go back until you're in top shape again?"
"See, words of wisdom over here," Tanner said with a laugh, eternally grateful for Mia. "I need to heal, then find a top physical therapist. I'll be back on a beast in no time, but I will give you all my word that I'll wait until I'm good and ready before I go back. Maybe I'll stick with broncs awhile before returning to bulls." It wasn't a question of if — in his mind it was only a matter of when.
Mia gave him a look and he stared back at her, but then she smiled and leaned over to take his plate. He ignored the raised eyebrows from his father and didn't bother looking at his other siblings.
"Everything?" she asked, gesturing toward the dishes of food.
He nodded. "The works." He'd been fantasizing about this meal all week as a way to survive the disgustingly bland hospital food. Angelina passed him another beer and he took it gratefully, although it would have to be his last. He didn't want to mix the pain meds he was on with too much alcohol.
Everyone started talking and Tanner reached forward to take the plate from Mia, sucking in a sharp breath when he engaged his stomach muscles without realizing. The bull had gouged straight through his flesh, into his ribs and tearing through his side, and the pain there was still hard to manage.
"Thanks," he said, trying not to hiss with pain as he set the huge plate of food down.
"You know," Mia said, leaning toward him a little as she filled her own plate. "I think you need to go away somewhere for a few weeks. You can go somewhere relaxing, take a physical therapist with you, and just focus on healing. I think a long rest away from here would do you good for your recovery."
He grunted. "Why is it that you and I are the only people in this family who speak the same language sometimes?"
She laughed. "Seriously, Tanner, can you trust me to organize it for you? I've been talking to some PT's and investigating options for you. I really want to help."
"Damn, girl, sounds like you've been busy while I've been lying around in a hospital bed."
There went that look again. Mia never sucked in her bottom lip, yet she'd done it twice now and he had no idea why. He raised an eyebrow and stared at her, long and hard. "Mia?"
"I need you to be open-minded," she said. "But I've tentatively booked accommodations for you, and the jet is available. You can leave the second week of December and come back in the New Year."
Tan took a sip of his beer. "What's the catch?" He couldn't exactly see what was so bad about taking a vacation.
"I've also booked the physical therapist." She hesitated and he set down his beer, waiting for her to finish. "There was one who clearly stood out from the rest, so I took the liberty of making sure she was available, too."
"Cody, how about you say grace this year," Walter Ford, Tanner's dad, suggested from the other end of the table, interrupting the conversation Tanner was having with his sister.
"It's Lauren," Mia whispered as Tanner went to bow his head.
His head shot up so fast he got whiplash. "What?" he demanded in a loud voice.
"Tanner!" His father scolded.
"Lauren Lewis," Mia repeated, her voice barely audible. But he knew what he'd heard, and he knew why she'd said it so quietly, too.
"You've got to be goddamn kidding me," he muttered.
Tanner sat silently, head dipped, fuming as he listened to Cody's words. Thunder roared in his ears and when he lifted his head and reached for his fork, his hand was shaking as he tightly clenched the piece of cutlery. He stabbed at a piece of turkey.
"Tanner, come on. It's ..."
"The answer is no, Mia. Find someone else."
"She was already heading to Fiji on vacation and it was the only way to get her, so I organized for you to, well, join her. You'll be flying out together in a few weeks' time."
She stared at him and the rest of the table went quiet. He felt eyes on his burning hot skin, but no one said anything and Mia eventually smiled and changed the subject, striking up a conversation with her husband.
Lauren wasn't the only physical therapist around, and he'd rather suffer in pain for the rest of his life than ever see her again. There was no way in hell he was letting her touch him, let alone board a plane and spend weeks with her on a goddamn island in Fiji.
* * *
Lauren stretched out like a cat in a puddle of sunshine. Sleeping in was amazing. In fact, right now, it was her absolute favorite thing to do.
She'd been working twelve-hour days, seven days a week, for nine months straight, and she was still exhausted even a week after finishing up for the season. She flexed her toes and reluctantly pushed the covers back, dragging herself up and trying to decide if it was worth making her way to yoga, or if she'd be better off staying in bed and reading a book.
Then again, this was the only time in her life she had to go to yoga. There wasn't usually any time to make classes or hell, make any time for herself at all, if she was completely honest. Not when she was working. She sighed. And this was why she was waking up in a bed alone, again, after her last boyfriend had reminded her repeatedly about how little time he ever had with her because she was more interested in work than play.
Her phone buzzed on her bedside table and she reached for it, admiring her hot pink manicure — another thing she didn't get to indulge in very often. She smiled when she saw who it was from. Mia Ford had always been friendly, and whenever they'd run into each other over the years they'd always enjoyed catching up, but this time was different. She'd heard about Tanner's fall — hell, everyone had heard about what had happened to Texas's bull riding star at the World Finals — she just hadn't ever expected a personal invitation to work on his rehab. But Mia had been insistent, and she supposed that if Tanner was okay with seeing her again, then she could be too. She was a professional physical therapist. She worked on top athletes for a living and she'd perfected the friendly but professional relationship with all the men she saw on a regular basis. Why would Tanner be any different?
Her heart did a little flutter, but she ignored it. Tanner was in the past, period. This was a professional engagement, nothing more, nothing less. So what if she'd technically be vacationing with him on a beautiful island in Fiji? The fact her skin was on fire had nothing to do with Tanner, and she'd booked this trip months ago as a way to prove to herself and everyone else in her life that she was capable of relaxation. The irony that she'd now be working on her one vacation in almost a decade wasn't lost on her though.
She texted Mia back, her thumb flying fast over the screen of her iPhone.
All confirmed, available for the entire three weeks if needed. Send me through all the final details, including his latest scans and reports so I can review, and you should already have my itinerary so you can schedule his flights and room. Looking forward to it. Lauren.
She set her phone down and scooped her long dark hair up into a ponytail, slipping a tie from her wrist. She stripped down, put on tights and a t-shirt, then made her way into the adjoining bathroom. Lauren turned the faucet on and studied her face while she waited for the water to run hot. What would Tanner think after all this time? Would he think she'd aged? That she was different? Her face was a little slimmer than it had been back in high school and there were tiny lines feathering beside her eyes, but hell, that was twelve years ago. He'd probably changed since then, too.
She washed her face then dried it and rubbed in some tinted moisturizer before brushing her teeth and heading downstairs. She'd walk to yoga and grab a shake for breakfast on the way. Who knew, it might help her stop thinking about a handsome as hell, reckless, fun-loving cowboy who'd stolen her heart in high school and had never, ever truly given it back to her. Or if he had, it sure as heck wasn't in one piece.
She grabbed her phone off the counter and her keys, then let herself out and locked the door, smiling the second sunshine hit her face and a light breeze of wind tickled against her bare skin.
Lauren dialed her sister, Hannah, grinning to herself as she thought about her sister's reaction to what she was doing.
"Hey," Hannah answered. "Tell me something exciting. Did you go out last night?"
"Me, exciting?" Lauren laughed. "Come on, you know me, an exciting night is watching more than one show on Netflix and getting a big sleep."
"Seriously, when you're up to your elbows in diapers one day, with kids' television shows blaring, and you're operating on zero sleep and way too many coffees? You'll be wishing you'd made the most of your single years."
Lauren stifled a laugh. She didn't know whether Hannah was joking or whether it was a genuine plea for help. "You need me to come over and help out?" she asked. "Because seriously, I was just going to a class. I can jump in my car and be there in, like, an hour?"
"No." Hannah sighed. "I just, you know, I love my kids so much but sometimes I'd just like to hit pause for a day, a weekend, heck maybe even an entire week. It'd be nice to go to the toilet for once without having an audience of little people."(Continues…)
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I do love second chance romances and cowboys, throw in a tropical island setting and some great chemistry and this was an enjoyable read. Tanner and Lauren lacked nothing in the chemistry department. From their teenage romance days to their tryst on the tropical island, these two were perfect together…if all a relationship needed was chemistry. Unfortunately, their break-up at the end of high school has left Tanner angry and Lauren full of regret, and I had my doubts about these two ever being able to reconcile the past – especially when they “agree” to a no-strings affair while they are supposed to be focusing on Tanner’s therapy and then having a bit of romance find its way into the mix. I did enjoy this read but found myself frustrated at times with the characters, especially since you knew there were real feelings between them but it was their own stubbornness to address the issues from the past that kept them from a much easier happily ever after. I don’t mind characters having to work for it, but boy did these two makes things hard! I think that caused this book to drag at times for me, mostly when they were on the island where I found myself skipping parts since the love/hate no-strings relationship got a bit tedious, knowing that there was so much more between them than either would admit and confront. I loved seeing the sweet parts of Tanner come out throughout the book. He’s real and genuine and uses his wealth to help others. And boy did I love him at the end – the reckless boy from his childhood made things right and did so with a grand gesture! A good read that would be perfect for anyone looking for a bit of angst with a healthy dose of sexy bull-riding cowboy! I received an advance reader copy from the publisher via NetGalley which I voluntarily reviewed.
This is the second book in this series but don’t let that stop you from enjoying this cowboy as this novel acts like a standalone. I enjoyed this novel just as much as I enjoyed the first one. As they say, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas well, what happens in Fuji was more than both parties had planned. They couldn’t contain what happened in Fuji to just Fuji, so what happened in Fuji followed them home. They were high school sweethearts until Lauren called it off suddenly. Tanner took the break-up hard and has held a grudge against Lauren for years. Lauren couldn’t tell Tanner exactly why she broke up with him but her feeling towards him have never changed. It is now twelve years later and Tanner has just taken a hard fall. A well-known professional bull rider, Tanner has made his way to the top again only to be trampled by his competitor, Thunder Cat. After hospitalization, Tanner needs therapy from what the bull has done to his body and he needs the best. After some negotiation from both parties, it is agreed that Tanner will meet Lauren in Fuji where she was headed for vacation. Tanner will get his therapy and they both will enjoy some needed vacation, separately. Lauren is all professional and business-like when they meet which disturbs Tanner. Tanner wants to air out the past and then move forward, whereas Lauren just wants to start Tanner’s therapy and enjoy her time in Fuji. It doesn’t take long for Tanner to make the first move on Lauren and the hardheaded woman, reciprocates. It’ funny how Lauren tries to get all professional again but her mind and body are thinking something totally different. After some serious thought the two of them come up with a plan. Why not have some fun in Fuji and then leave it in Fuji? Their time there is, well you can imagine. When it is time to head back into reality, it’s time to put the brakes on this adventure and get back to work. Afterall, they both have respectable jobs that they have worked hard to achieve. Lauren goes back home to her job and Tanner goes to his parent’s ranch where he can get some assistance while he continues healing. Being in close proximity to each other has its advantages and disadvantages as now, they can’t put the past few weeks behind them. They each know that they have pressing job with major commitments to attend to. Being together is complicated but together they have a great connection and they are good together. Do they really have a future together or are they just kidding themselves? I liked the seriousness of the characters and the fun that they had together. I liked how they were devoted to their careers and how they strived to achieve their goals. I liked how mature they were when thinking about their lives and reality, sure they could have some fun while on vacation but they both decided it would be short-lived and they both were willing to do that. It was a fun novel. I really enjoyed reading it. I suggest you read the first novel in the series also but it is not necessary to enjoy this one. I received a copy of this novel from NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review.
This is second chance love between bull rider Tanner and physical therapist Lauren. After the really bad fall from the bull, Tanner needs a therapist to go back in the saddle and the best for the job is her former teenage love, Lauren. The old resentment still cause a lot of pain and at first they are a lot of bad words said but after clearing the past the old flame comes to life and they agree to have a fling until their time together ends up. Although they have strong feelings for each other are their lives so different and one of them would have to sacrifice their career. The story was ok but I didn't love it. Nor Tanner nor were for me someone to fall in love. Tanner was too hard headed and unpleasant, especially from the start. Lauren was also nothing special, I didn't understand why didn't she want to tell the reason why she left him in the past and she was hot and cold and undetermined when it came to her feelings. It was a mediocre read. I volunteered to review an ARC of this book for Netgelly (
All Night With the Cowboy by Soraya Lane combines some of my favorite things: second chances and beautiful islands (Fiji). Tanner needs the best help he can find to recover from a devastating injury after his last bull ride. Lauren is the best sports physical therapist around. Unfortunately she broke his heart twelve years ago. Tanner’s road to recovery, and the road to healing both their hearts, goes through Fiji where the island works its magic on everyone. This second chance romance is a must read. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
This second chance romance is fun, flirty, and sexy at its best. Tanner and Lauren have chemistry that explodes off the pages and keeps those pages turning. When Tanner is severely hurt while on the rodeo circuit he heads home to heal and though the doctors tell him his career is over he is determined to resume where he left off. He hires the best physical therapist he can find even though it is his long lost love. This is definitely a keeper and a recommended read for this summer! **Received this ARC for review from the publisher via NetGalley**
Tanner and Lauren used to be the high school golden couple. Years later life is giving them a second chance. Tanner is a professional Bull rider he is at the top of his game. In the blink of an eye, his life tumbles to a halt. Lauren is a physiotherapist. She's always been professional with her clients. In reality, she has never found anyone who matches up to Tanner. When his sister calls and asks to help him heal an injury, Lauren has her chance to mend broken bridges. This book has a beautiful setting, a smoking hot cowboy and some steamy scenes. It's sweet and firey. All night with the cowboy was so good I was sucked in from the start. This is my second book in the River Ranch series. I enjoyed this one more than the first but both are worth looking at. 4.5 stars out of 5. *I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I have read and loved Soraya Lane’s work for a long time. In fact, I can safely say that I have loved everything that she has written. This book, while still being above average and entertaining, isn’t on par with her usual work. I absolutely love a hot and rugged cowboy and a daredevil like Tanner Ford is enough to get any red blooded woman’s pulse racing. The book starts with him suffering a near fatal injury and at a crossroads to his future and career. So the last thing he needs is a blast from the past - his first love, his high school girlfriend and possibly the only woman who he has ever loved. A woman who left him and who he has never been able to forget or forgive. Lauren Lewis has given up the love of her life to get where she is today. A physical therapist who has made a big name for herself she has made sure that she is respected and trusted by not only her athlete patients but also their significant others. But it seems that fate has thrown her together with the one man that never wants to see her again. Will their second chance be a success or a huge mistake? This story had lots of potential. Who doesn’t love a great second chances romance? Especially one that takes the hero and heroine to a tropical island and has the heroine trying to heal the hero with her hands on his body - in a professional and medical way of course ;) But the chemistry and the heat fell short for me. The ending was nice and emotional but I just wish that the rest could have been just as satisfying. Thank you Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
3.5* Second chance romance is one of my favorite troupes. This one does not disappoint in the love hate emotions that run through this book. Tate Ford and Lauren Lewis had a youthful romance that they thought would last a lifetime then Lauren’s parents gave her an ultimatum, give up Tate, the reckless motorcycle riding, drinking bull rider or they would not pay for her college. Tanner is one of the winningest bull riders there is. While riding in the World Finals he’s terribly hurt, his sister convinces him he needs a therapist if he ever want to regain the championship. She’s set it all up for him, several weeks on a beautiful tropical island with the best therapist there is Laurann Lewis the girl he hates, the one that broke his heart. Lauren has worked hard to make her career what it is, no flirting and no dating her clients. She works long hours with very little time off she will enjoy this vacation to its most and if it gets upgraded so she can help Tanner Lewis then so be it. She only hopes she hasn’t made a mistake, the last time she’d seen Tanner it nearly killed her to leave him. The chemistry between them is electric, Lauren ignores,it because she knows he will never for give her for breaking his heart. Tanner is being a jerk to cover for his confusion over his feelings for Lauren, as they say there’s a fine line between love and hate. One kiss changed everything. They struck up a deal, a sexual relationship while they are on the island. Lauren’s in control during the day with Tanner’s rehab and Tanner is in control when the sun goes down and the sexy times begin. It all made so much sense in the beginning but heartache and Year’s apart didn’t seem to kill the love they had for each other but forgiveness and trust my be what gets in their way. I enjoyed this book and I loved lauren and Tanner the problem I had is it didn’t hold my attention until halfway through.
I loved the second book in the River Ranch series. Loved the back story, the characters, the conflict, the cameo of Ryder King from The Devil Wears Spurs, and the whole storyline was great. Twelve years ago she walked away from the man she loved because her parents gave her an ultimatum, him or college. He has never forgiven her for walking away without an explanation, and he never wanted to see the girl who broke his heart again, but when he takes a catastrophic spill while riding a bull, she is the only PT that has a chance at getting him back into bull riding shape. There is only one problem, she has planned a vacation that is years over do and she will only work with him if he is willing to go with her. She knows it is a mistake, but when she finds out the extent of his injuries she can’t say no. So off to Fiji for an extended stay and rehabilitation with the only man she has ever loved and who now hates her. Their chemistry was great, the emotional tension added to the conflict, and their story was both entertaining and enjoyable. Loved every second of it and didn’t want it to end. The author is quickly becoming a favorite. Her characters are strong and dynamic. Her story lines are entertaining and engaging and they are just fun to read.
Some people are just born to grow up to be a cowboy. Tanner Ford grew up riding bulls and busting broncos on his wealthy family’s ranch. On the rodeo circuit he made a name for himself as one of the top bull riders ever, but one bull shattered more than his body when his future as a rider is now in jeopardy. When his sister arranges for physical therapy to help him continue his dream, even the tropical island getaway isn’t enough to overcome the pain he is reminded of the day the girl he swore he would love forever…because there she was again, the best therapist money could buy. Lauren and Tanner were young and in love, money wasn’t an issue for their future, but she wanted more than to be a cowboy’s wife, or she thought she did. When her parents gave her an offer she didn’t think she could refuse, she made a mistake and she walked out on Tanner. Now she is face to face with the man of her dreams, the one she traded to reach her own goals. Their attraction is hotter than the tropical heat on the secluded beach, but so is the searing pain of loss and betrayal. Will they get past the demons of their youth and rekindle the inferno that rages between them? ALL NIGHT WITH THE COWBOY by Soraya Lane is a second chance romance whose time had finally come for two souls, more mature, more self-assured and finally ready to share what happened when Lauren walked out. I enjoyed this story, even though the past was often hashed and re-hashed mentally, before Lauren finally explained herself. High angst, lots of anger and finally, some communication and of course, the passion! I received a complimentary ARC edition from St. Martin's Press! My review is voluntary.
Tanner gets hurt doing what he loves and this time it seems his family wants him to retire but his sister sets everyone straight by booking a Physical therapist. Only the jokes on him and it seems the past has come back to haunt him. Lauren is set to spend her 30th birthday alone in Fuji. She's set to go when a Mia reaches out and ask for help and she agrees under one condition. Can she and Tanner enjoy the beautiful island of Fuji and get Tanner back to the bulls or will it all be too much for both of them? I was not a huge fan of this book the relationship between Tanner and Lauren seemed forced. I really did enjoy Lauren and her sweet independent nature and how she could hold her own. I felt like Tanner's main goal was to get even no matter what he seemed almost hostile sometimes. I really could not stand him. There was strong adult language and scenes throughout. I felt like the book would have been way better without all the cursing. I found it a total turn off and hard to get into the story. Overall not the book for me.
Wow! All Night With The Cowboy by Soraya Lane is a fantastic western romance. Ms. Lane has once again impressed me with her story-telling abilities with this awesome book. Her outstanding characters and their interactions are top-notch. Tanner is recovering from a bull riding injury. His sister hires the best physical therapist that happens to be Tanner's ex, Lauren. This second chance romance is packed with action, drama, humor and smokin' hot sex. I loved reading All Nigh With The Cowboy and look forward to reading more from Soraya Lane in the future. All Night With The Cowboy is book 2 of the River Ranch Series but can easily be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book that I received from NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
3.75 stars-captivating and heart breaking 3.75 stars--ALL NIGHT WITH THE COWBOY is the second instalment in Soraya Lane’s contemporary, adult RIVER RANCH cowboy, romance series focusing on the Ford siblings. This is professional bull-rider Tanner Ford, and physical therapist Lauren Lewis’ story line. ALL NIGHT WITH THE COWBOY can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story line is revealed where necessary. The RIVER RANCH series is a spin off from the author’s TEXAS KINGS series. You do not have to have read the original series to understand or follow the current time line. Some of the characters cross over for cohesion and backstory. Told from dual third person perspectives (Tanner and Lauren) ALL NIGHT WITH THE COWBOY follows the second chance romance and relationship between professional bull-rider Tanner Ford, and physical therapist Lauren Lewis. Twelve years earlier, Lauren Lewis walked out of Tanner’s life. High school sweethearts, Tanner and Lauren had promised one another the world but Lauren was forced to choose between her career and love, and ultimately her career won out. Fast forward to present day wherein Tanner Ford’s bull-riding days have come to an abrupt stop with possible career ending injuries inflicted during the last World’s Finals. Enter Lauren Lewis, physical therapist, and the woman Tanner can’t stop hating for breaking his heart. What ensues is the acrimonious rebuilding relationship between Tanner and Lauren as they are forced together on a tropical island, and the fall-out as Tanner is unable to let go of the past. Successful, rich and stubborn, Tanner Ford struggles with his attraction to the woman who destroyed his heart. Together, Tanner and Lauren must ignore the elephant in the room, focusing on healing the numerous injuries, in preparation for Tanner’s return to the bull-riding circuit but working together brings with it the memories of the past, and the overwhelming grief and memories of losing the only woman Tanner would ever love. Throughout the story there is a definite push and pull between our leading couple. Hurtful words are spoken in haste, only to be compounded by the emotional fall-out of the truth. Maturity level is questionable; Tanner’s bitterness and bellyaching about the past is adolescent forcing Lauren out of his life once again-his constant reminders about how she broke his heart, got old, pretty fast. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. The colorful and energetic secondary characters include Tanner’s siblings Angelina, Mia and her husband Sam, Cody, and their father Walter Ford; Lauren’s sister Hannah, their father, and mother Julie. ALL NIGHT WITH THE COWBOY is a story of second chances; a rekindling romance that suffers in the face of Tanner’s inability to let got of the past, a hurt inflicted upon his eighteen year old soul that he had never, truly gotten over. The premise is captivating; the romance is heart breaking but passionate; the characters are prickly, spirited and animated.
This is book 2 in the River Ranch series. This one is about Tanner Ford and Lauren Lewis. Tanner is the brother of Mia from book 1. He rides bulls for a living with the rodeo circuit and has made a name for himself doing it. On his last ride though, it goes horribly wrong and he gets hurt. To the point that he needs physical therapy in order to heal correctly, especially if he wants to go back to his career. Lauren was his high school sweetheart and is also one the best physical therapists in the state. They haven't spoken since she broke things off with him when they were still kids. And there is so much history between them, both good and bad, that it makes it hard for them to work together to heal his body. This book was sooo much better than the 1st one in my opinion! I could relate to the characters so much more and even though they have a lot of issues between them, it just made it that much easier for me to get into. I fully understand Lauren feeling like she didn't have a choice when she was still a teen. She was pushed into a corner and made the best decision she could, even knowing that she was losing the one person she loved more than anyone else. Tanner has never understood exactly what happened. And he is bitter over and doesn't want to trust anyone else with his heart again. Which is understandable. And yet, once he finds out what truly happened and he works through how much that hurt him? He steps up and fights for what he has always wanted! I loved them together. This one I couldn't put down once I started and it left me wanting more of their life together once they worked everything out. Definitely a great read!
This is a great second chance trope romance. The story was a little different in that the hero was a bull rider who had suffered some major injuries and the heroine was the Physical Therapist hired to get him healed and strong enough to go back on the circuit. It's even more different, because he actually has to join her in Fiji on her vacation to get her to work with him. They have a past which makes it all uncomfortable. The story was good and kept me flipping the pages. I liked both Tanner and Lauren. The more remote characters were also fairly well developed and easy to like. In another review, someone said the story was predictable. Well, it is a romance. Romances end in happy ever afters...thank goodness!
When it comes to Tanner Ford, Lauren Lewis knows she let the best thing to happen to her slip through her fingers, but at the time she felt like it was the best thing to do. She was given a choice, and she made the one that was right for her at the time, but now she realizes it was a huge mistake, one that she has regretted for a long time. But lucky for her, Tanner is back in town, still single, and needs her help, the only problem is he only needs her expertise in sports related injuries... Tanner Ford has had an amazing career thus far on the rodeo circuit, but his latest injury might just take him out permanently, unless he does something drastic to get his body and mind back on track. So he heads home to heal, and seeks out the best physical therapist he can find, and winds up finding a whole lot more than he bargained for... a gorgeous old flame to be precise! But he's not looking for love right now, and certainly not with the woman who broke his heart all those years ago! All Night With The Cowboy is second chance romance at it's best, with it's emotionally driven plot, and delightful characters you can't go wrong with this one!! I have to say I loved this series visit even more than the first, this story line struck a cord with me, had me really feeling the words, and continually flipping the pages... simply said, it was unputdownable!! This beautifully written story is guaranteed make you smile and swoon, inspire a few blushes, and leave your heart happy! Highly recommend you take a chance on it, you won't be disappointed!! I requested an advanced copy of this title from NetGalley, and voluntarily read and reviewed it.
Love second chance romances and this is another awesome one by Soroya! It is fun and sexy and the chemistry between Lauren and Tanner is off the charts even though so many years have gone by since they were together. This is one of my favorite romance tropes and Soroya does it so well in this very enjoyable story.
I enjoyed the novel, the story was engaging, there were emotional scenes, there were sexy, romantic, steamy moments that had me swooning. There were moments of growth and maturing, forgiveness and forgetting. There were two people, and their families, who truly loved and cared for each other, trying to find a way back to each other, and it wasn't easy, it didn't happen overnight, there was work that needed to be done, things that needed to be talked about. And even though there were this amazing chemistry and burning attraction, true adoration, they still had to do the hard things, have the difficult conversations, find the place in their hearts to forgive and forget, and find the desire for compromises and growth. An interesting novel, a story that is a perfect mix of the raw reality and real life with the fairytale-ish happily-ever-after, that only comes after the hard, rough, and difficult times. A story where the hero and heroine are truly equal, and I cherished that more than I can express. ~ Four Spoons
It's the PBR(Professional Bull Riders) World Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada. Last year's champion Tanner Ford is about to slide down in the shute on the bull he was assigned. He was glad he got to ride Thunder Cat; the ranker the bull the better the chance for a high score and a repeat of the championship. Too bad Thunder Cat is about to spoil that dream. It's a five second ride and throwing Tanner off is not good enough for this bull. After Thunder Cat bucks him off he stomps on him and gores him. Tanner is now a really beat-up, glad-to-be-alive mess. Shortly thereafter Tanner is well enough to go home for Thanksgiving. He needs PT really badly. Enter Lauren Lewis, Tanner's ex-girlfriend and the best sports Physical Therapist around. It's twelve years after their break-up. Hearts were broken. Can Tanner accept spending time with Lauren who he is assured will get him back in shape to return to bull riding? Can Lauren spend lots of time with Tanner and keep their association professional? This is a second-chance love story. I was pulling for Tanner all the way. I didn't quite connect with the heroine, Lauren. The author didn't quite get me to feel as much sympathy for Lauren as I did for Tanner over the big break-up. She did a good job of making these characters three dimensional but I had trouble getting to like Lauren. The author also spelled out the conflict well, but I found that maybe there was a little too much conflict. The resolution to the conflict finally pulled me in so I did enjoy the HEA in this story. It was also fun to see characters from the first book in this River Ranch series like Tanner's sister, Mia and her husband Sam again.
I really enjoyed this second chance romance. The story grabs you from the prologue with the full action of the bull ride that eventually brings these two former lovers together. The characters are fully developed, interesting, and I genuinely wanted them to reach their HEA. They are both successful at and committed their careers. While they are mostly strangers after twelve years apart, they still have smoking hot chemistry that comes off the pages. I liked that the characters had to work through their issues; he was hurt and she had guilt. I liked that they didn’t automatically fall into bed together, they had to work through their past. All Night with the Cowboy is a good cowboy/second chance romance. It is book 2 in the series but can be read as a standalone. Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for the ARC
As much as I enjoyed book one of this series, this one just didn’t do it for me. Injured bull rider Tanner Ford and physical therapist Lauren Lewis were a tad immature for being 30 years old. These two were HS sweethearts, but due to pressures, Lauren broke up with Tanner without explanations, leaving him heartbroken . Twelve years later he needs to recover from a fall and his sister , Mia, hires Lauren. It’s a story about second chances, but I never felt engaged in the plot nor with the characters. Due to respect to the author , I will give it a 3 star. I was entrusted this copy by Netgalley and jSt Martins Press.
4.5 stars Tanner Ford loved bull riding. He thrived on the adrenaline rush. The fact that he made millions from it was a bonus. Not that he needed the money. He didn’t. He came from a wealthy family, who often pleaded with him to stop his foolishness. Tanner, however, liked his independence and being a self-made multi-millionaire, too much, to stop. But, when a raging bull threw him, tore his flesh and almost killed him, Tanner knew that he’d be out of commission for a while. His family was hoping that his bull riding days were over. Tanner was going to make sure that they weren’t. Lauren Lewis took her work as a physical therapist seriously. She was known as the best of the best and even hired by the Texas Rangers. She was also the woman who broke Tanner’s heart in high school. So when Tanner heard that his sister had set him up to be treated by Lauren Lewis, Tanner was livid. The last thing he wanted to do was to spend time with the woman who had once dumped him. But, Tanner wanted to resume his career, more than he wanted to protect his pride. So he conceded. Lauren was just heading out for a much-needed tropical island vacation when she received a call from Tanner’s sister, Mia. Although Lauren hated the thought of working during her vacation, it was Tanner who needed her help. Mia told Lauren that she’d upgrade her vacation accommodations and fly her out on a private jet if Tanner could accompany her. How could Lauren say no to that? Lauren had convinced herself that she’d be able to keep her relationship with Tanner purely professional. She was wrong. Tanner did his best to keep Lauren out of his heart. But, somethings are just impossible. This was a captivating sweet romance. All Night With The Cowboy is a well-written story about second chances. Even though there weren’t any real surprises in the book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you, St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.
I truly enjoyed this wonderful second chance romance. Lauren and Tanner are both good strong characters that are passionate and strong willed. They were high school sweethearts and Tanner had thought they would be together forever. Right up until Lauren broke it off with him and left town without a glance back. Now they are reunited and forced into each others lives. They have no choice but to deal with the past. This book is very well done and I think everyone will enjoy it. I definitely recommend.
All Night with the Cowboy is a super cute second chance romance. All Night with the Cowboy follows the story of Lauren and Tanner. Lauren and Tanner fell in love at a young age and when these two fell, they fell hard. For reasons unbeknownst to Tanner, Lauren called things off. She obliterated his heart and Tanner never got it back. Now faced with an injury that requires physical therapy, he gets a blast from the past that he never expected….One of Lauren’s biggest regrets in life was walking away from Tanner. It’s been 12 years and her heart has never forgotten him. She’s tried to move on, tried to focus on her career and making a name for herself, but Tanner has never been forgotten. Fate has a funny way of giving you what you want when you least expect it. Forced to work together during Tanner’s recovery, these two will quickly learn that their past refuses to stay in the past. Will these two be able to move on and forget the past? Or will life hand them the second chance they’ve desperately needed? There’s only one way to find out…. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I thought that it was a quick and easy read. Definitely is one that you can finish in just one sitting. I thought the plot of the story was fun. You could tell from the moment you met Tanner and Lauren that the two of them had a lot of unfinished business. The connection and angst was palpable. I really enjoyed watching these two try to navigate their way from the past to the present. The reason Lauren had for letting Tanner go, wasn’t what I was thinking it would be and I felt bad for all the years these two missed together. Yet, I think it’s just what these two needed. They were young and so in love and had so much growing up to do. This was the path they needed to take. They needed to find themselves and do what would make them happy. Sure, this path broke their hearts, but not everyone is lucky enough to get a second chance. And seeing these two learn to forgive and fight for what they want really made their romance all that more enjoyable. All Night with the Cowboy is a terrific second chance romance that gave me lots of feels and pulled my heart into many directions. I really enjoyed Lauren & Tanner’s story and look forward to checking out more from this author in the future.
Second chance romance genre in which injured bull rider Tanner Ford meeting up with doctor of physical therapy and first love of his life Lauren Lewis – they head off together to an island paradise where she will heal him. This book had potential but for some reason I had trouble seeing why the two were actually attracted to one another. They were both career driven but their careers were totally opposite to one another and after years apart I am not sure that there would truly be so much chemistry still there for the two of them or why Tanner would still be so angry with Lauren. The reason they broke up is iffy in my mind as another option or two could have been found that would have allowed them to stay together. The two seemed immature at times for their age. I can’t put my finger on why this was not a winner in my estimation but will say it was an okay to good read with plenty of steam between them and a HEA ending. Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for the ARC – This is my honest review. 3-4 Stars