Owen Daniels lives his life eight seconds at a time. The thrill of anticipation that comes with sitting on twelve hundred pounds of untamed power is unparalleled. The adrenaline rush that floods his system when the chute opens is one of life’s most unique and natural highs.
Ride eight seconds bareback on a bucking bronco—that’s his life.
When Owen’s stock horse, Remington’s Lady, is injured midway through the rodeo circuit, he trailers her back home to Willow Bay, Alberta, to remain in the care of the local vet, Ray Brookes.
Months later, with a truck bed full of buckles, Owen comes home to collect his Lady from the man he trusted to help her recover. Only Ray happens to be short for Rayne, and Rayne happens to be a woman.
And this woman wants nothing to do with a cowboy fresh off the circuit. As far as she’s concerned, he can take his buckles, boots, and spurs right back on out of her life.
Will Rayne keep them from holding on to their eight-second ride? Or will love buck out of the chute in time for a perfect score?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Typically, I'm not a fan of cowboy stories but this author is one of my faves and the first book in the series was so good that I couldn't wait to read about Owen. Owen Daniels is a rodeo star and a charmer. Halfway through his circuit, his horse is injured and sent home to Willow Bay to the town vet, Ray Brookes. He comes home several months later to find his horse in the care of not the Ray Brookes he remembers but his daughter, Rayne, the new town vet. Ray doesn't have time for cowboys. She's determined not to succumb to the charms of Owen Daniels and she's quite successful for a bit. But Owen's game is strong and Ray decides to give in and give him a shot. Owen is one of the most swoon worthy main characters I've read in a long time. There wasn't a single bad thing about him. Ray is so strong and independent. I love characters like her who can stand on their own. This story had everything: love, laughter, angst, and honesty. Once I started, I wasn't able to stop until I hit the end. It is a definite must-read!!!! *I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.*
Eight Second Ride is the second book in the Willow Bay Stables series. The sex is hot and steamy, so definitely 18+. While this book is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. The book blurb adequately describes the storyline so I'm not going to repeat that info here. The author did a good job of giving depth, thoughts, and emotions to these characters. I got caught up in the story and couldn't put it down. You could really feel the turmoil Rayne was feeling regarding Owen, even if she hadn't told him the truth about why she felt that way. Will Owen stay with the rodeo circuit? Relationships require give and take on both sides. Will Owen and Rayne, along with Ryley, be able to be a family? I look forward to reading the next book in the series. I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
It will only take you about 8 seconds to fall for Owen! Owen Daniels is a bronc busting cowboy. He lives for the rodeo and loves his family. He's close to his younger sisters and his dad. He's had ladies warm his bed but nothing more than that. He thought some things would never change until he met Rayne. Rayne Brooks doesn't date cowboys. Fate has dealt her a pretty rough hand but being the person she is, she adjusted to it and is doing the best she can. She finds herself at a loss when the handsome, down-to-earth Owen comes back to town. She wants to keep him at a distance but the more she's around him the more her resolve weakens. Owen is completely swoon-worthy. His nature is calm and commanding all at the same time and his love is fierce. Rayne is admirable in her intentions. She is protective and somewhat hardened by the events in her life. I loved Ryley, too. She was a scene stealer a few times. I was intrigued by Owen when he appeared in Change Rein, the first book in the Willow Bay series. It isn't necessary to read the first book to read this one though it does help with some background and character information. I loved this book from the beginning and found it very easy to read. The writer created a setting which was very easily envisioned. I have read all of this author's works and look forward to the next book.