No Time For Cowboys
Stacey Michaels is trying to get her acting career back on track while looking after her traumatized teenage brother and a demanding mother. She doesn't have time for romance. And if she did? Well, she'd look to date someone in the business, not some cowboy.
But when her brother begs her for a chance to try the equine therapy program Colt Montgomery offers at his ranch in Colorado, Stacey can't refuse. Even if she and Colt strike sparks off one another. She knows he sees her as a diva, but why can't he understand she just wants what's best for her brother? She's spent her whole life taking care of othersmaybe it's time to let Colt take care of her.
|Series:||Harlequin American Romance Series , #1492|
|File size:||283 KB|
About the Author
Avid daydreamer Julie Benson always loved creating stories. A sociology degree from the University of Texas at Dallas and three boys later, she actively pursued a writing career to challenge her mind and save her sanity. Now she writes full time in Dallas, where she lives with her husband, their three sons, two lovable black dogs and various other creatures. While her house is never quiet. It is full of heroes.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As I finish up my Bachelor’s degree, I don’t really find sitting down for five and a half hours to read as something I’d like to do. But once I started reading Roping the Rancher I couldn’t stop. Benson’s creation of new, and familiar, characters is stronger than ever. The heartbreaking pasts of both the hero and heroine, as well as everyone around them, just keeps tugging on your heart until it feels like they’ll snatch it right out of your chest. The hero and heroine, Colt and Stacy, are loveable and completely real characters that are so stubborn and oblivious to the other’s feelings that you want to hunt them down and slap them for not realizing it. The family aspects of this book are unlike so many others I’ve read in the Harlequin lines. Stacy and her brother, Ryan, struggle with the other’s emotions and understanding each other until almost the end. (Trust me, right now my relationship with my sister is somewhat comparable as she goes off to college.) The two struggle also with each of their relationships with their mother, which ends in more of a tender, coming of age story. Colt and his daughter, Jess, also have a relationship, that also hit close to home, that is unlike any other. While they play the teenage daughter-single father card, there are aspects of each’s past that also gives them a truly touching ending that will make you smile when you finish. Even though this is a romance, Benson intertwines social commentary into it. At first I’d just read over and moved on, but I went back and had to mark it! The characters address the obsession the world has with reality television as well as bringing the romance market into the 21st century with sprinkles of Facebook and social media. The book goes through so many sequences of characters learning to trust themselves, as well as others, that I had to write them down to keep track before I wrote this review! I think in a world of today, after something as tragic as each of these characters have experienced, trust is something they all need, and each gets it in their own way. In a world where so many people say so much, Benson gives us true-to-life characters that are afraid to express what they really want—their feelings. And, for me, there’s nothing truer than that. I guess I should mention that the sexual tension builds from the second the two meet and escalates until the love scene where—well I marked that part too. Julie Benson’s works are wonderful and I love all of them that I’ve read, but I have to say this has been my favorite and Colt, Stacy, Jess, and Ryan will stay with me for years to come. Definitely a great read!
A must read, i loved this book, couldnt put it down.