by Jennifer Ashley

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Ross Campbell had a thing for Callie Jones when they were growing up, but she was one of the "Jones girls," from the richest family in the county, far above him, untouchable. Now Ross, deputy for a corrupt county sheriff, finds Callie stranded in the pouring rain on the side of the road–on her wedding day.

Ross gallantly gives her a ride, but when the wedding is a disaster, Ross is the rock that keeps Callie standing. Her high-school crush has grown up to be a gorgeous, hard-bodied man, as considerate and charming as he is attractive.

When Callie's life turns upside down, it's Ross who's there to help her up. He's sexy as sin and tempting as hell. But can they keep things casual when something far deeper is pulling at them, encouraging both Ross and Callie to surrender ...

Book 5 of Riding Hard.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162047360
Publisher: JA / AG Publishing
Publication date: 08/21/2018
Series: Riding Hard Series , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 9,248
File size: 679 KB

About the Author

NY Times bestselling author Jennifer Ashley has written more than 100 novels and novellas in romance, mystery, and fantasy. She also writes as Ashley Gardner and Allyson James.

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Ross 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous 7 days ago
Three and a half stars. Not sure why it's taken me nearly a year to read this, started it, put it down and I've only just picked it up again. This fifth book in the Riding Hard series features Ross Campbell, the brother who has become a deputy sheriff. On patrol one day, Ross comes across a car with a flat tire at the side of the road, complete with bride who turns out to be Callie Jones. The Jones family are wealthy and influential, way above the boisterous Campbell boys, Ross always had a soft spot for Callie when they were at school but he was too nervous ever to ask her out. Ross takes Callie to the church for her wedding, only to discover that the groom didn't bother to wait! Can Callie and Ross overcome the prejudices of their small town and have a romance? Set against danger in a small town from gangs and an unscrupulous sheriff, this was a fun romance with just a dash of suspense. Once I got reading I really enjoyed the romance between these two unlikely characters and the young boy/man Manny who they try to pull onto the straight and narrow.
DarGee 6 months ago
This was a wonderfully sweet story, and Ross and Callie were perfect together! A little bit of suspense, but a whole lot of them getting to know each other. And falling for each other. And finally realizing that the other is who you have always wanted, and why nothing else has worked out for you. Ross and Callie were an absolute joy to watch as they fell in love!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed Ross and the series! Lots of laughs! Can't wait for Kyle release!! Highly recommend this series. JC
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Callie was running late because her car broke down. Ross saw a vehicle broke down and it was raining. Next thing he knew he was back in high school again and so was Callie. Ross new things were going to change and then other things happened. I really enjoyed read the story about Callie and Ross.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the final installment of the Campbell brothers. Wished we saw the outcome of what happens to Hennessy and Ross running for sheriff
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would read this book 2 or 3 times, just for the crazy driving alone. But you can feel the love emanating from each of these stories.
SMeeko More than 1 year ago
FINAL DECISION: Sweet and gentle, I loved this story. After a bunch of angst and drama filled installments, I loved that this is just two people getting to know one another. Yes, there is a dramatic closing set regarding the drug dealers in town, but the heart of of the story is two people discovering one another apart from their town reputations. THE STORY: Ross Campbell is the "rebel" in the family, turning away from the family stunt business to work in law enforcement. He rescues a damsel in distress when her car goes off the road during a rainstorm. She's on the way to her wedding and she happens to be Callie Jones, the girl Ross had a crush on in high school. When the wedding doesn't happen, Callie turns to Ross as a calm in her crazy day. OPINION: I loved this story. Ross is such a sweetheart. There is a bunch of external drama, but Ross and Callie are pretty stable people. These two are perfect for one another from the start and there isn't a lot keeping them apart except for them getting to know one another and understand what each wants from the relationship. The story felt like a sweet spring breeze -- refreshing and cleansing with a joy. I loved these characters and how normal most of their relationship is. Yes, there is some external drama, but the two of them are centered and have such normal problems. In fact, my only disappointment was that I would have liked to see how these two worked out some of their issues that were raised (Ross' career, Callie's horse rehab project) since those were important parts of the story. This was a character centered story where the relationship was far more developed than the plot and I prefer a book with these tendencies. Of all the Campbell brothers, Ross is my favorite. WORTH MENTIONING: Next up are the Malorys and we get a little preview in this book. CONNECTED BOOKS: ROSS is the fifth book in the Riding Hard series. The romance here is a standalone although the series deals with characters in a small town so there is a lot of overlap of characters. Readers also get an update on the prior couples in the series. STAR RATING: I give this book 4.5 stars. NOTE: I received an ARC from the author. I was not required to write a review or to write a positive review. All opinions contained herein are my own.
FaeScot More than 1 year ago
This is a dream come true...Ross the youngest of roughneck "Campbell Boys" finally gets a chance with Callie, one of rich and popular "The Jones Girls". He dreamed of her but she was untouchable and way out of his league in high school. Now he's a Sheriff's Deputy, deciding to risk his life helping people instead of risking his life to entertain them on a trick horse. He's a good honest cop that people realize they can trust in contrast to the very corrupt County Sheriff. When we meet Callie she's on her way to her wedding to a big deal stockbroker Devon, to be the picture perfect trophy wife aiding her big shot husband in making deals. Devon is not the most patient guy and Callie always seems to be late. She's late to her wedding because her two sisters forgot to pick her up. Then she gets a blow out on the way and lands in a ditch just as it starts to rain. You find yourself pulling for her from the onset. Ross rescues the damsel in distress, gets her to the wedding only to find she's been stood up by the groom. He's taken off to seal a deal that was business he included in their honeymoon plans. Ross again comes to the rescue taking her home. And thus begins the tale of the cop and the debutante's love story. Yum. We discover there's more going on it town, meet a lovable juvenile delinquent and begin to see the unraveling of so many buried town secrets. I love how Jennifer takes her characters on a journey of growth with such richness. People learn to be brave, show forgiveness, gain maturity and open their hearts to love. Ross is a caretaker, caring for the people of the town as well as his family and those he loves. Callie finds that she can stand on her own, discover what she really wants to do with her life and her family can respect her for her choices. Along this journey we get moments of humor, heartbreak, kidnappings, corruption and payoffs. I loved every moment of this delightful tale. Thank you Jennifer for giving me the opportunity to read and review this story. Everything you write is a winner.