Thursday, May 15, 2014


One Night with a Cowboy
A Paint River Ranch Novel (#2)
By Elizabeth Otto

Blurb: One night is never enough…
Jobless, broke, and struggling to support herself and her invalid mother, paramedic Sophie Miller doesn’t have time or energy for a relationship. Especially with her mother’s clock ticking down. So when the sexy cowboy she meets at a carnival proposes a no-strings, one-night stand, she’s all over it. Until her one-night stand shows up again and turns out to be everything she’s ever wanted.
Tucker Haywood has his hands full running Paint River Ranch and trying to deal with all the changes pulling the rug out from under him. His past has taught him it’s better to keep women at arm’s length, for their sake. Stubborn and temperamental, Tucker doesn’t have a clue how to deal with a city girl who’s scared of squirrels and dirt.
So when Sophie gets under his skin, he has to do whatever it takes to push her away. Even if it means losing the part of himself he never thought he’d find.


     I loved this book from the beginning to the end!  It is such a touching story about two people who don't feel like they have the time for love in their lives.  Slowly they start to realize that they could have more than just sex, if only they could let go of their pasts.  
     Sophie is back in Montana to visit her mother who is on her death bed and try to figure out what to do with her life.  She recently lost her job, so there is nothing to go back to Minnesota to.  While at a carnival, she sees Tucker and can't help but marvel over how perfect he is.  She wouldn't mind going on a ride with him, and she isn't thinking of a carnival ride.  
     Tucker is at the carnival to meet with a client when he lays his eyes on Sophie.  She is beautiful and he can't help but be drawn to her.  Soon they make small talk and he realizes how comfortable he is around her.  He would love nothing more to make their night more intimate.  Soon they both give into their desires and have the hottest one night stand imaginable.  
     They believe they will not see each other again, and end it at that.  However, fate intervenes and Sophie shows up at his family's ranch for some much needed R&R.  Tucker can't believe his luck.  She is all he has been able to think about and he is even willing to break his own rule of one night only just for another chance to be with her.  Sophie is equally shocked.  She has relived their amazing night so many times that she can't help but want another encounter.  
     Soon Tucker finds any excuse he can to go to her cabin, he can't stand the thought of not being near her.  Sophie loves seeing Tucker, so it is no hardship when he comes to visit.  After a while, can't help but get closer.  
     Eventually Sophie has to get any job she can to help pay for her mother's medical expenses.  When Tucker finds out where she works, he doesn't want her working there because he doesn't want other men to lust after what he considers his.  When breaks down and finally asks Sophie for more and to quit her job, she turns him down.  He can't understand it.  When she takes him to show him why she can't invest more time into their relationship and why she needs to work, he is taken back.  He doesn't know what to say when he sees her mother laying lifeless in the bed.  On the way out he does the only thing he knows to do to help out, he pays for her mother's expenses.  
     After some soul searching, Sophie realizes that she could make room for Tucker in her life and goes to make amends with him, she is shocked at the reception she receives.  Tucker is cold and says some truly hateful things to her.  She leaves his office in tears and knows she can never forgive him.  After she leaves, Tucker can't believe he said those things to her.  He knows he truly messed up and he will never have a life with her.  
     When Tucker gets news that Sophie's mom is dying he fights his inner demons on whether or not to go to her.  When his heart wins out, he races to he by her side.  He is heartbroken by what he finds.  He is only grateful that he was there in time to be with Sophie when her mom passes away.  When he takes her back to his house that night, Sophie wants him to help her forget for a little while.  He is more than willing to help, he knows that he is head over heels in love with her and would do anything to ease her pain.  The next morning he wakes up to find her gone and the cabin she stayed in empty.  He knows that he truly run off the only person he will ever love.
     Will Tucker will back Sophie's heart?  Will Sophie let Tucker back in, even with all the awful things he said to her?  Will they get the HEA they both deserve?  In order to find out you will need to read the book.  I guarantee you will not be disappointed.  This book truly tugs on your heart in so many ways.  Sophie has the weight of the world on her shoulders and thinks she doesn't deserve happiness at the moment.  Tucker was a past that he is afraid will repeat itself if given the chance.  It was great reading how they both were learning from the past and how to handle the future.  I can't recommend this book enough.  And I have to say, the ending of the book was so wonderful!!  What are you waiting for?  Go get your copy today!  

~One of my favorite quotes in the book ~
Squirrels are the devil.

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Author Bio:
Elizabeth Otto grew up in a Wisconsin town the size of a postage stamp, where riding your horse to the grocery store, and skinny dipping after school were perfectly acceptable. No surprise that she writes about small communities and country boys. She's the author of paranormal romance, and hot, emotional, contemporary romance, and has no guilt over frequently making her readers cry. When not writing, she works full-time as an Emergency Medical Technician for a rural ambulance service. Elizabeth lives with her very own country boy and their three children in, shockingly, a small Midwestern town.

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