Today is Series Sunday, my favorite day of the week! I love books written in series as I get the opportunity to follow a set of characters – often a family – as they find their true loves – these are romance books 🙂 Today we continue with the Sons of Chance series that Vicki Lewis Thompson is slowly releasing! The book I’m going to review today is the 4th in the series – Should’ve Been a Cowboy.
Should’ve Been a Cowboy by Vicki Lewis Thompson
Publisher: Harlequin Blaze
Release: June 2011
Source: I purchased this book to read and review
Party organizer Tyler O’Connelli is on the fast track to her dream career. She’s so close she can almost taste it. But when she returns to her family and sees her one-night stand, Alex Keller, all done up in his cowboy gear, her self-control is stretched to the breaking point….
They’re worlds apart. She’s a busy career girl, and Alex is a cowboy. But while getting together might not bode well for anything long-term, it more than makes up for it in sheer hot chemistry! Problem is, this is one wrangler she might want to get tied down—and tied up—to…indefinitely!
Should’ve Been a Cowboy is another book in the Sons of Chance series. This series follows the lives and loves of the sons of Archie and Eleanor Chance and various other people that appear at the ranch called Last Chance. Aside from this series of books being great reads, just look at the covers! Should’ve Been a Cowboy’s cover is simply yummy!
This book tells the story of Tyler O’Connelli and Alex Keller. As you can read from the blurb, Alex and Tyler had a one night stand 10 months ago when Tyler was at the ranch for her sister Morgan’s wedding to Tyler was at the ranch while taking a leave from his radio job in Chicago, recovering from his divorce from his wife. He had followed his sister Josie to the ranch – who then married Jack Chance. Alex served as DJ at the reception. Now he lives permanently at Last Chance and serves as the Marketing Director. Tyler showing up at the ranch without warning, threw Alex for a loop. He was still as strongly affected by Tyler as he had been 10 months ago, and the feeling is mutual. They are paired up to help an open house Alex is planning for Last Chance go ahead. This gives them plenty of opportunity to explore their attraction once again!
I enjoy almost everything that Vicki Lewis Thompson writes! I might as well admit that bias up front! From her Nerd books to the collection of hot little Blaze books, I’ve enjoyed them all! I am really attached to this Sons of Chance series. The characters in this book are almost healed from whatever their issue is by the ranch. It’s almost a case of “bring me your sick, bring me your injured….” I think that is one of the attractions of the series. I certainly love any series with cowboys in it!, but this series of characters seem more real than other cowboy books I’ve read. They have a gritty feel to them!
Alex is still recovering to a certain extent from his nasty divorce and the ranch seems to be healing him! Tyler is a career girl – similar in many ways to Alex’s ex-wife. He needs a woman who will be happy with him at the ranch and he doesn’t feel that he can ask Tyler to leave her job to be with him. Because of that, he takes the few days he has before Tyler heads back to work and makes the most of them. The chemistry is sparkling between Tyler and Alex! They certainly shoot sparks off one another that creates quite a spicy read! All the secondary characters form a closely knit family type unit. Although this is one book in a series, it is easily read as a stand alone as the connections between the various characters are easily understood and explained.
The story moves along well, making the reader want to finish it in one sitting. Keep a kleenex box nearby as it has a two tissue worthy HEA ending. I highly recommend!